Alwood, William Bradford, Collection

William Bradford Alwood Collection, 1854-1927 Ms.1960.003


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Jennifer Vipperman Mitchell, Archives Assistant

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1960.003
Title
William Bradford Alwood Collection1854-1927
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv00651.xml
Quantity
1.9 Cubic Feet 5 boxes and 6 oversized folders
Creator
Alwood, William Bradford, 1859-1946
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
William Bradford Alwood was a professor of horticulture, entomology, and mycology at Virginia Tech (1891-1904) and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His collection includes research papers, theses, brochures, and notebooks on such subjects as cider, wine making, grapes, and pellagra.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], William Bradford Alwood Collection, Ms1960-003, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The William Bradford Alwood Collection were acquired by the library prior to 1960. An addition to the collection was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in 2007.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the William Bradford Alwood Collection was completed in May 2010.


Biographical Note

William Bradford Alwood was born August 11, 1859 in Delta, Ohio. He attended Ohio State University and George Washington University. He also received training at the Royal Pomology School in Germany, and the Pasteur Institute in France. Alwood served as the Vice-Director of the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station from 1888 to 1904. During this time he served as Professor of Horticulture, Entomology, and Mycology at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

After leaving VPI in 1904, Alwood moved to Charlottesville where he established an enological laboratory which was later incorporated into the USDA Bureau of Chemistry; he was named Chief of Enological Investigations. He continued his relationship with VPI by donating several books and papers to the library and kept in touch with old colleagues. He was awarded a certificate of merit by VPI in 1923. Alwood died April 13, 1946.

Scope and Content

The collection mainly consists of pamphlets and papers relating to various subjects including wine making, apples, pears, grapes, bacteriology, and fungi. Research papers and theses are also present in the collection. The collection also included 15 notebooks containing notes relating to Alwood's research.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into three series:

Series I. Pamphlet Files is arranged alphabetically by subject.
Series II. Research Papers and Theses is arranged in chronological order.
Series III. Research Notebooks is arranged in numerical order.

Related Material

Special Collections and University Archives also has a painting of William Bradford Alwood in the Art Collection.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Faculty
  • History of Food and Drink
  • Science and Technology
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (1872-1896)
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the William Bradford Alwood Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

Series I. Pamphlet Files
1894-1927
  • box-folder 1 folder: 1
    Correspondence
    1927
  • box-folder 1 folder: 2
    Alcoholometer
  • box-folder 1 folder: 3-4
    Apple
  • box-folder 1 folder: 5
    Bacteriology - Illustrations
  • box-folder 1 folder: 6
    Black rot; Champagne
  • box-folder 1 folder: 7
    Cider
  • box-folder 1 folder: 8
    Cream of Tartar - Ginseng
  • box-folder 1 folder: 9oversize folder: 2
    Grapes
  • box-folder 1 folder: 10
    Histology - Pears
  • box-folder 1 folder: 11
    Pellagra - Tartaric Acid
  • box-folder 1 folder: 12
    USDA Bureau of Chemistry - Enological Lab
  • box-folder 2 folder: 1
    Vinegar
  • box-folder 2 folder: 2
    Wine and Winemaking
  • box-folder 2 folder: 3oversize folder: 4
    Wine and Winemaking - Report on fermentation and composition of Catawba wines
    1913
  • box-folder 2 folder: 4oversize folder: 5
    Wine and Winemaking - Report on fermentation and composition of Norton wines
    1914
  • box-folder 2 folder: 5oversize folder: 6
    Wine and Winemaking - Report on fermentation and composition of Clinton, Cynthiana, Montefiore, and Schraidtes wines
    1915
  • box-folder 2 folder: 6
    Wine - Analyses, Tables
  • box-folder 2 folder: 7
    Reprints
    1894-1915
  • oversize folder: 1
    Bacteriology-Illustrations; Cider; Cream of Tartar
  • oversize folder: 3
    Insects - Classification; USDA Bureau of Chemistry - Enological Laboratory
Series II. Research Papers and Theses
1854-1914
  • box-folder 2 folder: 8-9
    Bitter Rot - Research and Correspondence
    1854-1903
  • box-folder 2 folder: 10
    Project Outlines
    1908-1914
  • box-folder 2 folder: 11
    Theses - Early records
    1910
  • box-folder 3 folder: 1
    Mycology
    1910-1914
  • box-folder 3 folder: 2
    Cedar Rust Research
    1914
  • box-folder 3 folder: 3
    Plant Disease Survey
    1914
  • box-folder 3 folder: 4
    Spray Injury
    1914
  • box-folder 3 folder: 5
    Frog-eye Leaf Spot
    1914
Series III. Research Notebooks
1888-1912
  • box 4
    Laboratory Notes
    1888
  • box 4
    Notes - U.S. Enological Station, Sandusky, Ohio
    1910
  • box 4
    Cellar Book No. 1
    1907-1908
  • box 4
    Cellar Book No. 2
    1908-1909
  • box 4
    Cellar Book, Sandusky
    1911
  • box 4
    Monometer Tests
    1908
  • box 4
    Notes - Experimental tests on methods
    1909
  • box 5
    Apples
  • box 5
    Commercial Wines
    1911
  • box 5
    Samples, Lab entry number
    1911
  • box 5
    Weight Book
    1911-1912
  • box 5
    Current Lab Notes
    1907
  • box 5
    Analyses
    1911
  • box 5
    Notes on Analysis
    1911
  • box 5
    [No Title]
    1907
  • box 5
    Yeast record
    1909