Begg, Robert Burns Haldane Collection

A Guide to the Robert Burns Haldane Begg Collection, 1898, 1948, 1962 Ms.1963.005


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1963.005
Title
Robert Burns Haldane Begg Collection,1898, 1948, 1962
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection contains a VPI honor list for 1897-1898, a 1948 Chi Epsilon dinner program, and a 1962 list of living alumni who attended VAMC prior to 1900.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Robert Burns Haldane Begg Collection, Ms1963-005, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Robert Burns Haldane Begg Collection was donated to Special Collections in 1963.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Robert Burns Haldane Begg Collection commenced and was completed in 1963. Additional description was completed in May 2009.


Biographical Note

Robert Burns Haldane Begg (1880-1965) was born on January 4, 1880, to James Beveridge and Janet Haldane Begg. He was the youngest of three children. He graduated from VPI in 1899 with a degree in Civil Engineering. Some time after 1910, he married Adah M. (abt. 1886-1953). From 1913 to 1956, he taught Civil Engineering at VPI, while serving as Head of the Civil Engineering Department. He died in 1965.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a VPI honor list for 1897-1898, a 1948 Chi Epsilon dinner program, and a 1962 list of living alumni who attended VAMC prior to 1900. While Begg is not on the honor roll, future VPI president Julian A. Burress is listed as a "proficient" senior and as graduating with a Bachelors of Science with honors. Chi Epsilon is the United States National Civil Engineering undergraduate honor society. The 1948 program has a menu for the 25 th anniversary banquet (March 8, 1948), as well as a list of old and new members. The verso side contains a note that the dinner also celebrates "Colonel R.B.H. Begg's 35 th anniversary as Head of the Civil Engineering Department at V.P.I." The invitation is written to "The 'Colonel.'" The list of alumni contains handwritten marginalia and changes.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Begg, R. B. H. (Robert Burns Haldane), 1880-1965
  • Faculty
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (1872-1896)
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Begg, R. B. H. (Robert Burns Haldane), 1880-1965

Container List

folder 1
Honor list,
1898.
folder 1
Chi Epsilon program,
1948.
folder 1
Alumni list,
1962.