Preston and Olin Institute Records Preston and Olin Institute Records, 1852-1871, n.d. Ms.1964.001

Preston and Olin Institute Records, 1852-1871, n.d. Ms.1964.001


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Stephanie Wenger

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1964.001
Title
Preston and Olin Institute Records 1852-1871, n.d.
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Preston and Olin Institute (Blacksburg, Va.)
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
This collection contains an agent's book for Olin and Preston Institute, five copies of reports from the Committee on Seminaries, and programs from the Alpha Literary Society and Preston Literary Society.

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Preston and Olin Institute Records, Ms1964-001, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

This collection was acquired by Newman Library prior to 1964.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Preston and Olin Institute Records was completed prior to January 2011. Additional description was completed in January 2011 and March 2018.


Administrative History

The Preston and Olin Institute was a Methodist school created in 1851. In 1872, due to financial distress, the institute was restructured as the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College to receive land-grant funding. Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College was renamed in 1970 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Source:

"A Short History of Virginia Tech," https://wayback.archive-it.org/all/20180521161218/https://spec.lib.vt.edu/archives/125th/kinnear/kinnear.htm

Scope and Contents

This collection contains an agent's book for Olin and Preston Institute, five copies of reports from the Committee on Seminaries, and programs from the Alpha Literary Society, June 29, 1869, and Preston Literary Society, June 20, 1871. The book is dated 1855 with the name of the agent, Edmund B. Snyder. The reports are from 1852, 1853, 1854, 1860, and 1867. The 1852 report discusses the Wesleyan Collegiate Institute in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Arrangement

Materials in this collection are arranged in chronological order.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • Preston and Olin Institute (Blacksburg, Va.)
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (1872-1896)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

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

Container List

folder 1
Records
1852-1871, n.d.