Anderson, A. Moore Postcard

A. Moore Anderson Postcard, 1877 Ms.1968.009


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

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Kira A. Dietz

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1968.009
Title
A. Moore Anderson Postcard1877
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
This collection is a VAMC postcard to A. Moore Anderson announcing the Spring 1878 semester.

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], A. Moore Anderson Postcard, Ms1968-009, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The A. Moore Anderson Postcard was donated to Special Collections in 1968.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the A. Moore Anderson Postcard was completed in 1968. Additional description was completed in April 2009.


Biographical Note

It is unclear whether A. Moore Anderson was a student at VAMC. There is no student by that name in the 1878-1879 or 1881-1882 catalogs and no catalogs were published for the 1879-1880 and 1880-1881 years. No other biographical information on Anderson is available.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a single postcard sent to A. Moore Anderson in 1877. The postcard advertises the upcoming session of VAMC beginning in February 1878. The card includes information on the cost of tuition and fees ($40). Room and board ranged from $7/month to $15/month, the latter being "the highest price ever paid." It also notes an expected increase in students due to improvements. In 1876 and 1877, the original president's house was built, as well as the First and Second Academic Buildings. (The house is now part of Henderson Hall, and the two academic buildings were destroyed in 1957.)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Anderson, A. Moore
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (1872-1896)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the A. Moore Anderson Postcard, 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
Postcard
1877