Cowan, John T., Papers

A Guide to the John T. Cowan Papers, 1887-1917 Ms.1969.005


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1969.005
Title
John T. Cowan Papers,1887-1917
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Cowan, John T.
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection consists of pages from an account book, bills, notes, and correspondence relating to Cowan's personal and business affairs. 

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], John T. Cowan Papers, Ms1969-005, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The John T. Cowan Papers collection was acquired prior to 1969.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the John T. Cowan Papers was completed in 1969. Additional description was completed in April 2011.


Biographical Note

John T. Cowan was born in Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia). He was a member of the original board of trustees for the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Virginia Polytechnic Institute). He served with the Confederacy in the Civil War and represented Montgomery County, Virginia, in the legislature. He raised shorthorn cattle in Whitehorn, Virginia.

Scope and Contents

The collection of papers consist of pages from an account book, bills, notes, and correspondence relating to his personal and business affairs. 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • 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 John T. Cowan Papers 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
Papers,
1887-1917