Squires, John H., Papers

John H. Squires Papers, 1905-1942, undated Ms.1970.003


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Ashley Wellens, Student Assistant, and LM Rozema, Archives

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1970.003
Title
John H. Squires Papers1905-1942, undated
Quantity
0.2 Cubic Feet 2 folders
Creator
Squires, John H., d.1934
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection contains papers relating to Squires' will with affidavits, notes regarding stocks, correspondence, his diplomas from Virginia Tech and Cornell University, and a certificate from the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.

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], John H. Squires Papers, Ms1970-003, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The John H. Squires Papers were acquired by Special Collections and University Archives in 1962 and 1970.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the John H. Squires Papers was completed prior to 2011. Additional description was completed in March 2011 and October 2015.


Biographical Note

John H. Squires was a native of North Carolina and later worked there as a banker for Union National Bank. Squires was educated at Virginia Tech (B.S., Agriculture, 1905; M.S., 1906) and later attended Cornell University (Ph.D., 1909). He also donated the funds for building Virginia Tech's student union, now Squires Student Center. Squires died March 14, 1934.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains papers relating to Squires' will with affidavits, notes regarding stocks, correspondence, his diplomas from Virginia Tech and Cornell University, and a certificate from the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Correspondence with Julian Burruss indicates Squires donated money to Virginia Polytechnic Institute at the time of his death. The collection also includes a copy of his will with supporting documentation and several diplomas and a certificate.

Arrangement

The collection is in chronological order. Undated materials are at the end.

Separated Material

The Map of Caldwell County, NC, 1931 (Map.0429) was separated to the Historical Map Collection.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the John H. Squires 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
1931-1942, undated
oversize folder: 2
Diplomas
1905-1909
oversize folder: 2
Certificate
1916