Finch, Adam T., Collection

A Guide to the Adam T. Finch Collection, 1891-1933 Ms.1974.015


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1974.015
Title
Adam Finch Collection,1891-1933
Quantity
0.2 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Finch, Adam T., c.1873-1933
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
Adam Tyree Finch graduated with the Class of 1893. Finch returned to VPI in 1898 to teach Military Science and Tactics. Finch also served as Commandant of Cadets and Assistant Professor of Physiology and Materia Medica before leaving VPI in Spring of 1900. This collection includes scrapbook pages containing photos and materials from Adam Finch's time as a cadet and VPI. Also included is a letter of recommendation from President Barringer and a letter written by Finch about an alumni reunion.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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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], Adam Finch Collection, Ms1974-015, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Adam Finch Collection was donated to Special Collections in 1974.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Adam Finch Collection was completed in July 2009.


Biographical Note

Adam Tyree Finch was born c. 1873 in Chase City, Virginia. He attended the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College. While attending VAMC, Finch served as the business director of the Gray Jacket. After completing his degree in 1893, Finch entered the medical school at the University of Virginia. Following the completion of this degree, Finch took a job at the Polyclinic Hospital and Dispensary of New York City. Adam Finch returned to the VAMC, now the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, in 1898 taking the position of Professor of Military Science and Tactics and succeeded Lt. Shanks as Commandant of Cadets. He also served as an Assistant Professor of Physiology and Materia Medica. Finch married Miss Elizabeth Dinwiddie Morton on September 8, 1899 in Clarksville, Virginia. Finch left VPI in Spring of 1900. Adam Finch passed away in 1933.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of pages from a scrapbook including photographs and materials from Adam Finch's time attending the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College. Materials include invitations to Maury Literary Society events, the roll of Company A from 1893, football game ribbons, and disciplinary report responses. Also included are a letter of reference from President Barringer and a letter, written by Finch, about an alumni reunion.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Faculty
  • 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 Adam Finch Collection 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
Scrapbook pages,
1891-1933