Newman, J. Preston Papers

J. Preston Newman Papers, 1910-1975, n.d. Ms.1982.016


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1982.016
Title
J. Preston Newman Papers,1910-1975, n.d.
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01200.xml
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Brown, Ralph Minthorne, 1878-1958
Creator
Newman, J. Preston (James Preston), 1913-1982
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection includes four poems (1935-1938, n.d.), as well as papers relating to Ralph Minthorne Brown, a librarian at Virginia Tech/

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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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], J. Preston Newman Papers, Ms1982-016, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The J. Preston Newman Papers collection was acquired prior to 1982.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the J. Preston Newman Papers was completed in 1982. Additional information was completed in April 2011.


Biographical Note

James Preston Newman was a student at VPI in the 1930s. He received his B.A. in 1935 and later received his M.S. in 1937. He taught English at VPI from 1935 to 1979.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes four poems (1935-1938, n.d.). The collection also contains papers relating to Ralph Minthorne Brown, a librarian at Virginia Tech, including four publications by Brown autographed to Newman; a letter (1975) to Newman from P. H. McGauley (Virginia Tech faculty, 1927-1928, 1950-1951) giving a profile of Brown; three radio talks by Brown on "The Joy of Walking," "Prairies," and "Sunrises," and a booklet of verses by Brown. 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Faculty
  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

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

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Brown, Ralph Minthorne, 1878-1958
  • Newman, J. Preston (James Preston), 1913-1982

Container List

folder 1
Papers,
1910-1975, n.d.