Kite, Garland D. Correspondence Garland D. Kite Correspondence, 1944-1945 Ms.1987.038

Garland D. Kite Correspondence, 1944-1945 Ms.1987.038


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Betsy Reed, Graduate Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1987.038
Title
Garland D. Kite Correspondence, 1944-1945
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Kite, Garland D.
Language
The materials in the collection are English.
Abstract
This collection contains letters from Garland D. Kite to Ralph Brown. The letters detail Kite's experiences as a soldier in Europe during the last two years of World War II.

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], Garland D. Kite Correspondence, Ms1987-038, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Garland D. Kite Correspondence collection was acquired by Special Collections in 1987.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Garland D. Kite Correspondence was completed in September 2013.


Biographical Note

Garland D. Kite was a native of Culpeper, VA, and a student at Virginia Tech in the 1930s. He was a Major in the United States Army and served in Europe during World War II.

Ralph Brown was the head librarian of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University from 1926 to 1947. He was originally born in Fort Shaw, Montana, in 1878. He was an ambulance driver during World War I. He also worked as an editor for Rand McNally and Popular Mechanics before coming to work at Virginia Tech. The accomplishment he was best known for as head librarian at Virginia Tech was his compilation of the V.P.I Historical Index, 1872-1942 . Among other things, he was a book collector and an amateur naturalist.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters from Major Garland D. Kite to Ralph M. Brown. Kite wrote the letters while serving in Europe during World War II. The letters detail Kite's experiences during 1944 and 1945 when he was stationed in England, then France, Germany, and then France again. They follow Kite through the end of the war, and the final letters in the collection find him waiting with his unit to take a ship back to the U.S.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Brown, Ralph Minthorne, 1878-1958
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • University History
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-)
  • World War, 1939-1945

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Garland D. Kite Correspondence 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
  • Kite, Garland D.

Container List

folder 1
Correspondence,
1944-1945