Hatcher, T. W., Collection

A Guide to the T. W. Hatcher Collection, 1919-1970 (Bulk 1920-1930) Ms.1987.040


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Kira A. Dietz

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1987.040
Title
T. W. Hatcher Collection1919-19701920-1930
Quantity
0.6 Cubic Feet 2 boxes
Creator
Hatcher, T. W. (Thomas Watkins), 1900-
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection contains notes from Hatcher's tenure as a student at VPI, as well as VPI ephemera from the 1950s. The collecton contains photographs from campus and other locations, taken in the 1920s. Later materials consist of reports from the National Bank of Blacksburg.

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], T. W. Hatcher Collection, Ms1987-040, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The T. W. Hatcher Collection was donated to Special Collections in 1987.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the T. W. Hatcher Collection commenced and was completed i n1987. Additional description was completed in July 2009.


Biographical Note

T. (Thomas) W. (Watkins) Hatcher was a student at VPI from 1919 to 1922, graduating with a defree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1924, Hatcher joined the Math Department as an Instructor, and became an Assistant Professor in 1926. He received a PhD in Mathematics from Cornell University in 1931. In 1943, he was named Acting Head of the department at VPI, a position that became permanent the following year. He served as Head of the Math Department until 1963. Hatcher retired in 1964, and began contributing to a scholarship that has continued in his name ever since. He was also on the Board of the National Bank of Blacksburg. Hatcher died in 1979.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains class notes from Hatcher's tenure as a student at VPI, as well as VPI ephemera from the 1950s. The collection contains photographs from campus and other locations, taken in the 1920s. Later materials consist of reports written about the National Bank of Blacksburg.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by type of material.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Faculty
  • 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 T. W. Hatcher Collection 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

  • Hatcher, T. W. (Thomas Watkins), 1900-

Container List

box-folder 1 folder: 1
VPI Directory of Living Alumni,
1970.
box-folder 1 folder: 2
National Bank of Blacksburg Annual Reports,
1955-1956, 1964.
box-folder 1 folder: 3
National Bank of Blacksburg Reports,
1959-1960, 1963-1965.
box-folder 1 folder: 4
VPI ephemera,
1920s, 1950s.
box-folder 1 folder: 5
Photograph album, VPI and ROTC,
1920s.
box-folder 1 folder: 6
Photographs,
1919, n.d.
box-folder 2 folder: 1
Notes,
n.d.
box-folder 2 folder: 2
Bound Notes, Advanced Calculus,
1928-1929.
box-folder 2 folder: 3
Thesis [Notes?],
n.d.
box-folder 2 folder: 4
Bound Notes,
1929-1930.
box-folder 2 folder: 5
Notes, Modern Operational Mathematics in Engineering,
1947(?).
box-folder 2 folder: 6
Salary List,
1923-1924.