Knick, S. H. Collection S. H. Knick Collection, 1904-1906 Ms.1989.055

S. H. Knick Collection, 1904-1906 Ms.1989.055


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1989.055
Title
S. H. Knick Collection 1904-1906
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Knick, S. H., b.1887
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
Papers of Samuel Herbert Knick (1886-1914), of Rockbridge County, Virginia, relating to his time as a student at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute, including a student handbook and a letter and postcard addressed to Knick's brother, W. Hampton Knick.

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], S. H. Knick Collection, Ms1989-055, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The S. H. Knick Collection was donated to Special Collections and University Archives in two accessions dated 1989 and 1990.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the S. H. Knick Collection commenced and was completed in February 2022.


Biographical Note

Samuel Herbert Knick, son of Samuel and Mary Ann Reynolds Knick, was born in Virginia on February 1, 1886. In the 1900 federal census, Knick is listed among the inhabitants in the home of his mother in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Catalogs of the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (now Virginia Tech) list Knick as a special student during the 1902/1903 term and a sophomore in 1904/1905. He later worked as a mail clerk and as a farmer. Samuel H. Knick died on May 19, 1914, and was buried in Collierstown Presbyterian Cemetery, Collierstown (Rockbridge County), Virginia.

Scope and Content

This collection contains papers of Samuel Herbert Knick (1886-1914) of Rockbridge County, Virginia, all relating to Knick's time as a student of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (VPI, now Virginia Tech). The collection includes a 1905/1906 VPI student handbook. Also included are a letter and postcard sent by Knick to his brother, Hampton Knick, while Herbert Knick was encamped in St. Louis, Missouri with cadets visiting the World's Fair. Knick very briefly describes his train trip from Christiansburg and conditions in the camp.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • University Archives
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the S. H. Knick 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
Collection
1904-1906