McCoy, Ralph E. Collection

Ralph E. McCoy Collection, 1919-2001, n.d. Ms.2001.047


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Nicole Hancock, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2001.047
Title
Ralph E. McCoy Collection,1919-2001, n.d.
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01280.xml
Quantity
0.3 Cubic Feet 1 box
Creator
McCoy, Ralph, 1915-2007
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The Ralph E. McCoy Collection contains materials collected by McCoy: publications, correspondence, programs, and Civil War memorabilia.

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], Ralph E. McCoy Collection, Ms2001-047, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Ralph E. McCoy Collection was donated to Special Collections in 2001.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Ralph E. McCoy Collection was completed in September 2013.


Biographical Note

Ralph Edward McCoy was born on October 1, 1915 in St. Louis, Missouri. He married Melba McKibben in 1940, and they had two sons named Robert Allan McCoy and David Lawrence McCoy. He received an undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1937, and a library degree in 1939 and a Ph.D. degree in 1956 from the University of Illinois. From 1943-1946, he served in the US Army. From 1955-1956, he was the Dean of Libraries at Southern Illinois University. In 1995, he and his wife moved to Blacksburg, Virginia. He died in September 2007.

Source New River Valley News

Scope and Contents

The Ralph E. McCoy Collection contains materials collected by McCoy: publications, correspondence, programs, and Civil War memorabilia. The collection includes a variety of materials including membership cards and honors received, event invitations and programs, Civil War publications and photographs, newsletters from different organizations, and World War II ration coupons.

Arrangement

The Ralph E. McCoy Collection is arranged in folders by material type. Folders are arranged alphabetically by title.

Separated Material

Three VHS tapes were removed from the collection and cataloged for the Special Collections media materials: "Grant's Tomb Centennial," "Life of Abraham Lincoln," and "U.S. Grant Association C-Span Broadcast."


Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • World War, 1939-1945

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Ralph E. McCoy 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

box-folder 1 folder: 1
Honors and Memberships,
1977, 1996
box-folder 1 folder: 2
Invitations and Correspondence,
1965-1993, n.d.
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Photograph of Lincoln Home,
1919
box-folder 1 folder: 4
Programs,
1965-1988
box-folder 1 folder: 5-6
Publications and Newsletters (2 folders),
1951-2001, n.d.
box-folder 1 folder: 7
World War II Ration Coupons,
1943, 1947