Warm Hearth Village Records Warm Hearth Village Records, 1974-1982 Ms.2007.002

Warm Hearth Village Records, 1974-1982 Ms.2007.002


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

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2007.002
Title
Warm Hearth Village Records,1974-1982
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01212.xml
Quantity
0.8 Cubic Feet, 3 boxes
Creator
Warm Hearth Village (Blacksburg, Va.)
Creator
Kroontje, Wybe
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
This collection contains documents related to the establishment and building of Warm Hearth Village a retirement community in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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], Warm Hearth Village Records, Ms2007-002, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated Special Collections in 2006.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Warm Hearth Village Records was completed in October 2013.


Biographical Note

Wybe Kroontje was born in the Netherlands in 1922. He was part of the Dutch resistance during World War II and came to the United States after the War. He received his B.S. at Cornell University and earned his PhD from the University of Nebraska. He joined the VPI faculty in 1956 in agronomy. He served as the first president of the Faculty Senate at VPI.

Kroontje retired from Virginia Tech in 1987, and turned his full attention to the project he started with his wife Marietje in the early 1970s: the Warm Hearth Village retirement community in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Source consulted: Strother, Warren H., From VPI to State University: President T. Marshall Hahn Jr. and the Transformation of Virginia Tech 1962-1974, (Macon: Mercer University Press, 2004).

Scope and Contents

This collection includes documents related to the creation of the Warm Hearth Village retirement community in Blacksburg, Virginia. Warm Hearth Village was founded by Wybe Kroontje (a former Virginia Tech professor) and his wife Marietje. The collection includes communication with V.P.I., designs and plans for the community, the projects HUD proposal, among other documents relating to Warm Hearth Village's establishment in the early 1970s. Warm Hearth Village is still in operation today.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in subject files.

Subjects and Indexing Terms


Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Warm Hearth Village Records 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

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Container List

Appraisal Report, , 1982. 1, box-folder folder: 1,
Correspondence, , 1975-1976. 1, box-folder folder: 2,
Design and Planning. 1, box-folder folder: 3,
Engineering, , 1979. 1, box-folder folder: 4,
Financial Statements, , 1976-1979. 1, box-folder folder: 5,
Gerontology. 1, box-folder folder: 6,
Housing Markets. 1, box-folder folder: 7,
HUD Proposal. 1, box-folder folder: 8,
Market Survey, , 1981. 1, box-folder folder: 9,
Program Plan, , 1974. 1, box-folder folder: 10,
State Water Control Board. 1, box-folder folder: 11,
Steering Committee, , 1975. 1, box-folder folder: 12,
New River House,. 2, box-folder folder: 1,
Preliminary Site Plan,, 1979. 3, box