Eggleston, Joseph D., Collection

Joseph D. Eggleston Collection, 1896-1949 (Bulk 1905-1920) Ms.2009.128


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Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2009.128
Title
Joseph D. Eggleston Collection,1896-1949, n.d.1905-1920
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv00505.xml
Quantity
0.3 Cubic Feet 1 box
Creator
Eggleston, J. D. (Joseph Dupuy), 1867-1953
Language
The material in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection contains publications and pamphlets authored by or including articles authored by and about Joseph D. Eggleston. Materials relate Eggleston's tenure with VPI and Hampden-Sydney College, as well as local religious and social causes. Several of the articles contain Eggleston's marginalia.

Administrative Information

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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], Joseph D. Eggleston Collection, Ms2009-128, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Joseph D. Eggleston Collection was purchased by Special Collections in September 2009. An additional group of similar publications was purchased by Special Collections in March 2010 and a third group in December 2011.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Joseph D. Eggleston Collection commenced and was completed in October 2009. The second accrual was integrated into the existing collection in May 2010 and the third in December 2011.


Biographical Note

Joseph D. Eggleston was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, in 1867. He attended college at Hampden-Sydney College, completing his degree in 1886. He taught at schools in several southern states before becoming the superintendent in Asheville, North Carolina in 1891 and later superintendent of schools in Farmville, Virginia. During his tenure as state Superintendent of Public Instruction (1906-1912), he worked hard for improvements in rural schools. In January of 1913, he began work with the Field Service in Rural Education in the US Office of Education. The same year, he resigned to take the post of VPI President (1913-1919). In 1919, Eggleston left VPI for the Presidency of his alma mater, Hampden-Sydney College. He served there from 1919 to 1939. Eggleston died in Farmville, Virginia, in 1953.

For more information on Joseph D. Eggleston and his administration at VPI, see:
Records of Joseph Dupuy Eggleston, President, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1913-1919. RG 2/7. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database.
Kinnear, Duncan Lyle. The First 100 Years; A History of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Blacksburg: Virginia Polytechnic Institute Educational Foundation, 1972.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains publications and pamphlets authored by or including articles authored by and about Joseph D. Eggleston. Materials relate to Eggleston's tenure at VPI and Hampden-Sydney College, as well as religious and other education organizations. Several of the articles contain Eggleston's marginalia. Examples include opinion pieces for the YMCA publication Rural Manhood (1917), articles about Eggleston for the Bulletin of Hampden-Sydney College (1917-1918), and an address to the Virginia State Teachers' Association (1910).

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically. Undated material is at the end.

Related Material

Records of Joseph Dupuy Eggleston, President, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1913-1919. RG 2/7. Finding aid available on the Virginia Heritage database. Please note: These presidential records are in storage and require 1-2 days notice for retrieval.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Eggleston, J. D. (Joseph Dupuy), 1867-1953
  • Faculty
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • University Archives
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Joseph D. Eggleston 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

  • Eggleston, J. D. (Joseph Dupuy), 1867-1953

Container List

box-folder 1 folder: 1
Age of Consent Legislation
March 24, 1896
box-folder 1 folder: 1
"Announcement to the People of Virginia"
1905
box-folder 1 folder: 1
"Appointment of Division Superintendents Under the New Law—A Plea for Co-operation"
February 1909
box-folder 1 folder: 1
"Extension Work in Virginia-Its Possibilities and Needs"
August 10, 1909
box-folder 1 folder: 1
"Dust and Diseases: One Way to Stop Them"
November 3, 1909
box-folder 1 folder: 1
Fifth Annual Conference Handbook: Virginia Educational Conference
November 22-25, 1910
box-folder 1 folder: 1
Annual Report of the Co-Operative Eduation Association of Virginia for the Year Ending November 20, 1911
box-folder 1 folder: 1
Virginia State Teachers' Association Annual Proceedings
1910-1911
box-folder 1 folder: 1
Sanitary Survey of the Schools of Orange County, VA
1914
box-folder 1 folder: 1
Counting the Cost
1915
box-folder 1 folder: 1
Extension Bulletin, No. 2. Annual Report. Farmers' Co-Operative Demonstration and Extension Work for 1914
July 1915
box-folder 1 folder: 2
Extension Bulletin, No. 4. Annual Report. Farmers' Co-Operative Demonstration and Extension Work for 1915
January 1916
box-folder 1 folder: 2
Rural Manhood, vol. VIII, no. 1
1917
box-folder 1 folder: 2
"First Aid to Country Teacher," address delivered
April 11, 1917
box-folder 1 folder: 2
Two copies of Rural Manhood, vol. IX, no. 6
1918
box-folder 1 folder: 2
Bulletin of Hampden-Sydney College, vol. XIV, no. 2
1919
box-folder 1 folder: 2
Hampden-Sydney Magazine, vol. XXXVI, no. 3
1919
box-folder 1 folder: 2
Bulletin of Hampden-Sydney College, vol. XIV, no. 3
1919
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Hampden-Sidney, Our Denominational College: Its Value and Purpose. Report of President J. D. Eggleston to the Synod of Virginia
November 11, 1920
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Second Presbyterian Church bulletin, Petersburg, Virginia
1920
box-folder 1 folder: 3
"The Pilot," (Published Weekly by the First Baptist Church, Logan, West Virginia
February 21, 1921
box-folder 1 folder: 3
American Education, vol. XXIV, no. 7
1921
box-folder 1 folder: 3
"The One Book for Everyone"
1931
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Great Scientists Who Were Christians
1937
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Extension Work in Virginia, A Brief History
1907-1940
box-folder 1 folder: 3
"Glimpses of the Past: Correspondence of Robert Campbell, 1834-1845," Missouri Historical Society, v.VIII, no. 1-6
January-June 1941
box-folder 1 folder: 3
"Historic Slate Hill Plantation in Virginia"
1945
box-folder 1 folder: 3
"Sources of Historical Data on Hampden-Sydney and Southern Virginia"
1949
box-folder 1 folder: 3
"Chairs for Teachers" pamphlet (2 copies)
box-folder 1 folder: 3
"An Announcement" pamphlet on Hampden-Sydney College
box-folder 1 folder: 3
"The Church Building and Home Mission Fund" pamphlet
box-folder 1 folder: 3
"Travelling Libraries" and "A Word About School Libraries"