Liddle, Nelson Collection

A Guide to the Nelson Liddle Collection, c.1941-1945 Ms.2012.048


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

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Alison Hight, Graduate Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2012.048
Title
Nelson Liddle Collection,c.1941-1945
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01000.xmlhttp://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01060.xml
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Liddle, Nelson
Language
English .
Abstract
The Nelson Liddle Collection consists of photographs of the VPI Airport and aircraft during WWII as well as a photocopy of "The Beacon" newsletter from November 1942.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Nelson Liddle Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Nelson Liddle Collection, Ms1012-048, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to Special Collections in 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Nelson Liddle Collection was completed in September 2012.


Historical Note

The Virginia Tech Airport, initially planned in 1929, and construction of a runway strip quickly followed. The land was provided by VPI, but the state funded 50% of the costs. The airport opened operations in 1931, and over the next 50 years, it grew and expanded its capabilities. The airport at Virginia Tech underwent substantial updates and modernization in the early 1990s.

Scope and Content

The Nelson Liddle Collection consists of photographs of the VPI Airport and aircraft during WWII as well as a photocopy of "The Beacon" newsletter from November 1942.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Airplanes
  • Airplanes
  • Airports
  • Liddle, Nelson
  • Photographs
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)

Container List

folder 1
Photographs and newsletter,
c.1941-1945