Wolfe, Dewitt Clinton, Jr. Scrapbooks Dewitt Clinton Wolfe, Jr. Scrapbooks, 1919-1921 Ms.2013.001

Dewitt Clinton Wolfe, Jr. Scrapbooks, 1919-1921 Ms.2013.001


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Adrienne Serra

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2013.001
Title
Dewitt Clinton Wolfe, Jr. Scrapbooks, 1919-1921
Quantity
0.4 Cubic Feet, 1 box
Creator
Wolfe, Dewitt Clinton, Jr., d.1991
Language
English .
Abstract
Two scrapbooks of photographs and ephemera compiled by DeWitt Clinton Wolfe, Jr., a member of the cadet corps and graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, class of 1921. The photographs document Wolfe's experiences as a student in the Cadet Corps from about 1919 to 1921, including sporting events, camping excursions, "rat parades" and as a trumpet player in the Cadet Corps band. Clippings and pamphlets document various university events.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from MS.2013.001: Dewitt Clinton Wolfe, Jr. Scrapbooks 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: MS.2013.001: Dewitt Clinton Wolfe, Jr. Scrapbooks, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Dewitt Clinton Wolfe, Jr. Scrapbooks were donated and accessioned in March, 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Dewitt Clinton Wolfe, Jr. Scrapbooks, was completed in January 2013.


Biographical Note

DeWitt Clinton "DC" Wolfe Jr., a native of Big Stone Gap, Va., attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute from 1917 to 1921 and was a civil engineering major who moved through the ranks in the corps of cadets, from a private during his freshman year to captain of the cadet corps band and president of the Lee-Wise-Scott Club his senior year. From the 1921 yearbook, The Bugle: "DeWitt Clinton, better known to us as 'Captain,' is one of our budding civil engineers of no mean ability. His efforts in behalf of the band have been unlimited and the results a pleasure to everyone. His ability as a musician is of the highest order, and as a mail clerk, no postcards went unread nor boxes unopened. Although 'D.C.' rules the band with an iron hand, his absolute fairness and impartiality to all have won for him many friends...."

After graduating, Wolfe worked as a bridge engineer in Missouri, eventually becoming a partner in Sverdrup and Parcel Corporation, a civil engineering firm that focused on bridge design. Wolfe retired in 1966 in Atherton, California. He died in 1991 at the age of 92.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two albums and a disc with selected scanned photographs from the albums.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute. Corps of Cadets (1896-1944)

Container List

box 1
Scrapbooks
Wolfe, Dewitt Clinton, Jr., d.1991
1 Linear Feet
1919-1921