Fine, Elizabeth Papers

Elizabeth Fine Papers, c.1983-2012 Ms.2015.041


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2015.041
Title
Elizabeth Fine Papersc. 1983-2012
Quantity
6.2 Cubic Feet 5 boxes; 1 oversize folder
Creator
Fine, Elizabeth
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The Elizabeth Fine Papers include papers and materials collected by Fine during her tenure as a professor at Virginia Tech. Fine taught in the Department of Religion and Culture from 1979 until her retirement in 2015. The collection includes research and subject files on aspects of Appalachian culture and history; papers from her instruction, departmental, and administrative activities; and files on historic buildings on campus, particularly the history, renovation, and reopening of "Solitude."

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Source of Acquisition

The Elizabeth Fine Papers were donated to Special Collections and University Archives in July 2015. An addition was donated in May 2019.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Elizabeth Fine Papers was completed in October 2016. Additional description was completed in June 2017. An addition was integrated in May 2019.


Biographical Note

Dr. Fine joined the Virginia Tech Faculty in 1979. From 1993-1999, she was the coordinator for he Appalachian Studies Program. Following that, she served as director of the Humanities Program in the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies from 1999 to 2003 and was the inaugural chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies from 2003 to 2007. In 2007, she returned to leadership in the humanities, eventually co-founding and co-directing the Master of Arts Program in Material Culture and Public Humanities. In this role, she helped develop its curriculum, set policies and procedures, recruited and advised students, designed and taught new courses, and was a mentor to the next generation of museum, non-profit, public humanities professionals. As reflected in the collection, she also led and continued to maintain efforts to preserve Solitude and its remaining outbuilding. Dr. Fine retired from Virginia Tech in 2015.

For additional information:
http://liberalarts.vt.edu/faculty-directory/religion-and-culture-faculty/elizabeth-fine.html
https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2015/09/091415-clahs-emeritafine.html

Scope and Content

The Elizabeth Fine Papers include papers and materials collected by Fine during her tenure as a professor at Virginia Tech. Fine taught in the Department of Religion and Culture from 1979 until her retirement in 2015. The collection includes research and subject files on aspects of Appalachian culture and history; papers from her instruction, departmental, and administrative activities; and files on historic buildings on campus, particularly the history, renovation, and reopening of "Solitude."

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series. Within each series, the files are in their original order as they were received from the donor.

Series I: Appalachian Studies Files consists of subject and research files on a variety of topics relating to Appalachia. These include, but are not limited to locations in southwest Virginia, symposia and conferences, local organizations or institutions, topics (like coal mining, strikes, foodways), and materials from events and grants.

Series II: Instruction, Department, and Academic Administrative Materials relating to Virginia Tech includes personal and professional research materials, course syllabi and work, extensive information on the Appalachian Studies program at Virginia Tech, and the program's connection to interdisciplinary studies and other departments on campus.

Series III: Historic Structures at Virginia Tech (mostly Solitude) contains a large amount of information on Solitude, its outbuildings, and their history as a building on campus (including fundraising, renovations, images, planning documents for past restorations, historic reports, images, and interviews/articles). This series also includes a small amount historic preservation information about the campus generally.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Fine, Elizabeth
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • University History
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Department of Philosophy and Religion
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Department of Religion and Culture

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Elizabeth Fine Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

Series I: Appalachian Studies Files
  • box-folder 1 folder: 2
    Tall Tales & Short History of Newport, Virginia
    1996
  • box-folder 1 folder: 3
    Christiansburg Institute MOU
  • box-folder 1 folder: 4
    Fine - Vita Film Review
  • box-folder 1 folder: 5
    Giles County Information
  • box-folder 1 folder: 6
    Chestnut Tree From P.C. Collection
  • box-folder 1 folder: 7
    Roanoke Times ad, 25 years of Appalachian Studies
  • box-folder 1 folder: 8
    Pearisburg News
    1999
  • box-folder 1 folder: 9
    Budget - The Appalachian Way
  • box-folder 1 folder: 10
    The Appalachian Way
  • box-folder 1 folder: 11
    God in These Mountains Symposium
    1995
  • box-folder 1 folder: 12
    Mountain Life & Work (Magazine)
    1984
  • box-folder 1 folder: 13
    Appalachian Studies Association
  • box-folder 1 folder: 14
    Preserving Community Identity in the New River Valley
    2000
  • box-folder 1 folder: 15
    New River Community Partners Work Plan
  • box-folder 1 folder: 16
    Newport Conference
  • box-folder 1 folder: 17
    VFH Grant Report
  • box-folder 1 folder: 18
    Newport Volunteer Project, Perry Mountain
  • box-folder 1 folder: 19
    Newport Partnership
  • box-folder 1 folder: 20
    Pittston Coal Strike
    1989
  • box-folder 1 folder: 21
    Women & Pittston Strike
  • box-folder 1 folder: 22
    Fine, "Only a Miner" speech. Coal Mining Day
    April 23, 1994
  • box-folder 1 folder: 23
    ASPO (Appalachian People's Service Organization)
  • box-folder 1 folder: 24
    ASPO (Appalachian People's Service Organization)
  • box-folder 1 folder: 25
    Coal Camp Memories - Show
  • box-folder 1 folder: 30
    Log of Materials - McCombs (D. McCombs Collection Notes)
  • box-folder 1 folder: 34
    Appalachian Way (Student Club)
  • box-folder 1 folder: 35
    Spring Time/April In Appalachia
  • box-folder 1 folder: 36
    Radford University, Appalachian Regional Studies Center
    1993
  • box-folder 1 folder: 37
    Appalachian Studies Newsclippings - Appalachian Way Scrapbook
  • box-folder 1 folder: 38
    Fine, Betty: Correspondence & Awards
  • box-folder 1 folder: 39
    Correspondence: Knowbler, Alfred
    1994
  • box-folder 1 folder: 42
    Various Appalachian Newsletters
    1993-1995
  • box-folder 1 folder: 43
    Appalachian Corps
  • box-folder 1 folder: 46
    Speer, Jean Correspondence
  • box-folder 1 folder: 47
    Newsletter for the Appalachian Teachers Network, "Stitches"
    1995
  • box-folder 1 folder: 48
    Appalachian Studies Conference Blacksburg, 5th Annual
    1982
  • box-folder 1 folder: 49
    Appalachian News, Newsletter
  • box-folder 1 folder: 50
    "Consortium News" Appalachian Studies Newsletter
    1982
  • box-folder 1 folder: 59
    Wally Inchworm
  • box-folder 1 folder: 60
    Greenbrier Ghost: Yolanda Lipinski
  • box-folder 1 folder: 62
    Michael Kirkland
  • box-folder 1 folder: 63
    Quilting in Appalachia
  • box-folder 2 folder: 1
    "Be a Humanities Turkey" Material Culture, Center for Prog. In Humanities
  • box-folder 2 folder: 2
    Being a Joines: A Life in the Brush Mtns.
  • box-folder 2 folder: 3
    Blacks in Appalachia
  • box-folder 2 folder: 4
    Bottom Creek Land Study for Nature Consercancy
  • box-folder 2 folder: 5
    Boyd, C. Clifford, Jr; Prehistoric and Hisoric Human Adaptation in Appalachia
  • box-folder 2 folder: 6
    Appalachia Voices
  • box-folder 2 folder: 7
    Mountain Musicians
  • box-folder 2 folder: 8
    Jabbour, Alan; Folklife today on the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • box-folder 2 folder: 9
    Maw's Moonshine Honey
  • box-folder 2 folder: 10
    Foodways in Appalachia (ARC)
  • box-folder 2 folder: 11
    Ms. Ora & Ms. Etta: Folk History
  • box-folder 2 folder: 12
    Parkway Historic Study
  • box-folder 2 folder: 13
    Smithsonian Documentation
  • box-folder 2 folder: 14
    Appalachian Corps
  • box-folder 2 folder: 15
    Wildwood House Museum (WV)
  • box-folder 2 folder: 16
    Newport Handouts
  • box-folder 2 folder: 17
    Stepping Grant
  • box-folder 2 folder: 18
    Stepping Conf. Presenter Vitas & Abstracts
    2001
  • box-folder 2 folder: 19
    Stepping Conf. Budget Details
  • box-folder 2 folder: 20
    Stepping Conf. Papers
  • box-folder 2 folder: 21
    Stepping Conf. Responses & Letters
  • box-folder 2 folder: 22
    Stepping Conf. Invitations & CFPs
  • box-folder 2 folder: 23
    Stepping Conf. Grants (AA&Vfn)
    2001
  • box-folder 2 folder: 24
    Stepping Conf. Evaluations
    2001
  • box-folder 2 folder: 25
    Stepping Conf. Speakers / Attendees
  • box-folder 2 folder: 26
    Conf. Programs Stepping
    2001
  • box-folder 2 folder: 27
    Publicity - Stepping
  • box-folder 2 folder: 28
    Womens Subcommittee EOIAA
    1987-1988
  • box-folder 2 folder: 29
    Report to the President & the Commission for Women, Final Report
  • box-folder 2 folder: 30
    Coordinating Council on Women
  • box-folder 2 folder: 31
    Proposal: Stepping as AIDS prevention/education
  • box-folder 2 folder: 33
    SAHC - Mt. Lake Summit
    2001
  • box-folder 2 folder: 34
    Kentland Report
    2005
  • box-folder 2 folder: 35
    Peacock-Harper Programs
  • box-folder 2 folder: 36
    Mike Two Horses Correspondence
  • box-folder 2 folder: 37
    Cultural Resource Center
  • box-folder 2 folder: 38
    South Atlantic Humanities Center
  • box-folder 2 folder: 39
    Ferris Visit
  • box-folder 2 folder: 40
    Humanities Misc.
    1999
  • box-folder 2 folder: 41
    Humanities Events - Flyers
  • box-folder 2 folder: 42
    Virginia Humanities Conference
  • box-folder 2 folder: 43
    Labyrinth Walk
    2000
  • box-folder 2 folder: 44
    Residential Leadership Community
  • box-folder 2 folder: 46
    VFH Grants - Samples
  • box-folder 2 folder: 54
    Landon, R. Humanities Center
    1988-1992
  • box-folder 2 folder: 55
    Virginia Humanities Conf. Proceedings
    1998
  • box-folder 2 folder: 56
    LASC Humanities Consultant Report
  • box-folder 2 folder: 57
    Humanities Review
  • box-folder 2 folder: 59
    RLC - Leadership
  • box-folder 2 folder: 60
    RLC History
Series II: Instruction, Department, and Academic Administrative Materials relating to Virginia Tech
  • box-folder 1 folder: 1
    HUM 3464 Original Course Proposal
  • box-folder 1 folder: 26
    Appalachian Studies Job Description, one-year position
    1993
  • box-folder 1 folder: 27
    Appalachian Ministries Educational Resource Center (1st Summer Term)
    1986
  • box-folder 1 folder: 28
    Appalachian Studies Foundation, Giving Reports
  • box-folder 1 folder: 29
    Appalachian Studies Program, VPI
  • box-folder 1 folder: 31
    Appalachian Research at VT
  • box-folder 1 folder: 32
    Word Weavers at VT
  • box-folder 1 folder: 33
    Dorothy F. McCombs Endowed Scholarship (Donors, Applications, Awards, and Programs)
  • box-folder 1 folder: 40
    Appalachian Studies at VT
  • box-folder 1 folder: 41
    VT Appalachian Studies Newsletter (Info, Calls, Distri, content)
  • box-folder 1 folder: 44
    Survey of Appalachian Students at VT (ARC)
    1987
  • box-folder 1 folder: 45
    Appalachian Studies Program Description
  • box-folder 1 folder: 51
    Mudweek Field Trip
  • box-folder 1 folder: 52
    Appalachian Studies Pre-Test
  • box-folder 1 folder: 53
    Appalachian Studies
    1998-1999
  • box-folder 1 folder: 54
    Prejudice against Appalachians at Virginia Tech
  • box-folder 1 folder: 55
    Intro to App. Studies, Syllabus
    1980-1989
  • box-folder 1 folder: 56
    Student Reflection
  • box-folder 1 folder: 57
    Nellies Cave - Student
    1995
  • box-folder 1 folder: 58
    Student Writings
  • box-folder 1 folder: 61
    Student Folklore Papers - Appalachian Studies, Spring
    1988
  • box-folder 2 folder: 31
    Faculty Speakers Service
  • box-folder 2 folder: 45
    American Studies
  • box-folder 2 folder: 47
    Center for Humanities 5 Year Review
    1993
  • box-folder 2 folder: 48
    Early Promotional Material, Humanities at VT
  • box-folder 2 folder: 49
    Humanities Faculty Meetings
    1984
  • box-folder 2 folder: 50
    Humanities Student Papers
    2004-2005
  • box-folder 2 folder: 51
    Margaret P. Hasselman Research
    2006
  • box-folder 2 folder: 52
    Humanities Review
    1986
  • box-folder 2 folder: 53
    Humanities & Appalachian Studies Histories
  • box-folder 2 folder: 58
    Humanities at VT
  • box-folder 2 folder: 61
    Graduate of Masters of Liberal Arts
  • box-folder 2 folder: 62
    Development of American Indian Studies
  • box-folder 3 folder: 1
    AIS Teleconference Readings
    2005
  • box-folder 3 folder: 2
    MA of Liberal Studies - Concepts
    2003
  • box-folder 3 folder: 3
    Diversity Certificate
    2005-2006
  • box-folder 3 folder: 4
    Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies, Dean's Round Table
  • box-folder 3 folder: 5
    Final Report of the Coordinating Council Center of Interdisciplinary Studies
    1995
  • box-folder 3 folder: 6
    Native American Studies
  • box-folder 3 folder: 7
    Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Governance
    April 2000
  • box-folder 3 folder: 8
    Case for Interdisciplinary Studies
Series III: Historic Structures at Virginia Tech (mostly Solitude)
  • box-folder 3 folder: 9
    Solitude Planning
  • box-folder 3 folder: 10
    Solitude Planning - Early
  • box-folder 3 folder: 11
    Solitude Correspondence
    1984-1990
  • box-folder 3 folder: 12
    Solitude Image Negatives
  • box-folder 3 folder: 14
    Yagow Thesis
  • box-folder 3 folder: 15
    Solitude History with Interviews
    1987
  • box-folder 3 folder: 13
    Solitude Advisory Committee
    1988
  • box-folder 3 folder: 16
    Solitude Administration (Jean)
    1990-1992
  • box-folder 3 folder: 17
    Dendrochrology Report
    1990
  • box-folder 3 folder: 18
    Solitude Brochure Award, Strathmore Certificate of Silver
    1991
  • box-folder 3 folder: 19
    Solitude Funding
    1991
  • box-folder 3 folder: 20
    Solitude Fundraising
    1991-1992
  • box-folder 3 folder: 21
    Solitude Fundraising
    1993
  • box-folder 3 folder: 22
    Outbuilding Construction
  • box-folder 3 folder: 23
    Solitude Historic Structure Report by Gibson Worsham
    1997
  • box-folder 3 folder: 24
    Solitude Report
  • box-folder 3 folder: 25
    Historical Landmark Celebration
    1994
  • box-folder 3 folder: 26
    Solitude Renovation Space Plans
    1995
  • box-folder 3 folder: 27
    Fundraiser, Lee Smith & Barter Theatre
    September 30, 1998
  • box-folder 3 folder: 28
    Solitude Giving Reports
    1997
  • box-folder 3 folder: 29
    Solitude-Historic Structures Report
    October 1997
  • box-folder 3 folder: 30
    Solitude Renovation
    1998
  • box-folder 3 folder: 31
    Solitude - Spring
    1998
  • box-folder 3 folder: 32
    Boyd, Clifton - Outbuilding Reports
  • box-folder 3 folder: 33
    Dedrochronology - Outbuilding Solitude
  • box-folder 3 folder: 34
    Solitude Progress
    1999
  • box-folder 3 folder: 35
    Solitude Grants
    2000
  • box-folder 3 folder: 36
    Roller-Bottimore Foundation
    2000
  • box-folder 3 folder: 37
    Solitude Parking Plans
    1995
  • box-folder 3 folder: 38
    Solitude Fundraising - Spring
    1997
  • box-folder 3 folder: 39
    Class of 1956 Fund for Solitude (est. 2003)
  • box-folder 3 folder: 40
    Parsons Foundation - Solitude
    2006
  • box-folder 4 folder: 1
    Solitude
    2006-2007
  • box-folder 4 folder: 2
    Solitude Resoration
    2008
  • box-folder 4 folder: 3
    Solitude
    2009
  • box-folder 4 folder: 4
    Historic Structures, Solitude
  • box-folder 4 folder: 5
    Solitude Museum Proposal
  • box-folder 4 folder: 6
    Solitude, Grand Reopening
    2011
  • box-folder 4 folder: 7
    Solitude
    2012
  • box-folder 4 folder: 8
    "A Time for Solitude" Publication
    1996-1997
  • box-folder 4 folder: 9
    Solitude News Stories
  • box-folder 4 folder: 10
    Solitude in the News
  • box-folder 4 folder: 11
    Solitude Restoration Kick-off
    2009
  • box-folder 4 folder: 12
    Solitude Restoration, Recommendations Set
    2009
  • box-folder 4 folder: 13
    Restoration of Solitude: Existing Conditions Analysis, Restoration Plan, and Schematic Design (Advanced Programming Package"
    2009
  • box-folder 4 folder: 14
    Historic Structures Reports, Solitude
  • box-folder 4 folder: 14a
    Draft of Historic Structures Report - Log Outbuilding at Solitude, by Gibson Worsham
    1989-06-29
  • box-folder 4 folder: 15
    Solitude - National Register Nomination
  • box-folder 4 folder: 16
    National Register of Historic Places - Registration Form
  • box-folder 4 folder: 17
    Federal Register Guidelines
  • box-folder 4 folder: 18
    "Historic Solitude" by Dr. Fine
  • box-folder 4 folder: 19
    National Speakers Forum Committee
  • box-folder 4 folder: 20
    VPI&SU Historic Properties
  • box-folder 4 folder: 21
    VA Dept. Historic Resources & National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • box-folder 4 folder: 22
    General Assembly Grant - Solitude
  • box-folder 4 folder: 23
    Foundations for Solitude Programs
  • box-folder 4 folder: 24
    Dave Belcher
  • box-folder 4 folder: 25
    Solitude Articles, "A Time for Solitude"
  • box-folder 4 folder: 26
    Notes on Martha Heiskell & Saunders by Terry Lynn Howerd
  • box-folder 4 folder: 27
    Restoration Code 208
  • box-folder 4 folder: 28
    C.E. Richardson - Solitude Grant
  • box-folder 4 folder: 29
    Old Photo Solitude
  • box-folder 4 folder: 30
    "Historic Solitude" by Elizabeth Fine
    2003
  • box-folder 4 folder: 31
    Solitude Fundraiser
    1999
  • box-folder 4 folder: 32
    Architecture Drawing of Solitude
  • box-folder 4 folder: 33
    Images - Outbuilding & Prices For K Project
  • box-folder 4 folder: 34
    Images, Solitude Interior
    1999
  • box-folder 4 folder: 35
    Solitude Restoration Newsletter
  • box-folder 4 folder: 36
    Phase I - Restoration
    1999
  • box-folder 4 folder: 37
    Solitude Greeting Card
    1994
  • box-folder 4 folder: 38
    Solitude Advisory Committee
  • box-folder 4 folder: 39
    Solitude Residents
  • box-folder 4 folder: 40
    Solitude Residents Interview w/ Doris & Jim Bland
  • box-folder 4 folder: 41
    McBride Woodworks
    1990
  • box-folder 4 folder: 42
    Solitude Restoration Newsletter & PR
  • box-folder 4 folder: 43
    Sorenson, Leni - Ideas for Solitude
    2001
  • box-folder 4 folder: 43
    Solitude Report - Original
  • box-folder 4 folder: 44
    DVD Solitude Tour Historical Lecture Series
  • box-folder 4 folder: 45
    Outbuilding - Solitude Structure Reports
  • box-folder 4 folder: 46
    Smithfield Preston Foundation
  • box-folder 4 folder: 47
    Fine, Elizabeth, Tour & General Solitude History
  • box-folder 4 folder: 48
    Portraits of Prestons, Robert & Mary
  • box-folder 4 folder: 49
    Solitude Class Ring 1994 & Preston Portraits
    1994
  • box-folder 4 folder: 50
    Dale Bleacher Show
  • box-folder 5 folder: 1
    Mildred Ellmore - Solitude
  • box-folder 5 folder: 2
    Solitude Slave History
  • box-folder 5 folder: 3
    Solitude Slave Cabin in Roanoke Times
    2001
  • box-folder 5 folder: 4
    Solitude Historic Structure Bids
  • box-folder 5 folder: 5
    People in the Story of Solitude
  • box-folder 5 folder: 6
    List of Potential Donors
  • box-folder 5 folder: 7
    Solitude Slides - Historic from Gibson Worsham
  • box-folder 4 folder: 8
    Solitude Invoices / Estimates
  • box-folder 5 folder: 9
    Richard Sanford - Solitude Letters
    1944
  • box-folder 5 folder: 10
    Solitude Committee
  • box-folder 5 folder: 11
    Guest Lists, Solitude
  • box-folder 5 folder: 12
    Outbuilding with Photos and Slides
  • box-folder 5 folder: 13
    Termites - Solitude
    1998
  • box-folder 5 folder: 14
    Satterwhite, Emily Student Reflections about Solitude
  • box-folder 5 folder: 15
    McCormick Farm
  • box-folder 5 folder: 16
    Solitude Restoration Newsletter
    1998-1999
  • box-folder 5 folder: 17
    Solitude Graphics
  • box-folder 5 folder: 18
    "Solitude" A Home of the Past & Present - By Bonnie Blankenship
  • box-folder 5 folder: 19
    Palmer Collection
  • box-folder 5 folder: 20
    Solitude Fundraising Letters
  • box-folder 5 folder: 21
    Solitude Donation
  • folder 1
    Virginia Tech, Progress Meeting, Advanced Programming for Renovation of Solitude
    June 22, 2009
  • folder 1
    Feasibility Study for Solitude at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, Prepared by Commonwealth Architects 101 Shockoe Slip, Richmond, Virginia (Draft)
    2007