Record Group 29 - Alumni AssociationRG.29

Record Group 29 - Alumni AssociationRG.29


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Business Number: 540-231-6308
specref@vt.edu
URL: http://spec.lib.vt.edu

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
RG.29
Title
Record Group 29 - Alumni Association 1905-present
Quantity
1.4 Cubic Feet, plus clippings and publications
Language
English .

Historical Note

On August 11, 1875, Virginia Tech's first Alumni Association was formed by the twelve members of the first graduating class. In 1891, the Association was reorganized, under a new constitution, and began publishing an Alumni Register. The Association was incorporated on June 23, 1924. In 1964, new bylaws were adopted and the Association became more closely linked with the University. At the same time, the title of Alumni Secretary was changed to Director of Alumni Affairs, then to Executive Director in 1972, and then to Executive Vice-President in 1980. In 1990, the Alumni Association became an official part of the University, associated with the Office of Alumni Relations. The Office for Alumni Relations merged with the offices of University Development and University Relations into the Advancement Division [RG 21] in July 2015.

Past directors, under the various titles, are H.B. Redd (1926-1960); M.L. Oliver (1960-1965); Philip Oliver (acting, 1965-1966); C.B. Ross (1966-1967); H.L. Pritchard (acting, 1967-1968); and George E. Russell (1968-1995).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • University Archives
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-)
  • Virginia Tech Alumni Association

Container List

box 1
Alumni Association Records
1 Cubic Feet
1905-presentEnglish.
Scope and Content

This collection includes: minutes of 1931 reunion of the class of 1899; list of "successful alumni," 1890-1914; material on the Semi-Centennial in 1922, including programs, letters, telegrams, and list of alumni attending; material on the War Memorial dedication, 1926, including publicity, programs, and names of alumni attending; material on Wine Scholarship, 1929-31, including correspondence concerning its establishment, terms of the scholarship, and applicants; circular mailings for 1905,1920-22; 1940-60; material on the class of 1913 reunions from 1940-60; and printed material, including programs and brochures, 1905-51.

Alumni Association Newspaper Clippings and Printed Material,
1960-presentEnglish.
Scope and Content

Newspaper clippings and printed material, including programs and brochures, are maintained in vertical files from 1960 to present. Pre-1960 clippings can be found in the Mounted Clippings under various classifications: M 30 #3; M 31 #7; M 32 #7; M 49 #3; M 54 #3; M 110 #5; M 113 #1; M 115 #6; M 416 #2; Mfi 11 #4, #7; Mfi 13 #1; Mfi 14 #2, #5, #6; Mfi 15 #1; Mo 17I #1; Mo 17m #4; Mp 2 #4; Mp 5 #1; Mp 6 #2, #3; Mp 9, #1, #5.

Mounted clippings for various alumni chapters can be found under the following classifications:

Blacksburg: M 20 #3; M 27 #3, #4; M 28 #4, #5, #8; M 29 #2; M 30 #3; M 65 #4; M 94 #3, 5; M 123 #4; M 263 #1

Hampton: Mo 17i #3

Lynchburg: Mo 17j #3; Mo 17k #6

Montgomery County: Mo 17k #1, #4, #5

Newport News: Mo 17j #11, #12; AF 1923z10 #1

Norfolk: Mo 17h #2, #7, #8; AF 1923z3 #3; AF 1923z6 #1

Peninsula: Mo 17i #4, #6

Richmond: Mp 9 #3; M 68 #11; Mo 17j #7, #8, #13; AF 1924 #1, #6; AF 1924a #2, #3, #4; AF 1924c #6; AF 1924d #2; AF 1924g #3, #5; AF 1924h #3; AF 1924i #1,#5; AF 1924j #3

Roanoke: Mo 17h #1, #3, #7, #9; Mo 17j #9, #10; Mo 17k #3; Ag 8 #2

West Virginia: Mo 17m #6, #7

Alumni Association Publications,
1955-1977, n.d.English.
Scope and Content

Alumni Register (LD5655 A75 A47)

Class of 1957 (LD5655 V8 V46)

Directory of the Class of 1911 (LD5655 C5 1961)

A History of the Class of 1902 of VPI (LD5655 A4 1955a)

The Old Guard of Virginia Tech: Classes of 1902-25 (LD5655 A4 1977b)

Techgram (LD5655 A3 T4)

The VPI Alumnus (LD5655 V52)

VPI Old Guard's Who's Who, 1888 Through Class of 191 2 (LD5655 A4 1962)

box 1 Rg 29/1
Memorial Committees Records
0.1 Cubic Feet
1929-1941English.
Scope and Content

This small collection includes correspondence and other items concerning the Patton Memorial Committee (1929) and the Davidson Memorial Committee (1931-41).

box 1 RG 29/2
Women's Chapter Records
0.1 Cubic Feet
1954-1964English.
Historical Note

A VPI Alumnae Society was organized in 1933 for women graduates. This Society became the Women's Chapter of the VPI Alumni Association in 1955, but was dissolved in 1971.

Scope and Content

This small collection includes newsletters, reports of annual meetings, proposed constitution, and lists of members and officers. The vertical files contain newspaper clippings from 1971 as well.