Blacksburg Sewage Papers Blacksburg Sewage Papers, 1946-1948, n. d. Ms.2022.012

Blacksburg Sewage Papers, 1946-1948, n. d. Ms.2022.012


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2022.012
Title
Blacksburg Sewage Papers 1946-1948, n.d.
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Language
The materials in this collection are in English.
Abstract
This collection contains documents and letters relating to the sewage system in Blacksburg, Virginia. The letters in this collection are all about the sewage system in Blacksburg and most were sent to Dr. Walter Newman, President of Virginia Tech, and John Barringer, Mayor of Blacksburg. The other documents in this collection include committee reports, information on sewage projects, a water ordinance, and other documents relating to the sewage system in Blacksburg. Also, a petition made to the mayor, town council, and committee on streets asked that all construction be stopped in the area that the petitioners lived.

Administrative Information

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The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Blacksburg Sewage Papers, 1946-1948, n. d., Ms2022-012, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The collection was acquried by Special Collections and University Archives prior to 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Blacksburg Sewage Papers was completed in May 2022.


Administrative History

Prior to the mid-1940s the Town of Blacksburg's and V.P.I.'s sewage was treated in a sewage disposal plant that was jointly operated by the University and the Town. Then during the mid- to late-1940s the amount of sewage that was coming into the plant was causing it to become overloaded, and the Town was planning on either building a new sewage treatment plant or updating the current plant. The Water and Sewage Committee was in charge of this on the town's side, and this committee later became the pubilc works department.

Scope and Content

This collection contains documents and letters relating to the sewage system in Blacksburg, Virginia. The letters in this collection are all about the sewage system in Blacksburg and most were sent to Dr. Walter Newman, President of Virginia Tech, and John Barringer, Mayor of Blacksburg. The other documents in this collection include committee reports, information on sewage projects, a water ordinance, and other documents relating to the sewage system in Blacksburg. Also, a petition made to the mayor, town council, and committee on streets asked that all construction be stopped in the area that the petitioners lived.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Blacksburg (Va.). Town Council
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Blacksburg Sewage 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

folder 1
"Report on Sewage Disposal V.P.I. and Town of Blacksburg, Va."
n. d.
folder 1
"Blacksburg and V.P.I. Sewage Disposal Problem"
1947
folder 1
"Further Sewage-Disposal Considerations"
n. d.
folder 1
Kessinger to Newman
n. d.
folder 1
Barringer to Newman
n. d.
folder 1
"Sewage Disposal Considerations"
1948-11
folder 1
"Call for an Election of the Town of Blacksburg, Virginia, to Vote on Bond Issue"
1948
folder 1
"Individual Sewer Projects"
n. d.
folder 1
Crumpacker to Barringer
1948-03-25
folder 1
Petition to stop construction on Water and Eheart Streets
n. d.
folder 1
Linkous to Town Council
1947-12-12
folder 1
Hatcher to Barringer
1947-11-25
folder 1
Plank to Water and Sewage Committee
1947-12-06
folder 1
Report of the Water, Streets, and Sewer Committee
1946-11-03
folder 1
Strickler to Kessinger
1948-03-05
folder 1
"Comparison Between Mark Time and Miller Meters"
n. d.
folder 1
Blacksburg Water Works Application for Permit
n. d.
folder 1
Blacksburg Water Ordinance
n. d.