A Register of the Walter Reade Hardin Jr. Collection 1934-1952 Hardin, Walter Reade Jr. Collection, 1934-1952 Ms2003-027

A Register of the Walter Reade Hardin Jr. Collection 1934-1952

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2003-027


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Processed by: John M. Jackson, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Collection number
Ms2003-027
Title
Walter Reade Hardin Jr. Collection 1934-1952
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.1 cu. ft.
Collector
Donor
Language
English
Abstract
Materials collected by a Virginia Tech cadet and band member during his college years. Includes mementos, photographs and newspaper clippings.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Walter Reade Hardin Jr. Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Walter Reade Hardin Jr. Collection, Ms2003-027 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Acquisition Information

The Walter Reade Hardin Jr. Collection was donated to the Special Collections in 1985. Donated together with the papers of Fields M. Young--Hardin's grandfather--these materials were separated during the processing of the Young Papers and assigned a separate manuscript number.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Walter Reade Hardin Collection commenced and was completed in December 2003.

Biographical/Historical Information

Walter Reade Hardin Jr., Virginia Tech graduate and U. S. Army veteran, was born on February 20, 1917. The son of Walter Reade and Mattie Young Hardin, he attended Virginia Tech as a cadet majoring in business administration. A member of the band, as well as the Bachelor, Cotillion and Roanoke clubs, Hardin graduated in 1941. During World War II, he served as a captain in the U. S. Army. In 1952, he married Mary McIntosh Holland. Hardin died on July 17, 1985 and is buried in the Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Eastville, Virginia.

Scope and Content Information

This collection contains materials collected by Virginia Tech student and band member Walter Reade Hardin Jr. Apparently removed from a scrapbook, the collection contains a number of mementos associated with Virginia Tech social affairs (including dances and concerts); various photos of cadet and band groups, classmates, and events surrounding the 1938 homecoming football game with the University of Virginia; and a small assortment of newspaper clippings.

Arrangement

Arranged by document type, then chronologically.

Contents List

Mementos. 1, Folder
Photographs. 1, Folder
Newspaper clippings. 1, Folder