A Guide to the Warren H. Manning Papers, 1925-1928 Manning, Warren H., Papers Ms1962-007

A Guide to the Warren H. Manning Papers, 1925-1928

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1962-007


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Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Warren H. Manning Papers, 1925-1928
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Manning, Warren H. (Warren Henry), 1860-1938
This collection contains papers that document the involvement of Warren H. Manning in the beautification of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute campus and nearby buildings.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Warren H. Manning Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Warren H. Manning Papers, Ms1962-007, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

This collection was acquired by Newman Library prior to 1962.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Warren H. Manning was completed completed prior to January 2011. Additional description was completed in January 2011.


Warren H. Manning was a well known Massachusetts landscape designer. He was a promoter of National Parks.

Scope and Content

This collection includes two of Manning's initial assessments of the Old Black Homestead and the Preston Cemetery on the Virginia Polytechnic Institute campus. Drawings of the Old Black Homestead are also present in this collection. There is also a copied Roanoke Times article, from May 2, 1928, describing the involvement of Warren H. Manning the landscape design of the school's campus. Lastly, there are copies of letters that Manning sent to Virginia Governor E. Lee Trinkle and to Virginia Tech President Julian Burruss, on the project at Virginia Tech.


Materials in this collection are arranged in chronological order. Undated materials are at the beginning.

Index Terms


  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Manning, Warren H. (Warren Henry), 1860-1938

Contents List

Folder 1
Papers, 1925-1928