A Guide to the Warren Strother Collection, 1964-1992 Strother, Warren, Collection Ms2004-005

A Guide to the Warren Strother Collection, 1964-1992

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2004-005


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2004-005
Title
Warren Strother Collection, 1964-1992
Physical Characteristics
11.5 cu. ft. 23 boxes
Creator
Strother, Warren, d.2006
Language
English
Abstract
Collection contains official correspondence between Dr. T. Marshall Hahn and various Virginia Polytechnic Institute departments, 319 oral history interviews on cassette tapes, and 48 transcribed interviews. These materials focus on Dr. Hahn’s administration of VPI and were used to create a book entitled From VPI to State University: President T. Marshall Hahn, Jr. and the Transformation of Virginia Tech, 1962-1974 written by Warren Strother and Peter Wallenstein.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research with the exception of tapes and transcripts that do not have signed release forms. Restricted tapes and transcripts include interviews with Willis Anderson, Ken Baker, Bush Bannister, Harold Baumes, Jimmy Beck, Wilson Bell, Fitzgerald Bemiss, Joseph Blackburn, Wrren Brandt, J. Gordon Brown, Cliff Cutchins, James Dean, Edward Evans, T. Marshall and Peggy Hahn, Martha Harder, Albertis Harrison, William Harrison, Bob Heterick, David Hill, George Litton, Leslie Malpass, Mac McEver, Bill Matthews, Bob Pamplin, Bill Parkerson, Bob Paterson, Bob Pusey, Roy Smith, Paul Torgersen, Jim Tucker, Wendell Wisend, Bob Willey, Coyt Wilson, and Charlie Yates

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Warren Strother Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Warren Strother Collection, Ms2004-005, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Warren Strother Collection was donated to Special Collections in 2004.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Warren Strother Collection commenced in November 2004 and was completed in December 2004.

Biographical Note

In 1964, Warren H. Strother was hired as Virginia Tech's Director of Public Relations, which included supervising The Techgram, a student newspaper. Before this, Mr. Strother worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, a newspaper in Richmond, Virginia. In 1965, Strother was named Director of the Division of Information Services at Virginia Tech. Before his retirement in 1974, Strother also served as the faculty advisor for WUVT, a student radio station at Virginia Tech. He died in 2006.

Scope and Content

The collection contains materials generated from 1964 to 1994 and is organized into three series. The first series spans from 1964-1974 and consists of official correspondence from Dr. Hahn's administration. These materials include information regarding students' academic progress, organizations, and unrest during the Vietnam War; faculty activities, Board of Visitors meetings; Virginia Polytechnic Institute's legal name change to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; budgetary and funding information; various academic departments; and Radford College.

The materials in the second series covers 1988-1994 and consists of transcribed interviews with Willis Anderson, Ken Baker, Bush Bannister, Charles Burchard, Harold Baumes, Jimmy Beck, Wilson Bell, Fitzgerald Bemiss, Joseph Blackburn, Warren Brandt, J. Gordon Brown, Tom Cook, Cliff Cutchins, James Dean, Edward Evans, Charlie Engel, Charlie Gordon, T. Marshall Hahn, Peggy Hahn, Dana Hamel, Martha Harder, Albertis Harrison, Jr., William Harrison, Bob Heterick, David Hill, George Litton, Leslie Malpass, Mac McEver, Bill Mitchell, Ed and Peggy Moore, Bob Pamplin, Bill Parkerson, Bob Paterson, Bob Pusey, Randall Robertson, Bill Skelton, Roy Smith, Paul Torgersen, Jim Tucker, Wendell Wisend, Coyt Wilson, and Charlie Yates.

The third series also covers 1988-1994 and consists of recorded interviews on cassette tapes with Carl Allen, Willis Anderson, Lee Arp, Charlie Aull, Ken Baker, Bush Bannister, Jack Bates, Harold Baumes, Jimmy Beck, Wilson Bell, Fitzgerald Bemiss, Joseph Blackburn, Neil Boyd, Warren Brandt, J. Gordon Brown, Charles Burchard, Mel Carico, Ron Carrier, Catherine Cassell, Bill Cato, Frank Clement, Tom Cook, Weldon Cooper, Al Crawford, Cliff Cutchins, Gordon Davies, James Dean, Charlie Engel, Edward Evans, Bill Flowers, Dick Gillis, Tom Gilmer, Governor Goodwin, Charlie Gordon, George Gray, Jim Grayson, T. Marshall Hahn, Peggy Hahn, Dana Hamel, Guy Hammond, Jack Hancock, Martha Harder, Laura Jane Harper, Albertis Harrison, Jr., William Harrison, Boyd Harshbarger, William Havard, Sandy Hawthorne, David Henderson, Karl Hereford, Bob Heterick, David Hill, Dick Holmquiest, Guy Hommono, Bill Hopkins, John Hosner, J. Jones, Chuck Kennedy, Stan Kingma, Lyle Kinnear, Wybe Kroontje, L. Kuhn, W. Lavery, George Long, Carter Lowance, Wally Lowry, Leslie Malpass, Esther Martin, Jim Martin, Howard Massey, Bill Matthews, Mac McEver, Bill McFarlane, Dan Michelson, Wayne Michie, Bill Mitchell, Les Molfron, Jim Montgomery, Ed and Peggy Moore, Mark Musick, Jim Nichols, Mark Oliver, Phil Oliver, Bob Pamplin, William Parkerson, Pat Paschall, Bob Paterson, Dan Pletta, Howard Price, Bob Pusey, Sol Rawles, Tom Rice, Bud Robertson, Randall Robertson, Andy Robeson, John Rocovich, David Ross, Buddy Russell, Rusty Ryland, Lon Savage, Charles Schiffert, Edger Shannon, Bill Skelton, Roy Smith, ray Smoot, Wilson Snipes, Bill Sterrett, Dick Talbot, Paul Torgersen, Jim Tucker, Wendell Weisend, Bill White, Jim Wiggert, Jane Wilhelm, Erwin Will, BobWilley, Coyt Wilson, Wyatt Wilson, and Charlie Yates.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically in the following series: Series 1 consists of subject folders and includes mainly correspondence from 1964-1974.

Series 2 contains transcripts of the interview cassette tapes. These interviews were conducted between 1988 and 1992.

Series 3 consists of interview cassette tapes.

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Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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Contents List

Series I: Subject Files.
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Series II: Interview Transcripts.
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Series III: Interview Cassette Tapes.
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