A Guide to the Robert G. Moore Photo Album, 1918-1922 Moore, Robert G. Photo Album Ms1992-051

A Guide to the Robert G. Moore Photo Album, 1918-1922

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1992-051


Special Collections, Virginia Tech

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Processed by: Hannah Bochain, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Robert G. Moore Photo Album, 1918-1922
Physical Charactersitics
0.4 cu. ft. 1 box
Moore, Robert G., 1898-1927
The collection contains a student handbook, newspaper articles, and a photo album of scenes on the VPI campus from 1918-1919, many of which are clearly identified. The collection was compiled by Robert G. Moore, a VPI graduate of 1922.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Robert G. Moore Photo Album must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Robert G. Moore Photo Album, Ms1992-051, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Robert G. Moore Photo Album was purchased by Special Collections in 1992.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Robert G. Moore Photo Album was completed in September 2013.

Biographical Note

Robert G. Moore was the son of Mary E. Moore. He was born about 1898 in Washington, D.C where his father worked for the U.S. Treasury Department. He moved to Roanoke with his mother following the death of his father, and there attended high school. Moore attended VPI where he graduated with honors in Civil Engineering and became a 2nd Lieutenant. In 1925, Moore drowned near Washington, D.C. at the age of 27.

Scope and Content

Robert G. Moore was a VPI graduate of 1922 in Civil Engineering. The collection contains a photo album compiled by Moore of scenes on the VPI campus from 1918-1919. Many of the pictures are clearly identified. Also included are Moore's student handbook, newspaper articles regarding the Corps of Cadets, drawings for engineering, and a photocopy of his obituary.


The collection is arranged into two folders. Folder 1 contains the student handbook, photocopied newspaper articles concerning VPI as well as Moore's obituary, and engineering drawings belonging to Moore. Folder 2 consists of the photo album.

Index Terms


  • University Archives
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Photographs

Contents List

Box-folder 1-1
Student Handbook, Newspaper Articles, and Engineering Drawings
Box-folder 1-2
Photo Album, 1918-1919