A Guide to the J. Preston Newman Papers, 1910-1975, n.d. Newman, J. Preston Papers Ms1982-016

A Guide to the J. Preston Newman Papers, 1910-1975, n.d.

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1982-016


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Collection Number
J. Preston Newman Papers, 1910-1975, n.d.
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Newman, J. Preston
The collection includes four poems (1935-1938, n.d.), as well as papers relating to Ralph Minthorne Brown, a librarian at Virginia Tech.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from J. Preston Newman Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: J. Preston Newman Papers, Ms1982-016, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The J. Preston Newman Papers collection was acquired prior to 1982.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the J. Preston Newman Papers was completed in 1982. Additional information was completed in April 2011.

Biographical Note

James Preston Newman was a student at VPI in the 1930s. He received his B.A. in 1935 and later received his M.S. in 1937. He taught English at VPI from 1935 to 1979.

Scope and Content

The collection includes four poems (1935-1938, n.d.). The collection also contains papers relating to Ralph Minthorne Brown, a librarian at Virginia Tech, including four publications by Brown autographed to Newman; a letter (1975) to Newman from P. H. McGauley (Virginia Tech faculty, 1927-1928, 1950-1951) giving a profile of Brown; three radio talks by Brown on "The Joy of Walking," "Prairies," and "Sunrises," and a booklet of verses by Brown. 

Index Terms


  • Faculty
  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Contents List

Folder 1
Papers, 1910-1975, n.d.