A Guide to the Virginia Tech Alumni Association Alumni Cards, 1875-1970 Virginia Tech Alumni Association Alumni Cards RG 29e

A Guide to the Virginia Tech Alumni Association Alumni Cards, 1875-1970

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number RG 29e


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2019 ( CC0 1.0 )

Processed by: Laurel Rozema, Archivist, Caroline Harvey, Student Worker, and AnnRea Fowler, Student Worker, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
RG 29e
Title
Virginia Tech Alumni Association Alumni Cards, 1875-1970
Physical Characteristics
18.19 Cubic Feet 93 boxes
Creator
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Alumni Association
Language
English
Abstract
The Virginia Tech Alumni Association Cards, RG 29e, contains cards and rosters about Virginia Tech alumni from 1875 thru 1970. Items include a variety of biographical data, such as names, graduation years, degree program, addresses, names of spouses and children, military service, and more. Series are based on format and arrangement, and individuals may be identified in one or more series.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Virginia Tech Alumni Association Alumni Cards must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Virginia Tech Alumni Association Alumni Cards, RG 29e, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

This collection was transferred to Special Collections in 2016.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association Alumni Cards was completed in July 2019.

Administrative Note

On August 11, 1875, Virginia Tech's first Alumni Association was formed by the twelve members of the first graduating class. In 1891, the Association was reorganized, under a new constitution, and began publishing an Alumni Register. The Association was incorporated on June 23, 1924. In 1964, new bylaws were adopted and the Association became more closely linked with the University. At the same time, the title of Alumni Secretary was changed to Director of Alumni Affairs, then to Executive Director in 1972, and then to Executive Vice-President in 1980. In 1990, the Alumni Association became an official part of the University, associated with the Office of Alumni Relations. The Office for Alumni Relations merged with the offices of University Development and University Relations into the Advancement Division [RG 21] in July 2015.

Scope and Content

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association Cards, RG 29e, contains cards and rosters about Virginia Tech alumni from 1875 thru 1970. Items include a variety of biographical data, such as names, graduation years, degree program, addresses, names of spouses and children, military service, and more. Series are based on format and arrangement, and individuals may be identified in one or more series.

Series I contains alumni cards arranged alphabetically by surname, Series II arranged chronologically by graduation year ( N.B. no cards exist for graduation year 1934), and Series III arranged by college and degree program.

Series IV: Assorted Alumni Cards and Forms contains a set of Alumni Registration Cards (possibly gathered from a specific event) that are not in any order and describe alumni from various graduation years and degree programs. There are also blank forms to collect alumni biographical data.

The fifth and final series includes Corps of Cadets Rosters from the 1950s and 1960s, arranged chronologically by session year. The rosters include each student's name, class (sophomore, senior, etc.), military rank (Colonel, Major, etc.), whether a person is part of a specific staff (Regimental Staff, Second Battalion Staff, etc.), dormitory or barracks and room number, degree program, ROTC unit, and phone number.

Arrangement

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association Alumni Cards, RG 29e, is arranged into five series:

Series I: Alumni Cards by Surname
Series II: Alumni Cards by Graduation Year
Series III: Alumni Cards by College and Degree Program
Series IV: Assorted Alumni Cards and Forms
Series V: Corps of Cadets Rosters

Related Material

V.P.I. Alumni Association World War II Alumni Cards, c. 1939-1959, RG 29d

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Contents List

Series I: Alumni Cards by Surname
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Series II: Alumni Cards by Graduation Year
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Series III: Alumni Cards by College and Degree Program
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Series IV: Assorted Alumni Cards and Forms
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Series V: Corps of Cadets Rosters
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