Haskell-Speer, Jean Papers A Guide to the Jean Haskell-Speer Papers Ms.2011.109

A Guide to the Jean Haskell-Speer Papers Ms.2011.109


Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Business Number: 540-231-6308
URL: http://spec.lib.vt.edu

Andrea Ledesma, Student Assistant, and Kira Dietz, Archivist

Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Jean Haskell-Speer Papers 1782-1995 1983-1993
2.8 Cubic Feet, 2 boxes
Haskell-Speer, Jean
English .
The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Virginia Tech associate Jean Haskell-Speer.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Jean Haskell-Speer Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Jean Haskell-Speer Papers, Ms2011-109, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Virginia Tech, Special Collections acquired the Jean Haskell-Speer Papers in 2006.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Jean Haskell-Speer Papers was completed in December 2011.


Jean Haskell-Speer worked with Virginia Tech as an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Humanities. She received a B.A. from Memphis State in 1969 and a M.A. from the same institution in 1970. In 1978 she received her Ph. D. from Texas. In 1992, Dr. Haskell-Speer partnered with Dr. Elizabeth Fine, and they established the Appalachain Studies Program at Virginia Tech.

Scope and Content

The collection contains papers relating to the career of Jean Haskell-Speer and her work with Patrick and Floyd County; the James River Canal Lock; Johnson Farm; Catawba and Roanoke Valley; Wintgreen; the Kelley School; and Blue Ridge Parkway. Materials range from 1782-1995 and are of diverse form. Photocopies of primary and secondary sources, original drafts, photographs, newspaper clippings, and publications can all be found within the collection.


The collection has been arranged in various subject files organized alphabetically by subject matter and material type.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Faculty and staff
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • University Archives

Container List

box-folder 1 folder: 1
A & S Advising I
box-folder 1 folder: 2
A & S Advising II
box-folder 1 folder: 3
A & S Advising
box-folder 1 folder: 4
Architecture--Roanoke/Catawba Valley
box-folder 1 folder: 5
box-folder 1 folder: 6
Blue Ridge Parkway Historic Study
box-folder 1 folder: 7
box-folder 1 folder: 8
Brown Family
box-folder 1 folder: 9
BRP Milepost
box-folder 1 folder: 10
BRP Warestove/Johnson Farms I
box-folder 1 folder: 11
BRP Warestove/Johnson Farms II
box-folder 1 folder: 12
Canal History--Life & Articles I
box-folder 1 folder: 13
Canal History--Life & Articles II
box-folder 1 folder: 14
Canal History--Life & Articles III
box-folder 1 folder: 15
Canal History--Life & Articles IV
box-folder 1 folder: 16
Canal History--Life & Articles V
box-folder 1 folder: 17
Canal Locks/Wintergreen BRP
box-folder 1 folder: 18
Catawba/Roanoke Valley Project
box-folder 1 folder: 19
Cockram's Store
box-folder 1 folder: 20
Eakin Family
box-folder 1 folder: 21
Field Study I
box-folder 1 folder: 22
Field Study II
box-folder 1 folder: 23
Floyd County & Census Ephemera
box-folder 1 folder: 24
Gazetteers/Business Directories
box-folder 1 folder: 25
Gee, Wilson--Some of the Best Thing in Rural Va. (1912)
box-folder 1 folder: 26
Historical Inventories
box-folder 1 folder: 27
Kegley, Mary B. Tax List of Montgomery Co., Va 1782
box-folder 1 folder: 28
Luster's Gate/Roanoke Valley News
box-folder 1 folder: 29
Maps--Roanoke/Catawba Valley
box-folder 1 folder: 30
McDonald's Mill
box-folder 1 folder: 31
Montgomery County History
box-folder 2 folder: 1
Notes & Drafts
box-folder 2 folder: 2
NRV Preservation League I
box-folder 2 folder: 3
NRV Preservation League II
box-folder 2 folder: 4
Olen Gardner
box-folder 2 folder: 5
Palmer Background
box-folder 2 folder: 6
Palmer Exhibit
box-folder 2 folder: 7
Photocopies I
box-folder 2 folder: 8
Photocopies II
box-folder 2 folder: 9
Photocopies III
box-folder 2 folder: 10
box-folder 2 folder: 11
Photography Research I
box-folder 2 folder: 12
Photography Research II
box-folder 2 folder: 13
Wintergreen Research I
box-folder 2 folder: 14
Wintergreen Research II