WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections
Found in 626 Collections and/or Records:
This collection contains a Washington and Lee banner that David Low, a Washington and Lee alumnus, took with him aboard the U.S. Space Shuttle, Endeavour for 9 days, 23 hours, and 45 minutes. There is also a framed photographic print of the Atlantis space shuttle that Low presented to W&L President James Delane Wilson. Low autographed the photograph's mat.
This a a collection of diaries of William Couch Davis, Jr., and his wife, Mary Anderson Davis, including accounts of William's jobs in France (1917-19), Cuba, Savannah, and Norfolk. They include many details about the Davis family of West Point, Virginia. One of Mary's diaries covers their first married year (1924-25) in Cuba and others cover their trips (1935-1959) out west in Canada and to Central America and Europe.
Includes poll tax lists and letters to local party leaders from national Democratic figures, such as Harry Byrd and Harry Flood
This broadside from the Department of Law and Equity is dated August 1, 1870. It was published in Lexington, Virginia.
This collection contains playbills, issues of The Dramatist, and other theatrical and ballet ephemera.
This collection contains ledgers, time books, check books, and other papers relating to the People's Bank of Buena Vista, Virginia and Dickinson Firebrick Company of Buena Vista, Virginia.
This collection consists of papers showing that Ms. Thompson was seeking the approval of a few people to use their names on a petition to Senator Alben Barkley to protest filibuster tactics in order to allow the lend-lease bill to be passed.
Secondary sources compiled by historian Doug Macleod on the history of Virginia canals and river navigation with a focus on the James River from Lynchburg, Va. and west. The collection includes three binders compiled of early newspaper article scans mentioning canal development. Also included are eight 20th century magazines related to or including information on canal history.
This collection contains typed letters dated July 14, 1934 and July 25, 1936 to Miss Helen Webster of Sunnyside, Lexington, Virginia.
This collection consists of seven chapters of an original manuscript by Dr. Freeman titled R. E. Lee.
This collection contains two invitations to Balls at the Natural Bridge and an 1841 invitation from the Society of Cadets at Virginia Military Institute to attend the celebration of their entrance into their new hall. They are addressed to Nancy and Frances Douglass of Fancy Hill, Rockbridge County, Virginia.
This collection includes 67 items collected by Dr. Sidney Isenberg, a member of the Class of 1942, Washington and Lee University, from his friendship with Carson McCullers, including letters to him from McCullers, from other people about her, an inscribed poem, and memorabilia.
This collection includes three booklets entitled: International conciliation, dated January 1936; After defense - what?, dated 1941; and Dollars for democracy, not dated. There is also a ten-page story entitled 'The committee to defend America by aiding the Allies'. Additionally, there are various letters and telegrams.
This collection includes correspondence concerning Campbell's negotations (1824-1825) as commissioner to the Creek Indians; a transcript of the proceedings and subsequent treaty of agreement relating to the removal of the Indians to points west of the Mississippi River; land deed of Archibald Campbell (d. 1820); and Campbell family genealogy.
This is a collection of research materials on Burning Spring/Ebbing Spring Church in Glade Springs, VA gathered by E. D. Heppert.
This collection consists of two letters written by Washington and Lee University student E. Dean Finney to his mother on December 8 and 11, 1941. He writes about the bombings at Pearl Harbor and how he expects many students will enlist in the military soon.
This collection consists of receipts pertaining to the purchase of slaves. $87.50 paid for a slave named Charity (June 18, 1847); $600.00 paid for 16-yr. old Agnes (March 1, 1850); $500.00 paid for 13-yr. old Alfred (June 8, 1850); $700.00 paid for 17-yr. old Billy (April 29, 1852); and $890.00 paid for 19-yr. old Caroline (August 7, 1852).
This collection of correspondence relating to business also includes business receipts. Specific places mentioned in the correspondence include Saltville, Virginia and Lawrenceville, Georgia.
This collection consists of an autographed notebook by E. W. Randall containing an essay on friendship and poems.
The collection consists of various papers related to Earl L. Valentine, Sr., an alumnus of Washington and Lee University's law school and later a local lawyer. The papers include various correspondences, genealogical material, assorted photographs, miscellaneous programs and announcements, and material concerning Valentine's wife, Lucille Wilson.