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WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections

 Collection Type
Identifier: WLU Coll

Found in 636 Collections and/or Records:

Douglas Southall Freeman Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0368
Scope and Contents

This collection contains typed letters dated July 14, 1934 and July 25, 1936 to Miss Helen Webster of Sunnyside, Lexington, Virginia.

Dates: Inclusive 1934-1936

Roger Mudd Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0369
Scope and Contents Includes graded papers, clippings, and correspondence with Washington and Lee University professors during Mudd's college years. Also includes speeches given for commencements, press/broadcasting associations, emcee roles, and acceptance of awards and honors. Includes correspondence with J. Stewart Bryan III, John Updike, Sandra Day O'Connor, Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather. Includes scripts from Mudd's years at the Richmond News Leader, CBS radio and television, NBC, PBS, and THC (History...
Dates: Inclusive 1948-2005; Majority of material found within Bulk 1953-2004

Kenneth Youel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0339
Scope and Contents

This genealogical collection of the Youel family of Virginia, originally from Scotland, includes the notebooks of Naomi Mae Youel Nielsen, the family genealogist.

Dates: Inclusive 1939-1984

American Shakespeare Center Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0371
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 65 Shakespeare plays, additional plays by George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde and Moliè€re; 12 Beta videotapes and audiocassettes; 26 cast scrapbooks with photographs; correspondence between Ralph Cohen and James Warren, founders of American Shakespeare Center, Hank Dobin, Washington and Lee University Dean (2005-2012), and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Shakespeare Center.

Dates: Inclusive 1987- ongoing; Majority of material found within Bulk 1987-1995

Alexander Sterrett Paxton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0372
Scope and Contents This collection consiste of Alexander Sterrett Paxton's journals in six volumes (484 p.)during the American Civil War. They cover his service as a member of the 4th Virginia Infantry of the Stonewall Brigade, including his role as a Commissary Sergeant of the regiment. Journal entries explore the war experiences of a Confederate foot soldier and include: his insights into motives for war; observations and descriptions of ranking officers, fellow soldiers, friends and family; detailed...
Dates: Inclusive 1858-1959; Majority of material found within Bulk 1861-1865

Royster Lyle Jr. manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0374
Scope and Contents

This hand written and illustrated notebook of short stories (The Screech Owl Story, The Sparrow Hawk New Home, The Baby Wren Queen Home, and The Hummingbird New Home on a Farm) was written by Lyle when he was twelve years old. It was a gift to his grandmother on December 25, 1945.

Dates: 1945-12-25

Frank Parsons papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0377
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1891 - 1999

G. William Whitehurst Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0378
Scope and Contents The General Files contain various letters and other materials sent to Whitehurst by constituents and associates and typically include his reply. The subjects dealt with in these files cover the general comments pertaining to local and national matters of interest as well as current legislative issues and Republican Party business. Among the notable issues included in the General Files are files of correspondence covering the Watergate scandal, the Vietnam War, and the oil crises of the...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: [1925]-1987

Lawrence Wynn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0379
Scope and Contents

This collection contains typed scripts of Larry Wynn's creative works, sheet music and recordings of his compositions, correspondence and legal documents about his music contracts, royalties, and copyrights. In addition, the collection holds poetry and written works by his wife, Evelyn Dawson Wynn.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1929 - 1999

Polly and Charles Turner Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0381

George Ray Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0382

McFarland Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0384

Annette John Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0385

Ben Benson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0386
Scope and Contents

The Ben Benson Collection includes original portrait art of presidents and first ladies by Ben Benson, various formats of printed presidential iconography and related presidential and U.S. political memorabilia from George Washington to Barack Obama.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: Inclusive 1789-2012

O.W. Riegel Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0387
Scope and Contents Highlights of this collection include material concerning the Washington and Lee Journalism Department, including course material, student papers, and lecture notes. Supplementing this course material are published materials on the history of film, 20th century war propaganda, the Nazification of Germany, Paris in the 1920's and the "Lost Generation." There also includes wide selections of personal research materials for projects such as Riegel's books Mobilizing for Chaos and Crown of...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1900 - 1992

David C. Irwin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0270
Scope and Contents

This collection contains three ledgers: Leonidas Willson Irwin's spiritual diary, 1887-1937; D.C. Irwin's pastor's register, 1869-c.1881; D.C. Irwin's account book, 1895-96.

Dates: Inclusive 1869-1937; Majority of material found within Bulk 1887-1937

Dale Cornelius Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0260
Scope and Contents

These papers include five binders containing copies of Cornelius' poems, plays, musical compositions, and paintings.

Dates: Inclusive 1982-2001

Edward Virginius Valentine Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0300
Scope and Contents

This typescript signed letter from Edward Virginius Valentine to Mrs. R. L. Walton on November 28, 1922 concerns the personal contacts he had with Robert E. Lee and sculptures he made, including the recumbent statue of Lee in Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University.

Dates: 1922

Matthew Thompson McClure Typescripts

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0304
Scope and Contents

This collection includes unpublished typescripts of two books by McClure, Philosophy in Hellenistic Athens and Philosophy and Youth. It also contains several typescript essays and addresses.

Dates: 1900

Washington College Bond Certificate

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0347
Scope and Contents

This bond certificate dated August 1869 in the amount of $250 is made out to Madison H. Effinger of Rockbridge County, Virginia, for the endowment of Washington College. The certificate is signed by J. M. Leech, University Treasurer, and John W. Brockenbrough, University Rector.

Dates: 1869-08

Mortimer Norton Wisdom Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0308
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of copies of letters written by Mortimer Norton Wisdom, to his mother when he was a law student at Washington and Lee University from 1872-1873. There are also copies of exams given by John Randolph Tucker in 1873 and copies of speeches given by Wisdom in 1872.

Dates: Inclusive 1872-1873

Dick Sessoms Theatrical Publication Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0412
Scope and Contents

This collection contains playbills, issues of The Dramatist, and other theatrical and ballet ephemera.

Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined

Thomas H. Carter papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0004
Scope and Contents This collection includes primarily correspondence written to Carter, though there are some letters written by him. The majority of the correspondence concern Shenandoah and Spearhead publications. Correspondents include Washington and Lee faculty James Boatwright, Marshall Fishwick, Fitzgerald Flournoy, and James Leyburn. There are numerous letters from leading contemporary literary figures, such as Ezra Pound, William Faulkner, E. E....
Dates: 1948-1968

General Drug Store Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0415
Scope and Contents

This ledger from the General Drug Store in Huntsville, West Virginia was recorded during the 1840s.

Dates: 1840

L. B. F. Association Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0416
Scope and Contents

This ledger from the L. B. F. Association, which we believe stands for Lexington Business Foundation, covers the timespan from 1854-1862. It is very detailed about individual transactions.

Dates: Inclusive 1854-1862