WLU Coll. Manuscript Collections
Found in 626 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of correspondence from Frank M. Cockrell during his time as a student at Washington and Lee to his mother and his brother, Alexander. He writes about his classes and examinations, health, and the weather. Included are report cards, proficiency certificates, and his diploma from Washington and Lee University.
Description of the march up the Valley of Virginia, the burning of VMI, taking trophies in Lexington, and the march to Lynchburg.
Includes membership records, officers' reports, business papers, subscription library records, minutes of the Society's meetings and debates. Includes receipts and letters expressing pleasure at being honored by the society. Receipt dated December 2, 1841 from Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson while he was a Virginia constable, which was later given to the Franklin Society.
Early newspapers, printed materials, manuscripts, class notes, correspondence, cartoons, pamphlets, incunables, etc.
This collection includes Washington and Lee University-related photographs, documents, and mementos from McWane's days as a student and member of Omicron Delta Kappa, as well as a citation for his later work with the Virginia State Ports Authority.
The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and approximately 50 humorous photos from five plays(Iolanthe, H.M.S. Pinafore, Pirates of Penzance, Mikado, and Patience) put on by FROGS. It also includes programs as well as script and casting information used by the individuals putting on the plays.
Two original pen and ink cartoons drawn by W&L University alumnus Gary Apgar. The cartoons pertain to the mystery of the 1967 disappearance of the W&L mace - a ceremonial staff carried in academic processions. One of the cartoons was published in the April 18, 1967 edition of the student newspaper, Ring Tum Phi with Biology professor Dr. James Holt Starling, University Marshall, depicted as well. The mace was soon recovered.
This collection consist of three DVD copies and a digital file of the 1951 Gator Bowl in which the Washington and Lee University men's football team played the University of Wyoming men's football team. One of the films is silent. Two copies and the digital file have added play-by-play commentary by Washington and Lee alumnus Doug Chase that was recorded in 2013 as well as an interview with Washington and Lee University football player Don Ferguson.
This ledger from the General Drug Store in Huntsville, West Virginia was recorded during the 1840s.
This collection contains 12 pieces of correspondence from various sources to George B. Larrick, a Lexington, Virginia merchant.
This is a collection of typescript letters to Revercomb's friend Sarah Wallace during the American Civil War from the battlefields and camps in Gordonsville, Manassas, Winchester, Harrisonburg, and including the Battle of the Wilderness.
This collection contains correspondence concerning Chamberlain's work on several Washington and Lee University committees from 1904-1908, including committee work on a chapter house for Phi Kappa Psi and on the new Carnegie library. It also includes his two notebooks from law courses (1875-1876) taught by John Randolph Tucker. Lastly, there is an 1874 photograph of Chamberlain and two fraternity brothers, G. M. Effinger, Class of 1874, and Floyd Farrar, Class of 1875.
This collection contains correspondence written while Hancock was in Philadelphia as a representative of Virginia in the 3rd and 4th U.S. Congresses. The letter of Dec. 15, 1793, describes his living conditions and comments on the Algerian capture of American vessels; that of March 25, 1796, gives instructions to his overseer in Botetourt County, Va.
This collection consists of a letter from Foster to his former student, Harrison B. Kinney, around 1950 describing his brief tenure as a writer for the Disney studio, including the workings of the studio and the personality and leadership of Walt Disney.
This collection contains a typed copy of a speech given in 1911, by George H. Denny, President of Washington and Lee University, as he departed for the University of Alabama as well as a photocopy of the speech in shorthand form, taken by Harry E. Meek, Washington and Lee University, Class of 1915.
This autographed letter signed by George Junkin, dated January 11, 1848, was written to Francis McFarland. Junkin writes about the current unrest on Washington College's campus among faculty and students related to the future of the institution's religious affiliation. He mentions that he previously wrote McFarland inquiring about the history of Liberty Hall Academy and Washington College but had not yet received a reply.
This collection contains three letters written by George Philip Harding from the Nevada Territory. They mention his travels throughout the country, the raids of the CSS Alabama, his personal feelings about the American Civil War, and the American Indian attacks on mail companies and the subsequent takeover by a new company with U.S. Troop protection, likely the Paiute War.