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Alexander Lockhart Nelson Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0303
Scope and Contents The Alexander Lockhart Nelson Papers consist of materials related to Nelson’s life as mathematician at Washington and Lee University; Nelson, Guy, Matthews, Archer, and Rennick family genealogy; an address by Nelson on his teaching experience during Robert E. Lee's presidency of Washington College; some family and miscellaneous correspondences; and photographs. Included and, perhaps, the primary aspect of the collection is Nelson’s notebook used during his time as both student and professor...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1848 - 1902

Alexander White Pitzer Speech

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0223
Scope and Contents

This collection is a handwritten copy of a speech given by Alexander White Pitzer to the Synod of the Virginias at Charles Town, West Virginia in 1873 about the history of Washington and Lee University.

Dates: 1873

Campbell Family Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0393
Scope and Contents

Items in the collection include a scrapbook, a bound volume of the Ring-Tum Phi, a book of pressed leaves, Miller family birth records, photographs of Lexington and Campbell family members, newspapers, and personal letters.

Dates: Inclusive 1843-1950

Copy of Photograph Looking West from Washington and Lee University's Back Campus

Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0029
Scope and Contents

The image is copied from a photograph printed in the 1920 Washington and Lee yearbook, The Calyx. It includes the DeHart Hotel, the 'Mullberry Hill' residence, and the Spottswood Styles residence, now which is now Woods Creek Montessori School. The image predates Route 60 West. Though the photographer is not identified, it is likely Michael Miley.

Dates: 1920

Edward Miley Eustler Photographic Scrapbook

Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0008
Scope and Contents Edward M. Eustler's photographic scrapbook (1910-1911) documents Eustler's experience as a student at Washington and Lee University. Eustler, then of Greensboro, North Carolina, compiled his photographic scrapbook with approximately 350 photographs taken between 1910 and 1911. Subjects of the photographs include campus and dorm life, athletics, architecture, local landmarks and historic sights, fraternity and club initiations, the Lexington, Virginia downtown area, the Virginia Military...
Dates: 1910 - 1911

Frank Parsons Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0377

Irwin Taylor Sanders Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0253
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence from Sanders to his parents during his years as a student at Washington and Lee University (1925-1929), including accounts of a 1928 cross-country trip with a friend. There is also correspondence from Sanders to his parents during his residence at American College in Sofia, Bulgaria, and later correspondence to his wife from Yugoslavia and while at several academic institutions, including Princeton Theological Seminary, Cornell University, and the...
Dates: Inclusive 1925-1950

James S. Moffatt Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0390
Scope and Contents The James S. Moffatt, Jr. Papers consist of ten multi-page type-written letters from Washington and Lee University English professor James S. Moffatt, Jr. to his mother Jennie Grier Moffatt of Due West, South Carolina between 1941 and 1944. Two of the letters are undatet. Moffatt describes his day to day affairs as well as those of his wife, Leila Nance Moffatt, and his son Joseph N. Moffatt. Family members from Due West, South Carolina and Miami, Florida are also mentioned along with other...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: Inclusive 1941-1944

John White Brockenbrough Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0478
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two of John Brockenbrough's personal correspondences, a letter of resignation from Washington and Lee University, and a bank receipt from the Bank of Lexington. One of the personal correspondences contains information about military movements in Virginia during the American Civil War.

Dates: Inclusive 1863-1874; Majority of material found within Bulk 1863-1874

Milton J. Elliott, IV Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0388
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a videorecording made by digitizing an original 8 mm film, which is owned by Milton J. Elliott, III, who was a student at W&L during the 1956 Mock Convention. The video is in color and is silent. The footage of the 1956 Mock Convention runs about 8 minutes and is primarily of the parade. Sections of the video showing the convention floor and platform are brief and quite dark. There is also footage of a group of students picknicking at Goshen (about 3 minutes)....
Dates: 1950 - 1956

Photograph of the Graham House in Lexington, Virginia

Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0070
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a contemporary copy of c. 1885-1920 era photograph of the Graham House on the south end of the Washington and Lee University campus just behind the R. E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church. It is possible that this is an early view of the W&L's East Asian Language Center.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1885 - 1920

Postcard of Trestle and Covered Bridge on North River

Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0061
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a black and white postcard of the trestle and bridge on North River in Lexington, Virginia. The postcard is credited to Cyrus Hall McCormick Library, Washington and Lee.

Dates: 1978

Robert V. Ignico Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0410
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 'Bi-Centennial Issue of Lexington Gazzette Commemorating the Settlement of the Rockbridge Section of Virginia by the White Men, A Tribute To The Scotch-Irish Pioneers', several greeting cards from the school, a collection 19 early football photos, a copy of the Washington and Lee University Bulletin (Volume XLVII, Number 4), a portrait of Robert V. Ignico 1919 as a Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force, and a scrapbook.

Dates: Inclusive 1919-1970

Rockbridge Baths Hotel Ledger

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0272
Scope and Contents

This register contains names of guests who visited the Rockbridge Baths, Virginia hotel between June 1871 and May 1882. Among them were many prominent faculty members of Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute, as well as guests from the city of Lexington, Virginia.

Dates: Inclusive 1876-1882

Theodore C. (Ted) DeLaney, Jr. Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0525
Scope and Contents The Theodore C. (Ted) DeLaney, Jr. Collection is composed of materials from Dr. Ted DeLaney’s personal and professional life including genealogy and personal history; historical research, correspondences, and papers as historian and professor at Washington and Lee University. The collection is arranged in three series. Of note are Dr. Delaney's research on school desegregation in Lexington, Virginia and in Southwest Virginia and a series of video interviews with Dr. DeLaney completed in...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: Majority of material found within 1940 - 2020

"To the People of Rockbridge" Broadside

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0311
Scope and Contents This broadside by the Valley Railroad titled 'To the People of Rockbridge' outlines funding for the railroad to be built through the county. It asks the people of Rockbridge to help finance the railroad by buying stock in it. It makes the argument that the county's prosperity depends on the railroad. It says students at Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute should no longer be expected to walk through the mire to travel to and from their families and that the...
Dates: 1871

Tucker Family Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0024
Scope and Contents

This collection includes items of John Randolph Tucker (1823-1897) and Henry St. George Tucker (1853-1932) including 18 letters, 16 of which are to J.R. Tucker, legal lecture notebooks, 54 printed speeches in Congress and before other organizations by both father and son, obituaries, in memoriams and miscellaneous items. Correspondents include Thomas Mann Randolph and George Washington.

Dates: Inclusive 1794-1934

William Poindexter Moore, Jr. Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0026
Scope and Contents This collection contains 20 letters dated 1791-1913. A letter by John Bowyer Brockenbrough written during the American Civil War details living conditions, foraging expeditions, and the Battle of Fredericksburg. A later letter discuss activities held at Washington and Lee University honoring his father John Brockenbrough. Other highlights include letters to and from Andrew Moore, a typescript of a personal reminiscence on the American Civil War General Samuel McDowell Moore, a copy of the...
Dates: Inclusive 1791-1913

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