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An interior view of Washington and Lee University's Lewis Brooks Museum

Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0189
Scope and Contents An original photograph of the interior of Washington and Lee University's Lewis Brooks Museum of Natural History which was located in Chavis Hall (formerly Robinson Hall) on WLU's front campus. The museum was funded by donor Lewis Brooks of New York and the artifacts, which included prehisotric bones, flora and fauna from the pre-hisotric eras and geological specimens. The collection was compiled and arranged by professor Henry A. Ward of Rochester, New York. The museum space was open from...
Dates: 1905 - 1920

Ben Sherman Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0623
Content Description The collection consists of materials preserved by former WLU student Ben Sherman (Class of 1975) related to his student years with a focus on the 1972 Washington and Lee University Mock Democratic Convention. Ben Sherman participated in the 1972 Mock Convention as the floor leader for candidate Hubert Humphrey. Items include an autographed copy of Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter' s May 5, 1972 Mock Convention keynote address, a copy of Sherman's typescript nomination remarks for candidate...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1915 - 1976; Event: 1972

Carl David Swanson Scrapbook

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0298
Scope and Contents

This scrapbook was made by Swanson, the 1956 W&L Mock Convention chairman, featuring photographs and news items regarding the death of Alben W. Barkley while giving the event's keynote address. It includes letters from various senators (including Willis Robertson, Richard B. Russell, and Herman Talmadge) concerning Mock Convention and contains photographs of Sharon Ritchie, Miss America 1956, who attended the convention.

Dates: 1956

Daniel T. Balfour Alumni Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0370
Scope and Contents

This collection ncludes correspondence with various Washington and Lee University officials (Sessoms, Hotchkiss, Parsons and Wilson); other alumni concerning Washington and Lee University Admissions, athletics, fund raising, college history, the Washington Society, the 250th observance at Washington and Lee University; the minutes of the Alumni Board of Directors; course book from 1998 alumni college titled Older than America: an oral history of Washington and Lee.

Dates: Inclusive 1974-1998

Edgar Tufts Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0690
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of material pertaining to the celebration of the centennial of Lees-McRae College founded by Washington and Lee alumnus Rev. Edgar Tufts. The collection contains a Lees-McRae College Founder's Day package, including an autographed copy of the Cenntenniel Poem by Fred Chappell. The package also includes documents related to the establishment of Edgar Tufts Day in the town of Banner Elk and Avery County, such as copies of correspondence as well as a booklet on the...
Dates: 2000

Fork Union Military Academy Yearbook

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0688
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single Fork Union Academy Yearbook, 1907-1908. The yearbook contains the photographs and information on the student body at that time. Included within this student body is Francis P. Gaines, who would later become president of Washington and Lee University.

Dates: 1907-1908

James C. Turk Papers

Identifier: 2014-004
Content Description The James C. Turk papers deal almost exclusively with his service as judge on the Western District of Virginia Federal Court from 1972-2014. Nothing from his childhood, education, war service or legislative career are documented here. Of the many civic and educational boards on which he served, only his relationship with Washington and Lee University is treated in these papers.The correspondence series comprises letters from several sources: folders marked 'personal correspondence,'...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1950-1968; 1972-2014

Letter, James D. Farrar to Robert L. Pinck

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0689
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a letter written by James D. Farrar as Chairmand of the Athletic Hall of Fame Committee at Washington and Lee University. He is writing to inform Robert L. Pinck of Brooklyn, NY that his brother Dick Pinck is being posthumously inducted into the Washington and Lee Athletic Hall of Fame. The letter invites Pinck and his family to attend the induction ceremony on September 24, 1993. It also contains a letter from Robert to an Alexa which he sent to her along with the...
Dates: 1993

Lewis F. Powell Jr. Papers

Identifier: MS 0001
Dates: 1921-1998

Lloyd R. Cole Collection

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 0-10
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0679
Content Description This small collection primarily contains a series of letters between various individuals and Anna C. Cole, mother of Lloyd R. Cole. Dated between 1940 and 1946, these letters largely detail the difficulties Capt. Lloyd R. Cole experienced throughout his service during World War II through his death in 1943 while prisoner of war (POW). In addition, the collection features several photographs of Capt. Lloyd R. Cole during the war, in addition to a photograph taken on his wedding day with his...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1940

Mame Warren Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0239
Scope and Contents The Mame Warren Collection consists of 90 oral history interviews and historic photographs collected for her 1998 book project, 'Come cheer for Washington and Lee University: the University at 250 years!'. Warren conducted interviews with 90 individuals associated with Washington and Lee University, including former faculty, staff, coaches, employees, alumni, and friends. Each interview is boxed uniquely and includes audio cassette recordings, both master and user copies, and their...
Dates: date unknown

Martin Baldwin Whitaker Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0627
Content Description This collection consists of materials collected and preserved by Martin Baldwin Whitaker, Student Liaison Officer for the Alabama Delegation during the 1968 Washington and Lee Mock Republican Convention. Highlights of the collection include letters to Whitaker from Alabama state representatives John H. Buchanan, William L. Dickinson, and Jack Edwards. Other materials related to the 1968 Mock Convention include an order of business pamphlet, a program, letterhead, clippings, a Washington and...
Dates: 1967 - 1968

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

Photographs of Washington and Lee University's Newcomb Hall

Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0190
Dates: Majority of material found within 1884 - 1935

Roscoe Phelps Diary

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0496
Content Description The Roscoe Phelps diary is a bound manuscript entitled "Anecdotes of the Year 1900" written by Washington and Lee University student Richard Roscoe Phelps (Class of 1902). Phelps reports on life as an undergraduate student touching on courtship, recreation, hazing, off-campus boarding and regional travel and exploration of such places in Rockbridge County Virginia as House Mountain and “Lover’s Leap”. Other events covered include the vandalizing of "Old George", the George Washington statue...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1900 - 1901

Roy L. Steinheimer Papers

Identifier: MS 0023
Dates: 1967-2003

Stuart Sanders Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0241
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Sanders' correspondence to his parents regarding life at Washington and Lee University, including his participation in the Arcades Club fraternity (now Delta Upsilon), sports, classes, jobs, and the Lexington Presbyterian Church as well as comments on campus drinking and mention of his brother Irwin Sanders and friend Richard Gooch. Includes his correspondence during his job with his uncle, Stuart Sanders, in Richmond at Sanders Brothers from 1931-1934 with...
Dates: Inclusive 1918-1965; Majority of material found within Bulk 1926-1934

Thomas H. Carter papers

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

Two photographs of Washington and Lee University's Morris House

Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0188
Scope and Contents

Two photographs of the Morris House located on the front campus of Washignton and Lee University. One image is a second generation print from an earlier negative of a snow covered Morris House - possibly taken by Michale Miley around 1900. The second photo is a snapshot fro the late 1960s. The house in 2022 is used as a campus guest house.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1900 - 1968

Wilfred J. Ritz Papers

Identifier: MS 0006
Dates: 1953-1985

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