Records of the Board of Visitors (Virginia Tech)

Records of the Board of Visitors (Virginia Tech)

Creator Va Tech Board of Visitors
Description The BOV (Board of Visitors) files contain a few references to desegregation issues, including consideration in 1943 of establishing an integrated honorary society, Tau Sigma Delta, to establish a chapter (box 7037,, folder titled “1939-43 Board of Visitors Meetings (letters of to)”); reference to a training session for Negro workers found in the Annual Report of School of Agriculture to VPI Board of Visitors – August 1960 (box 7038, BOV 1950-59, folder titled Annual Board Reports 1960); report by President Newman on 2 matters “having to do with Negroes at VPI (box 9538 BOV 1955-59, volume XXIV); issue of allowing black members of professional groups whose meetings include a meal to eat with the group in college facilities (box 9539 BOV 1950-54, vol. XXI 1953 (addendum after p. 130 of 7-28-53 meeting)); consideration of the request of two Negro students to live on campus (box 9545, BOV 1960-65, vol. XXVIII 1960, meeting of May 10, p. 52; and another consideration of allowing Negro students to live on campus, as well as their attendance at Ring Dance (box 9545, vol. XXIX 1961, Feb 14 meeting).
Call number RG 1
Date from 1943
Date to 1961
Geographic school Blacksburg, VA
Access restrictions yes/no yes
Access restrictions Permission must be sought through the University Archivist.
Part Of larger collection yes/no no
Larger collection title
Repository Virginia Tech Special Collections
Repository address University Libraries, P.O. Box 90001, Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001
Repository contact name Aaron D. Purcell
Repository contact title Director, Special Collections
Repository contact email
Repository contact phone (540) 231-6308
DoveRegion region1
Subjects o    African American students

o    Segregation in higher education

Types o    Correspondence

o    Legal documents

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