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Virginia Commonwealth University



  • Existence: 1968-


Virginia Commonwealth Unviersity, a public research university located in Richmond, Virginia, formed in 1968 through a merger of the Medical College of Virginia and the Richmond Professional Institute.

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Evelyn Crary Bacon papers

Identifier: 2011.Jan.1
Scope and Contents The papers of Evelyn (Crary) Bacon contain both personal and professional material. A large portion of this collection relates to her career as a nurse and nurse educator and her involvement in various nursing organizations. Also of significance are the papers concerning her participation in World War II as a nurse in the Army Nursing Corps. The collection includes audiovisual items, correspondence, course files, military artifacts and materials, organizational records, photographs,...
Dates: 1936-1997

Nell Blaine collection

Identifier: M 67
Scope and Contents The Nell Blaine Collection, 1945-1999, is significant because the collection provides foundational research materials on Nell Blaine's career and contribution to American art. The three most common materials in the collection are articles and newspaper clippings, exhibition brochures, and correspondence from Nell Blaine.Series I, donated by Maurice Bonds and Theresa Pollak, contains five folders. Articles and newspaper clippings from 1961-1973 and exhibition catalogs spanning...
Dates: 1945-1999

Elisabeth Scott Bocock papers

Identifier: M 260
Scope and Contents The collection contains personal correspondence, diaries, articles, and scrapbooks; architectural plans; and correspondence, minutes, and other information pertaining to organizations that promote historic preservation, the arts, conservation, and the city of Richmond. Nearly all of the material dates from 1958 onward, with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1970's. Several issues of Revitalization News and Historic Richmond Foundation News have been integrated into the Special...
Dates: 1928-1985

James Russell Boldridge papers

Identifier: 1985.Apr.7
Scope and Content The papers of Dr. James Russell Boldridge pertain mostly to his time in medical school and in medical practice. The collection also includes some personal papers. Types of materials include case notes, certificates and diplomas, clippings, correspondence, day books and diaries, financial records, legal records, letcure notes, photographs, and other related materials. The materials related to his medical practice provide insight into the work of the rural medical practitioner especially...
Dates: 1869-1978

Chris Burnside papers

Identifier: M 393
Scope and Contents

The collection documents Chris Burnside's performances, 1981 to 2009. The collection contains reproductions of articles about Burnside and his work as well as video of thirty performances which have been digitized from various media storage formats. Other materials include flyers, posters, promotional pamphlets, exhibition books, and correspondence. Of particular note are items relating to a benediction that Burnside composed for the re-opening of the Grace Street Theater in 1996.

Dates: 1981-2009; Majority of material found within 1981 - 2009

James B. Kenley Collection

Identifier: 90.Dec.37
Scope and Content

This collection spans the length of Kenley's tenure with the Virginia Department of Health as well as some of his work with Virginia Commonwealth University. The bulk of the collection is speeches made from 1981-1986 while he was the Virginia Commissioner of Health.

Dates: 1981-1986

H. Mitchell Meyer papers

Identifier: M 265
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1959-1988, of H. Mitchell Meyer consisting of documents relating to the Federal Arts Council of Richmond, his class notes, and sketches and prints.

Dates: 1959-1988

Edward H. Peeples, Jr. papers

Identifier: M 342
Scope and Contents Please note: this collection contains materials that use insensitive or offensive language. To represent the resource as accurately as possible, the staff has transcribed the titles exactly as they appear on the archival material or objects.The Papers of Dr. Edward J. Peeples document his long career in education and public health and his activities as a promoter of social justice and human rights reforms in Virginia and other places across the South. The collection is especially...
Dates: 1915, 1920-2005

Edward H. Peeples, Jr. papers

Identifier: M 68
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of materials collected by Dr. Peeples in the field of hunger, poverty, and racial issues in the United States and abroad. There is considerable information on the fight for integration in Virginia in the 1960s. It includes his thesis on the Prince Edward County school issue in the late 1950s and early 1960s as well as many newspaper articles that document that period. A large portion of this collection is made up of numerous types of publications.

Dates: 1910, 1943-1994; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1994

VCU Gay Alliance of Students collection

Identifier: M 357
Scope and Contents

The collection was compiled by the donor, Walter Foery, a founding member of the VCU Gay Students Alliance organization. The materials in the collection help document the founding of the student organization at VCU, their efforts to be recognized by VCU as any other student organization, and the lawsuit initiated by the students. The items date from 1974 through 1976 and include correspondence, court documents, newspaper clippings, and magazines.

Dates: 1974-1976

VCU Libraries Richmond Subject Files

Identifier: M 561
Content Description The VCU Libraries Richmond Subject Files, 1970-2010 consist of approximately 140 files of printed material and ephemera produced by businesses, organizations, and people in Richmond, Virginia. Materials in the files were collected and organized by Special Collections and Archives staff over the course of four decades to document the history and cultural life of the city. The collection contains newspaper and magazine clippings in addition to promotional materials such as advertising fliers,...
Dates: 1970-2010

Charles Vess papers

Identifier: M 374
Scope and Contents

The collection contains original artwork, correspondence, and periodicals. Graphic novels and comic books, many signed by Vess, are also available in Special Collections.

Dates: 1978 - 2007

Henry I. Willett papers

Identifier: M 236
Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials covering Willett's years with the Richmond City schools and includes reports, studies and notebooks of his speeches before different organizations.

Dates: 1946-1974