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Name Hollins College

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Image of Robert Hall Smith (1888-1960): A Man of Integrity - circa 1970

Robert Hall Smith (1888-1960): A Man of Integrity - circa 1970

An eight-page typescript titled "Robert Hall Smith (1888-1960): A Man of Integrity" by Betty Carlson and Jane Stuart Smith.

Image of Postcard of Hollins Institute, circa 1907 - circa 1907

Postcard of Hollins Institute, circa 1907 - circa 1907

Color postcard of front quadrangle at Hollins College. Number on front: "21049." Titled on front: "Hollins Institute, Roanoke, Virginia." Handwritten on front: "can you guess where I got this card at?" Addressed to Miss Carrie Saunders, Vinton, Virginia.

Image of Postcard of  East Building. Hollins, Virginia. - circa 1907

Postcard of East Building. Hollins, Virginia. - circa 1907

Black and white postcard titled "East Building. Hollins, Virginia." Text on front:"So sorry I didn't see yo[u]...M. P. Scott." "Raphael Tuck & Sons' Post Card Series No. 0108. "Hollins, Virginia.""

Image of Bird's Eye View of Hollins Institute and Grounds, Roanoke, Virginia. - circa 1912

Bird's Eye View of Hollins Institute and Grounds, Roanoke, Virginia. - circa 1912

Postcard of Hollins Institute and grounds showing buildings around the front quadrangle -- Cocke, Main, East and West. Addressed to Mr. M. L. Willis of Roanoke, Virginia.

Image of Main Building, Hollins Institute, Roanoke, Virginia. - circa 1908

Main Building, Hollins Institute, Roanoke, Virginia. - circa 1908

Postcard by Gooch-Crosby Company of Main Building of Hollins Institute in winter.

Image of Postcard of Hollins Institute, Near Roanoke, Virginia. - circa 1907

Postcard of Hollins Institute, Near Roanoke, Virginia. - circa 1907

Color postcard by Gooch-Crosby Company showing the front quadrangle at Hollins Institute as seen from walkway. Shown are West and Main buildings.

Image of Charles L. Cocke Memorial Library, Hollins Institute. Virginia. - 1908

Charles L. Cocke Memorial Library, Hollins Institute. Virginia. - 1908

Black and white illustrated (architectural drawing) postcard by Raphael Tuck & Sons of the Charles L. Cocke Memorial Library, Hollins Institute. Addressed to Miss Lillie Cutchen with announcement of the formal opening of the library on December 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Image of Valley Union Seminary

Valley Union Seminary -

An early print of the Valley Union Seminary, 1842-1852, launched in the fall of 1842, by Rev. Mr. Bradley, from New York. The seminary was on the site of Botetourt Springs, and presently the site of Hollins University.

Image of Early Print of Hollins Institute - circa 1863

Early Print of Hollins Institute - circa 1863

An early print of Hollins Institute. The Main Building was completed in 1869, the East Building was completed in 1856.

Image of Print of Hollins Institute, circa 1849 - circa 1849

Print of Hollins Institute, circa 1849 - circa 1849

An early print of Hollins Institute.

Image of Roanoke Chamber of Commerce Photo Album - 1910-1912

Roanoke Chamber of Commerce Photo Album - 1910-1912

A photograph album issued by the Roanoke Chamber of Commerce of black and white images depicting buildings, city life, and natural views of Roanoke as way of celebrating the growth of the once rural area.

Image of Roanoke Valley, 1981

Roanoke Valley, 1981 -

A weekly engagement Calendar of Roanoke Valley in 1981. Produced by the Roanoke Valley Arts Council including a color cover and black and white interior images of scenes of Roanoke Valley.

Image of Hollins College Calendar - 1953

Hollins College Calendar - 1953

Loose pages from the Hollins College Calendar for 1953. This incomplete calendar includes a message from the College President, Dr. John R. Everett, and miscellaneous photographs - unidentified - of scenes from the campus, including students, staff, and buildings. The month of February is missing.

Image of Valley Union Seminary Print - circa 1847

Valley Union Seminary Print - circa 1847

Copy of an early print of the Valley Union Seminary, 1842-1852. Reverend Joshua Bradley, a Baptist minister, purchased the defunct Roanoke Female Seminary in 1842 and founded the coeducational Valley Union Seminary. Bradley laid the foundation for what would in 1852 become the Female Seminary at Botetourt Springs and in 1856 the Hollins Institute. Although Bradley left within three years of his school's establishment, he played a vital role in Hollins' history by acquiring the site that would later accommodate Virginia's first chartered women's college. The seminary was on the site of Botetourt Springs, and presently the site of Hollins University. The name J.A.F. Winkler appears in the lower

Image of Hollins College Christmas Card - circa 1978

Hollins College Christmas Card - circa 1978

Christmas and New Year greeting card from Hollins; the printed greeting inside is "All of us at Hollins wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year", with the name Carroll Brewster added. (Carroll Brewster was President of the university from 1975 to 1981.) A description of the image on the front side is described on the back of the card: The lithograph of the back campus appeared in the 1890-91 Hollins catalogue. On the left is Music and Art Hall, built in 1889; known today as Carvin House, it serves as a student residence. Main Building, completed in 1868, stands at the center. Dining Hall was built in 1890 and was later named Botetourt Hall. Its octagonal plan echoes the polygo

Image of Hollins College Advertising Pamplet - 1940-1950

Hollins College Advertising Pamplet - 1940-1950

28-page pamphlet advertising Hollins College. Photographs show campus activities, casual and academic. The inside back cover page directs inquiries about Hollins College to the Director of Admissions. Photographs were taken by John Kelley, Bryan Beard, Willard N. James, the Roanoke World-News, Peyton R. Russo and the Roanoke Times.

Image of "Cocke-Spur" scrapbook cover - May 4, 1914

"Cocke-Spur" scrapbook cover - May 4, 1914

Photograph of a purple leather scrapbook cover embossed with the title "Cocke-Spur" and containing 15 double sided 9" x 11" pages featuring a total of 49 professional photographs the subject of which is the May 3, and 4, 1914, visit of Vice President and Mrs. Thomas R. Marshall to the Roanoke Valley, with primary emphasis on a May 4, 1914 entertainment at "Cocke-Spur" the home of Lucian and Sarah Johnson Hagan Cocke. A small photograph of "Cocke-Spur" is affixed to the scrapbook cover. The scrapbook was the property of Mrs. Cocke, affectionately known as "Sallie", who was prominent in the civic affairs of early twentieth century Roanoke, was a regular contributor to "The Saturday Evening Po

Image of Envelope containing photographs of Mary Morris and Margaret Morris, participants in May Day events at Virginia College and Hollins College in 1916. - 1916

Envelope containing photographs of Mary Morris and Margaret Morris, participants in May Day events at Virginia College and Hollins College in 1916. - 1916

Front and back of envelope containing photographs of Mary Buckner and Margaret Buckner, who were participants in May Day events at Virginia College and Hollins College, respectively, during 1916. The penciled notation "Mary Morris" appears on the front of the envelope because she later became the wife of Barton W. Morris. The penciled notation "Good" appears on the back of the envelope. The Buckner girls resided at 503 King George Avenue, Roanoke, Virginia, directly across the street from the home of Philip H. Trout, the amateur photographer who took the photographs, The envelope carries the following pre-printed address: Roanoke Cycle Company, 103 Campbell Ave, West, Roanoke, Va. The back

Image of Black Horse Tavern - 1935

Black Horse Tavern - 1935

Notes, copies of correspondence, photographs, and plans assembled by P.H. Trout in 1935 regarding Black Horse Tavern. President Andrew Jackson purportedly overnighted at the Black Horse on his journeys between Nashville, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C. Included correspondence to Trout from Ben P. Ainsworth of Lexington, Virginia, places Jackson at the Blackhorse through statements made to Ainsworth by Hezekiah Kyle of Amsterdam, Virginia, who recalled seeing Jackson at the tavern when Kyle was a small boy.

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Letter from Julia Breckinridge to her daughter Nannie answering a new letter from her daughter, giving her advice on various social matters, tells of sending some clothes she has ordered from Allman's [store], news that Ben Bassett will be in Hollins soon to take Ida Bassett back to Texas, mentions Emma and Eliza, and the Randolphs are leaving Grove Hill soon, sends advice on clothing to wear to "the different entertainments", that Mrs. Florence Miller "is hopelessly insane. She is so violent that she has to be kept in a bare room without even a chair in it." She closes telling Nannie to "finish taking your medicine".