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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 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 Cocke-Spur view 5 from scrapbook - May 4, 1914

Cocke-Spur view 5 from scrapbook - May 4, 1914

Two photographs of the flag draped pergola and front porch of "Cocke-Spur", the rambling Queen Anne style Orchard Hill residence of Mr. Lucian Hayward Cocke and Sarah Johnson Hagan Cocke, his wife, just prior to the May 4, 1914 reception for Vice President, and Mrs.Thomas R. Marshall. Lucian Cocke was the son of the founder of Hollins Institute (now Hollins University), served as general counsel for the Norfolk & Western Railway, and had earlier served as Roanoke's first mayor. Active in Democratic Party politics, Cocke had on occasion entertained United States Senator John Daniels, Former Governor James H. Tyler, and William Jennings Bryan. Former Congressman Henry St. George Tucker was pres

Image of Cocke-Spur view 16 from scrapbook - May 4, 1914

Cocke-Spur view 16 from scrapbook - May 4, 1914

Photograph of the Cocke family and their honored guests in front of the pergola at "Cocke-Spur", the Orchard Hill residence of Mr. Lucian Hayward Cocke and Sarah (Johnson) Hagan Cocke, his wife, just prior to the May 4, 1914 reception for Vice President and Mrs.Thomas R. Marshall. Seated from left to right in the first row are: Mattie Cocke, sister of Lucian Cocke, Lois Marshall, wife of Vice President Thomas Marshall, Araminta Kern, wife of Senator John Kern, and Charles Francis Cocke, son of Lucian Cocke. Standing from left to right in the second row are: Col. Alfred B. Williams, Mary Stuart (Cocke) Goodwin, daughter of Lucian Cocke, Harry St. George Tucker, Miss Frances Mingea (fiancee of

Image of Various pennants, including college, university and school, as well as fraternity. - Various pennants, including college, university and school, as well as fraternity. 20th century, American. Printed on the pennants are the following: "HOLLINS," yellow lettering on brown background; "VA COLLEGE," gold lettering on purple background; "DE PAUW," black lettering on yellow background; "ALOHA," yellow lettering on purple background along with a drawing of a volcano. There is a red dragon on a blue and white background with three white stars; the symbols for Delta Sigma with gold and blue lettering on a gold and blue background; "MHS" (Marshall High School), yellow lettering on green background; "WESLEYAN," white lettering on green background; "EISNS" (Eastern Illinois State Normal School), white lettering on red background; "Illinois," orange lettering on navy background.

Various pennants, including college, university and school, as well as fraternity. - Various pennants, including college, university and school, as well as fraternity. 20th century, American. Printed on the pennants are the following: "HOLLINS," yellow lettering on brown background; "VA COLLEGE," gold lettering on purple background; "DE PAUW," black lettering on yellow background; "ALOHA," yellow lettering on purple background along with a drawing of a volcano. There is a red dragon on a blue and white background with three white stars; the symbols for Delta Sigma with gold and blue lettering on a gold and blue background; "MHS" (Marshall High School), yellow lettering on green background; "WESLEYAN," white lettering on green background; "EISNS" (Eastern Illinois State Normal School), white lettering on red background; "Illinois," orange lettering on navy background.

Various pennants, including college, university and school, as well as fraternity. 20th century, American. Printed on the pennants are the following: "HOLLINS," yellow lettering on brown background; "VA COLLEGE," gold lettering on purple background; "DE PAUW," black lettering on yellow background; "ALOHA," yellow lettering on purple background along with a drawing of a volcano. There is a red dragon on a blue and white background with three white stars; the symbols for Delta Sigma with gold and blue lettering on a gold and blue background; "MHS" (Marshall High School), yellow lettering on green background; "WESLEYAN," white lettering on green background; "EISNS" (Eastern Illinois State Normal

Image of Pleasants Hall -- Hollins College Campus - Black and white photograph of Pleasants Hall on the Hollins College campus. This is an ivy-draped three story brick building with a central entrance defined by double glass panelled doors.

Pleasants Hall -- Hollins College Campus - Black and white photograph of Pleasants Hall on the Hollins College campus. This is an ivy-draped three story brick building with a central entrance defined by double glass panelled doors.

Black and white photograph of Pleasants Hall on the Hollins College campus. This is an ivy-draped three story brick building with a central entrance defined by double glass panelled doors.

Image of Hollins College, back campus - A black and white photo of an aerial view of the back campus of Hollins College in Roanoke County, Virginia.  The photograph was taken in the summer and shows Tinker Mountain in the background. There are several academic buildings shown.

Hollins College, back campus - A black and white photo of an aerial view of the back campus of Hollins College in Roanoke County, Virginia. The photograph was taken in the summer and shows Tinker Mountain in the background. There are several academic buildings shown.

A black and white photo of an aerial view of the back campus of Hollins College in Roanoke County, Virginia. The photograph was taken in the summer and shows Tinker Mountain in the background. There are several academic buildings shown.

Image of Randolph Hall - Hollins College campus - A black and white photograph of the back side of Randolph Hall on the campus of Hollins College, in Roanoke County, Virginia.

Randolph Hall - Hollins College campus - A black and white photograph of the back side of Randolph Hall on the campus of Hollins College, in Roanoke County, Virginia.

A black and white photograph of the back side of Randolph Hall on the campus of Hollins College, in Roanoke County, Virginia.