Virginia Deal Lawrence Scrapbook Collection
AC 022

Summary Information

Repository
McConnell Library Archives and Special Collections
Title
Virginia Deal Lawrence Scrapbook Collection
ID
AC 022
Date [inclusive]
1872-2008
Extent
27.0 Linear feet
Location
Located in locked compact shelving, Level 1, Row 31, Shelves G-H. Parts of this collection have been digitized: https://monk.radford.edu/records/?&refine%5bCategories%5d%5b%5d=Appalachian%20Collections$$$Virginia%20Deal%20Lawrence%20Scrapbook%20Collection
Language
English

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Virginia Deal Lawrence Scrapbook Collection, Appalachian Collection, McConnell Library, Radford University, Radford, VA.

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Biographical Note

Miss Virginia Deal Lawrence was born on February 28, 1909, in Riner, Virginia. She was the daughter of James Lewis Lawrence and Fannie Deal Smith Lawrence. She had one sibling, Mary Eileen Houston. Her father operated the C. Lawrence store in Riner, a general merchandise store. After finishing secondary school Miss Lawrence attended Virginia Intermont College, in Bristol, Virginia. She would then transfer to Radford College to pursue a teaching career. She received her degree from Radford College on June 9, 1930. During her time at Radford she became the charter member of Sigma Sigma Sigma, the first sorority established at the school. After graduating Miss Lawrence taught one year fifth grade at New port Elementary, located just outside of Blacksburg, VA. From there she went on to teach at Riner Elementary for the next 42 years, teaching second grade. For 35 years she was the treasurer of the Alpha Lambda Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, the International Honorary Society for Teachers in Giles and Montgomery Counties. In 1970 she appeared in the September edition of Outstanding Educators of America and received Montgomery County's Outstanding Teacher Award. Throughout her life Miss Lawrence was a loyal member of the Auburn United Methodist Church in Riner. She taught the Kindergarten Sunday school class, served as the church historian, the Communion Steward, and the Treasurer of the Lord's Acre. She was also a member of the Auburn United Methodist Women and was the group's treasurer for many years. She published a booklet about the 100-year history of her church entitled, Auburn United Methodist Church, Riner, VA, 1885-1895. During her lifetime she remained active in many of the above listed groups. She considered herself a local historian and was an avid scrapbook collector. Virginia Deal Lawrence passed away on July 9, 2012, at the age of 103.

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Scope and Contents

The Virginia Deal Lawrence Scrapbook Collection contains materials from the personal collections of Riner, VA resident Virginia Deal Lawrence. Materials in the collection include scrapbooks filled with newspaper and magazine clippings, letters, receipts, photographs, and personal notes. The bulk of the material is from the 1940's to the 1990's, but the collection contains material from the 1880's to 2008. All the material was gathered and preserved by Miss Lawrence and her mother, Fannie Deal Smith Lawrence, through their love of scrapbook collecting. The collection primarily contains articles about the Roanoke and New River Valleys, with specific attention given to the Riner community. Newspaper articles about local history, people, places, and events are found throughout the collection. Several newspapers and magazines are identified in the collection, these include: The Roanoke Times and World News, The Lexington Gazette, Southern Agriculturalist, The Radford News Journal, The Montgomery News Messenger, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Esso Farm News, Virginia Intermont College Alumnae Magazine, Radford College Alumnae News, Mountainside Magazine, The New River Current, and The Christiansburg Herald.

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Arrangement Note

The first boxes of the Virginia Deal Lawrence Scrapbook Collection, boxes 1-18, contain scrapbooks 1-73. Scrapbook 1 has receipts and invoices from the C. Lawrence and Sons general store, which was located in Riner, VA. Scrapbooks 2-73 consist of newspaper and magazine clippings about the Roanoke and New River valleys, with an emphasis on Montgomery County. The material in this part of the collection dates from 1872 to 2009. Boxes 19-26 contain scrapbooks 74-104. These scrapbooks include newspaper and magazine clippings concerning national and world news, although some local stories are represented as well. The material in this part of the collection dates from 1926 to 2006. Box 27 houses scrapbooks 105-109. These scrapbooks are filled with poems, anecdotes, stories, recipes, and other miscellaneous items. The material dates from 1910 to 1980. Boxes 28-30 are composed of miscellaneous items related to Montgomery County and the surrounding area. The items include tourist guides, church pamphlets, history journals, etc. Box 31 contains a family photo album and miscellaneous letters and documents. Box 32 holds two Tri Sigma scrapbooks and the C. Lawrence Store Ledger. Box 33 & 34 has several scrapbooks and other materials about Auburn Schools, Riner, and the Montgomery County area. Box 35 is Map draw D5 located in room 534 in the McConnell Library and contains the Lawrence family Genealogical chart. Box 36 & 37 house ten scrapbooks from the Auburn United Methodist Church. these books are on loan from Kathy Smith, the executor of the Virginia Lawrence estate. The archive will temporarily hold these books until digital copies of the books are made and added to the collection. The scrapbooks will be housed permanently in the Auburn United Methodist Church Library upon construction. Boxes 41-45 were donated in 2018 and contain photos, letters, maps, local histories and various family information. Parts of this collection have been digitized: https://monk.radford.edu/records/?&refine%5bCategories%5d%5b%5d=Appalachian%20Collections$$$Virginia%20Deal%20Lawrence%20Scrapbook%20Collection

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

McConnell Library Archives and Special Collections

McConnell Library
PO Box 6881
Radford, Virginia
540-831-5692
archives@radford.edu

Restrictions to Access

An appointment for research is required. All materials in the collection are available for research. No interlibrary loan.

Custodial History

Donated by the estate of Virginia Deal Lawrence. Materials in boxes 36 & 37 are on loan from the Auburn United Methodist Church and are not a permanent part of the collection.

Processing Information

Processed by David Atkins, Spring 2013 and Bud Bennett Spring 2021.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1: Scrapbooks 1-4 

Book 1: Scrapbook containing receipts,letters, and miscellaneous memorabilia from a variety of stores and supply houses located in the New River and Roanoke valleys. Dates 1872-1998 

Book 2: Scrapbook labeled 1931 The Jewelry Sales guide containing newspaper articles and obituaries from the Roanoke and Montgomery County area, 1925-1940. Articles include: 1925 Drapers Meadow Massacre and abduction of Mary Ingles, Christopher Gist's discovery of Mountain Lake, 1933 Crime in the Early Days and Graysontown history, Roosevelt escapes from assassination, 1938 Roanokers make first ever call to Australia, The Southwest Corner by Goodridge Wilson, 1939 Seer forecasts war in '43, Photo of the Womanly art of Self-defense at VA State Teachers College, and a variety of other news clippings. 

Book 3: Scrapbook labeled 1910 Department of Agriculture Yearbook containing obituaries and newspaper articles about the Roanoke and New River valleys, 1890-1936. Contents include: 1926 Fox Memorial Professorship of Roanoke College tribute, Death comes to Riner man fighting fire, Death recalls unusual case Negro Hanged in Pulaski for holdup in which no one was injured, 1914 Brilliant young attorney victim of pulmonary malady, Elder P.G. Lester claimed by death, VA women dead in India, and many others. 

Book 4: Scrapbook labeled Yearbook of Agriculture 1930 containing births, deaths, birthdays, and a variety of other announcements and articles about residents of the Roanoke and New River valleys, 1886-1936. Articles include: William J Hall county surveyor dies, Deep snowdrift maroons doctor, Truck wrecked when it meets passenger train, Sam Houston anniversary observed, Dr. Carl McConnell dies after short illness, Eleanor Dare's grave is found,J.P. McConnell taken by death, Floyd Cpunty soldier dies from injuries, and a variety of others. 

Box 2: Scrapbooks 5-9 

Book 5: Scrapbook labeled Soden Jewelry and Gift Book containing newspaper articles from the Roanoke and New River valleys, 1920-1937. Articles include: Christiansburg more than fifty years ago, Christiansburg ready for road Celebration 1926, Lee Highway a coast to coast route, Rare records of revolutionary days found at Christiansburg, The saga of pioneers, Scene of massacre at Draper's Meadow now VPI campus, The 1870's in Radford, Reminiscenses of Snowville, Storm plays havoc with phone lines, The Dionne Quintuplets, and many others. 1920-1935 

Book 6: Scrapbook labeled Miscellaneous- History and People 1932, containing articles and clippings from Roanoke and New River valley newspapers, 1932-1942. Contents include: The Radford News Journal photo spread, Rowan Bridg and Crowd that saw official opening, Doctor Producing Family offers woman for Degree, Rt. 8 near Riner being rebuilt, Making buses safe for scholl children, Calf makes farm History, 2,00 Neckpieces on hoof to roam Silver Fox Farm of Roy Harman, Floyd Countian first woman to hold Office of Court Clerk in VA, Last Confederate vet of Craig county dies, Woman in Floyd processes Flax by old method, 

Book 7: Scrapbook labeled Grandmother Smith's clippings, Mrs. E.F. Smith, containing newspaper articles from the Roanoke and New River valleys, 1932-1941. Articles include: Life at 104, Modern Ten Commandments, for wives only, Last survivor of Lee's staff tells of surrender sorrow, Main street 33 years ago, Floyd, VA, She wins Husband and Doll, Roanoke Times had its start in small frame building, The second half of the scrapbook contains several national news stories. 

Book 8: Scrapbook labeled miscellaneous 1940-, containing articles and photographs from the Roanoke and New River valleys, 1940-1952. Articles include: Mary Moore- Little Captive of Abb's valley, The Year in Review 1945, The Southwest Corner, Major Groover describes POW camp at Radford, Col. Couper relates history of Rockbridge County, College Log Museum Razed, and many others. 

Book 9: Scrapbook labeled Observations L.B. Williamson, Goodridge Wilson, containing articles and news clippings from the Roanoke and New River valleys, 1949-1958. Articles include: Oil Firm to Explore in Three counties, Reports indicate oil drilling may be halted , Drilling Halted at the 9,336 mark- no oil reported, Several W.R. Gardner articles, W.R. Gardner dies in his Shawsville home, Observations of L.B. Williamson, Women who linked SWVA to the White House, and many others. 

Box 3: Scrapbooks 10-12 

Book 10: Scrapbook labeled Miscellaneous 1941- Riner people we have known containing articles and photos primarily about the New River valley residents, 1941- 1948. Articles include: VA Tech infantry battalion captures Christiansburg in maneuvers, Well known colored resident completes half a century of work, Floyd's only surviving former slaves, Agents nab solid copper still in Montgomery, Professor Gilbert of Radford retiring after fifity years, Saga of old 97 retold by mail clerk survivor, Radford's women leaders, and many others. 

Book 11: Scrapbook containing newspaper articles, school newspapers, pamphlets, and other memorabilia from the Riner area primarily, 1944-1957. Items include: Auburn Hi Times issues, Riner student accept Hite's bid to capitol, Auburn School announces awards for 1951-52, 1957 Eagle dedicated to Mrs. VA Ash, and many others. 

Book 12: Scrapbook labeled 1947-1950 containing newspaper articles and obituaries from the Roanoke and New River valleys, 1947-1950. Articles include: Dr. Julian Ashby Burruss former VPI head dies, Shawsville banker found dead in garage at home, Jake Altizer is drowned in lake at Sowers Mill, Aged Blacksburger turned song writer, Place wife, stepson in jail in detah of Riner farmer, and many athers. 

Box 4: Scrapbooks 13-17 

Book 13: Scrapbook labeled Historical 1943-1956 containing articles and photos from the Roanoke and New River valleys, 1943-1956. Items include:Walnut Spring has interesting history, Mirror in the Ingles home bears likeness of an aunt photographed by lightening, Scattergood tells of development of Negro schools in county at 150th anniv., Pre-dawn fire destorys block in Cambria, Radford students live, date, and study in Old Heth House, At age 107 Aunt Nannie talks of her days in slavery, 150 year old cabin to be replaced by liquor store in county seat, Christiansburg gets dial service, and many others. 

Book 14: Scrapbook labeled 1948-1956 containing newspaper articles from Roanoke and the New River valleys, 1948-1956. Articles include: Black bear killed near Childress, Man returns axe borrowed from Ingles 41 years ago, Highway Dept. 20 year plan, French farm girl learning of America in Montgomery, One of city's oldest landmarks gives way to Radford growth, and many others. 

Book 15: Scrapbook labeled 1951-1958 containing newspaper articles and obituaries from Roanoke and the New River valleys, 1951-1958. Items Include: Dr. Peters of Radford College dies of heart attack, Dr. J.G. Dvais oldest doctor in Roanoke dies, quick relif of pain in shingles found in drug, and many other death notices and obituaries. 

Book 16: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County clippings 1953-1967, containing newspaper articles from the Montgomery County area, 1953-1967.Articles include: Old landmarks disappearing, County landmark razed. Montgomery oak to be saved, Primary first graders receive letter from Col. John Glenn, Interstate 81 path, 81 Crossing at Ingles ferry, Dr. Moffett receives award at banquet, Chief Big Feet is latest find at indian village in Ellett, and many others. 

Book 17: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County 1957-1959 Containing articles from the Montgomery County area, 1957-1959. Articles include: Frontier Hero Boone owed money to local man, Snowville church is historic building, Montgomery marker to note last battle of seven mile tree, Physician is slain in wild gun battle, and many others. 

Box 5: Scrapbooks 18-22 

Book 18: Scrapbook labeled People we have known 1957-1961, containing newspaper articles and various announcements from the Roanoke and New River valleys. Items include: Joe Board, track star, will attend UVA, Award for cancer work won by Roanoke doctor, Christiansburg doctor honored, Miss Linkous gets award in Chemistry, Machine gun hidden by prison escapees found, and many others. 

Book 19: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County 1957-1970 containing news clippings from the New River Valley and surrounding areas. Items include: Photos of historic land markers, Sentiment loses to progress, Wreckers raze Heth House, Where is the Snowville of yesterday?, Looking back at Montgomery County, What's in a County series, History lives at Big Spring, Mary Ingles articles, 60 years of basketball at VA Tech, Gold rush on Brush Creek, and many others. 

Book 20: Scrapbook labeled Riner 1951-1969 containing news clippings primarily related to the Riner area. Items include: Cinderellas of Riner, Riner community selected for study on moral standards in economic life, Riner cannery aided by community effort, Land auction flers, Auburn Captures State championship, boys basketball, Riner News series, and many others. 

Book 21: Scrapbook labeled People We Have Known 1962-1967, containing news clipping of people from the Roanoke and New River valleys. Items include: Wedding announcements, Judge Crush receives Bar Assoc. award, Meadowbrook retreat for senior citizens, Retired Dean woman of the year, Norfolk photographer buys studio in Salem, and many others. 

Book 22: Scrapbook labeled People We Have Known 1967-1970, containing news clippings from the Roanoke and New River valleys. Items include: Wedding announcements, Anniversaries, Elected officials sworn in, Earthquake registered in valley, Roanoker helps establish eye clinic in Vietnam,Dora Duncan promoted to rank of Major, and many others. 

Box 6: Scrapbooks 23-26 

Book 23: Scrapbook labeled 1959-1964, containing news clippings from the Roanoke and New River valleys. Items include: Obituaries, Army to honor Salling confederate dead veteran, Radford man drowns here on Sunday, Uncle Bob Willard honored on his 95th, Lewis-Gale Chief Dr. Whitman dies, and many others. 

Book 24: Scrapbook labeled 1965-1971, containing news clippings from the Roanoke and surrounding areas. Items include: obituaries, Former Radford principal dies, VPI's Dean Miles dies at his home, County boy killed by lightening bolt, Arthur B. Smith killed in Vietnam, Dr. Moffett dies, She was our Dr. Moffett, Dr. Garnett Rural Sociologist at VA Tech dies, Palace Theatre to close doors, and many others. 

Book 25: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County 1970-71, containing news clippings from the Montgomery County area. Items include: Graysontown and its Power, Montgomery White Sulfur Springs, Ellett boomed in the early 1900's, the Southwest Corner series, DAR marks grave of Revolutionary war patriot, Roads play role in Lafayette history, Descendants of Shawnees, Draper families make peace, The Long Way Home play pamphlet, New River drama of pioneer days to open tonight, 10,000 attend outdoor drama, Earlier road opening recalled, Man buried standing up arouse the curiosity, and many others. 

Book 26: Scrapbook labeled People We Have Known 1970-73, containing news clippings from the Roanoke and New River valleys. Items include: Wedding announcements, Bachelor with the most children, Echols helps plan new Irish university, Planetarium recommended to science museum group, The Moffetts, Counselors tackle problems just budding among students, Franklin citizens support local doctor, and many others. 

Box 7: Scrapbooks 27-31 

Book 27: Scrapbook labeled Riner 1970-1978, containing news clippings primarily from the Riner community. Items include: Farm wife ignores emancipation of women, Riner water corporation is formed, Riner farm becomes a blend of romance and technology, Riner land boom threatens farms, Riner community cannery suddenly busy, Oldest girls camp to close, Riner man rescued from fire, and many others. 

Book 28: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County 1971-, containing news clippings from the Montgomery County area. Items include: Lee Highway articles possibly from 1926, Georgia family is first to travel on I-81 section Masonic school underway in Christiansburg, Montgomery Community Hospital ia a year old, Annexation executed Blacksburg biggest town, The truth of Col. Hancock's burial stays buried, Fur farmer began in 1927, Dr. Martin former president cuts all ties with college, Montgomery police hold bomb suspect, and many others. 

Book 29: Scrapbook labeled Historical 1971-1974 containing news clippings from the Roanoke and New River valleys. Items include: New River holds significant place in frontier history, The Homestaed blends modern with old world, State flood damage at 200 million, The Long Way Home set for 2nd season, 62 patients at Lewis-Gale are transferred to Salem, Sunday driving ban under consideration, James Patton and the Appalachian colonists, 100 hurt in Radford blast, and may others. 

Book 30: Scrapbook labeled 1971-1976, containing news clippings from the Roanoke and New River valleys. Items include: Obituaries, Founder of Barter Theatre dies, Dr. Silverman registrar at Radford College dies, A.H. Walker celebrates 101st birthday in Shawsville, Dabney Lancaster VA educator dies, Stuart Cassell VP at VA Tech dies, and many others. 

Book 31: Scrapbook labeled People We Have Known 1971-1978, containing news clippings from the Roanoke and New River valleys. Items include: Announcements, Oil painting of Hunter Bell hung at University Club, Mrs. Nancy Adams a life filled with challenges and dedicated to others, Those custom Harmon minks join ranks of extinct species, Women of the year honored, and many others. 

Box 8: Scrapbooks 32-36 

Book 32: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County 1973-82, containing news clippings related to Montgomery County. Items include: Courthouse to soon comedown, Ice leaves powerlines in shambles, front page stories of 1978, Montgomery Sheriff indicted on 4 felonies, Montgomery County Courthouse dedicated, Indian campsite near Shawsville 600 years old, Local Civil War soldiers get recognition, Vital Statistics Montgomery County schools, 26 teachers terminated, and many others. 

Book 33: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County 1974-1979, containing news clippings related to Montgomery County. Items include: Dewease sentenced to 20 years for bombing, Owner of gingerbread house completes home renovation, Two worlds in Montgomery County, Highty Tighty history recalled, History of Halls church, Farm environment helps alcoholics, '79 last class at Radford College, and many others. 

Book 34: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County 1976-1984, containing news clippings related to Montgomery County. Items include: Mystery of cornerstone solved, The proud people of Pilot, Death of a landmark, Merrimac lived and died with mine, Christiansburg library finds new home, Old wooden aqueduct system discovered, Christiansburg history lies in ruin, Eagle flies as removed from courthouse, and many others. 

Book 35: Scrapbook labeled People 1978-1982, containing news clippings from the Roanoke and New River valleys. Items include, Announcements, Remembering beauty when it was torture, Unconventional priest abandons semiretirement, Sam Oakey dispels grim undertaker image, Minister still behind pulpit at 109, Spunk drove teacher to aid Giles students, and many others. 

Book 36: Scrapbook containing news clippings about the New River valley, most having to do with the Bicentennial celebration, 1976. Items include: Supervisors adopt new Montgomery County seal, Bicentennial plans revealed, Fort Vause: The site and the story, Bicentennial day in Blacksburg planned as a county-wide activity, German pioneers in Montgomery County, Christiansburg Freedman's school founded 110 years ago, Special Bicentennial train excursion planned, Some history of Methodists in the Blacksburg area, A history of the town of Cambria, and many others. 

Box 9: Scrapbooks 37-41 

Book 37: Scrapbook containing news clippings from the Roanoke valley Bicentennial celebration, 1976. Items include:Plaque honors Woodrum pioneers, Bicentennial stamp issue scheduled, Jefferson honored Bicentennial style, 1976 trek by wagon isn't easy, Virginians paved way for Bill of Rights, Rare joy highlights Bicentennial, A tour of western Virginia, Hillsville Tragedy begins to lure tourists, A look at early Rockbridge folk, Farm stands sturdily on Back Creek, and many others. 

Book 38: Scrapbook labeled 1977-1980, containing news clippings from the New River and Roanoke valleys. Items include: Obituaries, Local gunshop is robbed, Father of owner is killed, Radford Professor slain, Hoge Woolwine was one of the last doctors to make local housecalls, Old time friends of Circle Four honor Member as she turns 98, Happy recollections of 99 years, Mrs. Virgie Althizer, and many others. 

Book 39: Scrapbook labeled Riner 1979-1982, containing news clippings about the Riner area. Items include: Days of unlocked doors have disappeared in Riner, Auburn High to field first football team, Small stone house teeming with history, Riner farmer circling globe in 80 ways, Country stores still surviving and probably always will, World traveler comes home in 80 ways, and many others. 

Book 40: Scrapbook labeled 1980-1984, containing news clippings from the New River and Roanoke valleys. Items include: Obituaries, Jurrison praised for contributions, Floyd County farmer found beaten to death, Artist was a 'model of culture', Christiansburg boy's heart given to St. louis youth, Former county administrator dies in plane crash, French Pack Jr. dead built Blacksburg's first shopping center, and many others. 

Book 41: Roanoke Times and World News book: Roanoke's 100 a Centennial edition report, Part 1 of 3. This special edition contains newspaper articles from 1882-1982 and produces a record of Roanoke's first 100 years. Part 1 covers 1982 to the 1930's. 

Box 10: Scrapbooks 42-45 

Book 42: Scrapbook labeled People 1982-1984, containing news clippings from the Roanoke and New River valleys. Items include: Announcements, Family trees turn up fascinating facts, Ike Sutphin collecting antiques for 50 years, Corneal transplant at MCH a first, Earl Palmer photos on display at Ferrum Folklife Festival, Wealthy Loudoun landowner lives rugged life, Moonshine, Murder on Appalachian Trail novel relives tragedy, and many others. 

Book 43: Scrapbook labeled Riner 1980-1985, containing news clipping about the Riner area. Items include: Memories of Riner, Camp offers new directions for youth, Church of the Week, Heritage day in Riner, Plastic silos help local farmers cut storage costs, Students won't smoke chew or dip legally under new policy, Pet lion leaving Riner soon, Back to nature, couple runs unorthodox sawmill near Riner, and many others. 

Book 44: Scrapbook labeled People, containing news clippings from the Roanoke and New River valleys, 1985-1987. Items include: He makes history come alive, Dr. James Robertson, Famous black educator born in Franklin, History of New River country explored, Police stymied in woman's disappearance, Tip leads to capture of escaped child molester, woman ends 500 mile trek retracing Mary Ingles' path, and many others. 

Book 45: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County 1982-1983, containing news clippings and photographs from the Montgomery County area. Items include: The way it used to be in Montgomery County, Looking back at VA Tech, Local folklore: of ghosts and goblins, William Christian the Indian expeditions, Explosion at Radford arsenal kills workers, Rod Lucas local historian, Jannie Milton memories of slavery, The growth of N&W railroad in SWVA, The battle of Cloyd's mountain, The powder behind the Army, Mixed drinks law approved, Highty Tighties play for Reagan, History of the Broce house near Tom's Creek, The life og Thomas Ingles, and many others. 

Box 11: scrapbooks 46-49 

Book 46: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County 1983-1984, containing news clippings concerning the Montgomery county area. Items include: Blacksburg voters reject city status, Historical groups seek museum funds, Progress towards Montgomery Museum proceeding well, Abraham Wood the first man to see the New River, Special Collections serve dual purpose at VT, Involvement of KKK in racial activities in Montgomery County, Murder on Pilot MT.,Cambria station gets new lease on life, Historic Smithfield opens for the season, Two pet lion cubs put to sleep in Montgomery County,Mosque almost complete, States only mosque in Christiansburg, and many others. 

Book 47: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery Co. 1984-1985, containing news clippings from the Montgomery County area. Items include: Solar School to open despite legal problems, Radford University has changed, Tech student expands her voting rights suit, Toxic spill kills ducks on Tech pond, Mills played vital role in county history, and many others. 

Book 48: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County 1985-1987, containing news clippings from the Montgomery County area. Items include: Schools review conduct code, Wilderness Trail homes tour has new and old, County's history include 1809 slave hanging, Blasts occur every 20 months at arsenal, County Museum plans July 3 opening, Mosque saga ends in foreclosure, Fire heavily damages Serenity House, Radford donors digging deep for alma mater, and many others. 

Book 49: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County 1987-1988, containing news clippings from the Montgomery County area. Items include: Rough and Ready is no more, Serenity House residents ready to break new ground, Former Supreme Court Justice speaks at Radford, Preservation is key in Radford community, The County is the oldest in the state, 911 starts Monday in Christiansburg, and many others. 

Box 12: Scrapbooks 50-53 

Book 50: Scrapbook labeled Riner 1985-91, containing news clippings from the Riner area. Items include:Riner fire station to open, hands-on class teacher's specialty, Area camp is state's oldest, Determined bikers begin their cross country trek, Pedros complete bike journey, Memorial fund founder admits stealing from it, Wildlife center reorganized, New Zealander finds valley farming a lot like home, and many others. 

Book 51: Scrapbook labeled Obituaries 1-87- 4-27-93, containing obituaries primarily from the Roanoke and New River valleys. Items include: Montgomery fire kills father and toddler, Physician P.C. Trout dies, John Payne dies he was a Roanoker, Radford statesman dies, and many others. 

Book 52: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County 1988-1990, containing news clippings from the Montgomery County area. Items include: Smokehouse Museum will honor historic institute, Fort Vause's secrets, News Messenger has long history, Our lost towns, Rail museum becoming reality, Soviets want to put listening station in Blacksburg, County feels the effects of Hugo, Radford arsenal celebrates birthday, and many others. 

Book 53: Scrapbook labeled People 1988-1992, containing news clippings from the Roanoke and New River valleys. Items include: Announcements, Former teacher makes history her own, In touch with the past at Tech, Seemingly senseless acts of vandalism anger 99 year old, No clues why Radford man shot, McClung retires after 56 years at photo studio, 80 year old wins gold medal in horseshoes, and many others. 

Box 13: Scrapbooks 54-57 

Book 54: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery Co. 1989-1990, containing news clippings from the Montgomery County area. Items include: Pharmacist's musing could inspire a Faulkner, Cemetery restoration starts with Saturday cleanup, Plane makes emergency landing on I-81, Un-Mosqued, News Messenger more than 100 years old, Smart road route approved, Fire destroys livestock market, and many others. 

Book 55: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County Bicentennial 1992, containing news clippings about the county's 200 year celebration. Items include: Christiansburg Bicentennial insert, The twisted history of the Black sisters, Town kicks off celebration, Main St. Radford 100 year celebration, advertisements, and many others. 

Book 56: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County June 1992- August 1993, containing news clippings from the Montgomery County area. Items include: RU campus to expand, Key dates in the arsenal's history, When motorcycles and cars came to Blacksburg, Blizzard of '93 wreaks havoc 25-32 inches, Tour Depont comes through town, Developer snags Tech property, and many others. 

Book 57: Scrapbook labeled Riner 1991-1995, containing news clippings from the Riner area. Items include: Riner resident keeps history alive, Farmer's leak caused fish kill, Mailman shy about heroism pulls three from rural wreck, Auburn High cabin feeling the heat, Buffalo now roaming across Riner, Town and country collide, Auburn students learn to use Web, and many others. 

Box 14: Scrapbooks 58-60 

Book 58: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County 8-28-93- 1995, containing news clippings from the Montgomery County area. Items include: Volumes of rain hit library books, Huckleberry Trail and Ingles Ferry receive VA transportation funds, Growth has cost Christiansburg its soul, Country club manager charged with arson, Coal Miner's Day, Christiansburg folk art hero, Dedmon leaves Radford, Bring back the Lyric, Coneflower reroute smart road, and many others. 

Book 59: Scrapbook labeled Obituaries 5-10-93- 8-14-97, containing obituaries and news clippings from the Roanoke and New River valleys. Items include: Obituaries, Minister who built roadside crosses of mercy dies, McComas ex-tech president dies, Oldest American dies in Radford at 115, Slain policeman laid to rest, Radford pastor killed, Widely acclaimed Christiansburg photographer dies, Roanoke TV pioneer dies, and many others. 

Book 60: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery Co. 1-95- 8-10-96, containing news clippings from the Montgomery county area. Items include: Quake shakes Pulaski, Trains collide at trestle, Millstone memories, Yellow Sulphur Springs faces uncertain future, Walmart Cometh, and many others. 

Box 15: Scrapbooks 61-63 

Book 61: Scrapbook labeled Riner 8-30-95- 2-28-98, containing news clippings from the Riner area. Items include: Riner Ramblins, County buys land for new Riner school, Rural school is cutting edge, Developers plan Riner golf course, Local POW WOW shows Native American heritage, Russians visit Riner, and many others. 

Book 62: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County 9-24-96- 11-31-98, containing news clippings from the Montgomery County area. Items include: Radford's memorial bridge to be replaced, Tales of ghosts and goblins abound in valley, Legionnaires outbreak traced to Lowe's, Carilion breaks ground on new facility, New River Valley's Powerhouse Claytor Dam, Radford discovers colorful past, Blacksburg 200th kicks off, and many others. 

Book 63: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County 2-28-1998- 11-1-1999, containing news clippings from the Montgomery county area. Items include: Christiansburg schools colorful past, Bomber DeWease released after 24 years, Smithfield Plantation house, Civil War hit home, Ellett Valley filled with history, Downtown mill grinds to a halt, and many others. 

Box 16: Scrapbooks 64-66 

Book 64: Scrapbook labeled Riner 3-1-98- 4-22-2000, containing news clippings from the Riner area. Items include: Milk flowed too freely after wreck in Riner, Auburn Hills open, Opening ceremony for new school, Auburn High teacher creates virtual museum, and many others. 

Book 65: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County 11-1-1997- 5-5-2001, containing news clippings from the Montgomery county area. Items include: Downtown Blacksburg filled with history, Outdoor drama goes dark, A little old town on old Little River, Smart road weathers first public test, Elliston cherishes past, RU continues growth, Memories of the Soul Kitchen and Eureka Hotel, and many others. 

Book 66: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County 5-1-2001- 7-7-2002, containing news clippings from the Montgomery County area. Items include: Ellett Valley bridged, VA Tech history holds a rocky start, Veterans honored at memorial celebration, Back in the days, Museum wants a 147 year old valentine, So long memorial bridge, Never a starless evening for Roanoke, and many others. 

Box 17: Scrapbooks 67-69 

Book 67: Scrapbook labeled Riner 6-200- 10-2002, containing news clippings from the Riner area. Items include: Riner community hosts its own museum, Auburn High involved in student safety initiative, Cannery preserves summer bounty, Get lost in Riner corn maze, Riner not so sleepy anymore, Drought leaves pastures nothing, and many others. 

Book 68: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County 2-14-2003- 10-9-2004, containing news clippings from the Montgomery County area. Items include: Father and son rescued from river, Officer killed with own gun, Tech flight school grounded, Hall's store still a landmark, Pandapas leaves lasting legacy, Montgomery museum to publish county history, Memories of Wildwood pool, and many others. 

Book 69: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County 10-2004- 2-2006, containing news clippings from the Montgomery County area. Items include: Veterans remember hero, Historic Merrimac coal mine to be sealed, Area museums form coalition, Book chronicles Christiansburg history, Radford Theater last of its kind, and many others. 

Box 18: Scrapbooks 70-73 

Book 70: Scrapbook labeled Riner 12-2003- 9-16-2006, containing news clippings from the Riner area. Items include: White deer shot in Floyd, Riner Heritage days, Mount Airy church back on solid footing, Harvest time in Riner, Calvert finds special education rewarding, sports, announcements, and many others. 

Book 71: Scrapbook labeled Historical 9-6-2003- 8-13-2005, containing news clippings primarily from the Roanoke and New River valleys. Items include: Flooding hits state, Tornadoes hit SWVA, Victory Stadium's future murky, Pulaski and Floyd help Jamestown celebrate, Snowdrifts hamper area travel, VA gets highway funds, some national stories, and many others. 

Book 72: Scrapbook labeled Riner, containing news clippings from the Riner area, 2006-2009. Items include: Altizers played prominent role in Riner, Students charged with conspiracy to commit murder, Auburn High student has experience of a lifetime in Europe, Auburn field named in honor of Sink, and many others. 

Book 73: Scrapbook labeled Montgomery County 3-2006- 3-2009, containing news clippings from the Montgomery County area. Items include: Christiansburg principal dies, Shawsville once marked the edge of an empire, Morva escapes from hospital and kills officers, Shawsville museum opens today, Local area safest place to live, VT massacre, and many others. 

Box 19: Scrapbooks 74-78 

Book 74: Scrapbook labeled Historical 1926-1971, containing news clippings primarily from national headlines, along with some local history. Items include: Historical Roanoke and SWVA, Edgar Allen Poe entered UVA 100 years ago, Arab Police guard spot where Christ was born, The Southwest Corner, Great Smokies mountains with a halo, Death toll at 50 in CA quake, Bomb blast damages U.S. capitol, and many others. 

Book 75: Scrapbook labeled Historical 1941-1966, containing news clippings primarily from national headlines, along with some local history. Items include: 3rd inauguration of president shatters precedent, Queen's death cuts ties with Golden Age, Queen Elizabeth becomes queen when King George dies in his sleep, Arguments about FDR rage on 10 years later, Thousand of Britons bid Churchill goodbye, and many others. 

Book 76: Scrapbook labeled Historical 1974-1978, containing news clippings primarily from the national headlines along with some local history. Items include: The SW Corner, Today is Carter's big day, Worst tragedy in aviation history, I-77 changed Bland, Carter signs Panama Canal Act, History of Roanoke, and many others. 

Book 77: Scrapbook labeled Historical 1975-1977, containing news clippings primarily from the national headlines, along with some local history. Items include: Nixon Aides convicted, Soaring jobless rate, Post rates continue increase, Patty Hearst guilty, Metrics coming better get ready, and many others. 

Book 78: Scrapbook labeled Historical 1978-1980, containing news clippings primarily from the national headlines along with some local history. Items include:Treasury asks for minidollar coin, The day they honored Johnny Reb, Polish Archbishop elected Pope, Jonestown Guyana site cleared of 910 bodies, President orders Patty Hearst Freed, Farmers besiege capitol, Gas drought tightens grip, Decades top story is Watergate, 10 die in miami race riots, American bodies left in Iran, and many others. 

Box 20: Scrapbooks 79-82 

Book 79: Scrapbook labeled Historical, containing news clippings primarily from the national headlines along with some local history, 1980-1982. Items include: Reagan next president, Fan of Lennon held in slaying, Hostages released, Royal wedding of Charles and Diane, Reagan shot, Shuttle holds flawless course, British bomb Falkland airfields, and many others. 

Book 80: Scrapbook labeled Historical, containing news clippings primarily from national headlines along with some local history, 1982-1983. Items include: British and Argentine war ends, Princess gives birth to male heir, Soviets shoot down jet, and many others. 

Book 81: Scrapbook labeled Historical 1984-1985, containing news clippings primarily from national headlines along with some local history. Items include: Gas pipeline to cut through area, NAACP 75 years old, Week to remember women history forgot, Olympic games begin Hollywood style, Reagan buries Mondale, Inaugural parade cancelled, and many others. 

Book 82: Scrapbook labeled Historical 1985, containing news clippings primarily from national headlines along with some local history. Items include: Western fires rage, Reagan's tumor malignant, Second treasure found off Florida, Wreck of Titanic found, Quake hits Mexico, Replica of Godspeed makes voyage, Record flooding hits Roanoke, Army remembers Grant centennial, U.S. Soviet summit ends, Fury of a Flood, and many others. 

Box 21: Scrapbooks 83-86 

Book 83: Scrapbook labeled Obituaries 1-1984- 12-1986, containing news clippings primarily from national headlines. Items include: Obituaries, RFK's son found dead in hotel, Conductor Fred Waring dies, Actor Richard Burton dead, Assassins shoot and kill Indira Gandhi, Wizard of Oz witch dies, Rock Hudson loses battle with AIDS, Screen giant Cary Grant dies, and many others. 

Book 84: Scrapbook labeled Historical 1986, containing news clippings from the national headlines. Items include: Haley's Comet streaks across sky, Space Shuttle Challenger explodes, Despite 230 million dollar facelift Statue of Liberty is turning black, U.S. attacks Libyan forces, Liberty weekend kicks off, Dirty Dancing filming at Mountain Lake, and many others. 

Book 85: Scrapbook labeled Historical 1986-1987, containing news clippings from the national headlines. Items include: Voyager circumnavigates globe without refueling, Challenger crew remembered, Reagan's approval rating at all time low, I-90 in NY collapses, Sally Ride first U.S. woman in space leaves NASA for Stanford, First relics retrieved from Titanic, and many others. 

Book 86: Scrapbook labeled Historical 1987, containing news clippings from the national headlines. Items include: Highlights of Reagan's address, Constitution 200 years old, Blue Ridge Parkway finished, Baby Jessica rescued from well, Historic Arms Treaty signed, Oil spill heads towards WV, OH, and PA, and many others. 

Box 22: Scrapbooks 87-90 

Book 87: Scrapbook labeled Historical, containing news clippings from the national headlines, 1988-1990. Items include: Tracking Earthquakes, Stealth bomber unvailed, Goodbye to the Gipper hello to George, Happy 200th France, Rose banned for life, Hugo damages the east, Toll mounts in CA killer quake, and many others. 

Book 88: Scrapbook labeled Historical 12-1989- 2-3-1991, containing news clippings from the national headlines. Items include: 278 die in 1989 airline crashes, National Cathedral works finally ends, Metal box found may be relic from Earhart plane, War breaks out in Persian Gulf, and many others. 

Book 89: Scrapbook labeled Historical 2-1991, containing news clippings from the national headlines. Items include: Iraq defies U.S. ultimatum, U.S. declares decisive victory in Iraq, U.S. blamed for Iraq's woes, Pharaoh's city found, U.S. interstate system almost complete, Eclipse of the century, Gorbachev back in power as coup leaders rounded up, The rise and fall of USSR, Did dinosaur's gas give earth a hot blast, and many others. 

Book 90: Scrapbook labeled Historical 2-1991- 8-1992, containing news clippings from the national headlines. Items include: Gorbachev transfers power, Explorers find ancient city in Oman, Judge sentences Tyson to 6 years, Rucker Tibbs solo flight around U.S., Global warming, Scientists Hail cosmic Discovery, Riots rage in L.A., Mt. Rushmore gets a face lift, CA quakes again, Restoration gives answers about Sphynx, and many others. 

Box 23: Scrapbooks 91-94 

Book 91: Scrapbook labeled Friends and People we have heard about 1992-2000, containing news clippings about national and local figures. Items include: Little House actress Karen Grassle stars in RU production, Cosby Show goes out in style, Bob Hope thanks for the memories, wedding announcements, and many others. 

Book 92: Scrapbook labeled Historical 1992, containing news clippings from the national headlines. Items include: Hurricane Andrew smashes FL, Jumbo jet hits homes, Earthquake hits Egypt, Clinton clobbers Bush, U.S. Troops headed to Somalia, Charles and Di separate, and many others. 

Book 93: Scrapbook labeled Historical 2-1993-12-1993, containing news clippings from the national headlines. Items include: Russia claims it has pieces of Hitler's skull, Bomb rocks 110 story World Trade Center, Blizzard hits the East, IRA blamed i latest London blast, Koresh and cult members die in own fire, Israel and PLO make history, India quake toll 21,000, and many others. 

Book 94: Scrapbook labeled Historical 1994, containing news clippings from the national headlines. Items include: Few are alive who remember the great molasses flood of 1919, CA declared disaster area after latest quake, Harding Kerrigan saga over at last, Ruling lets VMI remain all male, D-day vets defy age and wind to jump again, Russian army ends occupation of Berlin, and many others. 

Box 24: Scrapbooks 95-97 

Book 95 Scrapbook containing news clippings from the national headlines, 1995. Items include: The simpson verdict, El nino comes back,U.S. and Russia unite in space station, Bomb rips through Federal building in OK, U.N. troops rush to Bosnia, Israeli Prime Minister assassinated in Tel Aviv, and many others. 

Book 96: Scrapbook labeled Historical 1-1996- 5-3-1997, containing news clippings from the national headlines. Items include: Bombing rocks London, Bomb hits Olympics in Atlanta, Jamestown's first fort found, Coeducation comes to VMI, Clinton begins 2nd term, O.J. liable for slayings, Havens Gate cult members die in mass suicide, and many others. 

Book 97: Scrapbook labeled Historical 5-12-1997- 4-4-1999, containing news clippings from the national headlines. Items include: Timothy McVeigh sentenced to death, Princess Diana dies in car crash, World mourns Mother Teresa, Clinton and the Intern, Ambush kills 5 at Arkansas school, Clinton: I misled people, As many as 25 dead in Columbine attack, and many others. 

Box 25: Scrapbooks 98-100 

Book 98: Scrapbook labeled Obituaries 7-1997- 4-5-2003, containing news clippings from national headlines. Items include: James Stewart dies, World mourns Princess DI, Mother Teresa dies at 87, Sonny Bono killed while skiing, James Earl Ray dies and takes story to his grave, Roy Rogers dies, Gene Autry dead, American icon DiMaggio dies, Dale Earnhardt dies in crash, and many others. 

Book 99: Scrapbook labeled Historical 5-1-1999- , containing news clippings from the national headlines. Items include: Kosovo refugees land in U.S., Armstrong overcomes cancer to win the tour, The Preacher, Roanoke's past 100 years, Hsing-Hsing giant panda put to rest, Monticello accepts DNA evidence, and many others. 

Book 100: Scrapbook labeled Historical 2-2000-4-15-2002, containing news clippings from the national headlines. Items include: Peanuts through the years, Confederate flag sees another end of an era in SC, Its Bush finally, A legend is lost, Mir plunges into south Pacific, Pentagon and Trade Center attacked, and many others. 

Box 26: Scrapbooks 101-104 

Book 101: Scrapbook labeled Historical 3-2002- 5-24-2003, containing news clippings from the national headlines. Items include: Family feud divides Monticello, Ground zero cleanup over, Miners trapped in Western PA, Carter wins Nobel Peace prize, Police capture Sniper, Space shuttle Columbia is lost, Antiwar protests intensify, U.S. invades Iraq, and many others. 

Book 102: Scrapbook labeled Historical 6-3-2003- 7-2004, containing news clippings from national headlines. Items include: Blackout stuns U.S., U.S. forces capture Saddam Hussein, Mickey Mouse turns 75, Europe's Madrid attacks worst in recent history, WWII memorial, Armstrong wins again, and many others. 

Book 103: Scrapbook labeled Obituaries 4-2003- 5-2006, containing news clippings from national headlines. Items include: NBC reporter Bloom dies in Iraq, Gregory Peck dies, Newsman David Brinkley dead, Katharine Hepburn dies at 96, Music legend Johnny cash gone, Yasser Arafat dies in France at 75,and many others. 

Book 104: Scrapbook labeled Historical 8-2-2005, containing news clippings from the national headlines. Items include: President Obama inauguration insert, New Orleans left mostly to the dead, Unmanned spacecraft blasts off to pluto, Study says high blood pressure killed Booker T. Washington, and many others. 

Box 27: Scrapbooks 105-109 

Book 105: Scrapbook containing poetry, sayings, stories, editorials, anecdotes, and other miscellaneous articles. Most of these items are from the 1930's. 

Book 106: Scrapbook containing articles, stories, and poems about a variety of holidays. Many of these date from the 1910's-1930's. 

Book 107: Scrapbook containing poems, stories, anecdotes, articles, observations, and other miscellaneous items. Many of these items are from the 1970's and 1980's. 

Book 108: Scrapbook containing poems, observations, anecdotes, stories, and miscellaneous items. These items have a wide range of dates with many undated items. 

Book 109: Scrapbook containing poems organized by subject, many from the 1930's-1940's. 

Box 28: Journal of the New River Historical Society- Issues, Newsletters, and Tour Guides. 

Folder 1: Volume 1: Number 1 

Folder 2: Volume 2: Number 1 

Folder 3: Volume 3: Number 1, 1990 

Folder 4: Volume 4: Number 1, 1991 

Folder 5: Volume 5: Number 1, 1992 

Folder 6: Volume 6: Number 1, 1993 

Folder 7: Volume 7: Number 1, 1994 

Folder 8: Volume 8: Number 1, 1995 

Folder 9: Volume 9: Number 1, 1996 

Folder 10: Volume 10: Number 1, 1997 

Folder 11: Volume 11: Number 1, 1998 

Folder 12: Volume 12: Number 1, 1999 

Folder 13: Volume 13: Number 1, 2000 

Folder 14: Volume 14: Number 1, 2001 

Folder 15: Volume 15: Number 1, 2002 

Folder 16: Volume 16: Number 1, 2003 

Folder 17: Volume 17: Number 1, 2004 

Folder 18: Volume 18: Number 1, 2005 

Folder 19: Volume 1: Number 1, 2006 

Folder 20: New River Valley Historical Newsletter, Volume 1: Number 1. (2 copies) 

Folder 21: Floyd County Tour of the New River Historical Society, May 21, 1977. 

Folder 22: Fincastle and Botetourt County Tour of the New River Historical Society, October 8, 1977. 

Folder 23: New River Almanac, Volume 2: Number 1, 1976. Published in cooperation with the New River Historical Society. 

Box 29: Assorted items related to Montgomery County History 

Folder 1: Small book labeled Colonel William Christian, The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Christiansburg, VA Year Book 2001-2002 

Folder 2: Montgomery County Virginia Annual Report, 1970 

Folder 3: Book titled Highlights in the Early History of Montgomery County, VA, by Lula Porterfield Givens, 1975. Published in observance of the American Bicentennial. 

Folder 4: Small book labeled The Montgomery County Story 1776-1957, 1957. 

Folder 5: Typed document labeled Early History of Extension Homemakers in Montgomery County. (3 copies) 

Folder 6: Richard Montgomery Foundation Member Certificate 1982-83. 

Folder 7: Christiansburg, Montgomery County, VA information booklet, 1993. 

Folder 8: Majestic Southwest Virginia Premier magazine, Spring 1996. 

Folder 9: Memories...Christiansburg Bicentennial Celebration, published by the News Messenger, July 1992. 

Folder 10: The New River Valley pictorial presentation from Claytor Lake to Glen Lyn, by the Radford News-Journal. 

Folder 11: Christiansburg Bicentennial guide. (2 copies) 

Box 30: Miscellaneous items, including accession papers, pamphlets, news clippings photocopies, lesson plans, and many other various items. 

Folder 1: McConnell Library, Radford University Archives and Special Collections Gift Agreement. 

Folder 2: Auburn Schools Teaching Staff lists by year. 

Folder 3: Locker Easy Method Writing Lessons 1,3,5. 

Folder 4: Montgomery County Schools History, typed document. 

Folder 5: Montgomery County Public Schools Newsletter, Volume III, No. 2, Oct. 1978. 

Folder 6: Montgomery County Public Schools Newsletter, Vol IV, No. 1, Oct. 1979. 

Folder 7: Seven pages of photocopied photos and news clippings. 

Folder 8: Martha Washington College Views Photo magazine. 

Folder 9: Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA, photo magazine. 

Folder 10: Virginia Intermont College 1917 calendar. 

Folder 11: Virginia Intermont College, 1983 Bristol Herald Courier mailer. 

Folder 12: Cardui Songbook No. 6, 1912. Book of songs, anecdotes, and stories. 

Folder 13: Various handwritten notes and drawings. 

Folder 14: Miscellaneous news clippings. 

Folder 15: Miscellaneous news clippings and letter copies. 

Folder 16: Various pamphlets relating to tourists sites in Virginia. (5) 

Folder 17: Miscellaneous newspaper and magazine clippings. 

Folder 18: Various church pamphlets, letters, and picture cards. 

Folder 19: Documents related to the Christiansburg Bicentennial celebration and the Montgomery Museum. 

Box 31: Photograph album and miscellaneous papers. 

Folder 1: North Wales Holiday guide and a Lloyd's Weekly reprint. 

Folder 2: Miscellaneous newspaper and magazine clippings. 

Book 110: Family photograph Album 

Box 32: Three Sigma Sigma Sigma scrapbooks, a C. Lawrence store ledger, and an issue of The Triangle. 

The Triangle of Sigma Sigma Sigma, November, 1932. 

Velvet bound Tri Sigma scrapbook from The Radford State Teachers College, 1930. 

Scrapbook of the Convention of Progress, Chicago, 1933, The Tri Sigma National Convention. 

C. Lawrence store ledger, Auburn, Montgomery County, VA, 1881-1889. Contains names, accounts, , quantities, and pricing of items sold at the store during this time period. 

Scrap book labeled Tip O' the Mitten Convention, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Mackinac Island Michigan, July 3-10, 1931. 

Box 33: Scrapbooks and other miscellaneous materials related to Auburn Schools. 

Scrapbook labeled Auburn School Book I, containing photographs, letters, news clippings, and other items related to the school's history, 1878- . 

Scrapbook containing Miss Virginia Deal Lawrence's certificates, letters of appreciation, and awards related to teaching and extra curricular activities. 

Book labeled Schools at War, depicting the Auburn school's efforts to aid in the war effort, in 1942. 

1959-60 Auburn High School SCA Handbook. 

1973-74 Auburn High School Student Handbook. 

Montgomery County School Building Proposal, Special Scholl Bond Election, September 27, 1960. 

Box 34: Several miscellaneous items related to Auburn United Methodist Church, Riner history, Llyod Sumner, and Montgomery County. 

File 1: Auburn United Methodist Church history booklet compiled by Miss Lawrence. 

File 2: Auburn United Methodist Church 111th Anniversary Celebration booklet. 

File 3: Roanoke Times Newspaper article about 100 year anniversary of the Auburn Untied Methodist Church, June 2, 1985. 

File 4: 1998 Calendar about Early Riner, VA. 

File 5: Depiction of power generator located in the C. Lawrence store, Riner, VA, circa 1913. 

File 6: Several articles about Virginia Deal Lawrence's life and her memories, including a Home Sweet Home News article, Reminiscing About My Life. 

File 7: Radford Then and Now booklet celebrating America's bicentennial. 

File 8: Virginia College picture book, Roanoke, VA. 

File 9: Llyod Sumner's book Around the World in 80 ways, 1982. The Riner citizen documents his four year trip around the world which began in 1971. 

File 10: Mountainside Magazine, vol. 1, no. 4. Featuring Memories of Riner, by Miss Lawrence. 

File 11: Births in Court Records of Montgomery County, VA 1853-1871. 

File 12: Deaths in Court Records of Montgomery County, VA, 1853-1871. 

File 13: Two photographs, one is Virginia Deal Lawrence as a toddler with her older sister, the other is her as a young teacher. 

Box 35: Assorted books, yearbooks, and other items relating to area schools. 

Item 1: Churches in Montgomery County One Hundred Years Old, by Bentley H. Lucas, list and historical notes of Mongomery County churches. 

Item 2: The Hub, Auburn High School 1924 yearbook. 

Item 3: The Hub, Auburn High School 1925 yearbook, 2 copies. 

Item 4: Bee Hive, 1929, State Teacher's College, East Radford, VA, yearbook. 

Item 5: The Intermont, 1927, Virginia Intermont Yearbook. 

Item 6: The Intermont, 1928, Intermont College Yearbook. 

Item 7: The Jeb, 1929, Christiansburg High School Yearbook. 

Item 8: The Hub, 1945-46, Auburn High School Yearbook, 4th edition. 

Item 9: Riner High School history, by Julia Martin. 1922-23 

Item 10: Photo album of the new Riner Elementary School. Pictures showing construction and classes the first year the school opened. 

Item 11: Kodak box of photographs depicting Tom Thumb's Wedding, presented at Auburn High School, August 10, 1951. 

Item 12: Photo album with labeled pictures documenting the Christiansburg Bicentennial Celebration in 1992. 

Box 36: Miscellaneous photographs, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and more. 

Folder 1: Items relate to Radford University's Tri Sigma chapter celebration of Virginia Deal Lawrence, their charter member. 

Folder 2: Items and photos about the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International for key women educators. 

Folder 3: Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root Almanac, 1933. 

Folder 4: Miscellaneous, photgraphs, telegrams, and other items. 

Folder 5: !928-29 Virginia Intermont College student handbook, viewbooks, and newspaper. 

Folder 6: Three meeting minute books for the Ladies Aid Society, circa 1930's. 

Folder 7: Eight issues of The Echo, Auburn High School's newspaper, from the mid 1950's. 

Folder 8: Miscellaneous papers about Auburn School and Montgomery County. 

Folder 9: Four scrapbook pages and one small envelope of photographs related to Auburn School and Montgomery County. 

Box 37: Lawrence family genealogical charts dating back to 1720, located in map case D, draw 5, rm. 534. Surnames include: Deal, Lawrence, Smith, Childress, James, Hall, Spencer, King, Eoff, Surface, Wall, Weaver, Lucas, Prillaman, Graybeal, Wilson, Sutphin. 

Box 38: Auburn United Methodist Church Scrapbooks, on loan from Kathy Smith, the executor of the Virginia Deal Lawrence estate. 2 Scrapbooks and one file of documents all of which relate to the church. 

Box 39: Auburn United Methodist Church Scrapbooks, on loan from Kathy Smith, the executor of the Virginia Deal Lawrence estate. 2 Scrapbooks all of which relate to the church. 

Box 40: Auburn United Methodist Church Scrapbooks, on loan from Kathy Smith, the executor of the Virginia Deal Lawrence estate. 3 Scrapbooks all of which relate to the church. 

Box 41: Virginia Deal Lawrence Personal Information, Homemakers Club, Riner/Auburn History

File 1:  Daughters of the American Revolution application and supporting materials; Report Card Sept 1915-April 1916; Membership Card- Auburn Recreational Club, Life Member dated 1942; Transcript from State Teachers College Radford Virginia dated Mar 3, 1939; Transcript from State Teachers College Radford Virginia dated May 17, 1939; Undated and unidentified "An Interview With Virginia Deal Lawrence"; Certificate from United States Treasury Departmentfor patriotic cooperation rendered on behalf of the War Finance Program, dated Mar 14, 1946; Christmas Card from President and Mrs. John Preston McConnell; Certificate from The President of the United States of America in recognition of services rendered to the nation and to Virginia on Registration Day, Oct 16, 1940; Journal containing genealogical information; Poem- Life's Mirror possibly written by Virginia Deal Lawrence; Possibly a speach written and delivered on Founders Day May 1991; Roll of Retired Teachers Association; For All Those Born Prior to 1940 (joke); Count Your Blessings Tax; Poem to Virginia Deal Lawrence from Carolyn W. Dowell "Friends"; Memo concerning observing Christmas (joke); Membership application to Daughters of the American Revolution.

File 2: Montgomery County Extension Homemakers Club Yearbooks 1975-85, 1988, 1990

File 3: Extension Homemakers Club- Early History of Extension Homemakers in Montgomery County; Club notes from Riner Home Demonstration Club 1935-38; Guidelines for Relationships with Extension Homemakers Clubs and Councils; Recommendations for EH Redistricting; Virginia Polytechnic Instistute and State University Extension Division Districts; Proposed Amendments to Constitution and By-Laws of the Virginia Extension Homemakers Council; Memo from Virginia Extension Homemakers Council; Year Book of Home Demonstration Clubs Montgomery County 1953; History of the Virginia Federation of Home Demonstration Clubs 1960-69.

File 4: Programs and Invitations- Graduation Invitation dated May 28-Jun1, 1920 (2); Wedding Invitation dated Dec 27, 1923; Graduation Invitation dated May 28, 1924; Wedding Invitation dated Aug 6, 1924; Auburn High School Commencement 1926 (3); Commencement Invitation dated Jun 1, 1928; Program for MEA dinner, presumably 1957 (2); Anniversary Celebration Invitation dated May 14, 2005; Funeral Program for Floyd T. Smith; Funeral Program for Mary Juanita Lawrence; Advertising Flyer- Absolute Auction

File 5: Riner/Auburn History- Riner (unsigned and undated one page typed paper); Memories of Riner (Excerpts from Memories of Riner by Virginia Deal Lawrence) undated; Post Office of Riner (unsigned and undated); Program of Work for Riner Community Grange, Montgomery County, 1933; A Plat of Auburn and Suburbs 1884; A Home Community IQ questionnaire; A Community At Work (unsigned and undated paper); Riner (unsigned and undated paper); Unsigned letter to Miss Riner giving some information about Riner; Typed Letter to the Editor by Frank T. Stone about Riner, Jun 25, 1941; Montgomery News Messenger, June 25, 1941 containing a Letter To The Editor by Frank T. Stone about Riner; Auburn- History and Development of the School (unsigned and undated paper); Closing of Auburn Elementary (unsigned and undated paper); In Perspective (unsigned and undated points about Auburn school); Unsigned and undated play about a school; Honor Roll listing for Auburn High School taken from Montgomery Messenger Nov 19, 1920; List of facts about Auburn High School; List of teachers who taught at Auburn School; History of the Class of 1926 by Irene Ethel Keith (undated); Newspaper clipping; Index cards listing facts, possibly cue cards from a speech; Grave information from Buffalo Cemetery; Various letters asking about Riner/Auburn information; Vol 1, #4 Issue of Mountainside; Photograph of the freshman class of Auburn High School 1923.

File 6: Miscellaneous items

Box 42: Correspondence, Legal Items, Family History Information, Local Area Histories

Item 1: Correspondence 1871-1907-

Item 2: Correspondence 1908-

Item 3: Insurance Policies- Insurance Policy issued by the Hamburg-Bremen Fire Insurance Company for the period February 1, 1904-February 1, 1905.  The policy insures for $1000 a storehouse in Riner, VA owned by C. Lawrence.  Policy number 1749; Insurance Policy issued by the Virginia Fire and Marine Insurance Company for the period August 24, 1905-August 24, 1910.  The policy insures for $750 a barn in Riner, VA owned by C. Lawrence.  Policy number 638198; Insurance Policy issued by the Hamburg-Bremen Fire Insurance Company for the period February 1, 1905-February 1, 1906.  The policy insures for $1000 a storehouse in Riner, VA owned by C. Lawrence.  Policy number 1798; Insurance Policy issued by the London Assurance Company for the period February 1, 1905-February 1, 1906.  The policy insures for $1000 a storehouse in Riner, VA owned by C. Lawrence.  Policy number 2289839; Insurance Policy issued by the Hamburg-Bremen Fire Insurance Company for the period January 26, 1905-January 26, 1910.  The policy insures for $1000 a dwelling in Riner, VA owned by C. Lawrence.  Policy number 1797.

Item 4: Deeds and Maps- various deeds to properties owned by the family and maps.

Item 5: C.L. Lawrence & Son- Blank receipts and letterhead of the C.L. Lawrence & Son company.

Item 6: Receipts- Various receipts ranging from Tax receipts, supply receipts, and personal receipts.

Item 7: Committee Reports- Riner

Item 8: Legal Items- Leases; Court Summons; Will of Floyd T. Smith; Marriage Certificate

Item 9: Floyd T. Smith- Last Will and Testament, dated Nov 13, 1953; Court of Common Pleas Complaint dated Sep 19, 1958

Item 10: Lawrence Family Information- Various typed and handwritten genealogical information, newspaper clippings, and ephemera

Item 11: Lucas Family Information- Various genealogical informaion

File 12: Family Information- Various genealogical information for the Smith, Deal, Childress, Lawrence, and Weaver Families

File 13: Histories of Local Places- Magazine- The Richard Montgomery Foundation Incoreportating Mountainside Magazine Vol 2, #1; Taken from Early History of Snowville by Louise B. Allison; History of Snowville and Graysontown compiled by Barbara Harbor, Brenda Akers, and Johnny Shanklin; Early Days of Christiansburg, Virginia unsigned and undated; The Christiansburg Depot Brief Historical Summary unsigned and undated; Tour of the "Salt Capital of the Confederacy"; A Trip to the Springs in Montgomery County May 20, 1978 from the New River Historical Society; Montgomery White Sulfur Springs by Roderick Lucas; Pilot History unsigned and undated; History of St. Paul's Methodist Church, Christiansburg, Virginia by W. M. Dunklee; Past History of Bethel Community compiled by Sandra Mabry and Mike Vaughn; Childress unsigned and undated; Shawsville unsigned and undated; Hans Meadows Christiansburg, Virginia unsigned 9/4/65; The Day of the Hobo unsigned and undated

Item 14: Newspaper Clippings

Box 43: Photographs

File 1: 88 Photos of Virginia Deal Lawrence taken over many years

File 2: 100 Photos of Virginia Deal Lawrence taken over many years

File 3: 29 Photos of Members of the Smith Family

File 4: 49 Photos of Members of the Lawrence Family

File 5: 42 Photos of Various Family

File 6: 29 Photos of the Mountain Lake Hotel and Grounds

Box 44: Photo Album, Clippings Scrapbook

Item 1: Clippings Scrapbook (clippings pasted into a book over the text)

Item 2: Photo Album

Box 45: Diplomas and Certificates- Certificate of Promotion to the High School Montgomery County, VA May 1, 1913 awarded to Mary Eileen Lawrence; High School of Auburn, Riner Virginia May 5, 1916 awarded to Mary Eileen Lawrence; Auburn High School June 1, 1917 awarded to Mary Eileen Lawrence; Certificate of Honor Auburn High School June 1, 1917 awarded to Mary Eileen Lawrence; Virginia College for Young Ladies June 1, 1920 awarded to Mary Eileen Lawrence; Auburn District Public Schools May 27, 1921 awarded to Virginia Deal Lawrence;Virginia Polytechnic Institute March 1, 1925 awarded to Mrs. J.L. Lawrence; Auburn High School May 25, 1926 awarded to Virginia Deal Lawrence; Commonwealth of Virginia State Board of Education May 20, 1927 awarded to Virginia Deal Lawrence; Commonwealth of Virginia State Board of Education June 30, 1930 awarded to Virginia Deal Lawrence; National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Jan 16, 1936 to Virginia Deal Lawrence; Degree of Flora awarded to Virginia Deal Lawrence; Photograph of Mollie Lawrence