Physical Artifacts Collection
SC 218


Summary Information

McConnell Library Archives and Special Collections
Physical Artifacts Collection
SC 218
Date [inclusive]
6.0 Linear feet
Physical Description
Contains banners, advertising items, clothing, and other physical items.
Located in locked compact shelving, level 1.
Contains various physical artifacts representing Radford University's history.

Preferred Citation

Physical Artifacts Collection, Special Collections, McConnell Library, Radford University, Radford, VA.

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This eclectic collection is made up of both found and donated items and includes personal clothing worn by students, advertising and fundraising objects, and items reflecting the social lives of students at Radford State Normal School, Radford State Teachers College, Radford College, and now Radford University.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

McConnell Library Archives and Special Collections

McConnell Library
PO Box 6881
Radford, Virginia

Restrictions to Access

An appointment for research is required. Collection is open for research. No interlibrary loan.


Additional accruals are expected.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1. Graduation Dress worn in 1915 by Bernice Odell Phillips Dailey

Box 2. School Girl Days: a Memory Book belonging to Anna May Tickle. 1919; 2 Unidentified Photographs (presumably Anna May Tickle); Class Ring (Donated by David Blevins).

Box 3. Commemorative Plates showing Founders Hall (2); Alumni Association Plate Commissioned by Iron Furnace Industries; RU Scarf; Radford University Pennants (2).

Box 4. Pocahontas Home Fund Donation Pledge Cards (1920s)

Box 5. Radford College Ashtray; Radford College Paperweight; Radford College Money Clip.

Box 6. Graduation Robe Hood (in original colors of purple and gold.

Box 7. Dance Cards, Grapurchats, Newspaper Clippings from the late 1940s-early 1950s.

Box 8. Brick from Founders Hall; Photographs of Reception following removal of Founders Hall.

Box 9. Flag of Puerto Rico.

Box 10. Radford College Honor Society Certificates; Radford College Honors Convocation Program (April 30, 1969); Candles, Ribbons, and Candle Holders.

Box 11. Radford College Caps (1 modern, 1 vintage); 2 Ladies Hats.

Box 12. Radford University Banner.

Box 13. Badges (student made buttons). 1996.

Box 14. College of Global Studies Banners (2).

Box 15. Radford University Mugs (2); Radford University Crystal Paperweight with the Investing in Lives Fundraising logo; Brass Keyring; Plastic Cups with Radford University Logo; RU Printing Plates.

Box 16. Highlander Hotel Groundbreaking Ceremony Souvenir; Highlander Hotel Groundbreaking Ceremony Paperweight; Invitation to Highlander Hotel Groundbreaking; Invitation to naming of Hemphill Hall.

Box 17. Dance Cards, Programs, Grapurchat Issues, Alpha Sigma Alpha Hat (1951).

Box 18. Radford College Ashtray; Radford College Highlanders Metal Sign; Zeta Tau Alpha Dinner Dance Glass (1981).

Box 19. Trophy. Annual Freshman-Sophomore Debate. Winners listed 1931-1940; Trophy. Grapurchat Best Class B Newspaper 1920-30.

Box 20. Trophy. Degrees awarded; Trophy. Pocahontas and Ingles Competition 1914-1929.

Box 21. Red Velvet- origin or purpose unknown.

Box 22.Handwoven Homespun Blanket (origin unknown).

Box 23.Handwoven Homespun Blanket (origin unknown).

Box 24.Handwoven Homespun Blanket (origin unknown).

Box 25.Handwoven Homespun Blanket (origin unknown).

Box 26. Handwoven Blanket by a McConnell Family Member.