Roanoke Historical Clippings Collection
AC 025

Summary Information

McConnell Library Archives and Special Collections
Roanoke Historical Clippings Collection
AC 025
Date [inclusive]
1.0 Linear feet
Located in locked compact shelving, level 1, shelf 30F

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Roanoke Historical Clippings Collection, Radford University Archives, McConnell Library, Radford University, Radford, VA.

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Scopes and Contents

This collection contains the history of Roanoke and how the area developed from 1921-1980. Information about the schools, hospitals, businesses, public library, social life and customs, and newspapers document the progress Roanoke experienced through reports, pamphlets, and maps. The clippings from the newspapers discuss the bicentennial, Wilson’s death, health issues like birth control and abortion, the railroad company’s start in Roanoke, the annexation of students, and other issues and news about Roanoke.

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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. The collection is open for research. No interlibrary loan.

Accruals Note

No additional accruals are expected.

Processing Note

Processing and finding aid by Sarah Theibert with finding aid assistance by Gene Hyde.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 

Folder 1: American Guide Series 

Folder 2: Department of Health Reports 1959, 1961-62 

Folder 3: Roanoke Public Library Annual Reports 1962-64 

Folder 4: Roanoke Social Life and Customs 

Folder 5: Roanoke Schools 

Folder 6: Roanoke Hospitals 

Folder 7: Roanoke maps 

Folder 8: Roanoke pamphlets 

Folder 9: Miscellaneous 

Box 2 

Folder 1: Newspaper Articles 1921-49 

Folder 2: Newspaper Articles 1950-75 

Folder 3: Newspaper Articles 1950-80 

Folder 4: Miscellaneous