City of Radford Collection
AC 011

Summary Information

Repository
McConnell Library Archives and Special Collections
Title
City of Radford Collection
ID
AC 011
Date [inclusive]
1925-2005
Extent
3.0 Linear feet
Physical Description
Includes newspaper clippings, booklets, pamphlets, student papers, correspondence, photographs, programs, documents, magazine articles, maps, and other materials.
Location
Located in locked compact shelving, shelf 15A, level 1.
Language
English
Abstract
Contains materials related to the City of Radford that were collected in McConnell Library clipping files during the 1970s and 1980s.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], City of Radford Collection, Appalachian Collection, McConnell Library, Radford University, Radford, VA.

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Scope and Contents

Materials in this collection were gathered from news sources, local organizations, Radford City publications, student research papers, and other materials collected in file cabinets in McConnell Library during the 1970s and 80s. Topically, this collection covers education, schools, local history, businesses, public health, government, local clubs and organizations, churches, the public library, recreation, and other topics related to the City of Radford.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

McConnell Library Archives and Special Collections

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

Restrictions to access

An appointment for research is required. The collection is open for research. No interlibrary loan.

Processing Note

Processed by Brandon Edwards. Finding aid by Brandon Edwards and Gene Hyde, January and February 2012.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1: Schools and Education 

Folder 1: Document, "Spelling Survey," June 1923 

Folder 2: Kid's Newsletter, "Belle Heth News," December 17, 1938-October 1974 

Folder 3: Report, "manuel of Health Standards," September 1939 

Folder 4: Documents, "Radford City Public Schools," 1945-1946, 1947-1948, 1951 

Folder 5: Bulletin, "Teacher Bulletins," 1945-1946, 1951-1952 

Folder 6: Documents, "Committee Notes," 1945-1952 

Folder 7: Letter, "Memorandum o Survey," October 31, 1946 

Folder 8: Newspaper clippings, Education clippings, 1946-1979 

Folder 9: Report, "History of Education in Radford," Betty Gordon Roberts, Education 446, December 10, 1948 

Folder 10: Document, "Cultural Aspects of Radford," March 1949 

Folder 11: Letter, "McGuffy PTA notes," 1949 

Folder 12: Photos, "Halloween Pictures," 1950's 

Folder 13: Document, "Historical Facts of Radford," January 30, 1951 

Folder 14: Report, "Education in Radford," March 14, 1952 

Folder 15: Documents, Financial Statements, 1957-1974 

Folder 16: Newspaper, "It's a Woman's World," October 29, 1965 

Folder 17: Document, "Economic Literacy Test and Paper on Elementary Grades," February 1969 

Folder 18: Yearbook, "Parent Teachers Association," 1970-1971 

Folder 19: Newspaper, "Bobcat Souvenir Edition," January 30, 1973 

Folder 20: Yearbook, "Home & School Association," 1974-1975 

Folder 21: Programs, "Football Programs," September 1975 - October 1978 

Folder 22: Letter, "Report of Science Unifying Committee" 

Folder 23: Articles, "Human Development Institute" 

Folder 24: Report, "Education in Radford" 

Folder 25: Brochures, "Radford City Schools" 

Folder 26: Document, "Constitution of Belle Heth" 

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Box 2: History, Health, and Business 

Folder 1: Map, "Map of Radford," June 1940 

Folder 2: Newspaper Clippings, "Hospital and St. Albans Sanitorium," 1953-1976 

Folder 3: Letter, "Welcome Back," July 15, 1963 

Folder 4: Newspaper Clippigns, "Business," 1968-1976 

Folder 5: Ballots, "Sample Ballots," November 7, 1978 

Folder 6: Brochure, "Radford Community Hospital" 

Folder 7: Report, "Clinics" 

Folder 8: Document, "Health Facilities of Radford" 

Folder 9: Paper, "Exploration of Radford" 

Folder 10: Document, "History of Radford" 

Folder 11: Photos, "Radford Village" 

Folder 12: Map, "Map of Radford" 

Folder 13: Booklets and Documents,"New River Valley Planning District" 

Folder 14: Booklet, "Radford Chamber of Commerce" 

Folder 15: Booklet, "Radford at a Glance" 

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Box 3: Clubs, Government, Sociology, and General 

Folder 1: Document, "Radford Music Club Letter," November 9, 1930 

Folder 2: Document, "Court Verdict and Notes for Luther Bourne," March 1932 

Folder 3: Documents, "George Washington Bicentennial Committee," 1932 

Folder 4: Newspaper Clippings, April 5, 1936 - July 25, 1962 

Folder 5: Report, "Crime adn Delinquency," 1941-1948 

Folder 6: Document, "Radford Better Service Club," October 11, 1945 

Folder 7: Document, "Radford's City Government," March 27, 1949 

Folder 8: Folder, "Survery Hotels and Restaurants," 1949 

Folder 9: Newspaper, "Dr. Peters Dies," August 2, 1951 

Folder 10: Newspaper, "Radford Man Dies in Blast," Richmond Times Dispatch, November 21, 1953 

Folder 11: Newspaper Clippings, "Ellections, Mayor," Roanoke Times, April 28, 1953 - June 3, 1976 

Folder 12: Newspaper Clippings, "Radford: All American City," March 1961 

Folder 13: Newspaper, Brochure, " The Long Way Home," July 1971 

Folder 14: Document, "Radford Rotary Club Roundup," November 16, 1971 

Folder 15: Letters, "East Ward Voting Precincts Combine," November 1973 

Folder 16: Document, "New River Historical Club," January 28, 1974 

Folder 17: Document, "Pages from Cook Book of Womne's Club," 1975 

Folder 18: Newspaper Clippings, "race, Strikes, Sherriff," March 21, 1975 - October 14, 1976 

Folder 19: Booklet, "Conversation Between Two Citizens," 1977 

Folder 20, Documents, "Newcomer's Club of Radford," October 12, 1977 

Folder 21: Invitation, "Trigg Site Indian Artifact," January 30, 1978 

Folder 22: Letter, "Armistice Day Program," November 12, 1978 

Folder 23: Brochures and Pamphlets, "Club Meetings and Programs" 

Folder 24: Brochures, "Ordinances, Ballots" 

Folder 25: Brochure, "Radford, VA" 

Folder 26: Document, "Healthcare and Welfare" 

Folder 27: Documents, "Family Status in Radford" 

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Box 4: Churches and News 

Folder 1: Paper, "Our Pioneer Ancestors," March 27, 1934 

Folder 2: Map, "Crime Area," June 1940 map 

Folder 3: Maps, "Maps of Churches in East Radford," June 1940 maps 

Folder 4: Newspaper, "Claytor Park Historical," Radford News Journal, May 26, 1948 

Folder 5: Newspaper Clippings, History of Radford, 1955 - 1976 

Folder 6: Document, "Constitution and By-laws of First Baptist CHurch," 1956 

Folder 7: Newspaper, "Growth in Radford," Radford News Journal, February 28, 1966 

Folder 8: Document, "Members of Tyler Memorial Presbyterian Church," 1967 

Folder 9: Newspaper, "Dublin Couple Missionaries go to Brazil," Radford News Journal, April 24, 1968 

Folder 10: Document, "United Campus Chapel," August 1976 

Folder 11: Brochures, Pamphlets, Programs. Member Rolls, Directory, Yearly Reports, Historical Sketch. 

Folder 12: "Documents, Brochures, "History and Populations in Radford" 

Folder 13: News Journal, "Radford, Montgomery County," Radford News Journal and Montgomery News-Messenger 

Folder 14: Newspaper Clippings. Assorted Topics, Dates Unknown 

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Box 5: Library, Radio, Public, Maps, and History 

Folder 1: Map, "Sketch of Public Water Supply," May 16, 1913 

Folder 2: Photos, "Public Water Supply," May 16, 1913 

Folder 3: Document, "Deed to House," November 16, 1931 

Folder 4: Newspaper and Paper, "Ingles Ferry," 1937 and October 7, 1943 

Folder 5: Newspaper Clippings, "Travel Library," Roanoke Times, March 24, 1941 

Folder 6: Scrapbook, "Growth of Business in Radford," March 14, 1949 

Folder 7: Letters, "Letters to Dan From F.W. Cannaday," OCtober 25-26, 1944 

Folder 8: Newspaper Clippings, "Radford Water Plans," Roanoke Times, April 29, 1953 

Folder 9: Pamphlet, "Birthday Dinner at Library," April 12, 1956 

Folder 10: Newspaper Clipping, "Geisen Gets Seat in House," January 6, 1958 

Folder 11: Article, "Fifty Years Ago, World War I," Radford News Journal, April 3, 1969 

Folder 12: Maps, "Radford Maps," 1970 

Folder 13: Document/Paper, "Illustrated Historical Sketch," 1973 

Folder 14: Newspaper Clipping, "Radford Student President Shatters Image," May 3, 1976 

Folder 15: Letter, "Lamplighters," October 1978 

Folder 16: Document, "Order Form for President of American Colleges and Universities" 

Folder 17: Campaign Prochure, "Vote for John B. Spiers" 

Folder 18: Document, "Doctor Radford" 

Folder 19: Document, "Memorial Garden, the Thomas' " 

Folder 20: Brochure, "WRAD" 

Folder 21: Brochure, "Electric Services" 

Folder 22: Documents, "Community Meetings" 

Folder 23: Maps, "Fallout Shelter Maps" 

Folder 24: Maps, "Pocket Maps" 

Folder 25: Maps, "Various Radford Maps" 

Folder 26: Directory, "Military Roll Call" 

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Box 6: History and Recreation 

Folder 1: Map, "Recreation in Radford," June 1940 

Folder 2: Documents, "Recreation Programs," 1940-1941 

Folder 3: Booklet, "Easter Bulletin," March 1941 

Folder 4: Booklet, "Picnic Bulletin," August 1941 

Folder 5: Document, "Parties for Everyone," 1941 

Folder 6: Paper, "Information on Radford," January 15, 1946 

Folder 7: Newspaper Clippings, "Radford Cemetert and Mary Ingles," August 12, 1947 and December 4, 1975 

Folder 8: Articles, "Fifty Years Ago," 1968-1969 

Folder 9: Letter, "Committee Minutres for Haven Heights Park," June 3, 1970 

Folder 10: Letter and Book Pages, "Streetcars," February 5, 1978 

Folder 11: Brochures, "Programs, Brochures, Ordinances, Bulletins" 

Folder 12: Booklet, "Dance Instruction" 

Folder 13: Booklet, "Holiday Frolics" 

Folder 14: Paper, "Organized Recreation" 

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