Doug Burton Papers (Ms2020-001)

Title

Doug Burton Papers (Ms2020-001)

Subject

University Archives
University History

Description

This collection contains Doug Burton's papers and memorabilia from a Pratt-funded Virginia Tech engineering trip to the USSR and Finland taken in March 1979. It primarily consists of VT trip handouts, maps, a newspaper, Moscow Olympics souvenirs, some books, and a transcript of Doug Burton's diary.

Creator

Virginia Tech Polytechnic Institute and State University. College of Engineering
Burton, Thomas Douglas

Date

1962, 1977-1979 [bulk 1978-1979]

Rights

Permission to publish material from the Doug Burton Papers must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech.

Language

English

Type

Diaries
Reports
Correspondence
Photographs

Identifier

Ms2020_001_BurtonDoug

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Doug Burton Papers, Ms2020-001, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Rights Holder

Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Collection Tree

  • Doug Burton Papers (Ms2020-001)
Ms2020_001_BurtonDoug_B1_F1_USSR_1979_letter_19780911.pdf

This letter from W. A. Blackwell informs Doug Burton that because of his good academic standing at Virginia Tech, he had been chosen to go on the…
Ms2020_001_BurtonDoug_B1_F1_Original_Europe_1979_letter_19781013.pdf

This letter from W. A. Blackwell informs Doug Burton that he had been officially selected to go on the USSR Engineering trip and that he would be…
Ms2020_001_BurtonDoug_B1_F1_USSR_1979_mailing_list.pdf

This is a mailing list for the engineering students going on the USSR trip.
Ms2020-001_BurtonDoug_B1_F1_Saric_report_USSR_1979_197903.pdf

William Saric's report addressed to Dean Paul Torgesen of the College of Engineering about the student trip to the USSR details a summery of what the…
Ms2020_001_BurtonDoug_B1_F1_USSR_1979_Saric_letter_to_participants.pdf

This letter from William Saric of the College of Engineering includes the final schedule of the USSR trip, travel information, and suggestions for…
Ms2020_001_BurtonDoug_B1_F1_USSR_1979_itinerary_197903.pdf

This is the itinerary of the College of Engineering USSR trip, detailing the activities the students would do each day.
Ms2020_001_BurtonDoug_Doug_Burton_1979_USSR_Trip_Journal_1979.pdf

This is a PDF of Doug Burton's personal diary, in which he wrote about the trip engineering students took to the USSR in the spring of 1979.
Ms2020_001_BurtonDoug_B1_F3_Pratt_report_1979_19790607.pdf

The Pratt Report outlines the use of Pratt funds for the year 1978-1979 in the Virginia Tech College of Engineering. Most of the report details the…
Ms2020_001_BurtonDoug_B1_F8_7_1979_Soviet_Union_017.jpg

"Peter the Great's Palace in Tallinn, built for Catherine I. " - Doug Burton
Ms2020_001_BurtonDoug_B1_F8_7_1979_Soviet_Union_014.jpg

"built by the Russians for the Latvians -- they don't like it." - Doug Burton
Ms2020_001_BurtonDoug_B1_F8_7_1979_Soviet_Union_004.jpg

Sign at entrance to the Salaspils Concentration Camp, which says "Beyond this gate, moans the earth."
Ms2020_001_BurtonDoug_B1_F8_7_1979_Soviet_Union_003.jpg

"Markings represent the length of time the camp was in existence (long = weeks, short = days)" - Doug Burton
Ms2020_001_BurtonDoug_B1_F8_6_1979_Soviet_Union_028.jpg

"Riga Cathedral or The Cathedral of Saint Mary" - Doug Burton
Ms2020_001_BurtonDoug_B1_F8_6_1979_Soviet_Union_027.jpg

"The mask set in the wall commemorates two monks buried alive in the wall to bring good luck to the church." - Doug Burton
Ms2020_001_BurtonDoug_B1_F8_6_1979_Soviet_Union_026.jpg

"St. Peter's Cathedral was built in 1209." - Doug Burton
Ms2020_001_BurtonDoug_B1_F8_6_1979_Soviet_Union_025.jpg

"St. Peter's Cathedral was built in 1209." - Doug Burton

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