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James C. Wade was born and raised in Blacksburg, Virginia. Wade graduated from Christiansburg Institute in 1959, and served in the Army before moving…

Charles A. Johnson was born in Wake Forest, Virginia, where he grew up and received his primary education. Johnson graduated from Christiansburg…

Rosa Thomas Holmes, originally born in Beckley, West Virginia, grew up in the Christiansburg area. Holmes attended Hill School in and Christiansburg…

Rice Dobbins grew up in Riner, Virginia in an area called Piney Wood. Dobbins primarily worked as a farmer in the Montgomery County area, specifically…

Frank Bannister was born in Wake Forest, Virginia in 1913, and his family members were descendants of Kentland Plantation slaves, which is now…

Charles Johnson graduated from Christiansburg Industrial Institute in 1953 and served as President of the Christiansburg Institute Alumni Association.…

Mary Smith Mills attended Christiansburg Institute from 1941 to 1945. Mary grew up in Christiansburg, Virginia and later became the first black woman…

Esther Jones graduated from Christiansburg Industrial Institute in 1939. Esther used the skills she acquired at CI to assist her husband in running a…

Gladys Sokolow graduated from Christiansburg Industrial Institute in 1953. Gladys grew up in Pulaski County, Virginia and later resided in…

Naomi Davidson graduated from Christiansburg Industrial Institute in 1954. Naomi grew up in the Wake Forest community in Montgomery County, Virginia,…

Jacqueline “Jackie” Eaves graduated from Christiansburg Industrial Institute in 1964 and was a member of the Alumni Association. Jacqueline was born…

Invitation listing date and proceedings of of Tadmore Light Lodge 27th anniversary celebration, including names of speakers.

A blank clearance card from the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows

Badge featuring three female allegorical figures with coat of arms in front of two ships. Back has label of "J.L.B Forrester/Books, Cards, Badges/811…

Green lodge ribbon with silver print and metallic tassels. Metallic star in green and white ribbon rosette at top.

Letter announcing a membership drive to gain 500 new members.

Catalog of regalia and supplies for the Odd Fellows, includes illustrations of ribbons, collars, banners, and pins.

Card with price list for secretarial supplies available from Odd Fellows Journal

St Johns Day: St Paul A.M.E. Church, Blacksburg, VA (exact date unknown).

Handwritten Watson property deed (exact date unknown).

Handwritten Vaughn property deed (exact date unknown).

Thanksgiving service program of Grand United Order of Odd Fellows (exact date unknown).

Photograph of "Negro school house" building (ca. 1948) in Blacksburg. From "A Negro Neighborhood for Blacksburg, Virginia," by Martha Shupp Phillilps.…

Map of early Blacksburg showing "present location of the negro population" (exact date unknown).

Laura Lee Anderson and unnamed individual (exact date unknown).

New Town House 2 (exact date unknown).

New Town House (exact date unknown).

New Town house with white car under carport (exact date unknown).

Ginger Wagner and unnamed individual sitting on porch of a New Town house (exact date unknown).

Drawing of Penn Street Church.

House and Lot bill of sale, Vaughn .

A digital flyer used to promote the event Black Matters: A Teach-In On Language, Literature, Rhetoric, Writing, and Verbal Art.
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Matt Winston Sr., Virginia Tech class of 1959, was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1938, the youngest of three children. Though he grew up in a time of…

Program for the Faculty Women of Color in the Academy 5th Annual Conference, which includes photographs of Henrietta Mann, Nikki Giovannia, and Menah…

Black and white aerial photograph showing the Town of Blacksburg and New Town's location within it. New Town location designated by red arrow.

Odd Fellows Bulletin published by the District Grand Lodge No. 15 including reports and announcements.

Report from the office of A.T. Shirley, District Grand Secretary on the state of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows State of Virginia.

Letter to Mr. Owens (Tadmore Light Lodge #6184) from Thomas W. Pate (James Lincoln Light Lodge #5700) notifying of a postponed event.

Issue of The Quarterly Bulletin from the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows

Souvenir program for biennial Order of Odd Fellows conference held in Charlotte, NC. Includes greeting, photographs of officers, and local…

Excerpt from the national Odd Fellow's Journal

Marketing letter promoting regalia and materials for Thanksgiving Services from The Floding Company, Atlanta.

Letter to A.T. Shirley (D.G.S., Herndon, Virginia) from Harris P. Saunders (Tadmore Light Lodge #6184) inquiring about cost to reinstate members to…

Letter to James Needham, G.S. from Harris P. Saunders (Tadmore Light Lodge #6184) inquiring about membership in the Household of Ruth.

Completed Applicant's Agreement for Tadmore Light Lodge #6184. Signed by John H. Green, Taylor Smith, William Green, J.C. Wade, and Floyd Meade.

Receipt for Odd Fellows Journal subscription stamped "PAID".

Card recounting first letters of password sequence for Tadmore Light Lodge #6184

Extract of the Biennial Report of A.T. Shirley District Grand Secretary of District Grand Lodge including financial reports.
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