Papers of the Sively family, 1877-1917, bulk (1877-1899).


Papers of the Sively family, 1877-1917, bulk (1877-1899).

The collection consists primarily of personal and business correspondence of the family of George L. and Mary C. Sively, Mountain Grove, Bath County. Many concern the student days of Sallie Sively Erwin at Hollins Institute and her subsequent homes in Barboursville, W. Va.; Hazelton, Kan.; and Coal Creek, Tenn. Others concern trouble with managing the farm of Mary's deceased parents. Other topics mentioned include Alderson, W. Va., in 1878; the hanging of two blacks for arson in 1890; the opening of the Cherokee Strip in 1893, and a drought there in 1894; the failure of the Rocky Mount, Va., bank in 1895; and Berea College, Berea, Ky. in 1917. The collection also contains business accounts, school reports, and advertisements.

125 (ca.) items.


SNAC Resource ID: 7346605

University of Virginia. Library

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Sively, Mary C. (person)

Sively, George L., d. 1883. (person)

Sively family. (family)

Bath County, Va., family. From the description of Papers of the Sively family, 1877-1917, bulk (1877-1899). (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32958522 ...

Erwin, Sallie Sively. (person)

Hollins College (corporateBody)

Hollins College, a women's liberal arts college, was founded as the coeducational Valley Union Seminary in Roanoke, North Carolina in 1842. In 1854, it became Virginia's first women's college changing its name to Hollins Institute three years later. It was renamed Hollins College in 1911 and Hollins University in 1998. Hollins University has offered graduate programs since 1958. All undergraduates are female while graduate programs accept males. Euzelian Society began in...

Skeen, Elizabeth B. Sively. (person)

Berea College (corporateBody)

Although the sources of photographs are not always indicated, the bulk was apparently generated in the Berea College Publicity Department and the College News Bureau. In addition, portions of the photographs were donated by individuals, most of whom have some connection with the College. Chief among these is Roy N. Walters who was dean of the Berea College Foundation School from 1943 to 1968. Walters established the College Publicity Department in 1933 and was an unofficial campus photographer t...