Papers of Lloyd C. Bird, 1940-1970.


Papers of Lloyd C. Bird, 1940-1970.

Bird's papers are divided between his business and political interests. Business papers contain correspondence, memoranda, financial statements and some legal papers documenting his actiavities as president of Phipps and Bird, a Richmond, Va., producer of scientific equipment and chemicals, and especially as president of Allied Scientific Corporation which produced chemical and laboratory suply catalogs and operated a communal warehouse for its member companies. With these are papers regarding the management of his Highland County, Va., farms, the Newcomen Society in America, the Kiwanis Club of Richmond, the Jamestown Foundation, Base Hospital #45 Veterans Association, and family genealogy. Among the few personal letters is an account of the 1918 great flu epidemic in Richmond, Va. Bird's interest in education bulks larage in his political papers. They contain correspondence, memoranda, reports, some background material and minutes for a variety of educational committees and commissions including the State Board of Education and its Advisory Committees on Social Studies, Science Education, and Higher Pay for Teachers; the Regional Education Laboratory for the Carolinas and Virginia; the Southern Regional Education Board and its Council on Higher Education for Adults; the Virginia Higher Education Sutdy Commission; the Virginia Advisory Committee on Community Colleges; the Senate Committee on Public Institutions and Education; and the Virginia Education Association. It should be noted that there are no political papers from the massive resistance era, and school integration is mentioned only sporadically in the post 1959 letters. The collection also contains constituent correspondence and papers from other Senate committees including Finances; Agriculture, mining and manufacturing; Nominations and confirmations; Roads and internal navigations; Privileges and elections; Auditing; and Steering; as well as the Advisoy Council on the Virginia Economy; the 1960 Commission of Voter Rgistration; and the National Plannng Association Committee of the South. There is campaign material for Byrd and other Virginians including Harry Flood Byrd, Sr., Harry Flood Byrd, Jr., and A. Willis Robertson. The collection also contains one audiotape of radio spots produced by the Bird For Senate Committee. Correspondents include both Byrds, J. Harvie Wilkinson, U.S. Representatives J. Vaughan Gary and David E. Sattefield, and Virginia governors John S. Battle, Albertis S. Harrison, Mills Godwin, and Linwood Holton.

24000 items.


SNAC Resource ID: 7672412

Related Entities

There are 18 Entities related to this resource.

Virginia. General Assembly. Senate (corporateBody)

Harrison, Albertis S. (Albertis Sydney), 1907-1995 (person)

Jay Winston Johns, Jr. was a coal industrialist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who moved to Virginia and became a leader in preserving homes of renowned Virginians. He married Helen Lambert (1881-1964). Johns became blind in the late 1950's. He and his wife owned "Ash Lawn," Albemarle County, Virginia which had been the home of James Monroe and designed by Thomas Jefferson. Johns was founder of the Lee-Jackson Memorial, Inc., a foundation dedicated to preserving the memo...

Virginia. State Board of Education (corporateBody)

Bird, Lloyd C. (person)

Business executive and state legislator of Richmond, Va. From the description of Papers of Lloyd C. Bird, 1940-1970. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 53884124 ...

Wilkinson, J. Harvie, 1944-.... (person)

Byrd, Harry F., Jr. (Harry Flood), 1914-2013 (person)

U.S. Senator from Virginia. From the description of Harry Flood Byrd, Jr. papers, [1920?], 1960, 1966, 1982-2005. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 77129822 From the description of Photographs of Harry Flood Byrd, Jr. [manuscript[], circa 1906-1968, 2005. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647991031 From the description of Harry Flood Byrd, Jr., papers [manuscript, 1966-1970. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 77128978 U.S....

Byrd, Harry F. (Harry Flood), 1887-1966 (person)

Theodore Roosevelt Dalton was born 3 July 1901 in Carroll County, Virginia, the son of Currell and Lodoska Maritn Dalton. he received his B.A. from the College of William and Mary as well as his law degree. Dalton was Commonwealth's Attorney for Radford, Virginia and state senator from 1944-1960. He was the Republican Party candidate for governor in 1953 and 1957. Dalton was appointed federal judge for the Western District of Virginia. His adopted son was John N. Dalton who served as governor of...

Virginia. Advisory Committee on Community Colleges. (corporateBody)

Holton, A. Linwood (Abner Linwood), 1923- (person)

Governor of Virginia (1970-1974) and Assistant Secretary and State (1974-1975). From the description of Papers, 1971 June 1-1975 February. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122555841 Abner Linwood Holton was born 21 September 1923 in Roanoke, Virginia, to Abner Linwood Holton and Edith Van Gorder Holton. He attended local schools, then received his B.A. from Washington and Lee University in 1944. Holton served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946. He then attended Harvar...

Virginia Education Association (corporateBody)

The Virginia Education Association was organized as the Educational Association of Virginia at a convention in Petersburg on 29 December 1863. The name was changed in 1891 to Virginia Educational Association and, again, in 1898 to Virginia Teachers' League. During part of 1901, it bore the name Teachers' League of Virginia and, from 1901 to 1925, the name Virginia State Teachers Association was adopted. In 1925, the name was changed to its present name, Virginia Education Association, celebrated...

Virginia. Higher Education Study Commission. (corporateBody)

Battle, John Stewart, 1890-1972 (person)

Virginia governor. From the description of Letter : Richmond, Va., to McDaniel Lewis, 1952 December 9. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 30793530 ...

Satterfield, David Edward, 1920- (person)

Virginia Advisory Council on Educational Television (corporateBody)

Robertson, A. Willis (Absalom Willis), 1887-1971 (person)

U.S. Senator from Virginia. From the description of Letter to Dr. Harry J. Warthen, Jr., 1956 January 2. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32959530 Robertson was a senator from Virginia (1946-1966). His son, Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson, is an alumnus of Washington and Lee University, Class of 1950 and a well-known minister and televangelist in Virginia. From the description of Family photographs, ca. 1930-1940. (Washington & Lee University). Wor...

Democratic Party (Va.) (corporateBody)

Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: <a href=" Party of Virginia"> Party of Virginia</a>. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: <a href=" Party (Va.)">http://scrc...

Godwin, Mills E. (Mills Edwin), 1914-1999 (person)

Mills Edwin Godwin, Jr. was born 19 November 1914 in Nansemond County, Va. He graduated from the College of William and Mary and received his law degree from the University of Virginia. Godwin married Katherine Thomas Beale. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates, the Virginia State Senate, as lieutenant governor and and as governor for two terms. Godwin switched from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party between his two gubernatorial terms. He doubled aid for education, began the c...

Gary, J. Vaughan (Julian Vaughan), 1892-1973 (person)