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Archival Adventures: Daniel E. Wright Collection

Archival Adventures: Daniel E. Wright Collection

It's time for an adventure! This week we're heading back to the 20th Century as we explore the Daniel E. Wright Collection. Wright graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1904 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. His career took him to Panama where we worked on the Panama Canal construction and public health efforts in the area around the canal. He worked for the Columbian and Panamanian governments and the Rockefeller Foundation in Greece and Turkey during the interwar period. During World War II, he worked for the United Nations Public Health Service (UNPHS) in Burma and later joined the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA). This collection includes reorts, speeches, magazine and newspaper articles, correspondence, and photographs from 1903 to 1973 with the majority being from the 1940s and 1950s. You can learn more about the collection in the finding aid here: https://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=oai/lib.vt.edu/repositories/2/resources/1246.oai_ead.xml

Join our community collections archivist, Anthony Wright de Hernandez, for a livestream on Twitch! Every week we explore and discuss materials from Special Collections and University Archives covering topics including university history, NASA pioneers, architecture, science fiction, cooking, LGBTQ+ history, Black history, urban legends, and more. Recordings of previous streams are available on the Libaries' Youtube page.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023 Show more dates
2:30pm - 4:30pm
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