A Guide to the Preston Leech Glass Slides and Cassette Tape, c.1900-1925, 1994 Leech, Preston Glass Slides and Cassette Tape Ms1994-003

Preston Leech Glass Slides and Cassette Tape, c.1900-1925, 1994

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Collection Number Ms1994-003


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1994-003
Title
Preston Leech Glass Slides and Cassette Tape, c.1900-1925, 1994
Physical Characteristics
4.0 cu. ft. 4 boxes
Creator
Leech, Preston
Language
English

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Scope and Content

Collection of 298 glass slides collected by Preston Leech, a Roanoke, Virginia, native and an employee of the Norfolk & Western Railway Company from the 1930s to the 1970s. Most of the slides are of N&W locomotives, rail routes, and stations. Other slides are of general agricultural and industrial scenes, and of the Luray Caverns in Virginia. The cassette tape is of an interview of Leech done in March 1994, where he speaks about his employment at the Norfolk & Western Railway Company, the Appalachian Trail Club, and the local Masonic Lodge. Transcript of the interview is available.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Norfolk and Western Railway Company.
  • Photographs
  • Railroad