Bechtel, Larry, Records of the Office of the Virginia Tech Recycling Coordinator Records of the Office of the Virginia Tech Recycling Coordinator, Larry Bechtel, 1991-2012 RG.06.03.11a

Records of the Office of the Virginia Tech Recycling Coordinator, Larry Bechtel, 1991-2012 RG.06.03.11a


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
RG.06.03.11a
Title
Records of the Office of the Virginia Tech Recycling Coordinator, Larry Bechtel1991-2012
Quantity
1.9 Cubic Feet, 2 boxes and 1 oversize folder
Creator
Bechtel, Lawrence Reid, 1949-
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The Records of the Office of the Virginia Tech Recycling Coordinator, Larry Bechtel include correspondence and reports, photographs and slides, four VHS tapes, three floppy disks, recycling logs, and publications and newspaper articles concerning Virginia Tech Recycling (VTR) and Larry Bechtel's position as its Coordinator from 1991-2007.

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Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Records of the Office of the Virginia Tech Recycling Coordinator, Larry Bechtel, Ms2013-022, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Records of the Office of the Virginia Tech Recycling Coordinator, Larry Bechtel were transferred to Special Collections and University Archives in September 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Records of the Office of the Virginia Tech Recycling Coordinator, Larry Bechtel was completed in May 2013.


Administrative History

Virginia Tech Recycling (VTR) was started in 1991 by the Physical Plant. As a part of Facilities Services' Office of Energy and Sustainability, Virginia Tech Recycling provides recycling services to Virginia Tech. Initially, Virginia Tech Recycling provided campuswide aluminum can recycling services, eventually expanding to collect corrugated cardboard, sorted office paper, glossy magazines and catalogues, newspapers, and commingled materials.

Biographical Note

Larry Bechtel served as VTR's first coordinator from 1991 through 2007. Bechtel is also a professional sculptor and made the statue of William Addison Caldwell on Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus.

Scope and Content

The Records of the Office of the Virginia Tech Recycling Coordinator, Larry Bechtel contains several photographs and slides, four VHS tapes, three floppy disks, four books, and a number of reports and newspaper articles concerning Virginia Tech Recycling (VTR) and Larry Bechtel's position as its Coordinator ranging from 1991-2007. VTR reports describe its goals, budgets, and events. The collection also includes a personal account of the progression of VTR by Bechtel, a daily log of the program ranging from 1991-1994, and several memos sent and received during Bechtel's position as Coordinator.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into four series by material type:

Series I: A/V Materials and Photographs, which is arranged chronologically Series II: Correspondence, which is arranged in alphabetically by folder title Series III: Reports, Articles, and Published Materials, which is arranged in alphabetically by folder title Series IV: Administrative Documents, which is arranged in alphabetically by folder title

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Bechtel, Lawrence Reid, 1949-
  • Recycling (Waste, etc.)
  • University Archives
  • University History

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Records of the Office of the Virginia Tech Recycling Coordinator, Larry Bechtel by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

Series I: A/V Materials and Photographs.
  • Landfill Snapshots/Gamma Beta Phi Soil and Water Conservation/Earth Day, May 20, 1995. 2, box-folder folder: 5,
  • Old Corrugated Cardboard Truck at Wallace Child Development Lab Photographs, March 1999. 2, box-folder folder: 6,
  • University of Georgia Physical Plant Photographs, February 19, 1998. 2, box-folder folder: 10,
  • Virginia Tech Leaf Composting Photographs, February 23, 1998. 2, box-folder folder: 11,
  • 8 Cubic Yard Packer Truck and Ford Chassis Photographs, March 17, 1998. 2, box-folder folder: 13,
  • Virginia Tech Recycling Photographs, July 2001. 2, box-folder folder: 12,
  • Ecocycle! (VHS). 2, box-folder folder: 2,
  • Wando Earth Ranger, football recycling and VTR history slides (Zip disks). 2, box-folder folder: 3,
  • Landfill Photographs. 2, box-folder folder: 4,
  • Slides. 2, box-folder folder: 8-9,
  • Guide to the slides. 2, box-folder folder: 14,
Series II: Correspondence.
  • Congratulations and Thank Yous. 1, box-folder folder: 6-7,
  • Correspondence, 1998-2009. 1, box-folder folder: 8,
Series III: Reports, Articles, and Published Materials.
  • Aegis Environmental Audit, November 2000. 1, box-folder folder: 1,
  • Agricultural Economics Analysis, 2000-2008. 1, box-folder folder: 2,
  • Beyond 40 Percent: Record-Setting Recycling and Compost Programs . 1, box-folder folder: 3,
  • Bioconversion Facility: Articles Regarding Design, 1998-2000. 1, box-folder folder: 4,
  • Bioconversion Facility: Support Materials, 1997-2001. 1, box-folder folder: 5,
  • Bills; 2006 and 2009 Actions. 1, box-folder folder: 13,
  • "Ecodemia: Campus Environmental Stewardship at the Turn of the 21st Century" by Julian Keniry. 1, box-folder folder: 9,
  • "In Defense of Garbage" by Judd H. Alexander. 1, box-folder folder: 12,
  • Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority--Mid-County Landfill Closure; Solid Waste Transfer Station (maps). folder: 1, oversize
  • Newspaper and Magazine Articles, 1989-2000. 1, box-folder folder: 14,
  • Publications, 2001-2012. 1, box-folder folder: 15,
  • "Redeeming Creation: The Biblical Basis for Environmental Stewardship" by Fred Van Dyke, David C. Mahan, Joseph K. Sheldon, & Raymond H. Brand. 1, box-folder folder: 17,
  • Removed Materials Copy. 2, box-folder folder: 7,
  • The Taillores Declaration Documents, 1991-1994. 1, box-folder folder: 18,
  • "Seeking to Explain the Waste Stream at Virginia Tech: A 'Snapshot' of February Figures" . 1, box-folder folder: 28,
  • Waste Audit Summary Reports, May 26, 1999. 1, box-folder folder: 29,
Series IV: Administrative Documents .
  • Appointment Books/Ledgers. 2, box-folder folder: 1,
  • Environmental Coordinator Support Documents, 1999-2007. 1, box-folder folder: 10-11,
  • Recycling Ad Hoc Committee, 1989-1990. 1, box-folder folder: 16,
  • Virginia Tech Recycling Business, 1991-1992. 1, box-folder folder: 19-20,
  • Virginia Tech Recycling Goals, 1993-2003. 1, box-folder folder: 21,
  • Virginia Tech Recycling Logs, 1991-1994.
    • July 1991-April 1992. 1, box-folder folder: 22,
    • April 1992-July 1992. 1, box-folder folder: 23,
    • July 1992-May 1993. 1, box-folder folder: 24,
    • October 1993-March 1994. 1, box-folder folder: 25,
    • March 1994-June 1994. 1, box-folder folder: 26,
    • June 1994-July 1994. 1, box-folder folder: 27,