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Title: Van Leer Family Papers
Identification: MS458
Date: ca. 1813-ca. 1980 (bulk dates 1908-1975)
Size/Quantity: 24.4 linear feet (45 half- and full-size document cases, 11 oversize boxes)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Van Leer family
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection documents the personal and family life of Blake Ragsdale Van Leer and Ella Wall Van Leer, their children, and their grandchildren.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Van Leer family members include Blake Ragsdale Van Leer (1893-1956), fifth President of the Georgia Institute of Technology; his wife Ella Lillian Wall Van Leer (1892-1986); their children, Blake Wayne Van Leer (1926-1997), Maryly Van Leer Peck (1930-2011), and Samuel Wall Van Leer (born 1934); the spouses of their children; and several grandchildren.

Blake Ragsdale Van Leer was born August 11, 1893 in Magnum, Texas (now Oklahoma.) He was the child of Maurice Langhorne Van Leer (1865-1897) and the former Mary McKee Tarleton (1868-1954). After his father died, Van Leer and his sister Sudie attended the Masonic Home and School in Fort Worth, Texas. He completed his studies at the Masonic Home in 1909. He then attended Big Springs High School in Big Spring, Texas, graduating in 1911.

Van Leer continued his education at Purdue University, receiving a B. S. in electrical engineering in 1915. After graduating, he joined the faculty of the University of California. He served in World War I from 1917 to 1919 in the 316th Engineer Corps of the U. S. Army in France. After studying at the University of Caen in France for a year after the war, Van Leer was released from active duty and returned to Berkeley, where he continued his position on the faculty. He received an M. S. in mechanical engineering from Berkeley in 1920. Two years later, in 1922, he received a second master's degree from Purdue. (He later received two honorary doctorates, one from Washington and Jefferson College and the other from Purdue.)

Van Leer married Ella Lillian Wall in Berkeley, California, on 6 September 1924. In 1927, he was awarded the Freeman Traveling Scholarship from the American Society of Mechanical Engineering for study in Germany, where he attended university in Munich. On his return, he was appointed assistant secretary of the American Engineering Council in Washington, DC.

In 1932 Van Leer became Dean of Engineering at the University of Florida. Five years later, in 1937, he was appointed Dean of Engineering at North Carolina State University. During World War II, he took a leave of absence from North Carolina State to serve as Chief of the Facilities Branch, Army Specialized Training Division in Washington, DC. In 1944 he was again released from active duty.

Van Leer became the fifth President of the Georgia School of Technology on July 1, 1944. At Tech, Van Leer initiated a period of dramatic change. His goals included furthering graduate education and research, and making the school a major technological university. He presided over an extensive program of building and development at Tech and instituted important changes in the administration. In 1948, to emphasize the institute's new standing, Tech's name was changed from the Georgia School of Technology to the Georgia Institute of Technology. Van Leer was also a strong proponent of science education for women, and under his supervision the first full-time undergraduate female students arrived at Tech in the fall of 1952. Van Leer, despite his stern military bearing, proved to be a president willing to communicate with the students and faculty, and was well liked. However, in 1955 and 1956 his health declined, and he suffered a heart attack in January 1956. He died while still in office on 23 January 1956.

Van Leer's career in the United States Army began with his appointment as Second Lieutenant Engineer in the Officer's Reserve Corps in July 1917. The next year he was promoted to First Lieutenant Engineer. After World War I, he became a Captain Engineer of the Officer's Reserve Corps; after a reappointment in 1925, he was promoted to Major, Corps of Engineers in 1928. He became Lieutenant Colonel in October 1942, on his appointment to the Army Specialized Training Division. His promotion to Colonel occurred in October of the following year. Several periods of active duty took place throughout the period between 1917 and 1952. He retired from the Army in 1953.

Ella Lillian Wall was born on November 21, 1892 in Berkeley to A. Conrad Wall, a marine engineer, and his wife, the former Mary E. Leaf. A graduate of Berkeley High School in 1910, she received an A.M. in 1914 and an M.A. in Art and Architecture in 1915 from the University of California-Berkeley, where she was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority. She later taught at several high schools in California, including Glendale High School (1915-1917), San Mateo High School (1917-1918 and 1920), and Oakland Technical High School (1920-1925 and 1927-1929). During World War I, Wall enlisted in the Army Nursing Corps at Letterman General Hospital Presidio in San Francisco in July 1918. Her specialty became electrotherapy and surgical illustration. Mobilized for overseas duty in November 1918, she returned to the United States in March 1920, where she served the U.S.A. General Hospital 3 in Colonia, New Jersey, in charge of facial paralysis cases. After returning to California to teach, in 1923 she served as second vice commander of the Berkeley Post No. 7 of the American Legion, thereby becoming the first woman to serve in an office of the American Legion in California.

After Ella Wall's marriage to Blake Ragsdale Van Leer in 1924, the couple had three children, Blake Wayne (born in 1926 in Berkeley), Maryly (born in 1930 in Washington, DC), and Samuel Wall (born in 1934 in Gainesville, Florida). During her marriage, Ella Van Leer remained active as an artist and architect. In World War II, she worked at the Office of the Quartermaster General as a principal draftsman and technologist of the research and development branch in Washington. After her husband's death in 1956, she was active as the President of the Auxiliary at Egleston Hospital from 1957 to 1959, and as Director of Volunteers at the Hospital from about 1959 until her retirement in 1976. She also became active in the Georgia Tech chapter of the Society of Women Engineers from the time when Georgia Tech first began admitting women in 1952, during her husband's tenure as President, and she remained a strong advocate for women in engineering throughout her life. In her later years, she enjoyed travel, taking several trips sponsored by the Alumni Association at Georgia Tech with friends and family. She also was influential in the lives of her children and grandchildren, and remained connected to Georgia Tech by living close to campus and supporting the women undergraduates.

Blake Wayne Van Leer, the elder son of Blake Ragsdale and Ella Wall Van Leer, was born on 13 January 1926 in Berkeley, California. After attending Needham Broughton High School in Raleigh, NC, Van Leer studied at North Carolina State College and Duke University, graduating from Duke with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1945. He later received a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic (1953), and a Master's degree in Civil Engineering from Princeton (1959). He entered the Navy in 1943 and held several prominent positions during his career, rising to the rank of Captain by the time of his retirement in 1971. After retirement he became the President and Corporate Administrator of Urban Pathfinders Inc. He married the former Margaret Anne Weaver (1923-2001; known as Anne) in February 1947, and together they had three children. Anne Van Leer attended the same high school as Blake Wayne Van Leer; she trained as a nurse at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina, graduating in 1945. The couple divorced in about 1981. Van Leer later married Colleen Jennings, who survived him at his death in October 1997.

Maryly Van Leer, only daughter of Blake Ragsdale and Ella Wall Van Leer, was born on 29 June 1930 in Washington, DC. She received a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering (magna cum laude) from Vanderbilt University in 1951, becoming the first woman to be initiated into Tau Beta Pi, the honorary engineering fraternity. In 1955 she became the first woman to receive a Master's degree in Engineering from the University of Florida. She later received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering there (1963). She married Jordan Brown Peck, Jr. (1929-2013) in 1951, and the couple had four children. Maryly Van Leer Peck went on to have a distinguished career in engineering and higher education administration, at institutions in Guam, Arizona, and Maryland. She died in West Palm Beach, Florida, in 2011.

Samuel Wall Van Leer, the younger son of Blake Ragsdale and Ella Wall Van Leer, was born on 24 September 1934 in Gainesville, Florida. After graduating from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering in 1957, Van Leer became a teacher and basketball coach. He worked for many years at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta; in 1995, he became the headmaster at Beaches Episcopal School in Florida, serving there until his retirement in 2001. He married the former Mary Alice Van Kirk, and the couple had three children.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists primarily of materials created by four members of the Van Leer family: Blake Ragsdale Van Leer; Ella Wall Van Leer; Blake Wayne Van Leer; and Margaret Anne Weaver Van Leer (known as Anne). Other family members, mainly the children and grandchildren of Blake Ragsdale and Ella Wall Van Leer, are also featured in this collection.

Series 1 documents the life of Blake Ragsdale Van Leer, fifth President of Georgia Tech. While the Early Presidents Collection at the Georgia Tech Archives (UA004) covers his professional life at Tech, this collection documents Van Leer's personal life, as well as his professional life prior to his arrival at Tech in 1944. Extensive material on Van Leer's Army career is included here. In addition, mementos and documents from his education at the Masonic Home, Big Springs High School, Purdue, and Europe form part of the series, as well as personal and professional correspondence dating from his years at North Carolina State and the University of Florida, and in Washington. A scrapbook contains personal materials documenting his education, his early life, and his marriage to Ella Wall.

Series 2 contains the papers of Ella Wall Van Leer. Her career as a teacher and artist, her work at Egleston Hospital, her advocacy of the education of women at Georgia Tech, her extensive work in genealogy, her marriage, her children and grandchildren, and her personal life both before and after the death of her husband are all extensively documented in this series.

Series 3 is made up of the personal papers of Blake Wayne Van Leer, elder son of Blake Ragsdale and Ella Wall Van Leer. Correspondence from Ella Wall Van Leer and other family, commencement programs, certificates and diplomas, programs and publications documenting Van Leer's career in the Navy, and some college and high school coursework is included in this series.

Correspondence from family, scrapbooks, and wedding books document the life of Margaret Anne Weaver Van Leer in Series 4. Also included are materials on Clifton, Virginia, Blake Wayne and Anne Van Leer's home from 1965 until the early 1980s.


Arrangement

The collection has been divided into four series, some of which are further divided into subseries.

SERIES 1. Blake Ragsdale Van Leer

SERIES 2. Ella Wall Van Leer

SERIES 3. Blake Wayne Van Leer

SERIES 4. Margaret Anne Weaver Van Leer


Index Terms

Christmas cards.
Diaries.
Genealogy.
Georgia Institute of Technology. History.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Presidents.
Peck, Maryly Van Leer, 1930-2011
Personal correspondence.
Scrapbooks.
Van Leer family
Van Leer, Anne, (Margaret Anne Weaver), 1923-2001
Van Leer, Blake R., (Blake Ragsdale), 1893-1956
Van Leer, Blake Wayne, 1926-1997
Van Leer, Ella Wall, 1892-1986
Van Leer, Samuel Wall, 1934-
Women in engineering.
Women volunteers--Georgia--Atlanta.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite [Item, Folder Title, Series], Van Leer Family Papers (MS458), Archives, Library and Learning Excellence, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

Donation, 2013 (accession number 2013.045).

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro, Taylor Prichard, and Germaine Schanzmeyer processed Series 1 of these papers in March 2014. Christine de Catanzaro processed Series 2 through 4, with major contributions from Eleanor Kinlaw Ross (Series 2) and Ruth V. Fuller (Series 4), in June and July 2014.


Restrictions

Restrictions: Access

Restrictions apply to parts of the correspondence in Series 2.

Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


Separated Material

Artifacts, including ceramics, a music box, and other items have been removed to the artifacts collection. Visual materials, including photographs and Ella Wall Van Leer's art work, have been separated and will be processed as VAM458.


Related Material

For the professional career of Blake Ragsdale Van Leer at Georgia Tech, see also the Early Presidents Collection, Series 4 (UA004). For further information on Ella Wall Van Leer's time at Georgia Tech, see the Georgia Tech Faculty Women's Club Records (UA301).


Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available on request in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


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SERIES 1: Blake Ragsdale Van Leer papers, 1813-1956 (bulk dates 1908-1956)

Description

This series contains the personal papers of Blake Ragsdale Van Leer, fifth President of Georgia Tech. Included here are general personal files (Subseries 1), which mainly cover Van Leer's youth in Texas, his education, and his career prior to his arrival at Tech in 1944. His Army career is also well documented in this series (Subseries 2), particularly his service in World War I, and in World War II, in the Army Specialized Training Division. Van Leer's pursuit of courses in personal efficiency is covered in Subseries 3. A scrapbook (Subseries 4) enhances the documentation of Van Leer's early life, especially his education at the Masonic Home, Big Springs High School, and Purdue, as well as his time in Caen, France after World War I. Books on World War I, United States history, and participants in World War II from Fannin County, Texas, as well as a Bible are among the books found in Subseries 5.



Subseries 1: General personal files, ca. 1870-1956 (bulk dates 1907-1955)

Highlights from this subseries include biographical information and correspondence covering Van Leer's early years and his time in Europe during the late 1920s, a diary from 1931, an engagement calendar from 1943-1944, files on the Van Leers' homes in Washington and Raleigh, and newspaper and magazine clippings, which include his obituaries (probably collected by Ella Van Leer). Some biographical information on Ella Wall Van Leer is also included in the biographical files.

Files have been arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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11Addresses and contacts, 1927-1948
12American Engineering Council, 1928-1932
13American Legion, 1924-1936
14Auto expenses, 1953-1954
15The Bible Alphabet, ca. 1900
16Biographical and personal, 1908-1932
17Biographical and personal, 1915-1956
18Blake Wayne Van Leer, Samuel Van Leer, 1945-1950
19Certificate-North Carolina Society of Engineers, undated

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102Certificate (Frankfurt), 1923
103Certificate (Honorary Citizen of Dallas), 1950
104Certificate (Masons), 1917
105Certificate (Purdue), 1921
110Correspondence, 1915-1944
111Correspondence-Europe, 1927-1929

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21Correspondence-B, 1929-1948
22Correspondence-University of Florida, 1932
23Correspondence, humor, 1925-1943
24Correspondence, 1938-1953
25Correspondence-Children and others (folder 1 of 2), 1939-1945
26Correspondence- Children and others (folder 2 of 2), 1939-1945
27Diary, 1931
28Engagement calendar, 1943-1944
29Enrollment study-University of California (Berkeley), ca. 1925

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111Family Bible, ca. 1870

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131Family Bible enclosures (Family tree information, family artwork), ca. 1931-1976
210Funny Fundamentals of Engineering, ca. 1930s
211General jokes, ca. 1930s
106Georgia Tech commendation, 1950

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31Home (Foxhall Village, Washington DC), 1928-1942
32Home (Exeter Circle, Raleigh NC), 1937-1943
33Home (Greenwich Parkway, Washington DC), 1942-1944
34Home bills, 1932-1942
35Insurance policies, 1916-1955
36Insurance policies, 1928-1951
37Insurance policies (children), 1930-1948
38Insurance policies, 1938-1940
39Insurance policies, 1944-1955
310Insurance policies, 1955-1956
311Innocents Abroad (pamphlet-American School Detachment, University of Caen), 1919

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41Luncheon-Federal Works Agency, July 1939
42Masonic Home and School of Texas, 1907-1936
107Membership (Alpha Tau Omega), 1935
108Newspaper and magazine clippings, 1932-1947
43Newspaper and magazine clippings, 1945-1948
44Newspaper and magazine clippings, 1949-1950
45Newspaper and magazine clippings, 1949-1951
46Newspaper and magazine clippings, 1952

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51Newspaper and magazine clippings (folder 1 of 2), 1953-1954
52Newspaper and magazine clippings (folder 2 of 2), 1953-1954
53Newspaper and magazine clippings (folder 1 of 2), 1954-1955
54Newspaper and magazine clippings (folder 2 of 2), 1954-1955
55Newspaper and magazine clippings (folder 1 of 2), 1955
56Newspaper and magazine clippings (folder 2 of 2), 1955

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61Newspaper and magazine clippings, 1953-1956
109Newspaper and magazine clippings (originals), 1953-1956
57Sudie Van Leer Cox, 1963 and undated



Subseries 2: Army records, 1917-1954

This subseries covers Van Leer's Army records in World War I and World War II as well as his periods as a reserve officer between the wars and after World War II.

Files have generally been arranged chronologically.

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101Army certificates, 1918-1950

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62Army records-World War I, 1917-1919
63Army records-World War I, 1918-1919
64Memory of World War I, ca. 1921
65Army records-Reserve Officer, 1921-1941
66Army records-World War II, 1942-1944
67Army Specialized Training Division, 1942-1944
68Army Specialized Training Division-Personal, 1943-1944
69Army records-Reserve Officer, 1947-1952

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71Army records and data, 1949-1950
72401 Engineer Brigade, 1950-1951
73Camp Rucker, July 1952
74Army retirement, 1953-1954
75Army retirement, 1953-1954
76Navy V-12 curricula, 1943



Subseries 3: Personal Efficiency courses, 1917-1927

This subseries documents Van Leer's coursework in personal efficiency.

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77Personal Efficiency Course-Puriton (Instructions), 1922
78Personal Efficiency Course-Puriton (Lesson 1), 1921-1925
79Personal Efficiency Course-Puriton (Lesson 2), 1922-1925
710Personal Efficiency Course-Puriton (Lesson 3), 1921-1925
711Personal Efficiency Course-Puriton (Lesson 4), 1922-1925
712Personal Efficiency Course-Puriton (Lessons 5, 6), 1923
713Personal Efficiency Course-Puriton (Lesson 7), 1921-1925

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81Efficiency Course-Emerson (1913) (Lessons 1-5), ca. 1917-1919
82Efficiency Course-Emerson (1913) (Lessons 6-10), ca. 1917-1919
83Efficiency Course-Emerson (1913) (Lessons 11-15), ca. 1917-1919
84Efficiency Course-Emerson (1913) (Lessons 16-18), ca. 1917-1919
85Efficiency Course-Emerson (1913) (Lessons 21-24), ca. 1917-1919
86Efficiency Exams, ca. 1917-1919
87Efficiency-Answers (Lessons 1-12), ca. 1917-1919
88Efficiency Course-Emerson (1921) (Lessons 1-5), 1926

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91Efficiency Course-Emerson (1921) (Lesson 6-10), 1926
92Efficiency Course-Emerson (1921) (Lesson 11-15), 1926
93Efficiency Course-Emerson (1921) (Lesson 16-20), 1926
94Efficiency Course-Emerson (1921) (Lesson 21-25), 1926-1927
95Personal Efficiency Course information, ca. 1921



Subseries 4: Scrapbook, 1909-1924 and undated

This scrapbook (see also the scrapbook enclosures, which have been removed and filed separately) contains a rich assortment of newspaper clippings, announcements, and programs, including wartime clippings; the Van Leers' wedding announcements; Purdue commencement programs; commencement programs and Van Leer's Presidential address from the Masonic Home (1909); and the commencement program from Big Springs High School. Also included is documentation of Van Leer's time at the University of Caen in France.

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121Scrapbook, 1909-1924

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132Scrapbook enclosures-Front (Newspaper clippings, program, birthday card), 1917-1918 and undated
133Scrapbook enclosures-Index (War Memorial clipping-California), ca. 1920
134Scrapbook enclosures p. 3 (Jokes), undated
135Scrapbook enclosures p. 5 (Notes, Fort Lewis program, jokes), 1917 and undated
136Scrapbook enclosures p. 7 (Notes, Fort Lewis program), 1917 and undated
137Scrapbook enclosures p. 9 (Wedding invitation, newspaper clippings, jokes), 1919 and undated
138Scrapbook enclosures p. 11 (Armistice Day programs), 1922
139Scrapbook enclosures p. 13 (Printed matter re: Caen, newspaper clippings), 1919
1310Scrapbook enclosures p. 15 (Newspaper clipping), undated
1311Scrapbook enclosures p. 19 (Note from King at Windsor Castle, newspaper clippings), 1918
1312Scrapbook enclosures p. 21 (Wedding announcement, newspaper clippings), 1924 and undated
1313Scrapbook enclosures p. 23 (Program-University of California), 1920
1314Scrapbook enclosures p. 27 (Postcards), 1919 and undated
1315Scrapbook enclosures pp. 29-31 (Newspaper clippings, programs, artwork), 1915-1921
1316Scrapbook enclosures p. 35 (Jokes, stories, artwork), undated
1317Scrapbook enclosures p. 39 (Newspaper clippings-Scottish Rite Herald, Texas Freemason), 1915-1916
1318Scrapbook enclosures p. 39 (Commencement program and President's Address-Masonic Home; Commencement program-Big Springs), 1909-1911
1319Scrapbook enclosures p. 41 (newspaper clippings), undated
1320Scrapbook enclosures p. 43 (note, Purdue ribbon), 1909-1915
1321Scrapbook enclosures p. 45 (Purdue commencement programs), 1916
1322Scrapbook enclosures p. 49 (house floor plan), undated
1323Scrapbook enclosures p. 51 (Purdue programs), 1912-1916
1324Scrapbook enclosures p. 53 (Purdue convocation songs), 1914
1325Scrapbook enclosures p. 58 (banquet program), undated



Subseries 5: Books and pamphlets, 1813-ca. 1945

The books and pamphlets in this subseries are on various subjects, including Masonic traditions, military materials, and engineering.

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151Bible, 1813

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143Collier's New Photographic History of the World's War, 1918
152Corps of Engineers Construction and Routes of Communication, 1944
153Ecce Orienti, or Rites and Ceremonies of the Essenes, 1907
141The Men and Women in World War II from Fannin County, undated (ca. 1945)
154Sea Slang: A Dictionary of the Old-Timer's Expressions and Epithets, undated
155Standard Masonic Monitor, 1904
142The United States Navy from the Revolution to Date, 1915
 

SERIES 2: Ella Wall Van Leer papers, 1878-1983 and undated (bulk dates 1916-1977)

Description

This series consists of the personal papers of Ella Lillian Wall Van Leer, wife of Blake Ragsdale Van Leer.



Subseries 1: General personal files, ca. 1906-1977 (bulk dates 1920-1975)

Subseries 1 contains the general personal files of Ella Wall Van Leer. Highlights from this subseries include biographical information concerning Ella Van Leer's life prior to and during her marriage; a baby book for the Van Leers' first child, Blake Wayne Van Leer; nursing notebooks created during World War I; the Van Leers' marriage license dating from September 1924; a personal scrapbook containing numerous biographical newspaper clippings, correspondence, and an essay on the history of the land of the Georgia Tech President's home; Ella Van Leer's map collection, containing maps of Atlanta, Georgia, and the region dating back to the 1930s; and yearbooks from the high school that Ella Van Leer attended, as well as from some of the high schools at which she taught.

Files have been arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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161Address book, ca. 1968
162Address book, ca. 1975
163Addresses and contacts, undated
164Alpha Xi Delta, 1966-1974
165Atlanta Art Association, ca. 1957
166Biographical and personal, 1922-ca. 1971
167Blake Ragsdale Van Leer, 1942-1964
168Blake Ragsdale Van Leer (memorial), 1966-1967
169Blake Wayne Van Leer (folder 1 of 2), 1926-1943
1610Blake Wayne Van Leer (folder 2 of 2), 1926-1943
1611Blake Wayne Van Leer-Baby book, 1926-1927
1612Certificates, 1976 and undated
1613Children's health notes, undated

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171Daughters of the American Revolution, 1950-ca. 1970
172Garden Club of Georgia, 1971

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474General books and pamphlets, 1929-1951 and undated

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201Georgia Tech Comprehensive Campus Development Plan (publications), March 1965
173Georgia Tech Faculty Women's Club, 1964-1977
174Georgia Tech T-Book 1960-1961, 1960
175Insurance policies, 1956-1974
202Marriage license, September 1924
176Maryly Van Leer Peck, undated
177Medical records, 1969-1971
178Memberships, 1919-1923

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181Notes and bills, 1972
182Notes and bills, undated
183Notes and bills, undated
184Notes and bills, undated
185Nursing notebooks-World War I, ca. 1919

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211Personal scrapbook enclosures (p. 1)- Certificate from Kentucky Historical Society, undated
212Personal scrapbook enclosures (p. 3)-Blake Ragsdale Van Leer yearbook excerpts, 1912
213Personal scrapbook enclosures (p. 5)-English composition, ca. 1906
214Personal scrapbook enclosures (p. 7)-Newspaper clippings, 1920 and undated
215Personal scrapbook enclosures (p. 9)-Abstract of nerve injuries, outline of art at San Mateo High School, ca. 1918
216Personal scrapbook enclosures (p. 13)-Newspaper clipping, ca. 1924
217Personal scrapbook enclosures (p. 15)-Newspaper clippings, 1924
218Personal scrapbook enclosures (p. 17)-Biographical sketch, Bulletin of the National League of American Pen Women, 1930, ca. 1956
219Personal scrapbook enclosures (p. 19)-Correspondence, newspaper clipping, 1934-1936
2110Personal scrapbook enclosures (p. 21)-Newspaper clipping, 1937
2111Personal scrapbook enclosures (p. 23)-Correspondence, newspaper clipping, 1941
2112Personal scrapbook enclosures (p. 25)-Correspondence, 1942
2113Personal scrapbook enclosures (p. 27)-Newspaper clippings, 1940-1942
2114Personal scrapbook enclosures (p. 29)-Needham-Broughton High School parent-teacher yearbook, 1941-1942
2115Personal scrapbook enclosures (p. 31)-Maryly Van Leer English composition, ca. 1942
2116Personal scrapbook enclosures (p. 33)-Note, undated
2117Personal scrapbook enclosures (p. 35)-Correspondence, 1944
2118Personal scrapbook enclosures (p. 37)-Essay on the history of the land of the President's house, ca. 1946
2119Personal scrapbook enclosures (p. 41)-USMA graduation program, 1977
186President's Home (Tenth Street)-Brochure, ca. 1975
203Road and city maps-Alabama-Atlanta, 1935-1975
204Road and city maps-Blue Ridge Parkway-Florida, 1935-1975
205Road and city maps-Georgia, 1935-1975
206Road and city maps-Japan-New York City, 1935-1975
207Road and city maps-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia, 1935-1975
208Road and city maps-Raleigh-Washington DC, 1935-1975
187St. Luke's, 1955-1977 and undated
188Samuel Wall Van Leer, ca. 1954
2120School yearbooks (Berkeley High School), June 1908, December 1909
2121School yearbooks (Berkeley High School), 1909, June 1910
2122School yearbooks (Glendale High School)-excerpts, ca. 1916
2123School yearbooks (San Mateo High School), 1918, 1920
18Stamps, undated

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191Travel brochures and documents, 1964
192Travel brochures and documents, 1966
193Travel brochures and documents, ca. 1968
194Travel brochures and documents, 1970
195Woman of the Year nomination, 1962



Subseries 2: Christmas cards and letters, 1926-1975 and undated

Subseries 2 includes the yearly Christmas cards and letters that Ella and Blake Ragsdale Van Leer sent to friends, colleagues, and family. Most of the cards were designed by Ella Van Leer, and the ones dating from Blake Van Leer's period as President of Georgia Tech are sketches of the buildings that were built during his Presidency. The annual Christmas letters provide excellent documentation of the activities of the Van Leer family. Also included here are birth announcements for Maryly and Samuel Wall, which were created by Ella, as well as other greeting cards.

Files have been arranged chronologically.

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221Christmas card, 1926
222Christmas card, 1928
223Christmas card, 1929
224Christmas card, ca. 1930
225Christmas card, 1931
226Christmas card, 1932
227Christmas newsletter, 1933
228Christmas card, 1934
229Christmas card, 1935
2210Christmas card, 1936
2211Christmas card, 1937
2212Christmas card, 1938
2213Christmas card, 1939
2214Christmas card, 1940
2215Christmas card, 1941
2216Christmas card, 1942
2217Christmas card, 1943
2218Christmas card, 1944
2219Christmas card, 1945
2220Christmas cards-Georgia Tech, 1945-1956 and undated
2221Christmas card, 1946
2222Christmas card, ca. 1947
2223Christmas letter, 1950
2224Christmas card, ca. 1951
2225Christmas letter, 1951
2226Christmas letter, 1952
2227Christmas letter, 1953
2228Christmas card and letter, 1954
2229Christmas letter, 1955
2230Christmas card, 1956
2231Christmas letter, 1959
2232Christmas letter, 1961
2233Christmas letter, 1962
2234Christmas letter, 1963
2235Christmas letter, 1964
2236Christmas letter, 1965
2237Christmas letter, 1967
2238Christmas letter, 1969
2239Christmas letter, ca. 1970
2240Christmas letter, 1971
2241Christmas letter, 1972
2242Christmas letter, 1975
2243Christmas card, undated
2244Birth announcements-Maryly Van Leer, June 1930
2245Birth announcements-Samuel Wall Van Leer, September 1934
2246Other greeting cards, undated



Subseries 3: Correspondence, 1921-1978

The correspondence in this subseries provides rich documentation of the daily lives of Ella Wall Van Leer's major correspondents, particularly those of her son, Blake Wayne Van Leer and her daughter, Maryly Van Leer Peck. Other correspondents include Ella Van Leer's grandchildren as well as other relatives and friends. Also included in this subseries are some drafts of outgoing correspondence. (For further correspondence from Blake Wayne Van Leer during the period between 1942 and 1945, see Series 1, Subseries 1.)

Correspondence has been arranged into files, in rough chronological order.

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231Correspondence, 1921-1925
232Correspondence, 1926
233Correspondence, 1930-1941
234Correspondence-Blake Wayne Van Leer, 1941-1943
235Correspondence-Blake Wayne Van Leer, 1948
236Correspondence-Anne Van Leer, 1948
237Correspondence, 1949
238Correspondence-Blake Wayne Van Leer, 1949
239Correspondence-Anne Van Leer, 1949
2310Correspondence, 1950-1955
2311Correspondence, 1956

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241Correspondence, 1957-1959
242Correspondence, 1962
243Correspondence-Anne Van Leer, 1962
244Correspondence-Maryly Van Leer Peck, 1962
245Correspondence, 1963
246Correspondence-Blake Wayne Van Leer, 1963
247Correspondence-Anne Van Leer, 1963
248Correspondence, 1964
249Correspondence-Blake Wayne Van Leer, 1964
2410Correspondence-Anne Van Leer, 1964
2411Correspondence-Maryly Van Leer Peck, 1964
2412Correspondence, 1965
2413Correspondence-Blake Wayne Van Leer, 1965
2414Correspondence-Anne Van Leer, 1965

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251Correspondence, 1966
252Correspondence-Blake Wayne Van Leer, 1966
253Correspondence-Anne Van Leer, 1966
254Correspondence, 1967
255Correspondence, 1968
256Correspondence, 1969
257Correspondence-Maryly Van Leer Peck, 1969
258Correspondence, 1970
259Correspondence-Maryly Van Leer Peck, 1970
2510Correspondence, 1971
2511Correspondence-Maryly Van Leer Peck, 1971
2512Correspondence, 1972
2513Correspondence-Maryly Van Leer Peck, 1972

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261Correspondence, 1973
262Correspondence-Maryly Van Leer Peck, 1973
263Correspondence, 1974
264Correspondence-Maryly Van Leer Peck, 1974
265Correspondence, 1975
266Correspondence-Maryly Van Leer Peck, 1975

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271Correspondence, 1976
272Correspondence-Maryly Van Leer Peck, 1976
273Correspondence, 1977
274Correspondence-Maryly Van Leer Peck, 1977
275Correspondence, 1978
276Correspondence, undated

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28Correspondence (RESTRICTED), 1967-1971

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29Correspondence (RESTRICTED), 1970-1977



Subseries 4: Diaries, 1922-1979 (bulk dates 1930-1979)

This subseries contains Ella Van Leer's engagement calendars for every year from 1930 through 1979, as well as one, 1922, that dates from prior to her marriage. Also included are travel diaries detailing her activities and those of her companions during various trips from 1955 to 1972. Notes, bills, and other enclosures in the diaries also form part of this subseries.

Diaries have been arranged chronologically, followed by a chronological arrangement of the travel diaries and the diary enclosures.

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301Diaries, 1922, 1930, 1931
302Diaries, 1932, 1933
303Diaries, 1934, 1935
304Diaries, 1936, 1937
305Diaries, 1938-1942; 1943-1947

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311Diaries, 1948-1952; 1951
312Diary, 1953
313Diaries, 1954, 1955
314Diaries, 1956, 1957

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321Diaries, 1958, 1959
322Diaries, 1960, 1961
323Diaries, 1962, 1963
324Diaries, 1964, 1965

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331Diaries, 1966, 1967
332Diaries, 1968, 1969
333Diaries, 1970, 1971
334Diary, 1972

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341Diaries, 1973, 1974
342Diaries, 1975, 1976
343Diaries, 1977, 1978
344Diary, 1979

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351Travel diaries, 1955, 1964
352Travel diaries, 1966, 1968,1969
353Travel diaries, 1970, 1971, 1972
354Diary enclosures, 1922
355Diary enclosures, 1930
356Diary enclosures, 1934
357Diary enclosures, 1935
358Diary enclosures, 1948-1952
359Diary enclosures, 1951
3510Diary enclosures, 1953
3511Diary enclosures, 1954
3512Diary enclosures, 1955
3513Diary enclosures, 1956
3514Diary enclosures, 1958
3515Diary enclosures, 1959
3516Diary enclosures, 1961
3517Diary enclosures, 1962
3518Diary enclosures, 1963
3519Diary enclosures, 1964
3520Diary enclosures, 1965
3521Diary enclosures, 1966
3522Diary enclosures, 1967
3523Diary enclosures, 1968
3524Diary enclosures, 1969
3525Diary enclosures, 1970
3526Diary enclosures, 1971
3527Diary enclosures, 1972
3528Diary enclosures, 1973
3529Diary enclosures, 1974
3530Diary enclosures, 1975
3531Diary enclosures, 1976
3532Diary enclosures, 1977
3533Diary enclosures, 1978
3534Diary enclosures, 1979



Subseries 5: Newspaper and magazine clippings, 1906-1979 (bulk dates 1917-1979)

The newspaper and magazine clippings in this subseries document special events such as awards, job changes, graduations, births, marriages, and deaths, mainly in the Van Leer family. Those dating from prior to 1924 cover Ella Wall's life as a teacher and as a nurse in World War I; those after that date document the careers of Ella and Blake Ragsdale Van Leer as well as those of their children and grandchildren. Highlights include articles covering daughter Maryly's wedding, her husband and family, and her career as an engineer and college administrator. Events from son Blake Wayne's life and career in the Navy, as well as events in son Samuel Wall's teaching career, are also covered.

Newspaper and magazine clippings are arranged chronologically.

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361Newspaper clippings, 1900-1910
362Newspaper clippings, 1917-1929
363Newspaper clippings, 1930-1939
364Newspaper clippings, 1940-1949
365Newspaper clippings, 1950-1959
366Newspaper clippings, 1960-1969
367Newspaper clippings, 1970-1979

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209Newspaper clippings (OVERSIZE), 1942, 1962, 1973, 1979



Subseries 6: Programs and invitations, ca. 1878-1979 (bulk dates 1910-1979)

This subseries contains programs, invitations, calling cards, and other similar materials that document special events in the lives of the members of the Van Leer family. Highlights include the promotion cards of Ella Van Leer's mother, Mary Leaf Wall; graduation materials for Ella Wall; wedding announcements for the 1924 wedding of Ella Wall and Blake Ragsdale Van Leer; commencement programs for son Blake Wayne's graduations; and wedding invitations and commencement programs for daughter Maryly, son Samuel Wall, and several grandchildren, many of whom graduated from Georgia Tech.

Programs and invitations are arranged chronologically.

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371Promotion cards, calling cards (Mary Leaf), 1878-ca. 1890
372Programs and invitations, 1900-1909
373Programs and invitations, 1910-1919
374Wedding announcements (Ella Lillian Wall, Blake Ragsdale Van Leer), September 1924
375Programs and invitations, 1920-1929
376Programs and invitations, 1930-1939
377Programs and invitations, 1940-1949
378Programs and invitations, 1950-1959
379Programs and invitations, 1960-1969
3710Programs and invitations, 1970-1979



Subseries 7: Egleston Hospital, ca. 1950-1977 (bulk dates 1959-1976)

The Egleston Hospital subseries documents Ella Wall Van Leer's work as Director of Volunteers from about 1959 to 1976. Included are numerous Egleston publications with articles and/or photographs of Van Leer; her 1967 speech on working with teen-age volunteers; a 1950 history of Egleston; correspondence; and the contents of a scrapbook on her activities at Egleston.

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381American Hospital Association-Programs and notes, 1962, 1965
382Auxiliary-Annual Reports, 1959-1961
383Board of Trustees reports, 1975-1977
384Brochures (folder 1 of 2), ca. 1961-ca. 1976
385Brochures (folder 2 of 2), ca. 1961-ca. 1976
386Brochures, 1965-1976
387By-laws, undated
388Certificate and commendation, 1976
389Correspondence, 1959-1977 and undated
3810History of Egleston (probably by Beverly DuBose, Sr.), ca. 1950
3811Humor, undated
3812Inspirational poetry, undated
3813Magazine-The Emory Alumnus (with reprints), July 1960, October 1961
3814Newsletter-The Crib Sheet, June 1977

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391Newsletter-The Medicine Dropper, 1969-1977
392Newspaper clippings, 1967-1977 and undated
393Notebook (with budgets, enclosures), ca. 1964-1967
394Policies, ca. 1968
395Scrapbook contents, 1971-1976
396Speech on teen-age volunteers, 1967
397Volunteer handbooks, 1963 and ca. 1969
398Volunteer Services report, ca. May 1976



Subseries 8: Genealogical research, 1884-1983 (bulk dates 1936-1977)

This subseries contains documentation of Ella Wall Van Leer's extensive genealogical work on the Van Leer, Tarleton, and Ragsdale families, as well as her research on the Wall and Leaf families.

Subseries 8.1: General genealogy, 1973-1981 and undated

Description

Significant parts of these general files are: 1. An inventory from the Georgia Archives Ella Wall Van Leer Genealogical Collection containing series on Van Leer, Ragsdale, Tarleton, and other related families; and 2. A book titled Fannin County Folks and Facts with articles on Ragsdale, Tarleton, and Van Leer families by Ella Wall Van Leer, and portraits of Thomas Smith Ragsdale (1812-1862), Amanda Holloway Ragsdale, Colonel James Tarleton, Mrs. Robert Price Tarleton and family, Wayne Van Leer (1810-1881), and Mary McKee Tarleton and Maurice Langhorne Van Leer. Also included are general family trees, which mainly provide ancestry information on the Van Leer side of the family.

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401Family trees, undated
402General notes, undated
403Inventory-Georgia Archives Ella Wall Van Leer Genealogical Collection, 1981
404Fannin County Folks and Facts, 1977
405Newspaper clippings, 1973-1976 and undated
Subseries 8.2: Van Leer genealogy, 1937-1981 and undated

Description

These genealogical files include mainly files on Captain Samuel Van Leer (1747-1825) and each of his children. (Samuel Van Leer’s second child, Isaac Wayne Van Leer (1773-1820), was Blake Ragsdale Van Leer’s great-grandfather.) Also included are files on Elizabeth Culbertson, Blake Ragsdale Van Leer’s great-grandmother; William Branson, Samuel Van Leer’s grandfather; Bernhardus Van Leer, Samuel’s father; Christiana Folkes Van Leer, Bernhardus Van Leer’s second wife; and Captain Anthony Wayne, whose daughter Hannah married Samuel Van Leer. The Van Leer line is traced in the family trees (filed first) and in a photostatic copy of Ella’s 1941 application on behalf of daughter Maryly to the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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411Van Leer family trees, notes, portraits, undated
412Van Leer genealogy (1937) and correspondence, notes, 1937-1963
413Van Leer genealogy-DAR application (for Maryly Van Leer), 1941-1942
414Van Leer genealogy-Correspondence, 1941-1971
415Van Leer genealogy-Correspondence, 1975-1980
416Branson, William (d. 1760), 1964-1970 and undated
417Haldeman, Hannah Van Leer (b. 1786), undated
418Leedom, Mary Van Leer (1780-1820), 1936 and undated
419Templin, Ann Van Leer (1786-1845), 1938-1964
4110Templin, Elizabeth Van Leer (1771-1856), 1938-1971
4111Van Leer, Anthony Wayne (1783-1863), 1936-1966 and undated
4112Van Leer, Bernard (1777-1833), 1939-1953 and undated
4113Van Leer, Bernhardus (1686-1790), 1938 and undated

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421Van Leer, Christiana Folkes (d. 1815), 1940-1949 and undated
422Van Leer, Elizabeth Culbertson (1768-1820), 1936-1950
423Van Leer, Isaac Wayne (1773-1820) (folder 1 of 2), 1938-1963
424Van Leer, Isaac Wayne (1773-1820) (folder 2 of 2), 1938-1963
425Van Leer, Captain Samuel (1747-1825), 1930-ca. 1950
426Van Leer, William R. (1775-1808), 1939-1941
427Wayne, Captain Anthony (1666-1739) family, 1980-1981
Subseries 8.3: Tarleton genealogy, 1935-1958 and undated

Description

The Tarleton papers include the publication Tarleton Records, published in 1950, with 1957 additions by Ella Wall Van Leer on Jeremiah Tarleton, Revolutionary soldier, and his descendants. (Mary McKee Tarleton, Blake Ragsdale Van Leer’s mother, was Jeremiah Tarleton’s great-granddaughter.) These records also include the memorial book for Mary McKee Tarleton, who died in 1954.

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431Lingering Memories memorial record-Mary Tarleton Van Leer, 1954
432Tarleton family research, 1935-1947 and undated
433Tarleton-Medley family research, correspondence (folder 1 of 2), 1935-1958 and undated
434Tarleton-Medley family research, correspondence (folder 2 of 2), 1935-1958 and undated
435Tarleton Records, 1957
Subseries 8.4: Ragsdale genealogy, 1946-1978 and undated

Description

Blake Ragsdale Van Leer’s maternal grandmother, Mary Jane Ragsdale (1842-1915), was descended from Godfrey Ragsdale, who came to the United States before 1642 and settled in Virginia. Correspondence, research notes, and Ella Wall Van Leer’s 1975 publication, The Ragsdale Family in England and America, are included in these files.

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441Elijah Ragsdale; The Ragsdale Family in England and America, 1975
442The Ragsdale Family in England and America, 1975
443Ragsdale article for Fannin County Bicentennial Record, 1975
444Ragsdale family documents and notes, 1947-1967 and undated
445Ragsdale family correspondence, 1946-1978
446Ragsdale family research, correspondence, 1972 and undated
447Ragsdale family research notes, undated
Subseries 8.5: Wall-Leaf genealogy, 1884-1887 and undated

Description

This part of the papers consists of a few original documents relating primarily to Ella Wall Van Leer’s mother, Mary Elizabeth Leaf. Included here is a Bible belonging to Leaf as well as an autograph album that Leaf gave to her brother Gus. Also found here is a partial family tree illustrating some of Ella (Lillian) Wall Van Leer's ancestry.

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451Wall-Leaf family tree, undated
452Bible-Mary Elizabeth Leaf (1867-1942) (with notes), undated
453Gus Leaf autograph album, 1884-1887
Subseries 8.6: Genealogical books and pamphlets, 1916-1983 and undated

Description

This section contains genealogical reference materials included in Ella Wall Van Leer's papers.
454Genealogical books and pamphlets (A), ca. 1921-1948
455Genealogical books and pamphlets (Ca-Co), 1916-ca. 1952 and undated

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461Genealogical books and pamphlets (Co), undated
462Genealogical books and pamphlets (E-G), 1924-1933
463Genealogical books and pamphlets (H-I), ca. 1932-1939
471Genealogical books and pamphlets (I-N), 1929-1974 and undated
472Genealogical books and pamphlets (O-R), 1931-1983 and undated
473Genealogical books and pamphlets (S), 1917-1975



Subseries 9: Women in engineering, 1952-1973

This subseries documents Van Leer’s activities in the Atlanta Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers and her advocacy and support of the first women to attend Georgia Tech as full-time undergraduate students. Included are her scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings and other materials on the early women students, as well as correspondence and a Georgia Tech Alumni magazine issue containing profiles of selected women students. A draft of a 1952 letter to the wife of the chair of the Georgia Board of Regents is a particularly significant part of this subseries. This letter contains powerful arguments in favor of the admission of women to Georgia Tech.

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481Correspondence re: women at Georgia Tech, 1952 and undated
482Correspondence re: women at Georgia Tech, 1966
483Georgia Tech Alumnus Magazine re: women at Georgia Tech, January-February 1970
484Maryly Van Leer Peck, 1962
485National Association of Deans of Women, 1954
486Panhellenic rush information (RESTRICTED), 1966
487Society of Women Engineers-Atlanta Chapter, 1954-1964
488Society of Women Engineers-Atlanta Chapter, 1970-1977

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551Society of Women Engineers-Atlanta Chapter scrapbook 1, 1954-1957
552Society of Women Engineers-Atlanta Chapter scrapbook 1, 1957-1958
553Society of Women Engineers-Atlanta Chapter scrapbook 1, 1958-1959
554Society of Women Engineers-Atlanta Chapter scrapbook 1, 1959-1960
555Society of Women Engineers-Atlanta Chapter scrapbook 1, 1960-1961
556Society of Women Engineers-Atlanta Chapter scrapbook 1, 1961-1962
489Society of Women Engineers-Atlanta Chapter scrapbook 2, 1962-1963
4810Society of Women Engineers-Atlanta Chapter scrapbook 2, 1963-1969
4811Society of Women Engineers-Atlanta Chapter scrapbook 2, 1970-1973
4812University of Georgia-Dean of Women, 1963
 

SERIES 3: Blake Wayne Van Leer papers, 1935-1980

Description

This series contains the personal papers of Blake Wayne Van Leer, son of Blake Ragsdale and Ella Wall Van Leer. Correspondence from Blake Wayne Van Leer's mother as well as other family and friends is included. Other documents include commencement programs, certificates and diplomas, programs and publications documenting Van Leer's career in the Navy, and some college and high school coursework. Further family correspondence is also found in Series 4.

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491Blake Ragsdale Van Leer II (RESTRICTED), 1959-1962
492Brochures, 1941-ca. 1961
493Certificates and diplomas, 1942-1961
494The Challenge of the Church Leader's Manual, ca. 1960
495Change of Command programs, 1969-1971
496College coursework, 1942-1944
497Commencement programs, 1945-1959
498Correspondence, 1935-1980
499Correspondence-Ella Wall Van Leer, 1960-1976
4910Directory-U.S. Navy Association of Civil Engineers, 1957
4911Duke University publications, 1943 and undated
4912Maryanne Van Leer, 1974

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501Newsletters, newspaper clippings, 1954-1968
502Resumes, ca. 1947
503Tribute poem, undated
504Urban Pathfinders brochures, undated (ca. 1970)
505Wayne Tarleton Van Leer, 1961-1975 and undated
506Wildflowers notebook, 1939
 

SERIES 4: Margaret Anne Weaver Van Leer papers, ca. 1936-1993 (bulk dates 1942-1981)

Description

This series contains the personal papers of Margaret Anne Weaver Van Leer (known as Anne), daughter-in-law of Blake Ragsdale and Ella Wall Van Leer and wife of Blake Wayne Van Leer from 1947 to about 1981. Correspondence from Blake Wayne, Blake Ragsdale, and Ella Wall Van Leer features prominently in this series. Scrapbooks and wedding books document Anne Van Leer's life from about 1935 through 1952. Also included are materials on Clifton, Virginia, Blake Wayne and Anne's home from about 1966 until the early 1980s.

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511Birthday posters, 1990
512Brochures, ca. 1936, ca. 1942
513Brochures-Charleston, ca. 1960-1965
514Brochures, ca. 1967-1985
515Clifton: Brigadoon in Virginia (Nan Netherton)-Preliminary draft (folder 1 of 2), 1980
516Clifton: Brigadoon in Virginia (Nan Netherton)-Preliminary draft (folder 2 of 2), 1980
517Clifton Christmas card, undated
518Clifton historical documents, ca. 1970
519Clifton history (Annie Elgin Adair), 1971
5110Clifton house listing, 1983
5111Correspondence-Blake Wayne Van Leer, M. Anne Weaver Van Leer, ca. 1942-1949
5112Correspondence-Blake Wayne Van Leer, 1952-1953
5113Correspondence-Blake Wayne Van Leer, 1981
5114Correspondence-Ella Wall Van Leer, Blake Ragsdale Van Leer, 1950-1968 (bulk dates 1952-1955)

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521Correspondence-General, ca. 1942-1997
522High school reunion, 1992
523Maps, 1973-1985
524Maryanne Van Leer Anderson, 1964-1993
525Newspaper clippings, ca. 1942-1988

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561Scrapbook, 1935-1945

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533Scrapbook, 1945-1946
562Scrapbook pages, 1948-1952
532Wedding book, 1947
531Wedding Guests book, 1947
526Will, June 1974
527Writings, undated

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541Yearbook (high school), 1940