Virginia Room Digital Collection


The Virginia Room Digital Collection includes photographs, oral histories, books, pamphlets and finding aids to items in the Virginia Room. Continue to check back for new additions.

Browse Items (23 total)

Davis 15.02 Library Opening Day.jpg
A band plays at the Roanoke Public Library's opening day celebration in Elmwood Park.

Davis 2.12 Kazim Temple Band.jpg
Kazim Temple Band in Christmas parade. Looking northeast on Jefferson Street from the corner of Day Avenue.

Davis 56.50 Kazim Temple Band.jpg
Unidentified members of the Kazim Temple Band.

Davis 56.6661 Viscose Life Saving Crew.jpg
American Viscose Life Saving Crew marches in a World War II victory parade.

Davis 57.41 Mundy Family String Band.jpg
Began by patriarch A.P. Mundy, the Mundy Family Stringband was popular on local radio during the 1920s. Seated, L to R: Cline Mundy, Fred Mundy. Standing, L to R: Mildred Mundy, Mildred Mundy (Mrs. A.P.), Lois Mundy and Janice Mundy.

Davis 57.42 Stone Printing Band.jpg
The Stone Printing Company band at a company picnic at Coyner Springs in 1898. Band members unknown.

Davis 71.255 Craig Healing Springs.jpg
The Roy Lemon trio performs at Craig Healing Springs.

Unidentified musicians entertain inside clubhouse of Bent Mountain Hunting Club.

William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Lucy Addison High School Band at Victory Stadium.

Amongst the clerks, boilermakers, carpenters, mechanics, and engineers were a slew of instrumentalists, singers, song writers, and composers. Together, they formed the Roanoke Shop Band. Here the band stands on the grounds of the Hotel Roanoke. …

PS 281 WFHS Band.jpg
Group photograph of the William Fleming High School band.

FE090 Red Men's Band.jpg
Hiawatha Tribe Number 66, Red Men's Band at Hotel Roanoke.

Professor Charles Rowe and his Rhythm Boys perform for a Veterans of Foreign Wars banquet at the Hotel Roanoke.

Eagles Band.

Wanderers of the Wasteland musical group. Left to right: Roy Lemmon, Bob Pauley, Glenwood Howell, and Woody "Lucky" Mashburn.

The Aristocrats were a popular local dance band. Seen here in the Morocco Club on Henry Street, they are, left to right: Ed Wright, Audrey Pitman, Shelton Ramey, Bill Harper, Raphael Jackson, James Morris, St. Paul Thomas, John J. Locklayer. …

Tommy Magness and the Orange Blossom Boys was a popular Roanoke radio and dance band. Left to right: Slim Idaho, Warren Poindexter, Tommy Magness, Dexter Mills, Clayton Hall, and Saford Hall.

The Blue Ridge Entertainers played regularly on local radio and played in the studio the day WROV went on the air. There was another group by the same name and this group was the "second unit". Back row, left to right: Rufus Hall, Hank Angle, Jay…

Norfolk & Western Railway Band.

The Robertson Singers of Roanoke. Seated, left to right: J.H. Robertson, Mrs. J.H. Robertson; standing, left to right: J.W. Harris, Charles Wiley, and V. Guerrant.

Monroe Junior High School Band.

Norfolk & Western Band in new uniforms. Kneeling at left is the director, L. Christensen.

Roy Hall and his band with Roy Rogers. Left to right: Wayne Watson, Tommy Magness, Roy Hall, Roy Rogers, Woody Mashburn, Bill Brown, and Clayton Hall.
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