Finding Aid to the Vanishing Virginian Collection

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
(434) 846-0501
THE VANISHING VIRGINIAN COLLECTION
The Vanishing Virginian is a movie based on a book of the same title by Rebecca
Yancey WILLIAMS. The story of Captain Robert Davis YANCEY and his family, the
book and movie give a picture of family life in and around Lynchburg, Virginia, 1913–
1929. Portions of the movie were filmed in the Lynchburg area. The MGM movie made
its world premier in Lynchburg at the Paramount Theatre on 23 January 1942. The
collection contains newspaper clippings about the filming of the movie and the world
premier, souvenir programs, photos from the premier, and special newspaper sections
about the premiere.
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Newspaper clippings, assorted memorabilia
Programs (2)
Miscellaneous candid photos (20) – Premiere
Miscellaneous candid photos (21) – Premiere
Souvenir Programs (2)
Souvenir Programs (2)
Souvenir Programs (2)
Special Section, Lynchburg News
Special Section, The Daily Advance
ROBERT DAVIS YANCEY (1855–1931)

Robert Davis YANCEY, son of William Tudor YANCEY and Lucy Elizabeth
DAVIS, was born 15 September 1855, in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was a graduate of
Virginia Military Institute in 1875, and a graduate of the law school of the University of
Virginia in 1877. He practiced law in Lynchburg and served two terms as mayor of the
city. He was later elected as commonwealth attorney and served in that capacity for a
number of years. He married Rosa FAULKNER on 17 November 1892 in Lynchburg.
He died 3 January 1931, "in the same house and room in which he was born."
[Lyon Gardiner Tyler, ed., Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Vol. IV (New York: Lewis Historical
Publishing Co., 1915), p. 225; Rosa Faulkner Yancey, Lynchburg and its Neighbors (Richmond: J. W.
Ferguson & Sons, 1935), pp. 445–447.]

Dublin Core

Title

Finding Aid to the Vanishing Virginian Collection

Subject

Manuscript finding aid

Description

Manuscript finding aid to the Vanishing Virginian Collection at Jones Memorial Library.

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Date

2022

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Format

Portable document file (pdf)

Language

English

Identifier

MS1004FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library, “Finding Aid to the Vanishing Virginian Collection,” Digital Collections, accessed May 22, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/12.