Finding Aid to the Alice J. Aunspaugh Kyle and John Holmes Kyle Papers

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
THE ALICE J. AUNSPAUGH KYLE (1868-1964) AND
JOHN HOLMES KYLE (1901-1984) PAPERS
The papers of Alice J. Aunspaugh KYLE (1868-1964) and her son, John Holmes
KYLE (1901-1984), both of Lynchburg, Virginia, include genealogical material, family
letters and papers, records of the James River and Blue Ridge Chapters of the Daughters
of the American Revolution, the Woman's Club of Lynchburg, and the Virginia
Federation of Women's Clubs. Also included are papers relating to Mrs. KYLE's work
with the Cooperative Education Commission of Virginia (the woman's college
movement). The collection also includes some Civil War letters and some family
photographs.
BOX 1

Family genealogical materials (AUNSPAUGH - CLAYTOR)

BOX 2

Family genealogical materials (CLAYTOR - KYLE)

BOX 3

Family genealogical materials (LEFTWICH - WALKER); also includes some
miscellaneous writings by Mrs. KYLE

BOX 4

Family correspondence

BOX 5 Woman's Club materials
BOX 6

Cooperative Education Commission of Virginia materials; Daughters of the
American Revolution; Blue Ridge Chapter, NSDAR

BOX 7

Miscellaneous photographs; Lyle Family by Oscar K. LYLE, 1912 (annotated)

BOX 8

Miscellaneous scrapbooks (AUNSPAUGH, Woman's Club, etc.)

[BOX] 9 Diplomas and certificates
[Detailed finding guide available with collection]

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
THE ALICE J. AUNSPAUGH KYLE (1868-1964)
AND JOHN HOLMES KYLE (1901-1984) PAPERS
The papers of Alice J. Aunspaugh KYLE (1868-1964) and her son, John Holmes
KYLE (1901-1984), both of Lynchburg, Virginia, include genealogical material, family
letters and papers, records of the James River and Blue Ridge Chapters of the Daughters
of the American Revolution, the Woman's Club of Lynchburg, and the Virginia
Federation of Women's Clubs. Also included are papers relating to Mrs. KYLE's work
with the Cooperative Education Commission of Virginia (the woman's college
movement). The collection also includes some Civil War letters and some family
photographs.
BOX 1

1-1
1-2
1-3
1-4
1-5

BOX 2

2-1 CLAYTOR Family - III
2-2 Julia Ann (GRAHAM) CLAYTOR - "In Memoriam"
2-3 Samuel CLAYTOR, deceased - Allotment
2-4 FEARN Family
2-5 GRAHAM Family - I
2-6 GRAHAM Family - II
2-7 GRAHAM Family - III
2-8 GRAY Family
2-9 HARDING Family
2-10 Annie Elizabeth KINNIER - "In Memoriam"
2-11 KYLE Family - I
2-12 KYLE Family - II
(Continued)

AUNSPAUGH Family - I
AUNSPAUGH Family - II
AUNSPAUGH Family Notes
AUNSPAUGH - Letters 1806, 1816 (Photostatic copies)
AUNSPAUGH - Passenger lists 1788, 1802, 1803 (Photostatic
copies)
1-6 AUNSPAUGH-TAYLOR Family
1-7 Anna M. (CLAYTOR) AUNSPAUGH - "In Memoriam"
1-8 CLAYTON Family
1-9 CLAYTOR Family - I
1-10 CLAYTOR Family - II

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THE ALICE J. AUNSPAUGH KYLE (1868-1964)
AND JOHN HOLMES KYLE (1901-1984) PAPERS
(Continued)
BOX 3

3-1 LEFTWICH Family
3-2 LYLE Family
3-3 McCLUNG Family
3-4 MITCHELL Family
3-5 PACE Family
3-6 PARKER Family
3-7 PERKINS Family
3-8 REID Family
3-9 RODGERS Family
3-10 RUST Family
3-11 RUST Warrants (Photostatic copies)
3-12 STONE Family
3-13 WALKER Family
3-14 Miscellaneous genealogical materials
3-15 Miscellaneous writings (Alice J. KYLE)

BOX 4

4-1 Correspondence - AUNSPAUGH 1782-1811 (German)
4-2 Correspondence - AUNSPAUGH 1782-1816 (German, translated)
4-3 Church certificate, Johann Peter AUNSPACH, 1788 (Restored, with
photostatic copies)
4-4 Correspondence - ADKINS, Mary Ann
4-5 Correspondence - AUNSPAUGH, Anna M. (CLAYTOR) ( -1891)
4-6 Correspondence - AUNSPAUGH, Annis
4-7 Correspondence - AUNSPAUGH, Cassie
4-8 Correspondence – AUNSPAUGH, Daniel (?)
4-9 Correspondence - AUNSPAUGH, Elizabeth (PARKER)
4-10 Correspondence - AUNSPAUGH, Eugenia Linda (d. 1951)
4-11 Correspondence - AUNSPAUGH, Frederick (1794-1858)
4-12 Correspondence - AUNSPAUGH, Frederick (1840-1900)
4-13 Correspondence - AUNSPAUGH, Frederick (1870- )
4-14 Correspondence - AUNSPAUGH, Frederick (North Carolina)
4-15 Correspondence - AUNSPAUGH (Gordon, John H., Norma, Peter)
4-16 Correspondence - AUNSPAUGH (R. Claytor, Reuben Peter)
4-17 Correspondence - AUNSPAUGH, Robert T., 1856-1860
4-18 Correspondence - AUNSPAUGH, Robert T., 1861-1862
4-19 Correspondence - AUNSPAUGH, Robert T., 1863-1864
4-20 Correspondence - AUNSPAUGH, Robert T., 1865-1905
4-21 Correspondence - AUNSPAUGH (Vivian, Walter)
4-22 Correspondence – AUNSPAUGH (Miscellaneous)
4-23 Correspondence - CLAYTON, Julia Ann (1796-1882)
4-24 Correspondence - CLAYTOR (Robert, William G., Mit)
(Continued)
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THE ALICE J. AUNSPAUGH KYLE (1868-1964)
AND JOHN HOLMES KYLE (1901-1984) PAPERS
(Continued)
BOX 4

4-25
4-26
4-27
4-28
4-29
4-30
4-31
4-32

Correspondence - GRAHAM (E. L., William)
Correspondence - KYLE, Alice (AUNSPAUGH)
Correspondence - PARKER (Caleb, Charles H.)
Correspondence - STERRETT, Allie M.
Correspondence - STIFF, W. H.
Correspondence - STONE (Clara, E.L., Hattie)
Correspondence - WALTERS (Elizabeth Graham, Samuel Graham)
Correspondence (Miscellaneous)

BOX 5

5-1
5-2
5-3
5-4
5-5
5-6
5-7

Woman's Club, Badge Committee
Woman's Club, Letters and Talks - I
Woman's Club, Letters and Talks - II
Woman's Club, Miscellaneous - I
Woman's Club, Miscellaneous - II
Woman's Club, Miscellaneous - III
Woman's Club, Miscellaneous - IV

BOX 6

6-1 Women's college movement (Cooperative Education Commission of
Virginia) - Correspondence
6-2 Daughters of the American Revolution, News clippings
6-3 Blue Ridge Chapter, NSDAR - Addresses and reports
6-4 Blue Ridge Chapter, NSDAR - History
6-5 Blue Ridge Chapter, NSDAR - Correspondence
6-6 Blue Ridge Chapter, NSDAR - Miscellaneous

BOX 7

Miscellaneous Photographs, Book
Former Executives of the Woman's Club
John Holmes KYLE, V.M.I.
Group photo (AUNSPAUGH, JONES, etc.)
Miscellaneous photographs
Miscellaneous photographs
Photograph, Washington, D.C.
Photograph, Alice J. KYLE, wedding dress, worn at 50th anniversary
of the General Federation of Women's Clubs
Lyle Family, by Oscar K. LYLE, 1912, Annotated

7-1
7-2
7-3
7-4
7-5
7-6
7-7
7-8

BOX 8

8-1
8-2
8-3
8-4
8-5

Scrapbook, Eugenia L. AUNSPAUGH
George C. MARSHALL Research Foundation
Scrapbook, General Federation of Women's Clubs
Photograph, General Federation of Women's Clubs (1941)
Scrapbook, General Federation of Women's Clubs (1917-1950)
(Continued)
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BOX 8

[BOX] 9

THE ALICE J. AUNSPAUGH KYLE (1868-1964)
AND JOHN HOLMES KYLE (1901-1984) PAPERS
(Continued)
8-6 Scrapbook, Woman's Club, Lynchburg, VA
8-7 Scrapbook (Miscellaneous)
8-8 Scrapbook (Miscellaneous)
8-9 Scrapbook (Miscellaneous)
8-10 Scrapbook (Miscellaneous)
9-1 Diploma, Anne Graham KYLE, Public High School, Lynchburg,
VA, 1913
9-2 Proficiency Certificate, Julia Graham AUNSPAUGH, Augusta
Female Seminary, 1893
9-3 Diploma, John Holmes KYLE, Lynchburg High School, 1919
9-4 Sons of the American Revolution Certificate, James Roland KYLE,
No. 52041

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
ALICE JAMES (AUNSPAUGH) KYLE (1868-1964)
Alice James AUNSPAUGH, the daughter of Robert Tilghman AUNSPAUGH and
Anna Malinda CLAYTOR, was born 3 September 1868, in Bedford County, Virginia.

[Alice James Aunspaugh Kyle and John Holmes Kyle Papers, MS1856, Jones Memorial Library,
Lynchburg, VA (hereinafter Kyle Papers)] She was graduated from the Augusta Female
Seminary, Staunton, Virginia, in 1888. [Alumnae Directory of Mary Baldwin College (Staunton:
Mary Baldwin College, 1930), p. 9.]

Alice James AUNSPAUGH married 23 October 1889, James Roland KYLE,
tobacconist of Lynchburg, Virginia, son of Daniel Washington KYLE and Mary Jane
JONES, of Prince Edward County. [Kyle Papers; Lynchburg Daily Virginian, 24 October 1889, p. 1
col. 3.]

Mrs. KYLE was active in civic and church activities in Lynchburg. She was president of
the Lynchburg Woman's Club in 1906 and, with other clubs in the state, founded the
Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs. She was elected the first president of the
Federation in 1907. [Obituary, Lynchburg News, 6 September 1964, Sect. C, p. 5 col. 1.]
Mrs. KYLE was a champion of equal rights for women, advocating, in 1909, the
establishment of a women's university in Virginia. [Obituary, loc.cit.]
Mrs. KYLE was a member of the Blue Ridge Chapter, Daughters of the American
Revolution, and was regent of the chapter 1918-1920 and 1930-1932. She was also a
charter member of the Lynchburg Garden Club and was a member of the Old Dominion
Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy. [Kyle Papers; Obituary, loc.cit.]
Alice James (AUNSPAUGH) KYLE, "Mother KYLE," died 5 September 1964, and
was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg. [Obituary, loc.cit.]

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
JOHN HOLMES KYLE (1901-1984)
John Holmes KYLE, son of James Roland KYLE and Alice AUNSPAUGH, was born
22 July 1901, in Lynchburg, Virginia. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute
in 1923. He served as a Major in the Chemical Warfare Service during World War II. He
was president of the Virginia Laundry Company and of Crutchfield Dry Cleaning and
Dye Works in Lynchburg. [Obituary, Lynchburg News & Daily Advance, 3 June 1984, Sect. B, p. 2
col. 3; Register of Former Cadets, Memorial Edition, Virginia Military Institute (Lexington: The Institute,
1957), p. 136.]

John Holmes KYLE married Henrietta BARKER, daughter of William Carey
BARKER and Margaret APPERSON, of Lynchburg. Mrs. KYLE died 26 November
1978. [Obituary, Lynchburg News, 27 November 1978, p. 9 col. 1.]
John Holmes KYLE died 2 June 1984 in Lynchburg, Virginia. [Obituary, 3 June 1984,

loc.cit.]

MS1856

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Title

Finding Aid to the Alice J. Aunspaugh Kyle and John Holmes Kyle Papers

Subject

Finding aids
Kyle, Alice J Aunspaugh, 1868-1964
Kyle, John Holmes, 1901-1984

Description

Finding aid to the Alice J. Aunspaugh Kyle and John Holmes Kyle Papers held at Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Date

2024

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

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pdf

Language

English

Identifier

JMLMS1856FA

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George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.), “Finding Aid to the Alice J. Aunspaugh Kyle and John Holmes Kyle Papers,” Digital Collections, accessed June 16, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/664.