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Daniel Rutledge Vining correspondence

 Collection — Box: BW 55, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16774

Content Description

This collection consists of several letters to Daniel Rutledge Vining, an economics professor at the University of Virginia. The letters are primarily personal correspondences to colleagues and friends. Included is correspondence with Hardy Dillard regarding Dillard's farewell dinner. There is also a letter to Mrs Margaret Vining and a letter to Rutledge Vining from Fred Vining (about items for purchase-watch, candelabra, binoculars).


  • Creation: 1960-1970

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Daniel Rutledge Vining,(1908-1999) was born in Birmingham, Alabama to George Joseph and Margaret Olivia Vining. He was an American economics educator, a Ford Foundation Faculty Research fellow, Charlottesville, 1956-1957, and a Southern Regional Science Association fellow, Atlanta, 1987. He was a member of the American Economic Association, American Statistics Association, and the Regional Science Association. He was also a Statistician at the Federal Reserve Bank Atlanta, 1941; and a research assistant at the National Bureau Economic Research, New York City, 1948-1949.

He was a Professor of economics at the University Virginia, Charlottesville, from 1945 to 1979. He was also Chairman of the School Business Administration, Charlottesville, 1952-1954.Vining occupied Pavilion III from 1970 to 1979, when he assumed emeritus status. He died in 1999 at the age of 91.

Prior to his work at the University of Virginia, he was a Professor of economics at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, 1935-1938; an Instructor of economics and statistics at the University Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1938-1940. Vining received his undergraduate education at the University of Texas where he played varsity football and earned a bachelor in business. He also received a masters degree in arts, and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1944.

He was married to Margaret McClanahan, June 17, 1936 (deceased). Children: George Joseph III, Daniel Rutledge Junior.

Sources: Pavillion III University of Virginia Historic Structure Report 2006 Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker Architects and The University of Virginia

"Daniel Rutledge Vining." Prabook. Accessed 5/15/23

Hardy Cross Dillard (23 October 1902 – 12 May 1982) was an American jurist who served as a judge on the International Court of Justice from 1970 to 1979,as a judge appointed by Queen Elizabeth II to a court of arbitration concerning the Beagle Channel islands dispute. He was Dean of the University of Virginia School of Law (1963–1968),legal adviser to the High Commissioner for Germany (1950), first director of the National War College (1946).

In World War II he was a a colonel in the U.S. Army (1941–1946);deputy chief of staff for civil affairs in the China Command,Commander of the Civil Affairs Staging Area at the Presidio of Monterey where he oversaw preparation and planning for the Occupation of Japan. He was a commander of the European Civil Affairs Training Division of SHAEF in preparation for Operation Overlord.Previously, he initiated and served as director of the School of Military Government.


0.04 Cubic Feet (1 legal sized folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was transfered by Iva Louise Gillett to the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia Library on 26 March 2019.

Daniel Rutledge Vining papers
Ellen Welch
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States