Virginia Tech April 16, 2007 Archives of the University Libraries (MS2008-020)

Title

Virginia Tech April 16, 2007 Archives of the University Libraries (MS2008-020)

Description

The Virginia Tech April 16, 2007 Archives of the University Libraries consists mainly of condolence items received by the university following the events of April 16, 2007. The bulk of materials were received in the first few months following April 16, 2007. This digital collection is a subset of the full April 16, 2007 Condolence Archives digital collection located on VTechWorks.

Date

2007-2010

Rights

Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) does not own copyright to all materials in the Virginia Tech April 16, 2007 Archives of the University Libraries. If the department has the copyright, permission to publish materials must be obtained from Special Collectionsand University Archives, Virginia Tech. Permission to publish materials not owned by the department must come from the copyright holder. Please contact SCUA (specref@vt.edu) with copyright questions and concerns.

Access Rights

Collection is open for research.

Identifier

Ms2008-020

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Virginia Tech April 16, 2007 Archives of the University Libraries, Ms2008-020, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Rights Holder

Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Collection Tree

  • Virginia Tech April 16, 2007 Archives of the University Libraries (MS2008-020)
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Anonymous handwritten note that says "Peace" with peace sign drawing, undated
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Photograph of silver Hokie Bird in front of 32 VT flags planted in the grass
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Red, handwritten sympathy card with an anonymous group posing in VT colors and handwritten comments on the inside. The front page includes the…
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Photograph of adults wearing VT colors, some are wearing orange hardhats, undated
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Anonymous photograph of a group of children and adults in VT colors and holding a VT banner, undated
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Photograph of parking lot wall with VT shirts hung on it and taped picture of one of the April 16, 2007 victims and taped picture of the flag of…
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Anonymous photograph of group of seven students wearing VT colors releasing white balloons in front of a building, undated
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Photograph of handmade poster banner that says "In Memory of Virginia Tech Hokies", undated
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Photograph of parking lot with VT jerseys and shirts hung from the top and tied white balloons, undated
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Photograph of parking lot with VT jerseys and shirts hung from the top of the parking lot, undated
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Photograph of balloons being released into the sky near a tree and building, undated
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Photograph of balloons being released into the sky near a clock tower, undated
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Anonymous photograph of military group [probably Air Force of Air Force National Guard] posing in the VT shape, undated
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Photograph of a driveway with Hokie Bird prints going up and a black mourning ribbon under the VT symbol, undated
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Anonymous photograph of group holding a candlelight vigil in front of candles shaped as a fleur de lis, undated
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Anonymous handwritten note that says "May you have peace that passes all understanding", undated
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Anonymous handwritten note that says "Tears, Sympathy, Concern, Blessings, Hope...", on standard greeting card with scene from Glacier Park, undated
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Anonymous handwritten note divided into four quadrants, one of which includes John 3:16 of the New Testament, with color heart drawings expressing…
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Anonymous handwritten note on lined paper expressing sympathy, "Dear Virginia Tech community!...", undated
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Anonymous handwritten note on purple paper expressing sympathy with foam flower and leaf stickers from "Your friends in Delaware", undated
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Anonymous handwritten note written on construction paper, expressing sympathy, "The courage + bravery that you all show...", and red hearts drawn…
Ms2008_020_April162007Archives_B348_F19_C01837_Letter_2007_0424.pdf

Anonymous handwritten note expressing sympathy toward Virginia Tech students, with a colored marker drawing of a person that is saying "I hope you…
Ms2008_020_April162007Archives_B358_F11_Poster_32Hearts32People32Lives_Undated.jpg

Poster that says, "32 hearts 32 people 32 lives" and includes 31 cut-out hearts.
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Poster with pictures of Norris Hall and a black VT ribbon, a poem, and the names of the 32 victims.
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Poster with orange VT and photographs of chidren with their first names and messages.
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Poster that says "VT We Mourn With You" and includes messages and signatures from unknown institution.
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Poster that says, "Lets go Hokies! VT Believe in what you feel! HDH Help Don't Hurt!"
Ms2008_020_April162007Archives_B513_F28_P00346_Poem_Undated.pdf

A typewritten poem starting with the line "On just an ordinary day, a weapon drawn and lives forever changed."
Ms2008_020_April162007Archives_B513_F28_O00129_Poem_2004_04_24.pdf

A typewritten eulogy for the 32 victims, April 24, 2007, by anonymous writer, and "The Mourner's Kaddish" along with the names of the 32 victims
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Letter with poem, "Young People in Blacksburg Virginia" from anonymous writer
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Handwritten note with song and notation, "Prayer for Today" (oboe solo)
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Prayer starting "May there be peace on Earth". The items says this is an "Ancient Indian prayer translated from Sanskrit" with a note for Virginia…
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Handwritten song with notation, "Prayer for Today" (oboe solo)
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Photocopy of a poem that says, "I know you're sad and are afraid / because I see your tears. / I'll not be far, I promise that; / and I hope you'll…
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Star-shaped sympathy card that says "We Are thinking of You!"
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Sympathy card from anonymous child with drawing of a person at a pool, encouraging people to think happy thoughts to feel better
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Sympathy card with message from a member of the [Virginia Tech?] class of 1983 with ribbons and drawings.
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Card, possibly orginally from floral bouquet, that says "All love, sympathy and support. To all of us who have been effected [sic] by the tragedy /…
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Anonymous card with a cross in front of a sunset and mountains on one side and a HokieBird on the other side with the words, "Death Leaves A Heartache…
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Anonymous card with a cross and HokieBird on one side and a VT on the other side with the words, "Although it's difficult today to see beyond the…
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Anonymous card with the words "strenth", "HOME", "hope", "Faith", "forever", "cherish..", "TOMORROW", "Love", and "peace".
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Anonymous sympathy card with 3D stickers on front and inside. Front of card says, “Sometimes one pivotal moment or event will bring a community…
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A sympathy card from an anonymous writer with the following quotes: “As I searched for meaning in what happened, I finally found it. I found it in…
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An anonymous card with drawing of several hearts in various states of healing with the words, "A broken heart, will never heal, but just in case we'll…
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A letter of condolence from an anonymous writer within a hand drawn heart. The letter states, "I wish I could bring some peace to your lives, to help…
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Handwritten on the front of the card is, "I pray that the Lord Jesus chist [sic] will bless you and be kind to you[.] May God [bless?] you with his…
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A green card with a drawing of a heart, crowned with a halo, with wings in the background, and the number "32" on the front. The drawing is over the…
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Sympathy card contains a drawing of the HokieBird as a phoenix rising out of ashes over the date "4.16.07" next to what is presumably the artist's…
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A drawing of candles and sparklers, which says "Let all see my picture (if mamorial [sic] made, put on mamorial [sic] - [Emerson?]"
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A memorial mass enrollment card from the Society of the Little Flower requested by "A Mother - Florida".

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