Historical Photograph Collection


Historical Photograph Collection


Agricultural extension work
Blacksburg (Va.)
Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
Montgomery County (Va.)
University History
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Corps of Cadets


The photograph collection at Special Collections consists primarily of historical photographs of Virginia Tech, dating back to the 1890s. Subjects include, but are not limited to: athletics, the Corps of Cadets, campus views and buildings, events and celebrations, Agricultural Extension sites/work, and candid images of students and campus groups. A alphabetically organized photograph collection of faculty and staff from the university is maintained separately.

The collection is also home to historic images of Blacksburg, Montgomery County, the New River Valley, and Southwest Virginia in general. Subjects include, but are not limited to: historic sites and buildings, Blacksburg views and buildings, scenes from surrounding towns/cities/counties, agriculture activities, and candid images of people.







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Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [image], Historical Photograph Collection, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

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Photo of Linda Adams, the first African American woman to graduate from Virginia Tech, from the 1968 Bugle

Dr. Mildred Tate, first Dean of Women, talking to female students on first day at VPI, 1955

Ella Agnew and Maude Wallace were home demonstration agents for Virginia Cooperative Extension and Mrs. Mary Moore Davis served as professor of theā€¦

From left to right: Mary Ella Carr Brumfield, Ruth Terrett, Lucy Lee Lancaster, Lousie Jacobs, Carrie Taylor Sibold

Photograph from the first Ring Dance held at VPI, April 27, 1934.

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