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The Blacksburg Odd Fellows lodge was probably formed in December of 1904. It was a branch of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, a mutual relief…

A collection of scanned articles from the Collegiate Times, the campus newspaper at Virginia Tech, documenting events and opinions related to the…

Beginning in the fall of 2014, faculty and students in the Virginia Tech History Department, along with colleagues in the University Libraries’…

This collection consists of eight letters written by American author Sherwood Anderson to Llewellyn Jones between 1916 and 1924 with three undated…

The Mark A. Weber Papers include minutes, correspondence, constitution, handouts, notes, and newspaper and magazine articles concerning the Virginia…

Mark A. Weber Papers (Ms2014-010)

A collection of panoramic photographs taken around the Virginia Tech campus, including the Drill Field, Duck Pond, Horticulture Gardens, Lane Stadium…

Benjamin M Peck was born on October 5, 1838, in Smithfield, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. In 1862 he enlisted in the Union Army into Company "B" of…

A collection documenting the history of the LGBTQ communities at Virginia Tech.

This collection contains four letters from members of the Allison family (John P and James Polk), as well as a surgeon's certificate for William H…

This collection contains five items relating to Everett and Warren Hutchins, two brothers who served in Massachusetts military units during the Civil…

These photographs depict the conditions of a tenant farmer known as Aaron working a piece of land on the John T. Lewis, Jr., estate in Clarksville,…

The collection includes William A. Leonard's letters home from February-July 1865, as well as his diary from August 1864-April 1865. Leonard served as…

An underground progressive newspaper published by The Blacksburg Free Press between 1968 and 1970. The articles were written mainly by Virginia Tech…

This collection contains papers of Squire Bosworth, a physician and county court clerk of Randolph County, Virginia/West Virginia. The collection…

Diaries written by soldiers from both Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War that are part of Virginia Tech Special Collections.

The Alexandria and Fairfax Counties [Virginia] Civil War Correspondence collection consists of 19 letters by 17 soldiers, and the letters date from…

"This collection contains the papers of James Hoge Tyler, Virginia state senator (1877-1879), lieutenant governor (1890-1894), governor (1898-1902),…

This collection contains the papers of William MacFarland Patton, a professor of civil engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. The collection…

The Shell family moved from Pennsylvania to Virginia in the mid-1700s where they joined other early settlers in Montgomery County. While in Virginia,…

For more information about this collection, please contact museum curator Samantha Parish Riggins at samsales@vt.edu

This collection contains 16 letters written by John Newton Carnahan, a private in Company F, 54th Virginia Infantry, during the Civil War. Dated from…

This collection consists of seventeen letters. Sixteen of these were written by John C. Watkins and one is by his wife, Harriet (Hattie) Watkins.…

These postcards are contained in the Appalachian Postcard Collection in Special Collections at Newman Library.