150th Anniversary of Virginia Tech Collection


150th Anniversary of Virginia Tech Collection


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This collection includes materials included in the 2022 physical and digital exhibits created for the 150th anniversary of the university by Special Collections and University Archives.


Individual resources may be in the public domain or may have some non-commercial uses permitted. See the rights note on individual items for more information.

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Article called "Short Courses for Women" from The Techgram, 1943-04-01, discusses several 1 to 10 week courses at VPI to prepare women for work during…

Article called "New Fields for Women" by Mildred T. Tate from The Techgram, 1943-01-15, discusses openings in fields for women during World War II.

Photograph of the Duck Pond on VPI campus, undated

Photograph of the Ice Pond used for ice skating and recreation, 1934.
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This organizational chart, entitled "Chart No. 2 Proposed Organization of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute by Function 1920-21", show possible…

Composite of the McBryde Building with photo showing it under construction and drawing of the expected structure.

Front page of the engineering extension diivision newsletter, October 1, 1924.

September 1922 issue of the Bulletin of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute reporting on the educational opportunities for women at VPI, including home…

First page of President Eggleston's final report to the Board of Visitors, reporting changes to the school and his resignation, July 1, 1919.

This photo is of VT alum Kristi Castlin, who became the first female Hokie to medal at the Olympics in 2016. Here she is waving to fans at a VT…

This photograph by Dan Mirolli is of individuals standing in front of the Virginia Tech Women's Center on February 4, 2019

This photograph shows researchers performing a scientific experiment at the Virginia Tech India campus in Chennai, India.

This photograph is of the first graduating class of the Virginia Tech Carillion School of Medicine in 2014.

This photo by Clayton Metz of VT University Relations is of an experiment in the Virginia Tech Carilion's Center for Human Neuroscience Research, part…

This photo is of the Virginia Tech Carilion campus in Roanoke, Virginia, taken by Megan Zalecki of VT University Relations on September 14, 2020.

This photo depicts an employee of the University Libraries working with a student in the Virtual Environments Studio in 2018.

This photo is of the Undergraduate Student Senate (USS) Transition Team in 2021. That year, the Student Government Association was disbanded and the…

This photo by Torgersen Bridge over the Alumni Mall with the Pylons of the War Memorial Court in the background is by Thomas Miller of VT University…

This undated photo is of Todd Scully, a former VT coach, who was the first Hokie to compete in the Olympics in 1976.

Leticia "Tish" Long is the second female Rector of the VT Board of Visitors in the university's history. This photo of Long is by Christina Franusich…

This photo by Christina Franusich of VT University Relations is of members of the Thrive Living-Learning Community on campus on August 17, 2018.

This undated photo depicts Theatre 101, the first new building to receive LEED certification at the university, when it was completed in 2009.

System X (pronounced ten) is the university's first supercomputer, which was declared the fastest at any university and third fastest in the world in…

This drawing is of the Virginia Tech Principles of Community by Steven White of Virginia Tech University Relations, Janurary 8, 2021.

This photo by Ahmed Mustafa of VT University Relations is of Deborah Petrine receiving from President Tim Sands a resolution of appreciation for her…

Paul Torgersen, president of Virginia Tech, is pictured here on the university campus in Blacksburg. The red steel structure in the background is what…

This undated photo shows the Northern Virginia Center, a joint education center held by Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia, in Falls Church.

This undated photo shows a student using the Cube in the Moss Arts Center.

This photo is of the Moss Arts Center by Ray Meese of VT University Relations, May 22, 2020

This photo is of LumenHAUS, a smart house designed and built by students and faculty in the VT colleges of Architecture and Urban Studies and of…

Linsey Marr, a VT engineering professor, became an internationally reknowned expert on the transmission and prevention of infectious diseases during…

This photo by Mike Chirieleison of VT University Relations depicts the groundbreaking of the first building at the Innovation Campus in Alexandria,…

This photo is of Holli Drewry, the first president of the VT A/P Faculty Senate and the first A/P Faculty Representative on the VT Board of Visitors.…

For the homecoming football game, the university holds a parade each year. Here is the HokieBird at the parade, taken by Skyler Taube of VT University…

This photo is of the groundbreaking of Hitt Hall for the VT Myers-Lawson School of Construction, taken by Christina Franusich of VT University…

The Hispanic College Institute is held annually at Virginia Tech to bring Hispanic and Latinx high school students to campus to learn about the…

Growley II (call sign "Tank"), the dog mascot for the VT Corps of Cadets, greets students during exams week at Squires Student Center in this photo by…

This photo is of the annual Gobblerfest, held each fall to welcome students to campus, taken by Thomas Miller of VT University Relations on September…

This photo is of the Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown, taken by Ray Meese of VT University Relations, June 22, 2020.

This photo by Logan Wallace of VT University Relations taken October 18, 2017, illustrates the game-ball run tradition. Members of the Ranger Company…

This photo is of FutureHAUS, a smart house designed and built by students and faculty in the VT colleges of Architecture and Urban Studies and of…

This photo by Dan Mirolli, taken on June 24, 2019, is of the Fraction Family House at Solitude on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va. The…

This photo by Chiravi Patel of the VT University Relations depicts students in Stefan Al’s studio in November 2020 in the College of Architecture and…

This photo by Dan Mirolli of VT University Relations shows the participants in the 40th Anniversary celebration of Denim Day, which first raised…

This is a photo of Cowgill Hall (background) and the skylights of Burchard Hall on Cowgill Plaza on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va. 2020.

This photo by Sarah Myers is of the Creativity and Innovation District dormitory shortly before opening for the Fall 2021 semester, taken on July 23,…

This photo by Logan Wallace of VT University Relations shows a class in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences held at Kentland Farm, May 2,…

This photograph shows Bishop-Favrao Hall on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va.

This photo depicts the vigil held at the April 16 Memorial, ca. April 16, 2016.

This photo was taken of a virtual town hall discussing the issues facing members of the Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) community…

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