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Collection: Virginia Tech April 16, 2007 Archives of the University Libraries (MS2008-020)
Poem, "On just an ordinary day…", P00346 (Ms2008-020)
A typewritten poem starting with the line "On just an ordinary day, a weapon drawn and lives forever changed."
"Eulogy from our Hokies 32" and "The Mourner's Kaddish", O00129 (Ms2008-020)
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
Letter with poem, "Young People in Blacksburg Virginia" from anonymous writer, O00076 (Ms2008-020)
Letter with poem, "Young People in Blacksburg Virginia" from anonymous writer
Note and song, Prayer for VT (Oboe solo), O00075 (Ms2008-020)
Hanwritten note with song and notation, "Prayer for Today" (oboe solo)
Prayer, "May there be peace on Earth…" (Ms2008-020)
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…
Song, Prayer for VT (Oboe solo), O00062 (Ms2008-020)
Hanwritten song with notation, "Prayer for Today" (oboe solo)
Poem, "I know you're sad and are afraid…", O00038 (Ms2008-020)
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…
Star-shaped sympathy card, C02290 (Ms2008-020)
Star-shaped sympathy card that says "We Are thinking of You!"
Children's sympathy card, C02290 (Ms2008-020)
Sympathy card from anonymous child with drawing of a person at a pool, encouraging people to think happy thouhts to feel better
Sympathy card from a member of the [Virginia Tech?] class of 1983, C01870 (Ms2008-020)
Sympathy card with message from a member of the [Virginia Tech?] class of 1983 with ribbons and drawings.
Sympathy card from Demeter, C01869 (Ms2008-020)
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 /…
Anonymous card with message, cross in front of sunset, and HokieBird, C01856 (Ms2008-020)
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…
Anonymous card with message, cross, and HokieBird, C01856 (Ms2008-020)
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…
Anonymous card with positive message, C01825 (Ms2008-020)
Anonymous card with the words "strenth", "HOME", "hope", "Faith", "forever", "cherish..", "TOMORROW", "Love", and "peace".
Sympathy card with stickers from anonymous writer, C01760 (Ms2008-020)
Anonymous sympathy card with 3D stickers on front and inside. Front of card says, “Sometimes one pivotal moment or event will bring a community…
Sympathy card from anonymous source, C01734 (Ms2008-020)
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…
Drawing, "A broken heart...", C01673 (Ms2008-020)
A drawing of several hearts in various states of healing with the words, "A broken heart, will never heal, but just in case we'll help."
Anonymous letter of condolence, C01597 (Ms2008-020)
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…
Sympathy card by unknown child, C01209 (Ms2008-020)
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…
Green card with drawing and names of victims, C02361 (Ms2008-020)
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…
Sympathy card with HokieBird as a phoenix, C02245 (Ms2008-020)
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…
Child's drawing of candles and sparklers, C02220 (Ms2008-020)
A drawing of candles and sparklers, which says "Let all see my picture (if mamorial [sic] made, put on mamorial [sic] - [Emerson?]"
Mass Card from Society of the Little Flower, C02096 (Ms2008-020)
A memorial mass enrollment card from the Society of the Little Flower requested by "A Mother - Florida".
Communities of Caring Exhibit Introductory Image
A still image of the vigil outside Burruss Hall following April 16, 2007 with the Communities of Caring exhibit title in the lower left.
Kari, a female worker, with Virginia Tech attire, standing in front of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station sign, holding a poster that says, "My [heart] is with VT."
It was -73 degrees with a -103 windchill when this photograph was taken. Sent by Kari's aunt.
Painting from Virginia Lea
Notes about the painting from Cheryl (Luna) Robinson, VT Class of 1980, Elementary Education: In New Orleans, a Jazz Funeral includes a Second Line,…
Art work from Paula Lee sent for first anniversary of 4/16
Sent for first anniversary. Painting depicts students at a candlelight vigil.
Stone from St. Francis de Sales Central Catholic School
Sent for first anniversary
Letter from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers sent on first anniversary
Sent for first anniversary
Prayer shawl brought to Newman Library by Partahi Mamora Halomoan Lumbantoruan's parents
This memorial textile was presented to the University Libraries by Lumbantoruan's parents when they came to Virginia Tech to accept his degree. …
Signed jersey from D.C. United of Major League Soccer
Helmets from Snyder and Associates General Contractor
Poster from the Lynchburg T.G.I. Friday's
Poster from Colorado State University - ROTC
Poster from 407th Air Expeditionary Group
Two views of a glossy poster with photograph of the group with an airplane behind them with messages and signatures around the border
Poster from Daleville Church of the Brethren
Memory Book from University of the West Indies - Mona Campus
Hand made quilt from Saint Labre Academy
Three views of one yellow and multi-colored handmade quilt
Afghan from Joanne Smith
Large drawing of the victims faces from Samuel X Holloway
Drawing features portraits of the victims
Paper Cranes from Suffolk County Community College
Burger King Crown from Burger King #1578
Crown was found on Virginia Tech Drillfield
Resolution from Associated Students, California State University, Fullerton
Resolution from County Commission of Wood County, West Virginia
Resolution from City of Opa-Locka, Florida
Resolution and a Cover Letter from Borough of Middletown, Pennsylvania
Letter representative of 3 letters received from the City of South El Monte
Resolution from City of Havre de Grace, Maryland
Resolution from City of Suffolk, Virginia
Card from Joshua L. Richards, USMC
Two views of a written message