Welcome to Virginia Tech Special Collections Online!
This site features digital collections of rare and unique materials such as letters, diaries, photographs, films, maps, newspapers, posters, reports and other media from the Special Collections of Virginia Tech.
Browse Content by...

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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

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,…

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

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

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…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Mark A. Weber Collection on Lambda Horizon includes minutes, correspondence, constitution, handouts, notes, and newspaper and magazine articles…

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…

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

The collection consists of 218 letters, military orders, notes, certificates of military appointments, and other items, collected or created by…

The collection includes letters from various members of the Godwin, Young, Trevey, Williams and other families of Botetourt, Rockbridge, and Roanoke…

The Ann A. Hertzler Collection contains biographical information, publications, project and subject files, and artifacts relating to Hertzler's…