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This collection consists of a handwritten, bound manuscript providing a book-length, vehement critique of the military leadership and personal…

The collection includes the papers of Michael Collins--pilot, astronaut, assistant secretary of state, director of the National Air and Space Museum…

Initiated in 2015 by the President’s Office and managed by faculty and staff in History, English, TLOS, VT Libraries, and the Alumni Association,…

Fifteen letters from William H. Yeaman, Company A, 38th Virginia Infantry, Armistead's Brigade, Pickett's Division, Army of Northern Virginia, to his…

The collection consists of 65 letters written between Catlett Conway and family members during the years 1892-1920. The majority of the letters are…

This collection contains correspondence from three Confederate soldiers--brothers George and Milton Koontz and their cousin George Miller--as well as…

The Isaiah Conley Civil War Correspondence and Research Materials includes two series of primary and secondary sources. Series I: Letters,…

The collection includes two letters and their original envelope from Jacob S. Winans to his father Dr. Isaac Winans. Both letters were sent in the…

This collection contains photographs of faculty and staff members of Virginia Tech, organized by surname.

The materials in this collection include correspondence, news clippings, photographs, programs, and files created and collected by Boatwright in her…

The Virginia Republican Party Flyer lists the African American Republican candidates for Virginia elected offices in 1921 and includes Maggie L.…

The papers of Patricia Givens Johnson, New River Valley local historian, consist primarily of materials which arose from her research for--and…

Founded in Washington, D. C. in 1890, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution arose from a desire on the part of women to…

Arising from a desire to improve the cultural and environmental aspects of life in the Blacksburg area, the Woman's Civic Betterment Club was founded…

Papers of Lois Davidson Gottlieb, architectural designer, author, and lecturer. Includes photographs, writings, storyboards, and printed material…

The collection consists of a trade card for an English builder and manufacturer of artificial stone, probably printed about 1784. The Coade stone…

Kimiko Suzuki (1929-1992) attended Japan Women’s University and was their first graduate in the housing studies program. Due to the economic…

Born in 1915 in St. Petersburg, Russia; Architect and founder of the Union of Women Architects in Belgium. Studied in Germany and Austria before…

Sigrid L. Rupp (1943-2004) was principal architect of her own firm, SLR/Architects in Palo Alto, California from 1976 to 1998. Born in Germany in…

Marjorie Rhodes Townsend was the first women to earn an engineering degree at The George Washington University, receiving her Bachelor of Electrical…

The principle part of the collection consists of a bound expense/account notebook of James P. Hawkins, agent of the Southern Express Company, which…

The photograph collection at Special Collections consists primarily of historical photographs of Virginia Tech, dating back to the 1890s. Subjects…

Founded as a companion to the Montgomery Male Academy, the Montgomery Collegiate Institute - later Montgomery Female College - opened in…

The Lucy Dickinson Urquhart Papers contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, and poetry and advertisements by Lucy Dickinson Urquhart. The…

The Mary Josephine Hartwick VPI Memorabilia and Scrapbook contains a scrapbook filled with photos of the VPI campus as well as inlaid tickets to both…

A collection of two letters written by Nancy (Nannie) Figgat to her husband Private Charles Figgat, of the 1st Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Company C.

The collection include typescripts of four of Crockett's novels ( Capitan, Popcorn on the Ginza: An Informal Portrait of Postwar Japan, Teru: A Tale…

This collection consists of two letters. The first is written by James Francis Preston to his wife, Sarah Caperton Preston; he details the events of…

This collection contains the photographs of Earl Palmer, an award-winning photographer from Cambria, Virginia, whose work depicted the landscape and…

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

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

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

John McBride Harville (also spelled Harvill) was born in Illinois on January 29, 1839. His family seems to have moved to Beetown, Wisconsin, around…

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 Collection on Lambda Horizon includes minutes, correspondence, constitution, handouts, notes, and newspaper and magazine articles…

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.