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Special Collections and University Archives Historical Map Collection contains more than 1,000 maps, primarily related to our collecting areas. We…

This part of the 125th Anniversary Collection relates to the Board of Visitors (BoV) and includes photographs of Boards and individual rectors, pdfs…

Early women students at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) were not allowed to be in The Bugle yearbook. For several years after they were first…

The Smithfield Preston Foundation collection consists of 200 letters written almost exclusively by two generations of members of the Preston family of…

The Beverly Willis Architectural Collection spans the years 1954 to 1999 and is comprised primarily of records documenting Willis’s work as an…

The Harry Downing Temple, Jr., Papers contains materials related to Temple's personal life, interest in heraldry and insignia, and his research and…

This part of the online collection includes images of past presidents of the university, as well as a photograph of Dr. Duncan Lyle Kinnear, author of…

This part of the online collection includes documents and images related to the history of the Corps of Cadets.

This collection includes materials…

The Anti-Asian Panic and the Pandemic: A Virtual Teach-InCollection includes video recorded by Zoom for the teach-in event held on April 2, 2020. It…

Members of the Fletcher family lived at Solitude from 1908-1914. This collection of materials includes scanned photographs, scrapbook pages, a short…

This collection consists primarily of thirty-four mounted photographs from Eleanor Stover McEver's collection of various views and details of…

This collection includes materials included in an early 2000s online exhibit on the history of Solitude. The original exhibit was a series of webpages…

This collection includes materials included in an 1997 online exhibit created for the 125th anniversary of the university. The original exhibit was a…

The collection consists predominantly of correspondence by between salesmen in the field and the management of the Keystone View Company from…

This collection contains Doug Burton's papers and memorabilia from a Pratt-funded Virginia Tech engineering trip to the USSR and Finland taken in…

This collection is a selection of materials from The Fries Textile Plant Records, which includes correspondence, production data, personnel ledgers,…

Confederate general in the Civil War; after the war he was head of an insurance company and held a series of Federal appointments. Author of From…

The J. W. Ryland Diary consists of a single Civil War diary kept by J. W. Ryland between September 1863-1865. In his diary, Ryland records activities…

The collection consists of items from the early 1800s pertaining to the business dealings of Samuel Huff of Montgomery (now Floyd) County. Materials…

This collection includes oral history accounts from people of various backgrounds with experience at Virginia Tech and/or in the Blacksburg area.

The collection consists of fourteen letters, dating from September 8, 1861, to February 15, 1863, from Candler to his uncle Charles [probably maternal…

The collection consists of six letters. Two of the letters (1812, 1814) were written by Landon Duncan to his uncle Alamander Duncan in Stokes County,…

The papers consist of letters from Carpenter to his sister Elizabeth, written between February 1862 and June 1864 while encamped in the Kanawha Valley…

The collection consists of audio-tapes of an interview conducted on July 16, 1997, in which Pandapas talks about his life and career as a businessman…

This collection consists of oral history accounts from former students and other participants from Christiansburg Industrial Institute. Interviews…

Baltzer Yonson was born on 10 October 1774 and died c.1850. Yonson married Mary Thompson, born in 1799, and they had 10 children. The descendants of…

The Jacob Cassel Papers stem from the business, social, and ideological activities of a landowner from Smyth County, Virginia, in the nineteenth…

The Stanford E. Chaillé Collection consists of letters, government-issued documents, printed material, and two photo albums containing thirty-six…

The collection contains breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and beverage menus from the Norfolk & Western Railway, as well as two unused carbon copy…

Black youth lynched in Glendale, Tennessee, after being accused of assaulting a white girl. Collection includes typescript interviews with witnesses,…

The collection consists of one postcard of Notre-Dame from Sherwood Anderson to Bert and Clara Dickenson and a photograph of Sherwood Anderson and…

This collection contains materials relating to author Sherwood Anderson. The collection is notable for the personal letters written by Anderson to…

This collection contains dust jackets and book covers scanned from various editions of Sherwood Anderson titles. Scans were primarily created for use…

This collection contains several series of materials: correspondence to and from Sherwood Anderson, correspondence and research files about Sherwood…

The collection includes 27 letters (some with covers and envelopes) written by Mary Sinton Leitch to J. J. Lankes between 1932 and 1950. Introduced by…

This collection contains two main sets of materials: Correspondence between Louis I. Jaffe and J. J. Lankes from 1930 to 1942 and correspondence…

This collection includes oral history accounts from various African Americans with experience at Virginia Tech and/or in the Blacksburg area between…

Letters written by Joseph T. Harris of the 12th Ohio Infantry to his sister, Mollie Swope from various locations in western Virginia. The letters are…

Jimmie W. Monteith, Jr. (1919-1944) was a Lieutenant in the army during World War II. He served his country bravely and was killed on the beaches of…

The digital collection currently contains ONLY the photographs from Series IV of the Beulah O. Allen Collection, which includes images of places…

This collection includes oral history accounts of the first Denim Day event at Virginia Tech in January 1979.

This collection consists of 100+ letters written between the years of 1863–1868, accompanied by a book entitled, The Heizer Family: American Pioneers…

Lewis Wood was a private in Company K of the 2nd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, possibly serving as the company's cook. He entered service at age 37…

The Virginia Tech yearbooks

Olive Chadeayne was born on February 9, 1904 in Ossining, New York. Educated in California, Chadeayne began studying architecture at the University of…