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Postcards from Appalachia (Ms2015-032)

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

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John C. Watkins Letters, Ms2009-071

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

Contributors: mdb

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John Newton Carnahan Letters (Ms2009-112)

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

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Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Museum

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For more information about this collection, please contact museum curator Samantha Parish Riggins at samsales@vt.edu

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Shell Family Papers, 1871-1932 (Ms1959-001)

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

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William MacFarland Patton Papers, 1896 (Ms1954-001)

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

Contributors: AES

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J. Hoge Tyler Family Collection, 1802-1956 (Ms1967-002)

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

Contributors: AES

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Alexandria and Fairfax Counties [Virginia] Civil War Correspondence, 1861-1862 (Ms2013-029)

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

Contributors: kad

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Civil War Diaries

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

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Squire Bosworth Papers, 1848-1892 (Ms2010-060)

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

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Alice

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

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William A. Leonard Papers, 1864-1865 (Ms2011-106)

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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…

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African-American Tenant Farmer Photographs, Clarksville, Va., c. 1920-1930 (Ms2009-110)

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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,…

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Everett and Warren Hutchins Papers (Ms2009-014)

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

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Allison Family Correspondence, 1862-1864 (Ms2011-060)

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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…

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LGBTQ History at Virginia Tech

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

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The Benjamin M. Peck Diaries (Ms2015-003)

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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…

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Campus Panoramic Photographs, 1995-2000

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

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Mark A. Weber Papers (Ms2014-010)

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The Mark A. Weber Papers include minutes, correspondence, constitution, handouts, notes, and newspaper and magazine articles concerning the Virginia…

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Sherwood Anderson Correspondence with Llewellyn Jones, 1916-1924, n.d. (Ms2015-044)

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

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The Virginia Tech LGBTQ Oral History Collection (Ms2015-007)

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

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Collegiate Times LGBTQ Articles

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

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Blacksburg [Virginia] Odd Fellows Records, 1902-1969 (Ms1988-009)

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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…

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The John Harville Diaries, 1861-1864 (Ms2010-053)

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

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Robert Taylor Preston Papers (Ms1992-003)

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

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Southwest Virginia Counties Collection (Ms2000-092)

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

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Ann A. Hertzler Collection (Ms2001-004)

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

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Earl Palmer Appalachian Photograph and Artifact Collection, 1880-1989 (Ms1989-025)

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

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Preston Family Correspondence, 1861, 1872 (Ms2010-070)

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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…

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Lucy Herndon Crockett Papers (Ms2011-032)

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

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Nancy (Nannie) G. Figgat Correspondence, 1863 (Ms2012-080)

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

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Mary Josephine Hartwick VPI Memorabilia and Scrapbook, 1924-1925 (Ms2013-009)

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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…

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Lucy Dickinson Urquhart Papers, 1865-1973 (Ms1987-046)

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

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Montgomery Female College Collection, 1875-1892 (Ms2009-013)

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

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Historical Photograph Collection

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

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James P. Hawkins Papers (Ms2008-025)

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

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Marjorie Rhodes Townsend Papers (Ms1986-003)

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

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Sigrid L. Rupp Architectural Collection (Ms1997-006)

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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…

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Judith (Dita) Roque-Gourary Architectural Collection (Ms2011-074)

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

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Kimiko Suzuki Architectural Collection

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

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