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Special Collections collects, preserves, and provides access to more than 1600 manuscript collections including personal and professional papers, correspondence, business papers and ledgers, family papers, architectural drawings, legal documents, maps, photographs, oral histories, and other ephemera. We have more than 400 collections relating specifically to the Civil War.
You can search and view finding aids (collection guides) for manuscript materials in Virginia Tech Special Collections online through the Virginia Heritage Project. Select "Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University" under repositories. You can search by keyword. Alternatively, you can browse collections here and click on the "Civil War" heading on the left side to bring up Civil War related collections at Virginia Tech. You can search within those results using the "Search" box above the list of headings.
You can also visit Special Collections M-F from 8am-5pm on the 1st floor of Newman Library, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 540-231-6308. We're happy to help you get started!