Virginia Tech History Resources: Home

This guide details resources intended to help those doing research on the history of Virginia Tech,.

Special Collections

About Special Collections

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Hours: 
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm & By Appointment

Contact us:
Email: specref@vt.edu
Telephone: 540-231-6308

Twitter: @VT_SCUA
Information for Visitors

Find us online!
Our website
Our digital collections
Our blog
Our LibGuide (Information about us and our collections)

About the Virginia Tech History Resource Guide

Welcome to the Special Collections guide to Virginia Tech History Resources! This guide features tools and information to help you locate unpublished and published resources about the university from its founding in 1872 thru today. Materials in Special Collections include the following:

  • University Archives, comprising the official records created by administrators, offices, and student groups at the university;
  • publications and printed material, such as books, journals, newsletters, pamphlets, and posters;
  • audiovisual items like oral histories, campus maps, architectural drawings, and historic photographs of the campus, employees, and students; and
  • papers of alumni, staff, and faculty about their experiences and research.

This guide will also highlight related resources located in Newman Library and other places.

We'll be adding to this guide as new resources arrive, but we also encourage you to contact us with questions as your research or interests develop.

Major resource search locations

​Below are the main places to look for materials held by Special Collections. The items on other pages are primarily pulled from these databases, which you can search on your own by keyword for departments, individuals, and subjects for more.