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Celebrating Virginia Tech's Sesquicentennial: Resources from the University Libraries: Related LibGuides
As we move toward the 150th anniversary of Virginia Tech, this guide brings together known resources from campus and the larger community on the history of the university. This guide will be updated as new projects are completed.
The University Libraries has a variety of existing LibGuides with information about the history of the university, containing assistance for where and how to do research on the university's history, or describing digital projects that may be of interest. Below is a list, each with a link and a brief description of the guide.
n an effort to document the extraordinary experiences of members of the Hokie Nation during the COVID-19 global pandemic, University Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives is inviting the Virginia Tech community to submit oral histories, audio recordings, written stories, diary and journal entries, photographs, videos, art, and other documentation for inclusion in our digital collections. We're particularly interested in documentation of experiences as they relate to Virginia Tech and how individual and community university experiences were affected by the pandemic.
American archives are rooted in Western European concepts of information preservation and access. This has resulted in historical archives that overwhelmingly represent the experience of affluent, white, heterosexual, cisgender, and Christian males. Knowing this inherent bias persists within archival practice, Special Collections and University Archives at Virginia Tech is taking intentional steps to gather the stories and history of people of color within the LGBTQ+ community.
Have a suggestion for the LibGuide? Working on a project that relates to campus history or the 150th anniversary of Virginia Tech? Looking for help finding materials or partners on a VT150 project? Have materials you would like to donate to Special Collections and University Archives? The VT150 University Libraries Working Group is available at email@example.com. Reach out to us and we'll connect you with the correct library staff for your needs!