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Special Collections and University Archives: A Basic Introduction: F. Special Collections Online

This guide will introduce the department of Newman Library that is devoted to collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary source materials.

Special Collections Online

General Information

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm & By Appointment

Contact us:
Telephone: 540-231-6308
Information for Visitors

Find us online!


Aaron Purcell, Director, Special Collections and University Archives
Marc Brodsky, Public Services and Reference Archivist
Kira Dietz, Assistant Director, Special Collections and University Archives [appointment calendar]
Jeff Flanagan, Project Archivist
Ren Harman, Oral History Projects Archivist/Project Manager, VT Stories
John Jackson, Archives Assistant
Alan Munshower, Digital Collections Archivist
Bess Pittman, Project Archivist
LM Rozema, Processing and Special Projects Archivist
Jade Snelling, Collections Archivist
Anthony Wright de Hernandez, Community Collections Archivist
[vacant], University Archivist (please contact

Special Collections and University Archives Online

Special Collections and University Archives Online is our Omeka platform for digital content. Though still a bit quirky (in 2019), the site does provide digital images of collections or significant parts of collections, as well as digital exhibits based on materials held in Special Collections and University Archives. With links to a collection's finding aid, these digital versions of collections will also be indicated in the finding aids themselves.