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Local History and Genealogical Research in the University Libraries: O. Manuscripts

This guide includes resources available in Special Collections, Newman Library, and online that can aid in local genealogy research.

About Special Collections and University Archives

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Monday-Friday 8am-5pm & By Appointment

Contact us:
Telephone: 540-231-6308

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About Manuscripts

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.

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 also visit Special Collections M-F from 8am-5pm on the 1st floor of Newman Library, email us at, or call us at 540-231-6308.