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Virginia Tech History Resources and University Archives: Home

This guide details resources intended to help those doing research on the history of Virginia Tech or using the University Archives.

Special Collections

About Special Collections and University Archives

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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)

Processing and Special Projects Archivist

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Laurel Rozema
Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives
University Libraries (0434)
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
560 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-9215
Website

University Archivist

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Tamara Kennelly
Contact:
Library
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-9214
Website

About the Virginia Tech History Resource and University Archives Guide

Welcome to the Virginia Tech Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) guide to Virginia Tech History Resources and University Archives! This guide features tools and information to help you locate unpublished and published resources about the university from its founding in 1872 thru today.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 SCUA 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 SCUA. 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.