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Virginia Tech History Resources: Home

This guide details resources intended to help those doing research on the history of Virginia Tech, including the use of Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, and related resources.

About the Virginia Tech History Resource Guide and University History

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 This guide features tools and information to help you locate unpublished and published resources about the university from its founding in 1872 thru today.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

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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. 

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