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Virginia Tech History Resources: Individuals

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.

Researching Individuals at the University

Virginia Tech Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) has multiple avenues to find information about people associated with the university.

See also the Academics and Administration subpages of this guide for people working in specific academic or administrative units.

General and Online Resources



SCUA has directories listing students, staff, faculty, university officials, alumni, and departments from 1891 through the present, but lists of students, employees, and alumni can be found in the university catalogs starting in 1872.

Below are the catalog records for all the directories and registers that we have. Copies of most directories are kept in the Reading Room, and patrons can easily look through them as they need.

Alumni directories

Employee and departmental directories

Employees and departments can also be found in the University Directories and University Catalog.

Student directories

Students can also be found in the University Directories and University Catalogs.

University directories


Degrees conferred


About Special Collections and University Archives


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Land & Labor Acknowledgement

We thank the American Indian & Indigenous Community Center for providing this statement:

Virginia Tech acknowledges that we live and work on the Tutelo / Monacan People’s homeland and we recognize their continued relationships with their lands and waterways. We further acknowledge that legislation and practices like the Morrill Act (1862) enabled the commonwealth of Virginia to finance and found Virginia Tech through the forced removal of Native Nations from their lands, both locally and in western territories.

We understand that honoring Native Peoples without explicit material commitments falls short of our institutional responsibilities. Through sustained, transparent, and meaningful engagement with the Tutelo / Monacan Peoples, and other Native Nations, we commit to changing the trajectory of Virginia Tech's history by increasing Indigenous student, staff, and faculty recruitment and retention, diversifying course offerings, and meeting the growing needs of all Virginia tribes and supporting their sovereignty.

We must also recognize that enslaved Black people generated revenue and resources used to establish Virginia Tech and were prohibited from attending until 1953. Through InclusiveVT, the institutional and individual commitment to Ut Prosim (that I may serve) in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence, we commit to advancing a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.