The University Libraries’ Special Collections is proud to host Flora Virginica until March 16. In partnership with Virginia Tech’s Massey Herbarium, this display brings together the comprehensive history and imagery of Virginian botany to celebrate the Herbarium’s ongoing research and updated compendium. We would like to give a warm thanks to the Flora of… Read more »
The Special Collections department of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech announces the addition of the James Heizer Collection to its already strong holdings in the American Civil War. The collection of 146 letters between Confederate soldier James Heizer and his on-again-off-again fiancee, Phoebe, provides a personal view of courtship during wartime. This exciting addition… Read more »
The libraries’ Special Collections will be closed to the public on Thursday, May 18, 2017 to hold internal staff meetings. Special Collections will reopen to the public as usual at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017.
Cogito Ergo Chuckles: I Think, Therefore I Cackle A conversation about a literary life performed in social justice comedy theatre. Join us on May 4 from 6–8 p.m. as we celebrate the start of the Melinda E. Pittman Theatrical Collection! Multipurpose Room (first floor), Newman Library, 560 Drillfield Drive, Blacksburg, VA. In celebration of… Read more »
Starting on March 1 until March 31, the second floor of Newman Library will be home to the Remarkable Women Throughout History: Snapshots from Special Collections. The exhibit will use primary source materials from the University Libraries’ Special Collections to highlight the remarkable contributions women have made throughout history. From… Read more »
In honor of the class of 2016’s graduation, we did some digging through a collection in Special Collections to find the perfect celebratory cocktails for our newest Hokie alumni. The collection we pulled from is part of a bartending manual from 1935 and a recipe book from 1944 from a Los Angeles-based bartending school. The drinks… Read more »