Special Collections closed on Thursday, May 18, 2017

stack of special collections books

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.

Celebrate a new collection with Cogito Ergo Chuckles: I Think, Therefore I Cackle!

Cogito Ergo Chuckles: "I Think, Therefore I Cackle" - refreshments, live performances and more!

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 »

Remarkable Women Throughout History: Snapshots from Special Collections

remarkable women throughout history: snapshots from special collections. March 1-31. Newman Library 2nd floor commons

    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 »

10 Cocktails from Special Collections to Celebrate Graduation

A picture of a cocktail.

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 »