University Libraries, Virginia Tech
Special Collections is located in Carol M. Newman Library at Virginia Tech. Special Collections includes manuscript collections, rare books, and the University Archives. The collection also contains state, local and historical maps and photographs. Our mission is to collect and preserve unique, historical materials and provide access to them in their original form. When possible, Special Collections also offers materials in digital format.
New Online Resources
Special Collections is always working on new tools and resources. Here are a few of our latest projects:
Spotlight on Social Media
Little by little, Special Collections is working to create a social media presence and you can find us on a number of sites!
- Our new blog, "In Special Collections @Virginia Tech" will share collections, news, new acquisitions, and events.
- The International Archive of Women in Architecture has a Facebook page.
- The History of Food & Drink Collection inspired "What's Cookin' @Special Collections?!," a blog devoted to food-related publications and manuscripts.
- You can find pictures from our Historical Photograph Collection and from our blogs on the Virginia Tech Libraries' Pinterest page, too.
Aaron Purcell, Director, Special Collections
Marc Brodsky, Public Services and Reference Archivist
Kira Dietz, Acquisitions and Processing Archivist
John Jackson, Archives Assistant
Tamara Kennelly, University Archivist
Laurel Rozema, Processing and Special Projects Archivist
Adrienne Serra, Technical Archivist
Sam Winn, Collections Archivist