Special Collections and University Archives

Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room
Special Collections and University Archives in Newman Library is devoted to collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary source materials.

Note about hours: SCUA will be closed for Memorial Day on Mon., May 27, 2024, and for Juneteenth on Wed., June 19, 2024.

Note about websites and resources: Please be aware that both SCUA and the University Libraries will be going through several major technology changes in the next few weeks. During this time, you may notice that resources are moving to a new "look," are temporarily unavailable, or have broken links. We appreciate your patience while we work through these changes and have an opportunity to make decisions and update resources behind-the-scenes. We apologize that some resources may be interrupted, but our services should not be. We encourage you to contact us if you have questions (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308)--we're here to help!

Search our digital content and finding aids

For rare books and publications, search the University Libraries catalog.

For finding aids, you can also search Archival Resources of the Virginias (ARVAS). Please note: ARVAS was previously known as Virginia Heritage. The domains recently changed and links should have been redirected, but if you experience any issues, please trying searching at the updated link or contacting Special Collections and University Archives for assistance.

What does Special Collections and University Archives do?

Virginia Tech Special Collections and University Archives in the University Libraries offers a wealth of material to support research, engage one’s interests, and excite the imagination. Our mission is to collect and preserve unique, historical materials and provide access to them in their original form. When possible, Special Collections and University Archives also offers materials in digital format.

Learn more about Special Collections and University Archives and get help starting your research with our introductory research guide!

News from Special Collections and University Archives

Recent posts on our departmental blog.

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What's Cookin' @ Special Collections and University Archives?!

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