Historical Photograph Collection

Title

Historical Photograph Collection

Subject

Agricultural extension work
Blacksburg (Va.)
Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
Montgomery County (Va.)
University History
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College
Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Corps of Cadets

Description

The photograph collection at Special Collections consists primarily of historical photographs of Virginia Tech, dating back to the 1890s. Subjects include, but are not limited to: athletics, the Corps of Cadets, campus views and buildings, events and celebrations, Agricultural Extension sites/work, and candid images of students and campus groups. A alphabetically organized photograph collection of faculty and staff from the university is maintained separately.

The collection is also home to historic images of Blacksburg, Montgomery County, the New River Valley, and Southwest Virginia in general. Subjects include, but are not limited to: historic sites and buildings, Blacksburg views and buildings, scenes from surrounding towns/cities/counties, agriculture activities, and candid images of people.

Date

1890s-present

Type

Photographs

Identifier

Photographs_001

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [image], Historical Photograph Collection, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Rights Holder

Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Collection Tree

  • Historical Photograph Collection
Back Cover.jpg

Graphic of a student sitting cross-legged; back cover of the booklet.
Red English.jpg

Red English, a football player, crouches while wearing his football helmet.
Flinky Piland.jpg

Flinky Piland, a football player, rushes the camera in his football gear.
Edwin R. Gaines.jpg

Edwin R. Gaines, a football player, poses for a photograph.
Unidentified player Graham.jpg

An unidentified player, "Graham," poses for a photograph in his football gear.
The Day after VAMC Beat VMI Football Team 1895.jpg

Photograph of the [VAMC] football team the day after they beat VMI at the Thanksgiving game in 1895.
HistPhot_CampusMap_2022.pdf

This map from 2022 shows the Virginia Tech's campus, including academic buildings, athletic facilities, dormitories, and support buildings.
HistPhot_CampusMap_2015.jpg

This map from 2015 shows the Virginia Tech's campus, including academic buildings, athletic facilities, dormitories, and support buildings.
HistPhot_CampusMap_2007.jpg

This map from 2007 shows the Virginia Tech's campus, including academic buildings, athletic facilities, dormitories, and support buildings.
HistPhot_CampusMap_1995.jpg

This map from 1995 shows the Virginia Tech's campus, including academic buildings, athletic facilities, dormitories, and support buildings.
HistPhot_CampusMap_1986_002.jpg

This map from 1986 shows the Virginia Tech's campus, including academic buildings, athletic facilities, dormitories, and support buildings.
Library_Neg2609.jpg

Photograph of the Old Library building interior in 1915
HistPhot_OldFieldHouse_010a.jpg

Photograph of athletes in the interior of the Old Field House.
HistPhot_OldFieldHouse_007a.jpg

Photograph of the Old Field House.
HistPhot_McBrydeBuilding_017.jpg

Photograph of the McBryde Building under construction, 1915.
HistPhot_McBrydeBuilding_001a.jpg

Architecural drawings of the old McBryde Building by Carneal and Johnston (Richmond, Va.), an architectural and engineering firm that often worked on…
HistPhot_Squires_776-6.jpg

Photograph of Squires Hall soda fountain, ca. 1930s
HistPhot_OwensHall_001a.jpg

Photograph of Owens Hall, December 1952.
HistPhot_NewmanLibrary_088a.jpg

Photograph of Newman Library addition under construction, with surrounding buildings, in 1979
HistPhot_MineralBuilding_001a.jpg

Photograph depicts the Mineral Building (also Mining Engineering Building) of the School of Mines on VPI campus. The building was erected around…
HistPhot_HoldenHall_003a.jpg

Photograph of Holden Hall in 1968.
HistPhot_HillcrestHall_002a.jpg

Photograph of Hillcrest Hall in 1941
HistPhot_FirstRingDance_Photograph_1934_0427.jpg

Photograph of the First Ring Dance held at Virginia Tech on March 27, 1934.
HistPhot_FemoyerHall_001a.jpg

Photograph of Femoyer Hall in 1968
HistPhot_EggHallConstruction_010a.jpg

Photograph of Eggleston Hall under construction in 1929.
HistPhot_EggHall_003a.jpg

Photograph of Eggleston Hall, with Owens Hall and the town of Blacksburg in the background in 1940.
HistPhot_CorpsWomen_003_c1973-1975.jpg

Photograph of the L Squadron, the female squadron of the Corps of Cadets in the early 1970s. Cheryl Butler, the first black female squadron leader is…
HistPhot_BurrussHall_005a.jpg

Photograph of Burruss Hall, main administration building of Virginia Tech in 1939.
fa1878.jpg

Photograph of the faculty of VAMC in 1878
rockbrideclub_nd.jpg

This photograph features J.N. Smith, Rogere, McClung, Wilson, Paxton, Anderson, Deacon, Locker. Gift of Mr. L. Goeller.
barracks4_Dec1932.jpg

This photograph features "Pip" Cox (standing), Class of 1934, and "Dud" Shelhorse (reclining).
fisherbunk_1905.jpg

This photograph is of what was then Room 115. The photograph was a gift of Lon Savage.
1918_Train.jpg

Photograph of students waiting for the train, 1918.
1918_Studen.jpg

Photograph of a "Rat Parade" (Freshman cadets in costume), 1918.

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