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Collection: 150th Anniversary of Virginia Tech Collection
Virginia Agricultural and Mechancial College, Its History and Organization
This publication describes the formation of VAMC, proposed programs and system of organization in 1872. It was part of the serial the Virginia School…
Diploma, Adkission, William S., VAMC Diploma, 1877-08-15 (Ms2019-039)
This is the diploma of William S. Adkission, a cadet at VAMC, August 15, 1877.
Diploma, Aylor, R.E.L., VAMC Diploma, 1886-06-30 (Ms2019-039)
This is the diploma of R.E.L. Aylor, a cadet at VAMC, June 30, 1886.
Drawing, V.A.M.C. German Club, 1895
This drawing is from p. 92 of the 1895 Bugle for the V.A.M.C. German Club and depicts cadets with their dates. It is signed "JFStrauss 95".
Photograph, Creamery and Cheese Factory, 1897
This photo depicts the creamery and cheese factory on campus in 1897. The building was located close to where Price Hall is today.
Certificate, Price, Harvey L., VPI Diploma, 1898-06-15 (Ms1975-001)
This is the VPI diploma of Harvey L. Price, who graduated in 1898. Listed are the signatures of prominent educators, such as President McBryde and…
Photograph, Mary Goodwin Lacy, 1899
This is a photograph of Mary Goodwin Lacy that was taken in 1899.
Photograph, Gibboney Field, 1904
This photo depicts Gibboney Field in 1904, after the first permanent bleachers were installed.
Photograph, Shops Building, 1904
This photo depicts the shops building after it's expansion in 1904.
Resignation of VPI's Junior Class, 1904
In 1904 the Junior Class resigned after a fellow cadet was dismissed from the University. The junior class drafted this statement where they said that…
Photograph, Company F, 1905
This photo depicts Company F of the Corps of Cadets in 1905.
Photograph, Agricultural Building, 1907
This photo depicts the agricultural building after its construction had been finished.
The Student Handbook
, pp. 20 & 27, 1908/1909
The Student Handbook, or "Rat Bible", which was later named The Guidon, is a serial publication for the Corps of Cadets that outlines the rules and…
Clipping, "Denies Blacksburg Smallpox Epidemic," undated
This newspaper article describes several smallpox cases that occurred in Blacksburg in 1913. It is aso noted in the article that everyone at the…
Photograph, Promenade on way to First Commencement at Field House, 1915
This photo depicts a procession that started infront of the academic buildings and finished at the field house for the commencement ceremony.
Photograph, Cadets leave for Fort Myer, 1917
This photo depicts the V. P. I. cadets leaving for Fort Myer in 1917.
Pamphlet, "Help Your Boy...," undated
This pamphlet put out by the United States Food Administration asks people to eat less wheat and meat so that more can be sent to the soldiers…
Photograph, Enlisted Men's Technical School, 1918
This photo depicts several men who were enrolled in the Enlisted Men's Technical School. This school was an eight week course that was meant to teach…
Photograph, Student Army Training Corps Unit Officers, 1918
This photo depicts the Officers of the Student Army Training Corps in 1918.
Poster, Influenza Warning, 1918
This poster warns people not to enter a specific area without permission from the Board of Health becuase of the Influenza outbreak.
Photograph, J. A. Burruss, undated
This photo depicts J. A. Burruss. Burruss was the President of the University from 1919 to 1945.
Administrative records, First page of President Eggleston's final report to the Board of Visitors, 1919-07-01
First page of President Eggleston's final report to the Board of Visitors, reporting changes to the school and his resignation, July 1, 1919.
Photographs, Eleanor Isabelle Jones and Ralph Minthorne Brown, 1919, 1925
This composite includes a 1919 photo of Eleanor Isabelle Jones, university librarian from 1913 to 1923, and a 1925 photo of Ralph Minthorne Brown,…
Photograph, Mess Formation, 1920
This photo depicts the Corps of Cadets in mess formation sometime during 1920.
Photograph, Woodshop in McBryde, 1921
This photo depicts a class in the woodworking shop in McBryde Hall in 1921.
Photograph, Golden Jubilee Montage, 1922
This photo depicts the Alumni Registration and Information Area at the Golden Jubliee. Also pictured are several alumni from the Classes of 1875…
Photograph, Golden Jubilee Montage, 1922
This photo depicts the alumni gathering at the main tent at the Golden Jubilee. The inside of the tent is also pictured. Also pictured is an ariel…
Bulletin, "Opportunities for the Education of Women," 1922
These pages are from the Bulletin of VPI, Vol. XV, No. 6, Sept. 1922, and it advertises different opportunites that V. P. I. had for women in…
Serial, "Bulletin of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Opportunites for the Education of Women," 1922-09
September 1922 issue of the Bulletin of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute reporting on the educational opportunities for women at VPI, including home…
Photograph, Buggies on Lane Hall Roof, 1923
This photo depicts Lane Hall (Barracks No. 1) presumably after the sophmore banquet.
Photograph, Work Starts on the Stadium, 1923
This photo depicts President J. A. Burruss breaking ground to start the construction of a new athletic stadium.
Clipping, Rural Electrification, 1924
This newspaper clipping shows a photograph of electic lines leading to an unidentified farm.
Bulletin of the Engineering Extension Division of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Front page of the engineering extension diivision newsletter, October 1, 1924.
Map, Proposed Lay-Out of Campus, 1925
This map depicts the proposed lay-out of the V. P. I. campus in 1925.
Clipping, "Co-Eds Win By Overwhelming Score of 7 to 6", 1925
This newspaper clipping describes the women's basketball team's victory over the "Bashful Basketeers" of Concord State. One of the captions uses the…
Bulletin, "Service to the State and Nation," November 1925
This cover from the Bulletin of VPI, Vol. XIX, No. 1, November 1925, indicates the need for funds for a new dormitory on campus, and this photo…
Photograph, Beds in a dorm room, December 1925
This photo from the President's report to the Board of Visitors at the January 28, 1926, meeting, illustrates the dire need for dormitories on campus.…
Photograph, Agricultural Extension Division Building, 1926
This photo depicts the Agricultural Extension Division Building shortly after its construction was finished and it had been occupied.
Photographs, War Memorial Hall and Miles Stadium, January 1926
This composite depicts War Memorial Hall, its gymnasium, and Miles Stadium while under contruction in 1926.
Photographs, Dedication Day of Miles Stadium and War Memorial Hall, October 23, 1926
This composite includes photos from Dedication Day for Miles Stadium and War Memorial Hall on October 23, 1926. Alumni were invited to a homecoming…
Photographs, Barracks No. 6 and No. 7, 1927
These photos depict the new Barracks No. 6 building, dedicated in September 1927, and Barracks No. 7, which was converted from the Science Hall and…
Photograph, Faculty Row street and Patton Hall, 1927
This photo is of the road down Faculty Row, with Patton Hall visible on the left.
Drawing, "The Development Plan", 1927
By the time this drawing, produced by the Manning Offices Inc., a landscape design firm, was published in the September 1927 issue of the V.P.I.…
Photographs, Construction of New Power Plant, Barracks No. 8, and Patton Hall, 1928
This composite includes 3 photos of construction on the campus. On the left is the new power plant, on the top is the new stone dormitory Barracks No.…
Photograph, Ice Pond, 1934
Photograph of the Ice Pond used for ice skating and recreation, 1934.
Song, "Moonlight and V. P. I.", 1942
"Moonlight and V. P. I." was written in 1942 by Fred Waring and Charles Gaynor after the Corps of Cadets asked Waring to write a song for the 1942…
Photograph, Glee Club, 1942-1943
This photo depicts the Glee Club at Virginia Tech from 1942-1943.
Clipping, "New Fields for Women" by Mildred T. Tate,
Article called "New Fields for Women" by Mildred T. Tate from The Techgram, 1943-01-15, discusses openings in fields for women during World War II.
Clipping, "Short Courses for Women,"
Article called "Short Courses for Women" from The Techgram, 1943-04-01, discusses several 1 to 10 week courses at VPI to prepare women for work during…
Newsletter, V. P. I. Aeronautics Department Newsletter, 1944
This newsletter descibes several different programs that the aeronautics department was offering in Aircraft Mechanics.