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  • Collection: 150th Anniversary of Virginia Tech Collection

This publication describes the formation of VAMC, proposed programs and system of organization in 1872. It was part of the serial the Virginia School…

This is the diploma of William S. Adkission, a cadet at VAMC, August 15, 1877.

This is the diploma of R.E.L. Aylor, a cadet at VAMC, June 30, 1886.
150th_024. GermanClub 1895.jpg

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".
150th_022b. Creamery CheeseFactory 1897.jpg

This photo depicts the creamery and cheese factory on campus in 1897. The building was located close to where Price Hall is today.

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…
150th_037. Mary Goodwin Lacy (ID from 1899 Wytheville photo) -_DSC6619.jpeg

This is a photograph of Mary Goodwin Lacy that was taken in 1899.
150th_039. gibboney field 04.jpg

This photo depicts Gibboney Field in 1904, after the first permanent bleachers were installed.
150th_042. Shops Expansion 04.jpg

This photo depicts the shops building after it's expansion in 1904.
150th_043. JuniorClass1904 Resignation v1.jpg

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…
150th_046. Company F 1905.jpg

This photo depicts Company F of the Corps of Cadets in 1905.
150th_047. AgBldg under construction.jpg

This photo depicts the agricultural building after its construction had been finished.

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…
150th_063. Smallpox  1913_1015 Richmond Virginian.jpg

This newspaper article describes several smallpox cases that occurred in Blacksburg in 1913. It is aso noted in the article that everyone at the…
150th_068. Commencement 1915 promenade on Main walk.jpg

This photo depicts a procession that started infront of the academic buildings and finished at the field house for the commencement ceremony.
150th_071a. 1917 Cadets leave for FtMyer.jpg

This photo depicts the V. P. I. cadets leaving for Fort Myer in 1917.
150th_073. Help Your Boy 1917.jpg

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…
150th_074. Enlisted Training Detachment 1918b.jpg

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…
150th_075. SATC Officers 1918.jpg

This photo depicts the Officers of the Student Army Training Corps in 1918.
150th_076. Virginia flu 1918.jpg

This poster warns people not to enter a specific area without permission from the Board of Health becuase of the Influenza outbreak.
150th_080. Burruss 1919.jpg

This photo depicts J. A. Burruss. Burruss was the President of the University from 1919 to 1945.

First page of President Eggleston's final report to the Board of Visitors, reporting changes to the school and his resignation, July 1, 1919.
150th_104. Librarians Jones_1919 and Brown_1925.jpg

This composite includes a 1919 photo of Eleanor Isabelle Jones, university librarian from 1913 to 1923, and a 1925 photo of Ralph Minthorne Brown,…
150th_081. 1920 Mess Formation.jpg

This photo depicts the Corps of Cadets in mess formation sometime during 1920.
150th_087b. Woodshop in McBryde 1921-22.jpg

This photo depicts a class in the woodworking shop in McBryde Hall in 1921.
150th_085a. Golden Jubilee left.jpg

This photo depicts the Alumni Registration and Information Area at the Golden Jubliee. Also pictured are several alumni from the Classes of 1875…
150th_085b. Golden Jubilee right v4.jpg

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…
150th_087a. Opportunities by 4.jpg

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…

September 1922 issue of the Bulletin of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute reporting on the educational opportunities for women at VPI, including home…
150th_089. Buggies etc on stoop roof 1923.jpg

This photo depicts Lane Hall (Barracks No. 1) presumably after the sophmore banquet.
150th_092. Work starts on stadium 1923_07.jpg

This photo depicts President J. A. Burruss breaking ground to start the construction of a new athletic stadium.
150th_097. rural electrification 1924.jpg

This newspaper clipping shows a photograph of electic lines leading to an unidentified farm.

Front page of the engineering extension diivision newsletter, October 1, 1924.
150th_098. campus proposed layout 1925_01.jpg

This map depicts the proposed lay-out of the V. P. I. campus in 1925.
150th_099. turkey hens 1925.jpg

This newspaper clipping describes the women's basketball team's victory over the "Bashful Basketeers" of Concord State. One of the captions uses the…
150th_103. Dorms and HomeEc 1925.jpg

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…
150th_106a. BOV_1921-1926_Pg309 4 racks high.jpg

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.…
150th_096. AgExtensionDivBldg 1926_01.jpg

This photo depicts the Agricultural Extension Division Building shortly after its construction was finished and it had been occupied.
150th_105a. MilesStadium WarMem construction 1926_01 v2.jpg

This composite depicts War Memorial Hall, its gymnasium, and Miles Stadium while under contruction in 1926.
150th_105b. DedicationDay Miles and WarMemHall 1926_1023 v6.jpg

This composite includes photos from Dedication Day for Miles Stadium and War Memorial Hall on October 23, 1926. Alumni were invited to a homecoming…
150th_106b. Barracks nos 6 and 7.jpg

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…
150th_111. View Down FacRow 1927.jpg

This photo is of the road down Faculty Row, with Patton Hall visible on the left.
150th_112. Development plan drawing, 1927.jpg

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.…
150th_113. Building in 1928 v3.jpg

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 of the Ice Pond used for ice skating and recreation, 1934.

"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…

This photo depicts the Glee Club at Virginia Tech from 1942-1943.

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.

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…

This newsletter descibes several different programs that the aeronautics department was offering in Aircraft Mechanics.
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