Monthly Archives: October 2014

Upcoming Event on Campus: October 18th

Later this week, from October 16-18, Virginia Tech will be celebrating the installation of our 16th President, Timothy Sands. There will be a wide variety of events taking place around campus, all of which you can read about online: http://www.president.vt.edu/installation/index.html. This is exciting in and of itself, but I’m very proud to say that Special Collections […] Continue reading

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Alice- Virginia Tech’s 1960s Underground Newspaper

One of the most recent digital collections to go up on Virginia Tech Special Collections Online is Alice, an underground student newspaper published by The Blacksburg Free Press between 1968 and 1970. The 26 issues of the newspaper available here are a fascinating look at the progressive movement of the late 1960s and how those […] Continue reading

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Beyond English Language Books

While the majority of materials in the History of Food and Drink Collection are in English, that’s not the rule. Over time, we’ve acquired a handful or two of items (mostly books, but at least one manuscript cookbook, too) in other languages. More recently, this is included a two German, two Spanish, and one French […] Continue reading

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National Apple Month is Here!

October is here and so is National Apple Month! I know, I usually post about apples every fall, but it’s so EASY! We have a long list of apple-related materials here in Special Collections! Last spring, the library hosted its second “Appalanche!” event, a celebration of Appalachian culture. As part of that evening, Special Collections […] Continue reading

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