Monthly Archives: February 2018

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE MIDDLE KINGDOM: Second DAGSS Speaker

Robbie Fried, a Hokie grad, is speaking TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH at 7:00 PM in HOLDEN HALL AUDITORIUM. This is a Pamplin College of Business / University Libraries collaboration to bring leading international thinkers to the VT campus. Please consider attending to learn from one of our very own about the far-reaching advantages of global diversity […] Continue reading

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From Diary to Webpage: Making John Henning Woods Accessible

Like all archives, Special Collections at Virginia Tech holds a rich store of fascinating stories. One of these is the “John Henning Woods Papers,” a collection of six diaries and memoirs by a Confederate conscript who created an underground Unionist s… Continue reading

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Folk, Historical, and Patent Medicine: Creating New Access Points to Materials

So, as is the way of things, your usual archivist/blogger Kira has found herself a new project. (I want to talk about it, but it means a more text-based blog post this week–apologies for that in advance.) Good news: It’s for the benefit of … Continue reading

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Flora Virginica and the Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands

Over the past few months, I’ve stepped outside my normal topical areas of social justice and the history of traditionally marginalized communities. This departure was related to an exhibit titled Flora Virginica that is on display in our reading … Continue reading

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How the Sausage Gets Made (Or at least, the tools you need to do it)

This week, I thought we’d take a look at something that relates to culinary history in a way that we haven’t talked about much before: food production and technology. More specifically, part of the process of how the literal sausage is made… Continue reading

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