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Virginia Tech Alumni Association


Historical Note

On 11 August 1875, Virginia Tech's first Alumni Association was formed by the twelve members of the first graduating class. In 1891, the Association was reorganized, under a new constitution, and began publishing an Alumni Register. The Association was incorporated on 23 June 1924. In 1964, new bylaws were adopted and the Association became more closely linked with the University. At the same time the title of Alumni Secretary was changed to Director of Alumni Affairs; in 1972, the title was changed to Executive Director, and then to Executive Vice-President in 1980. Individuals holding this office under its various titles were: H.B. Redd (1926-60); M.L. Oliver (1960-65); Philip Oliver (acting, 1965-66); C.B. Ross (1966-67); H.L. Pritchard (acting, 1967-68); and George E. Russell (1968-1995). In 1990, the Alumni Association became an official part of the University.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Blacksburg, Va. Zoning Map

 Collection — Object 1
Identifier: Map-0258

Map shows Blacksburg, Virginia, with a key to dining, churches, clothing stores, services, shops, and entertainment, and it is intended for student use.

Dates: 1970

Marcus L. Oliver Correspondence

Identifier: Ms-2009-096

The collection contains business correspondence from Marcus L. Oliver's tenure with the Virginia Tech Alumni Association (1950-1968) and the University of the South Alumni Association. The collection also includes personal correspondence from 1947 to 2010.

Dates: 1947 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1985

C. Eugene Rowe Papers

Identifier: Ms-1989-035

The C. Eugene Rowe Papers include materials created and collected by Rowe relating to Virginia Tech during his tenure on the Board of Visitors (1968-1976). There is also a small group of papers from Rowe's involvement in the Presbyterian church.

Dates: 1949 - 1987

Virginia Tech Alumni Association Alumni Cards

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-29e

The Virginia Tech Alumni Associaiton Cards, RG 29e, contains cards and rosters about Virginia Tech alumni from 1875 thru 1970. Items include a variety of biographical data, such as names, graduation years, degree program, addresses, names of spouses and children, military service, and more. Series are based on format and arrangement, and individuals may be identified in one or more series.

Dates: 1875 - 1970

V.P.I. Alumni Association World War II Alumni Cards

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-29d

These cards include information the Alumni Association kept on students from Virginia Tech who served in World War II. The cards list personal information about the soldiers organized by class year, from 1892 through 1949. The collection also includes liberated, wounded, and citation records.

Dates: 1939 - 1959

VT Alumni Bag

Identifier: Textile-2021-002

The VT Alumni Bag is a white tote bag printed with the university logo of the pylons and "1872" and the words "Virginia Tech Alumni."

Dates: ca. 1990s