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Virginia Tech Scrapbook,

Identifier: Ms-2009-079

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a scrapbook with more than 100 photographs of Blacksburg, Virginia, and VPI activities. Photographs are dated between 1912 and 1916. Most are captioned. Many depict the Corps of Cadets and their campus activities, as well as the growth of the campus in the period.


  • 1912 - 1916

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: Please contact Special Collections and University Archives ( or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

The scrapbook may have been compiled by Mary Katherine Cook Derring, but no biographical information is available.


0.75 Cubic Feet (1 box)


The collection contains a single scrapbook of photographs of VPI and the area surrounding Blacksburg, Virginia, from about 1912 to 1916.


The collection is arranged chronologically. The photographs in the scrapbook were, for the most part, arranged chronologically by the creator, and the scrapbook has been left in its original order.

Source of Acquisition

The Virginia Tech Scrapbook was donated to Special Collections in 2009.

Related Archival Material

Additional photographs of Virginia Tech and its history, as well as those of Blacksburg, Virginia, and the surrounding areas are available on Imagebase and in the University Archives Photograph Collections.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Virginia Tech Scrapbook by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Virginia Tech Scrapbook commenced and was completed in May 2009.

A Guide to the Virginia Tech Scrapbook, 1912-1916
Lora Settle
2009 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2020-11-03: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US