Biographical Vertical Files
Scope and Content
In general, vertical files at Special Collections and University Archives include newspaper clippings, photocopies, ephemera, unpublished and/or informal publications, and other papers relating to a specific subject area. Files in this collection relate to individuals and families connected to the local area (Blacksburg, Montgomery County, and Southwest Virginia) and/or to Virginia Tech. Each individual/family below has at least one folder and many include cross references.
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for 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: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.
16.8 Cubic Feet (12 boxes)
Biographical Vertical Files are arranged alphabetically by individual's last name or by family name. Some individuals/families have a dedicated folder. Others may be found in the appropriate alphabetical folder (i.e. "Smyth" would be found in the "Smo-Smy" folder).
Source of Acquisition
Newman Library staff began collection materials for vertical files during the 1960s. Special Collections and University Archives staff add to existing files and continue to create new files as the need arises.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Biographical Vertical Files by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).
- Blacksburg (Va.)
- Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
- Montgomery County (Va.)
- Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (1872-1896)
- Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944)
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1970-)
- Women -- History
- Biographical Vertical Files, 1960s-present
- Special Collections and University Archives Staff
- 2013 (CC0 1.0)
- Language of description
- Script of description
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