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  • Highlights from the Joan Wood Architectural Collection
    McEwan, Elizabeth; Snelling, Jade (Virginia Tech, 2024-04-05)
    An exhibit of highlights from the Joan Wood Architectural Collection. This exhibit was curated by Elizabeth "Lizzy" McEwen, student archives assistant, and will be on display through June on the first floor of Newman Library outside the Athenaeum and the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) classrooms. About Joan Wood: Joan Wood received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from M.I.T. in 1960. Following graduation, Wood established her own firm, Joan Wood Architects, in Boston in 1962. Most of the firm's work can be found in New England and is primarily residential, with some commercial work. Joan Wood Architects is now owned by her son and has since been renamed to ""Rose Wood Architects."" Wood's most notable work includes: Lodging House for the Working Homeless in Dorchester, the South End Community Health Center in Boston, and the ""Ice House"" in New Hampshire. Wood was a board member and vice-chair of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Design Selection Board, an alternate on the Boston Zoning Board of Appeals, building committee member and design review committee member for numerous urban projects and institutions, and was featured in the AIA Women in Architecture traveling exhibit and Boston Society for Architecture's (BSA) Women in Architecture exhibits yearly from 1987.
  • LGBTQ+ Pride
    Wright de Hernandez, Anthony (Virginia Tech, 2023-06-05)
    A small exhibit of materials from Special Collections and University Archives featuring the theme of LGBTQIA+ Pride
  • Women in Appalachia: Food, Drink, and Community in the Twentieth Century
    Harless, Kaitlynn; Dietz, Kira A. (Virginia Tech, 2024-03-07)
    This exhibit was part of Virginia Tech’s Women’s History Month 2024 activities. It showcases a small part of the history of women in the Appalachian region, with focuses on food history, crafting, and activism.
  • STEM in SCUA: A selection of materials from Special Collections and University Archives
    Wright de Hernandez, Anthony (Virginia Tech, 2023-11-22)
    An exhibit of materials from Special Collections and University Archives representing various aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
  • Modern Electric Vehicles
    Wright de Hernandez, Anthony (Virginia Tech, 2023-10-17)
    Early Twentieth Century Cars and Trucks from the H. H. Skinner Papers
  • Shooting for the Stars: A Survey of the Archives of American Aerospace Exploration
    Zinn, Katherine (Virginia Tech, 2024-04-12)
    “Shooting for the Stars: A Survey of the Archives of American Aerospace Exploration” featured books, manuscript materials, photographs, and artifacts from the Archives of American Aerospace Exploration. On display were materials related to mankind's exploration of space, including many items from NACA and NASA. The exhibit was curated by Kat Zinn as part of a National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant. About the Archives of American Aerospace Exploration (AAAE): Established in 1986, the AAAE preserves and makes accessible published and unpublished materials that document American aeronautical and space history, as well as related sciences. The collection includes books and articles, letters, notes, photographs, reminiscences, memorabilia, oral histories, patents, and drawings/schematics. Current holdings comprise more than three dozen collections of papers from pilots, astronauts, physicists, chemists, engineers, NACA and NASA administrators and project managers, writers, illustrators, and researchers in industry and academia.
  • Building the Commons: IAWA Case Studies in constructing Shared Spaces
    Snelling, Jade (Virginia Tech, 2024-03-13)
    IAWA Case Studies in constructing Shared Spaces
  • Handmade and Heartfelt: Selections from the April 16, 2007 Condolence Archives
    Verkerk, Amelia; Bryant, Sterling; Wright de Hernandez, Anthony (Virginia Tech, 2024-03-29)
    Following the events of April 16, 2007, Virginia Tech received thousands of handmade and heartfelt items to express condolences, thoughts and prayers of healing and support, and solace for the Hokie Community. This exhibit, "Handmade and Heartfelt: Selections from the April 16, 2007 Condolence Archives," highlights just a few of the collected items that were made by hand to share the hearts of the world with the Hokie Community.
  • The 1924 Virginia Eugenics Laws: 100th anniversary of the Racial Integrity and Sterilization Acts
    Wright de Hernandez, Anthony; Cook, Sam (Virginia Tech, 2024-03-01)
    A small exhibit of materials about the 1924 Virginia Racial Integrity and Sterilization Acts.
  • Duce Aeronautical Research
    Wright de Hernandez, Anthony (Virginia Tech, 2023-11-05)
    Selected articles from the G. Grahame Duce Collection. The articles are all from the early 20th Century and describe the introduction of various iconic aircraft in detailed narrative fashion. This collection is part of the Archives of American Aerospace Exploration, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech.
  • Indigenous American Traditional and Christian Spirituality
    Wright de Hernandez, Anthony (Virginia Tech, 2023-06-05)
    A small exhibit of materials from Special Collections and University Archives featuring the theme of Indigenous American spirituality.
  • Black Science Fiction Authors
    Christy, Miranda; Wright de Hernandez, Anthony (Virginia Tech, 2023-02-06)
    Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006) and Steven Barnes (born in 1952) were two Black science fiction authors who began publishing their work in the 1970s. Magazine publication helped the authors gain recognition in a time when the majority of science fiction was written by white authors. Butler and Barnes are considered influential examples of Afrofuturism, a cultural movement that blends African diasporic cultures with science and technology, often through speculative fiction.
  • Celebrating Virginia Tech: A Chronology of 150 Years
    Brodsky, Marc; Rozema, LM; Wright de Hernandez, Anthony; Fralin, Scott (Virginia Tech, 2022-06-01)
    "Virginia Tech’s story began with a contentious battle to designate a land-grant college in Virginia. The Morrill Act of 1862 provided grants of land to each state to finance the establishment of a public institution of higher education. Funding came from the public sale of lands in the West, which the federal government took from Indigenous peoples. Each state designated or created a land-grant college, with the purpose of providing education focused on agriculture, engineering, and military training. Like other southern states that seceded from the United States, Virginia did not have access to land- grant funds until its readmittance to the Union in January 1870. The state legislature, however, was deeply divided over two important questions. First, where should the school be established? Some wanted the money to go to a well-established school, such as the University of Virginia or Virginia Military Institute, while others pushed for the creation of a new institution to offer the specific education envisioned in the Morrill Act. The second question was whether funds should be divided between two schools—one for Black people and one for White people. The General Assembly debated these matters throughout the 1870 and 1871 sessions. Late in the process, a new contender appeared: the Preston and Olin Institute in Blacksburg. A small Methodist school founded in the 1850s, the Institute was struggling when its trustees proposed to offer it to the state to become a land-grant college. The land offered to the state has a rich and complex history. The Tutelo and Monacan peoples were the traditional custodians of the area that today makes up much of Virginia and West Virginia. During the eighteenth century, the Preston family and others owned the land that would become Virginia Tech, including the Smithfield estate, the Solitude estate, and the buildings of the Preston and Olin Institute. More than 200 enslaved African and African American men, women, and children lived and worked at Smithfield and Solitude. In recent years, Virginia Tech has recognized the significance and contributions of the Tutelo/Monacan peoples, the enslaved Black people, and their descendants in making possible the founding of a major land-grant university. The 1872 legislative session finally settled the funding questions. On March 19, 1872, Governor Gilbert C. Walker signed the bill establishing the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (V.A.M.C.) at Blacksburg. The legislation designated two-thirds of the land-grant funding to the education of White students at V.A.M.C., while the remaining one-third was allocated to Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute (later to Virginia State University) for the education of Black students. The first students—only White males were admitted—arrived in Blacksburg for the Fall 1872 session. — Adapted from No Ordinary Moment: Virginia Tech, 150 Years in 150 Images (Virginia Tech Publishing)"
  • Black History Month
    Wright de Hernandez, Anthony (Virginia Tech, 2020-01-31)
    An exhibit of materials from Special Collections and University Archives featuring items about the history of Black History Month and its observance at Virginia Tech.
  • The VT Therapy Dogs Legacy: Honoring Dr. Moose
    Wright de Hernandez, Anthony (Virginia Tech, 2022-08-30)
    An exhibit of materials from Special Collections and University Archives celebrating the life of beloved therapy dog "Moose" who inspired and cared for the Virginia Tech community.
  • WUVT: 75 Years of Radio
    McArdle, Katherine; Wright de Hernandez, Anthony (Virginia Tech, 2023-03-27)
    An exhibit of materials from Special Collections and University Archives celebrating the 75th anniversary of Virginia Tech's student radio station.
  • VR Exhibit Usability: Virginia Tech Digital Library Virtual Exhibit
    Ng, Wen Nie (2021-11-10)
    The presentation highlights an innovative project that emerged during the pandemic to establish a combined physical and digital exhibit leveraging the digital collections of our partners. The project, spearheaded by Virginia Tech University Libraries, sought to foster partner collaboration and enhance the visibility of the art, science, and cultural heritage materials of Southwest Virginia. The exhibit displays six collections, contributed by both campus and regional partners, with a diverse range of over a hundred interactive digital objects, including photographs, journals, artwork, 3D geology minerals, and an array of 3D insect specimens. Beyond detailing the exhibit's background, central themes, software and tools employed, and design strategies, the presentation delves deeper into the design process. It explores the usability findings, the insights gained from the challenges faced, the solutions discovered, and the problems that remain unsolved, and it outlines future steps to enhance user experience. The presentation will feature a demo video that provides a sneak peek into the exhibit. The presentation emphasizes the user-centric design principles involved in constructing a virtual exhibit based on pre-existing digital collections and addresses the usability issues that arise during creation of a VR exhibit.
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: 150 years of agriculture and life sciences at Virginia Tech
    Wright de Hernandez, Anthony (Virginia Tech, 2022-08-02)
    An exhibit of materials from Special Collections and University Archives about the history of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech.
  • Photography: Public Relations Medium for Modern Architecture
    Snelling, Jade (2023-01-09)
    An exhibition of materials from Special Collections and University Archives about the history of architectural photography. It features photographs and photographic ephemera from the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA).
  • Researching the Reynolds Family: How I Created My First Exhibit Ever
    Haney, Casey (2020-11-16)
    Blog created in 2020 by metadata assistant Casey Haney, sharing her experience researching and creating the Reynolds Homestead exhibit in the virtual exhibit on Artsteps at https://bit.ly/vt-vr The accessible version can be accessed on our temporary digital library at https://di.lib.vt.edu/exhibits/show/virtual-exhibit The attached WARC file can be played through https://replayweb.page/