A Guide to the Montgomery County/Christiansburg Vertical Files, 1960s-present Montgomery County/Christiansburg Vertical Files VerticalFile.002

A Guide to the Montgomery County/Christiansburg Vertical Files, 1960s-present

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Collection Number VerticalFile.002


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Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Montgomery County/Christiansburg Vertical Files (List of Subjects), 1960s-present
Physical Characteristics
11.2 Cubic Feet; 18 boxes

Adminstrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Montgomery County/Christiansburg Vertical Files must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [Item-specific information], Montgomery County/Christiansburg Vertical Files, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Newman Library staff began collection materials for vertical files during the 1960s. Special Collections staff add to existing files and continue to create new files as the need arises.

Scope and Content

In general, vertical files at Special Collections include newspaper clippings, photocopies, ephemera, unpublished and/or informal publications, and other papers relating to a specific subject area.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 Christiansburg, Montgomery County, and their history. Each topic below has at least one folder and many include cross references.


Vertical files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Related Material

Blacksburg Vertical Files
Southwest Virginia Vertical Files
Biographical Vertical Files (mostly relating to Virginia Tech and/or local history)
Record Group Vertical Files (history of Virginia Tech colleges, departments, administrative units, and organizations)
Virginia Tech and Local History Mounted Clippings (precursor to the vertical files, with materials dating back to the 1870s)

Index Terms

    Genre and Form Terms:

  • Vertical files
  • Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • Women -- History
  • Geographical Names:

  • Christiansburg (Va.)

Contents List

Abner's Knob (see History - Specific Communities)
Alcohol and Drug Use
Alleghany Springs
American National Red Cross
Amtrak (see Hilltopper - Amtrak)
Animal Welfare (see also Humane Society)
Annexation - Christiansburg
Arts and Crafts
B-29 Superfortress "Virginia Tech" Fund Drive
Baptist Churches (see also Schaeffer Memorial Baptist Church)
Barger Fort
Basham (see History - Specific Communities)
Beer and Breweries
Big Spring Farm (Joe Stewart) (see F232 .M7 U59 1937 v.1 Large Spec)
Black History (see also Racial and Ethnic Minorities)
Blue Laws - (see also Taxes and Bonds)
Board of Supervisors (see also Government)
Breweries (see Beer and Breweries)
Brush Mountain Millstones
Budget and Financing (see also Taxes and Bonds)
Budget and Financing - Christiansburg (see also Taxes and Bonds)
Buildings and Houses
Buildings and Houses - Christiansburg
Business and Industry (2 folders) (see also Economy and Economic Development)
Business and Industry - Christiansburg (4 folders)
Cable TV
Cemeteries (see also Ruth Hale manuscript)
Chamber of Commerce
Child Abuse
Child Care
Childress (see History - Specific Communities)
Chrisman Mill (see History - Specific Communities)
Christiansburg (2 folders)
Christiansburg - Downtown
Christiansburg - History (see History - Christiansburg)
Christiansburg Institute
Christiansburg Old Town Foundation
Christiansburg Presbyterian Church
Christmas Store
Churches (see also names of denominations and specific churches)
Clubs (see also names of specific clubs)
Coal Bank Hollow (see History - Specific Communities)
Coal Miner's Day
Coal Mines (includes gold and silver mining)
Coal Mining Heritage Park
Community Organizations and Programs
Community Organizations and Programs (1993 Summary)
Crime and Law Enforcement
Crockett Springs
Demonstrations (see Political Activism and Demonstrations)
Development (see Planning, Zoning & Development)
Devil's Den (see History - Specific Communities)
Dialogue on Race Summit
Disasters - Intermet Explosion
Dry Valley (see History - Specific Communities)
Dumping (see Waste Management)
Economy and Economic Development
Elections (see Voting and Elections)
Elliston / Lafayette
Fagg (see History - Specific Communities)
Farmers Market - Christiansburg
Festivals (includes historic) (see also names of individual festivals)
First Aid and Life Saving Crew (see Fire Department - Blacksburg)
Folklore (see Ghosts and Folklore)
Freedmen's Bureau
Genealogical Research
Ghosts and Folklore
Gingerbread House
Girl Scouts (see Boy and Girl Scouts - Blacksburg)
Gold Mines (see Coal Mines)
Government (see also Board of Supervisors)
Graysontown (see History - Specific Communities)
Health and Safety
Hi-top (see History - Specific Communities)
Highways and Transportation
Hilltopper - Amtrak
Historical Museums
History (4 folders)
History - Christiansburg
History - Specific Areas
Hospitals (2 folders)
Hotels and Motels
Housing (see also Planning, Zoning & Development)
Humane Society (see also Animal Welfare)
Improvement Council
Intermet Explosion (see Disasters - Intermet Explosion)
Kentland - VPI Farm
Lafayette (see Elliston / Lafayette)
Landfills (see Waste Management)
LIFE Bible College
Long Shop / McCoy
Luster's Gate (see History - Specific Communities)
Mass Transit
McCoy (see Long Shop / McCoy)
McDonald's Mill (see History - Specific Communities)
Methodist Churches
Montgomery (see History - Specific Communities)
Montgomery County Board of Supervisors (see Board of Supervisors)
Montgomery County Christmas Store (see Christmas Store)
Montgomery County Courthouse (see Courthouse)
Montgomery County History (see History)
Montgomery County Hospital (see Hospitals)
Montgomery County Improvement Council (see Improvement Council)
Montgomery County National Guard (see National Guard)
Montgomery County WPA Inventory (see F232 .M7 U59 1937 Large Spec)
Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library (see Libraries)
Montgomery White Sulphur Springs
Monuments and Memorials
Museums (see also Historical Museums)
National Guard
Natural Disasters (see Disasters)
Norris Run (see History - Specific Communities)
Nuclear Power
Pandapas Pond
Performing Arts
Planning, Zoning and Development
Planning, Zoning and Development - Christiansburg
Plum Creek (see History - Specific Communities)
Police Department - Christiansburg
Political Activism and Demonstrations
Politics (2 folders) (see also Voting and Elections)
Post Office - Christiansburg
Price Mountain
Price's Fork
Protests (see Political Activism and Demonstrations)
Public Service Authority
Racial and Ethnic Minorities (see also Black History)
Radford [city] (3 folders)
Radford Army Ammunition Plant (2 folders)
Radford University (2 folders)
Railroads (see also Hilltopper and Huckleberry Railroad - Blacksburg)
Redistricting (see Population)
Richard Montgomery Foundation
Roads (2 folders)
Rough and Ready (see History - Specific Communities)
St. Paul's Methodist Church
Schaeffer Memorial Baptist Church
Schools - pre-1980
Schools - 1980
Schools - 1981
Schools - 1982
Schools - 1983
Schools - 1984
Schools - 1985
Schools - 1986
Schools - 1987
Schools - 1988
Schools - 1989
Schools - 1990
Schools - 1991-1997
Schools - 1998-1999
Schools - 2000-2005
Schools - 2006-2012
Schools - 2013-
Scouts (see Boy and Girl Scouts - Blacksburg)
Senior Citizens
Sheriff's Department
Shopping Centers
Silver Mines (see Coal Mines)
Smart Road (see Smart Road - Construction / Smart Road - Technology - Blacksburg)
Social Services
Springs (see also names of specific springs)
Stroubles Creek
Sugar Grove (see History - Specific Communities)
Synthetic Fuel Plant
Taxes and Bonds
Telecommunications Towers
Texas Hollow (see History - Specific Communities)
Top 10 Stories of the Year
Torch Club of Montgomery Co. - Radford
Town Council - Christiansburg (see also individual issues such as Taxes and Bonds; Planning, Zoning and Development; Blue Laws, etc.)
Transportation (see Highways and Transportation)
Union Valley (see History - Specific Communities)
Virginia Institute of Energy Technology
Virginia Institute of Solar Research
Voting and Elections (see also Politics; Taxes and Bonds; Voting Districts)
Voting Districts (see also Voting and Elections)
Wake Forest
Walton (see History - Specific Areas)
Waste Management
Water Works (2 folders)
Weather-related Disasters (see Disasters)
Whitethorne (home of the Heths)
Wine and Wineries
Women's Resource Center - Radford
Yellow Sulphur Springs
Youth Conservation Corps
Zoning (see Planning, Zoning and Development)