A Guide to the Southwest Virginia Vertical Files (List of Subjects), 1960s-present Southwest Virginia Vertical Files VerticalFile.003

A Guide to the Southwest Virginia Vertical Files (List of Subjects), 1960s-present

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Special Collections
Collection Number VerticalFile.003


Special Collections, Virginia Tech

Special Collections, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Phone: (540) 231-6308
Fax: (540) 231-3694
Email: specref@vt.edu
URL: http://spec.lib.vt.edu/

2013 (CC0).

Processed by: Special Collections Staff

Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Southwest Virginia Vertical Files (List of Subjects), 1960s-present
Physical Characteristics
14 Cubic Feet 10 boxes

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Southwest Virginia Vertical Files must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [Item-specific information], Southwest Virginia 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In general, vertical files at Special Collections include newspaper clippings, photocopies, ephemera, unpublished and/or informal publications, and other papers relating to a specific subject area.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 the New River Valley and counties and locations throughout Southwest Virginia. 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
Montgomery County/Christiansburg 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


  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Women -- History
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Vertical files

Container List

Agriculture (2 folders) (see also Food and Foodways)
Airport - Roanoke
Alcohol and Drugs
Alleghany County
Appalachian Mountains
Appalachian Power Company
Appalachian Trail
Art Museum of Western Virginia
Arts, Crafts, Etc. (2 folders)
Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities
Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Awards and Rankings
Barter Theater
Bath County
Bedford County (2 folders)
Bell, The
Black History (see also Race Relations; Racial and Ethnic Minorities)
Bland County
Bland County - History
Blue Ridge Folk Festival
Blue Ridge Parkway
Botetourt County
Botetourt County - History
Boy Scouts
Breweries (see Beer and Breweries)
Buchanan County
Buchanan County - History
Buildings and Houses
Business and Industry (4 folders)
Cable TV
Carroll County
Carroll County - History
Cascades (see also Mountain Lake)
Center in the Square
Charities (see Community Organizations and Programs)
Child Abuse
Church of the Brethren
Churches (see also names of specific churches; Religion)
Civil War (2 folders)
Claytor Lake
Cloyd's Mountain
Coal Mines (4 folders)
Coal Mines - Strikes
Coal Mines - Strikes - Pittstone Strike (1989-1990) (3 folders)
Community Colleges (see also New River Community College)
Community Organizations and Programs
Concerts and Plays (see also Performing Arts)
County Organization
Covered Bridges
Coyotes (see Wildlife)
Craig County
Craig County - History
Crime and Law Enforcement
Cripple Creek
Dickenson County
Dickenson County - History
Disasters - Blizzard of 1993
Dublin, Virginia
Economy and Economic Development (4 folders)
Education (2 folders) (see Education, Higher; Schools)
Education, Higher
Entertainment (see Recreation and Entertainment)
Environment (see also Wildlife) (2 folders)
Explore Project (see Roanoke River Foundation)
Fairy Stones
Festivals (see also Blue Ridge Folk Festival; Floydfest)
Flood Control
Floods (1985)
Floods (1987 - present)
Floyd County
Floyd County - Arts and Crafts
Floyd County - Buildings and Houses
Floyd County - Business and Industry
Floyd County - History
Floyd County - Recreation
Floyd County - Rural Living
Floyd County - Schools
Floydfest (2 folders)
Folklore (see Ghosts and Folklore)
Food and Foodways (see also Agriculture)
Forest Fires
Four Wheel Club
Franklin County
Franklin County - History
French and Indian War
Fry-Jefferson Map
Gardens and Gardening (see Agriculture)
Gay and Lesbian Groups (see LGBTQ+)
Genealogical Research - General
Ghosts and Folklore
Giles County (3 folders)
Giles County - History
Grayson County
Grayson County - History
Ground Zero
Harrison Heritage and Cultural Center
Health (2 folders)
Henry County
Henry County - History
Hillsville Flea Market
Historic Garden Week
Historic Homes
Historic Preservation
Home Shopping Network (see Business and Industry)
Hospitals (2 folders)
Hot Springs
Hotel Roanoke
Indians (see Indigenous Peoples)
Industrial Parks and Development
Ingles Ferry
Jackson Ferry Shot Tower (see Shot Tower - Wytheville)
Jefferson National Forest
Ku Klux Klan
Landfills (see also New River Resource Authority)
Lee County
Lee County - History
Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley
"Long Way Home, The"
McCormick Farm
Mental Health
Merger (see Roanoke Merger)
Mount Rogers
Mountain Lake (3 folders)
Mountain Valley Pipeline (see MVP)
Music and Musicians (see also Performing Arts)
MVP (Mountain Valley Pipeline) (4 folders) (see also Oil and Gas)
Natural Disasters (see Disasters)
Natural History Museum (see Virginia Museum of Natural History)
New River (2 folders)
New River Community Action, Inc.
New River Community College
New River Historical Society
New River Resource Authority
New River Trail
New River Valley Airport
New River Valley Development Corporation
New River Valley Fair
New River Valley Planning District
New River Wildlife Center
Newport - History
Newspapers and Magazines
Norfolk and Western Railway (see also Norfolk Southern Corporation; Railroads)
Norfolk and Western Railway Demonstration Train
Norfolk Southern Corporation (2 folders) (see also Norfolk and Western Railway; Railroads)
Oil and Gas (see also MVP (Mountain Valley Pipeline))
Patrick County
Patrick County - History
Peace Movements (see Protests and Peace Movements)
Performing Arts (2 folders) (see also Concerts and Plays; Music and Musicians)
Pioneer and Frontier Life
Planning, Zoning and Development
Politics (see also Voting and Elections)
Prisons - see Crime and Law Enforcement
Protests and Peace Movements (see also Political Activism and Demonstrations)
Pulaski - History
Pulaski - Renovation
Pulaski County (4 folders)
Pulaski County - History
Race Relations (see also Black History; Racial and Ethnic Minorities)
Racial and Ethnic Minorities (2 folders) (see also Black History; Race Relations)
Radio Stations
Railroads (2 folders) (see also Norfolk and Western Railway; Norfolk Southern Corporation)
Recreation and Entertainment (2 folders)
Religion (see also Churches)
Religion - History
Rescue Squad / Fire Dept.
Revolutionary War
Roads (2 folders)
Roanoke, 1980-1989
Roanoke, 1990- (2 folders)
Roanoke - Merger (see Roanoke County / Roanoke Merger)
Roanoke - Gainsboro Road Controversy
Roanoke - Museums
Roanoke County, 1951-1989
Roanoke County, 1990-
Roanoke County - History
Roanoke County / Roanoke Merger
Roanoke River Foundation (2 folders)
Roanoke River Parkway
Russell County - History
St. Albans
Schools (2 folders)
Scott County
Scott County - History
Senior Citizens
September 11 Attacks
Shot Tower
Slavery (see Black History)
Smith Mountain Lake
Smyth County
Smyth County - History
Social Services
"Southwest Corner" Index
State Museum of Natural History (see Virginia Museum of Natural History)
Tazewell County
Tazewell County - History
Top 10 Stories of the Year
Tourism (2 folders)
UFOs (see Wythe County)
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Transportation
Voting and Elections (see also Politics)
Washington County
Washington County - History
Water Supply
Wilderness Road
Wildlife (see also Environment)
Wine and Wineries
Wise County
Wise County - History
Women's Resource Center
Wythe County (2 folders)
Wythe County - History