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A Guide to the Record Group Vertical Files, 1960s-present

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2019 (CC0 1.0)

Processed by: Laurel Rozema, Archivist, and Special Collections Staff, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
VerticalFile.005
Title
Record Group Vertical Files, 1960s-present
Physical Characteristics
53.69 Cubic Feet; 115 boxes and 1 oversize folder
Language
English
Abstract
In general, vertical files at Special Collections include newspaper clippings, photocopies, ephemera, unpublished and/or informal publications, and other papers relating to a specific subject area.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 Virginia Tech and its history. Topics may include, but are not limited to, colleges and departments, student organizations, administrative offices, centers and other campus units, and athletics.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Record Group 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], Record Group 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.

Accruals

Materials are and will be added regularly by Special Collections staff.


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In general, vertical files at Special Collections include newspaper clippings, photocopies, ephemera, unpublished and/or informal publications, and other papers relating to a specific subject area.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 Virginia Tech and its history. Topics may include, but are not limited to, colleges and departments, student organizations, administrative offices, centers and other campus units, and athletics.

Arrangement

Vertical files in this collection are arranged by record group. Within each record group, files are arranged by subgroup.

Related Material

Please note: Vertical files do not include official records of the university. For more information about official records in the University Archives, consult the online guide or contact Special Collections.

Related Vertical Files:
Blacksburg Vertical Files
Montgomery County/Christiansburg Vertical Files
Southwest Virginia Vertical Files
Biographical Vertical Files (mostly relating to Virginia Tech and/or local history)
Virginia Tech and Local History Mounted Clippings (precursor to the vertical files, with materials dating back to the 1870s)

Separated Material

The Library Newsletter, "Newman News" has been separated to Rare Books.


Index Terms

    Organizations:

  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Subjects:

  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Women -- History

Contents List

Record Group 1 - Board of Visitors
Administrative History

"The legislation that created Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) provided for the establishment of a board of visitors as a governing body. Consisting of both appointed and ex-officio members, the board was empowered to select the president and faculty, determine salaries, handle all matters of discipline and student life, and be responsible for all property of the College.

Governor Gilbert C. Walker appointed the first board on March 19, 1872, the day he signed the bill creating the college, and the first meeting was held March 25 and 26 in Richmond. Board appointments are still made by the governor and subject to confirmation by the Virginia Senate. Since its inception, the board has been chaired by a Rector.

Various changes have occurred throughout the years concerning the composition of the board, primarily relating to number and qualifications of appointees and offices to be represented ex-officio. The first board was composed of nine appointed members, with the president of the State Agricultural Society and members of the State Board of Education serving ex-officio. The next year, the makeup was changed so only the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the president of the Agricultural Society served ex-officio. Later, the president of the Agricultural Society was eliminated as an ex-officio member, but the State Superintendent of Public Instruction remained until 1966. The president of the Board of Agriculture and Immigration (now Consumer Services) became an ex-officio member after 1902, now being the only ex-officio member serving with thirteen appointed members. Four non-voting members have been added to represent the faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students."

Scope and Content

May include Bylaws; Citations for Meritorious Service [see also RG 6/4/3a]; William H. Ruffner Medal [see also RG 5/6/4 and RG 5/2/5a]

  • RG 1 - Board of Visitors (Information)
  • RG 1 - Board of Visitors (Publications)
  • RG 1/2 - Unofficial Minutes, Correspondence, and Supporting Materials
  • RG 1/3 - Committees of the Board
    Scope and Content

    May include Task Forces of the Board

  • RG 1/4 - Individual Members of the Board
    Scope and Content

    May include Appointments to the Board of Visitors

  • RG 1/5 - Administration and Governance Structure
  • RG 1/9 - Student Board Members
  • RG 1/11 - William Preston Society
Record Group 2 - Office of the President
Administrative History

Presidents of the university:
Charles Landon Carter Minor, 1872-1879
John Lee Buchanan, March-June 1880, August 1881-January 1882
Thomas Nelson Conrad, 1882-1886
Lunsford Lindsay Lomax, 1886-1891
John McLaren McBryde, 1891, 1907
Paul Brandon Barringer, 1907-1913
Joseph Dupuy Eggleston, 1913-1919
Julian Ashby Burruss, 1919-1945
John Redd Hutcheson, 1945-1947
Walter Stephenson Newman, 1947-1962
Thomas Marshall Hahn, Jr., 1962-1974
William Edward Lavery, 1975-1987
James Douglas McComas, 1988-1994
Paul Ernest Torgersen, 1993-2000
Charles William Steger, 2000-2014
Timothy D. Sands, 2014-
Interim and acting presidents of the university:
Col. Scott Shipp, August 1880
John Hart, September 1880-August 1881
Paul E. Torgersen, 1987-1988

  • RG 2 - Office of the President (Information)
  • RG 2 - Office of the President (Publications)
  • RG 2/1 - C. L. C. Minor, 1872-1879
  • RG 2/2 - John L. Buchanan, 1880-1881
  • RG 2/3 - Thomas N. Conrad, 1882-1886
    Scope and Content

    May include Conrad Memorial Tablet

  • RG 2/4 - L. L. Lomax, 1886-1891
  • RG 2/5 - John M. McBryde, 1891-1907
    Scope and Content

    May include Investigations

  • RG 2/6 - Paul B. Barringer, 1907-1913
    Scope and Content

    May include Investigations

  • RG 2/7 - Joseph D. Eggleston, 1913-1919
    Scope and Content

    May include "Camels" [see also RG 31/12b]

  • RG 2/8 - Julian Burruss, 1919-1945
    Scope and Content

    May include Nautical Training School; Rural Electrification Short Course; Slemp Museum

  • RG 2/9 - John R. Hutcheson, 1945-1947
    Scope and Content

    May include Agricultural Conference Board

  • RG 2/10 - Walter S. Newman, 1947-1962
  • RG 2/11 - T. Marshall Hahn, Jr., 1962-1974
    Scope and Content

    May include Committee for Excellence in Teaching [see also RG 29/3]

  • RG 2/12 - William E. Lavery, 1975-1987
    • RG 2/12/1b - General Memoranda
    • RG 2/12/2 - Retirees' Program
      Scope and Content

      May include "New Dimensions"

  • RG 2/13 - Paul E. Torgersen (Interim President), 1987-1988
  • RG 2/14 - James D. McComas, 1988-1994
    • RG 2/14/1 - News Articles
    • RG 2/14/2b - Other Memoranda
    • RG 2/14/3 - Inauguration
  • RG 2/15 - Paul E. Torgersen, 1994-2000
  • RG 2/16 - Charles Steger, 2000-2014
    Scope and Content

    May include April 16, 2007 (April 16th) [see RG 40/9]

  • RG 2/17 - Timothy Sands, 2014-present
    Scope and Content

    May include Beyond Boundaries; Beyond Boundaries Presidential Lecture series

Record Group 3 - Office of the Vice-President [obsolete, July 1966]
Scope and Content

See also RG 4-8, RG 21, RG 25, RG 29, and RG 35 for other Vice Presidents.

  • RG 3/1 - Walter S. Newman, 1946-47
  • RG 3/2 - C. Clement French, 1949-50
  • RG 3/3 - Louis A. Pardue, 1950-1963
Record Group 4 - Office of the Executive Vice-President [obsolete, July 1, 1974]
Administrative History

The position of Executive Vice-President was established in 1968 as a result of the reorganization of the University's top-level administration. The position was eliminated in 1974. However, other positions have used "Executive Vice President" as part of their titles since the 1980s.

Scope and Content

May include Task Force on Research and Extension (Report 5/25/1972)

  • RG 4 - Office of the Executive Vice-President (Information and Publications)
  • RG 4/1 - Warren Brandt, 1968-1969
Record Group 5 - Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
Administrative History

The Office of Vice-President of Academic Affairs was established in 1966. The title changed to Provost by the Board of Visitors on November 5, 1976. It evolved into the Senior Vice President and Provost, and in 2015, it became the Executive Vice President and Provost.

Scope and Content

May include Office for Strategic Affairs [see also RG 5/25]; Destination Areas and Strategic Growth Areas [see also RG 5/24 and individual provosts]; see RG 25/22 for Creativity and Innovation Strategic Growth Area; ACC Academic Leaders Network

  • RG 5 - Office of Executive Vice President and Provost (Information)
  • RG 5 - Office of Executive Vice President and Provost (Publications)
  • RG 5/1 - Executive Vice President and Provost
    Scope and Content

    May include Faculty; Interdisciplinary Research; Statement on Tenure Review Procedures and Grievances

    • RG 5/1 - Provost (Information)
    • RG 5/1 - Provost (Publications)
    • RG 5/1a - State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
      Scope and Content

      May include SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award

      • RG 5/1a - State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) (Information)
      • RG 5/1a - State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) (Publications)
    • RG 5/1b - Faculty Rewards Project
    • RG 5/1c - Degrees Conferred [see also Historical Data Book]
    • RG 5/1/1 - Warren Brandt, 1966-1968
    • RG 5/1/2 - Leslie F. Malpass, 1968-1974
    • RG 5/1/3 - John D. Wilson (Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, 1975-1978; Provost, 1978-1982), 1975-1983
    • RG 5/1/4 - David Roselle, 1983-1987
    • RG 5/1/5 - John Perry (Interim Provost), 1987-1989
    • RG 5/1/6 - E. Fred Carlisle, Senior Vice President and Provost, 1989-1994
    • RG 5/1/8 - Peggy S. Meszaros, Senior Vice President and Provost, 1995-2000
    • RG 5/1/10 - Mark G. McNamee, University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2001-2015
    • RG 5/1/11 - Thanassis Rikakis, Executive Vice President and Provost, 2015-2017
      Scope and Content

      May include Destination Areas [see also RG 5/24]

    • RG 5/1/12 - Cyril Clarke, Executive Vice President and Provost (interim, 2017-2018), 2017-present
  • RG 5/2 - Office of Enrollment and Degree Management
    Administrative History

    The Office of Enrollment and Degree Management was formerly Admissions and Records. The Vice Provost for Enrollment and Degree Management was formerly the Dean of Admissions and Records.

    Scope and Content

    May include Buckley Amendment; University Student Enrollment Records System (USERS), "Data Bank"; Housing; Scheduling (classes); Transfer students; Online education; College Access Collaborative; Distance learning and distributed learning; National Transfer Student Week

    • RG 5/2 - Office of Enrollment and Degree Management (Information)
    • RG 5/2 - Office of Enrollment and Degree Management (Publications)
    • RG 5/2/1 - Director of Admissions [obsolete, 1992; see RG 5/2/5]
      Administrative History

      The Director of Admissions merged into Division of Enrollment Services in 1992.

      • RG 5/2/1 - Director of Admissions (Information)
      • RG 5/2/1 - Director of Admissions (Publications)
    • RG 5/2/2 - Office of Registrar [obsolete, 1992; see RG 5/2/5] [items also in Oversize Box 1]
      Administrative History

      The Office of Registrar merged into Division of Enrollment Services in 1992.

      • RG 5/2/2a - Commencement, 1980-1992 (Information)
      • RG 5/2/2a - Commencement, 1980-1992 (Publications)
      • RG 5/2/2b - Commencement, through 1979
      • RG 5/2/2c - Registration and Information Guide, through 1992
    • RG 5/2/3 - Honors and Awards
      Scope and Content

      May include Man of the Year (students); Woman of the Year (students); Honors Program [see also Rg 5/6/1]; Phi Beta Kappa (Wilson Essay Prize) [see also RG 31/5].

      See also Scholarships and Financial Aid [RG 5/2/5c] and Howe Award [RG 15/6].

    • RG 5/2/4 - Governor's School
    • RG 5/2/5 - Division of Enrollment Management, 1993-present [items also in Oversize Folder 1 and Oversize Box 1]
      Administrative History

      The Director of Admissions merged into Division of Enrollment Services in 1992. The Division of Enrollment Services was renamed the Division of Enrollment Management.

      Scope and Content

      May include Summer Academy; Office of Summer and Winter Sessions; Gateway; University Open House; Campus tours / university tours; High School Spring Break / College and Department Information Fair; Hokie Ambassadors; Incoming students and over-enrollment; Hokie Preview; Undergraduate Admissions

      • RG 5/2/5a - Commencement, 1993-present
        Scope and Content

        May include William H. Ruffner Medal [see also RG 1 and RG 5/6/4]

      • RG 5/2/5b - Registration and Information Guide, 1993-present
      • RG 5/2/5c - Scholarships and Financial Aid, 1993-present [items also in Oversize Folder 1]
        Scope and Content

        See also RG 7/2/1c and see individual colleges and departartments for specific scholarships.

        May include Stuback Memorial Scholarship; FAFSA; Virginia Tech Presidential Scholarship Initiative; Westmoreland Davis Scholarships; Work study Program

      • RG 5/2/5d - Student Systems Computer Services, 1993-present
  • RG 5/3 - Branch Colleges
    Scope and Content

    May include Community Colleges; Roanoke Technical Institute

  • RG 5/4 - University Calendars, Academic [items also in Oversize Box 1]
    Scope and Content

    May include University Faculty-Staff Planning Calendar; Schedule of lectures

  • RG 5/5 - Cooperative Course
    Scope and Content

    May include Courses by Newspaper Program

  • RG 5/6 - Special Programs
    • RG 5/6/1 - Honors College [formerly University Honors Program, until 2016]
      Scope and Content

      May include McNamara Scholarship; Stamps Leadership Scholarships; Odyssey Fellowships; Calhoun Discovery Program

    • RG 5/6/2 - New Faculty Orientation
    • RG 5/6/3 - Fall Orientation [see also RG 8/2/7] [items also in Oversize Box 1]
    • RG 5/6/4 - Founders Day
      Administrative History

      Initiated during the Virginia Tech Centennial Celebrations in 1972, Founders Day was held annually in the Spring to celebrate the signing of the state legislative bill establishing Virginia Tech on March 19, 1872. The ceremony included the presentation of numerous awards to undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, and alumni, including the William H. Ruffner Medal, awarded since 1976 by the Board of Visitors to individuals who performed notable and distinguished service to the university. Many of these award presentations were moved to the Spring Commencement in 2006.

      Scope and Content

      May include William H. Ruffner Medal [see also RG 1 and RG 5/2/5a]

      • RG 5/6/4 - Founders Day, through 1989 (Information)
      • RG 5/6/4 - Founders Day, through 1989 (Publications)
      • RG 5/6/4 - Founders Day, 1990-present (Information)
    • RG 5/6/5 - Elderhostel
    • RG 5/6/6 - African American Faculty Mentoring Program / Afro-American ABD Fellowship Program
    • RG 5/6/7 - Women's Center at Virginia Tech [items also in Oversize Box 1]
      Administrative History

      In 1995, the Women's Center (RG 5/6/7) began Women's Month, which combined two previous events in the Women's Studies Program (RG 15/24) - Women's Week (RG 15/24/1), begun in 1982, and Women's History Month (RG 15/24/2), started in 1993.

      Scope and Content

      May include Red Flag Campaign; Women's History Month [see also RG 15/24/1 and RG 15/24/2]; VT Women Connect

    • RG 5/6/8 - Office of Academic Enrichment Programs
      Scope and Content

      May include Center for Academic Enrichment and Excellence

  • RG 5/7 - Learning Resources
    • RG 5/7/1 - Learning Resource Center - Film, Photography, Graphics
    • RG 5/7/2 - Learning Resource Center - Instructional Development
  • RG 5/8 - Innovative Instruction and Summer Training Program for High Ability High School Students
    Scope and Content

    May include Teaching Techniques

  • RG 5/9 - Computing and Information Systems [obsolete, 2015; see RG 50]
    Scope and Content

    May include S.N.A.P. (Student News Automated Phoneline)

    • RG 5/9/5 - Internet [obsolete, 2015; see RG 50/6]
      Scope and Content

      May include Graduate theses on internet

  • RG 5/10 - Office of Assessment and Evaluation [items also in Oversize Box 1]
    Administrative History

    The Office of Assessment and Evaluation was formerly called University Planning.

    Scope and Content

    May include Department of University Plan; Program Review; Office of Outcomes Assessment

  • RG 5/11 - Institutional Research and Effectiveness [formerly Institutional Research and Planning Analysis]
  • RG 5/12 - Public Service Department (Information)
  • RG 5/12 - Public Service Department (Publications)
  • RG 5/13 - Diggs Teaching Scholarship Award and Roundtable
  • RG 5/14 - University Leadership Development Program
  • RG 5/15 - Academic Assessment Program
    Scope and Content

    May include Academic Program Review

  • RG 5/16 - University-Wide Information [items also in Oversize Box 1]
    Scope and Content

    See also individual departments, colleges, and offices for their specific rankings.

    May include University-wide rankings; University-wide awards; University-wide surveys; University-wide recognitions; University-wide publicity; Blank cards (thank you, holiday)

  • RG 5/17 - Center for the Arts / Arts programs [see also RG 25/22] [items also in Oversize Box 1]
    Scope and Content

    RG 5/17 covers events hosted by the Center for the Arts. For building information about the Moss Arts Center, see RG 6/3/2b.

    May include various arts programs; Vocal Arts and Music Festival; Anne and Elle Fife Theatre; Street and Davis Performance Hall; Ruth C. Horton Gallery; Miles C. Horton, Jr., Gallery; Sherwood Payne Quillen '71 Reception Gallery; Cube [space]; TEDxVirginiaTech; Summer Chamber Music Series; Women and Minority Artists and Scholars Lecture Series; Moss Arts Center Ambassadors; Music Day

    • RG 5/17/1 - Vocal Arts and Music Festival
  • RG 5/18 - Undergraduate Academic Affairs [items also in Oversize Box 1]
    Scope and Content

    May include Student Athlete Academic Support Services [see also RG 10/11d]; First Year Experiences; Common Book; Undergraduate Academic Integrity / Undergraduate Honor System; Pathways: General Education at Virginia Tech / Pathways to Success; Office of Undergraduate Research; Student Veterans Success / Office of Veterans Services / Austin Excellence Fund for Student Veterans; Undergraduate Advising / Academic Advising Institute (AAI); University Studies; Advising Awards; Undergraduate Education; Student Success Center; Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program [see RG 5/18/1; formerly RG 8/11/2]; XL-Student Experiential Learning Conference; Majors Fair

  • RG 5/19 - Faculty Affairs
    Scope and Content

    May include Faculty recognition; Academy of Faculty Service and Academy of Faculty Leadership; AdvanceVT; Future Faculty Development Program; Faculty writing retreat; Mentoring Program for New Faculty; University Distinguished Professorships; Recruitment Matching Grant

  • RG 5/20 - Inclusion and Diversity [items also in Oversize Box 1]
    Administrative History

    The position of Senior Advisor to the President and Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity was created in 2015, following the creation of the President's Inclusion and Diversity Executive Committee in 2014.

    Scope and Content

    See also RG 8/2/8c.

    May include President's Inclusion and Diversity Executive Council; Off of the Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity; Task Force on Inclusive Excellence; InclusiveVT; #VTUnfinished; Virginia Tribal Summit; ExploreVT; Presidential Principles of Community Award; Black College Institute; Topics related to the university and inclusion/diversity; Gender@VT

  • RG 5/21 - National Capital Region (NCR)
    Scope and Content

    See also colleges and departments for programs offered in the NCR.

    May include Northern Virginia Center administration [see also RG 22/5]; Thinkabit; National Capital Region Research Development Team; Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience [see also RG 14/12]; Virginia Tech Research Center - Arlington; iScholars; Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC)

  • RG 5/22 - Learning Systems Innovation and Effectiveness
    Administrative History

    The Vice Provost for Learning Systems Innovation and Effectiveness was created in 2017.

    Scope and Content

    See also RG 5/24.

  • RG 5/23 - Communications
    Administrative History

    Established September 1, 2017, the Associate Vice Provost for Communications implements an interdepartmental communications program amongst the administrative units of the Office of the Provost.

  • RG 5/24 - Destination Areas and Strategic Growth Areas [see also individual provosts]
    Scope and Content

    See also individual provosts.

    May include Adaptive Brain and Behavior; Creativity + Innovation; Data and Decisions; Economical and Sustainable Materials; Equity and Social Disparity in the Human Condition; Global Systems Science; Integrated Security; Intelligent Infrastructure for Human Centered Communities; +Policy

  • RG 5/25 - Office for Strategic Affairs
    Scope and Content

    See also RG 5.

    May include Strategic Planning Committees; VT Stories; Council on VT History [see also RG 32/3]

  • RG 5/26 - Innovation Campus
    Administrative History

    The Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in Alexandra, Virginia, was announced on November 13, 2018.

    Scope and Content

    May include Amazon in Alexandria

  • RG 5/27 - Academic Resource Management
    Administrative History

    The Vice Provost of Academic Resource Management was formerly the Vice Provost of Resource Management and Institutional Effectiveness.

Record Group 6 - Division of Operations
Administrative History

Established in 1966, the Office of Administration later became the Division of Administrative Services, and in 2017, it became the Division of Operations.

Scope and Content

May include Economic Initiative Plan

  • RG 6 - Division of Operations (Information)
  • RG 6 - Division of Operations (Publications)
  • RG 6a - Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer
    Administrative History

    The position of Senior Vice President for Operations and Administration was established in 2017. The title was later renamed Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer.

  • RG 6/1 - Vice President for Operations
    Administrative History

    The position of Vice-President for Administration was established in 1966 in a reorganization. In 2017, the position became the Vice President for Operations and began reporting to the newly created Senior Vice President for Operations and Administration.

  • RG 6/2 - Capital Construction and Renovations
    Administrative History

    The Office of University Design and Construction was formerly called Physical Plant Planning and Construction. The department was moved to the Facilties Department [RG 6/3]. Around 2016, the department was renamed Facilities Operations and Construction, and around 2017, the department was renamed Capital Construction and Renovations.

    Scope and Content

    See also RG 6/3.

    May include Physical concerns of space

    • RG 6/2 - Capital Construction and Renovations (Information)
    • RG 6/2 - Capital Construction and Renovations (Publications)
  • RG 6/3 - Facilities Department [items also in Oversize Box 1]
    Administrative History

    Facilities Services was formerly the Physical Plant Department and prior to that Buildings and Grounds through 1977. It was renamed the Facilties Department in 2016. This department also oversees Capital Construction and Renovations [RG 6/2].

    Scope and Content

    See also RG 6/2.

    May include University Planning and Architecture [see also RG 6/3/13]; Campus Master Plan; VT Electric Service; Renovation Design section; Public auction; Telecommunications master plan; Wells on campus; Planning and Engineering Department; Dining Hall Operations; Space management program; Girls Day; University Building Official; Construction Management Program; Women in Construction Week

    • RG 6/3 - Facilities Department (Information)
    • RG 6/3 - Facilities Department (Publications and Maps)
    • RG 6/3a - Associate Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer
      Administrative History

      The Vice President for Facilities became the Associate Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer.

    • RG 6/3b - University Campus Master Plan
    • RG 6/3/1 - Police and Security [items also in Oversize Box 1]
      Scope and Content

      See also RG 8/2/8a for Crimes and Misdemeanors.

      May include Safe Ride Program; Bomb hoax; Faculty-Staff Police Academy; Threat Assessment Team

      • RG 6/3/1a - Environmental Health and Safety Services
        Administrative History

        The Office of Safety and Health was renamed Environmental Health and Safety Services in January 1993.

        Scope and Content

        May include Blizzard of 1993; University health and safety policies; Flood of 1992; Virginia Tech Award for Safety Excellence

        • RG 6/3/1a - Environmental Health and Safety Services, through 1991 (Information)
        • RG 6/3/1a - Environmental Health and Safety Services, 1992-present (Information)
        • RG 6/3/1a - Environmental Health and Safety Services (Publications)
    • RG 6/3/2 - Buildings and Grounds
      Scope and Content

      See also RG 6/2 for University Design and Construction.

      • RG 6/3/2a - General buildings
        Scope and Content

        May include Articles on multiple buildings and contruction projects; Bricks for buildings; Dedications of buildings [see also specific buildings]; Faculty apartments; Virginia Tech trails; Alumni Mall; Campus overview

      • RG 6/3/2b - Specific buildings
        • RG 6/3/2b - Specific buildings, A-D
          Scope and Content

          For the Airport, see RG 6/3/3.

          May include Amphitheatre (Garden Theatre) [see also RG 8/8/1b]; Creativity and Innovation District; Anaerobic Bacteria Laboratory

        • RG 6/3/2b - Ambler Johnson Hall (East AJ and West AJ; dorm)
        • RG 6/3/2b - Athletic facilties
          Scope and Content

          See also individual buildings.

          May include Articles on multiple athletic facilities; the Field House (1914-1923); Merryman Center; Jamerson Athletic Center; Beamer-Lawson Indoor Practice Facility; Hahn Hurst Basketball Practice Center; South Recreation Field; Williams Clubhouse; Johnson-Miller Outdoor Track Complex

        • RG 6/3/2b - Burchard Hall
        • RG 6/3/2b - Burruss Hall
          Scope and Content

          May include Carillon [see also RG 6/3/9]

        • RG 6/3/2b - Cassell Coliseum
          Administrative History

          The Student Activities and Physical Education Building was completed in 1964. During initial phases, the building was called the Fieldhouse. It was renamed Cassell Coliseum in 1976.

          Scope and Content

          For the Field House (1914-1923), see Athletic Facilties, RG 6/3/2b.

          May include basketball stadium

        • RG 6/3/2b - Cheatham Hall
          Scope and Content

          May include Kopjafa (April 16, 2007, memorial column)

        • RG 6/3/2b - Classroom Building
        • RG 6/3/2b - Cowgill Hall
        • RG 6/3/2b - Davidson Hall
        • RG 6/3/2b - Derring Hall
        • RG 6/3/2b - Dietrick Dining Hall
        • RG 6/3/2b - Dining Halls
          Scope and Content

          See also individual building names and Dining Services, RG 8/2/1j.

          May include Mess Hall

        • RG 6/3/2b - Dorms, General
          Scope and Content

          See also under specific names.

          May include Articles on multiple dorms; Dormitories; Residence Halls; Praire Quad Residence Hall; Upper quadrangle (eight brick dorms); Lower quadrangle (nine dorms on south side of Drillfield); Building 253 (Extension apartment house, women's auxiliary dorm)

        • RG 6/3/2b - Dorms, A-J
          Scope and Content

          May include Barringer Hall; Brodie Hall; Campbell Hall (west stone dorm); Cochrane Hall; Eggleston Hall (east stone dorm); Johnson Hall

        • RG 6/3/2b - Dorms, K-Q
          Scope and Content

          May include Lee Hall; Major Williams Hall; Miles Hall; Monteith Hall; Newman Hall; O'Shaugnessey Hall; Pritchard Hall; Payne Hall

        • RG 6/3/2b - Dorms, R-Z
          Scope and Content

          May include New Cadet Hall; Shanks Hall (Barracks No. 4 and No. 7 united); Thomas Hall; University Club Building; Vawter Hall; Woolwine House; former Sigma Phi Epsilon house [Sig Ep House] / Innovate

        • RG 6/3/2b - Durham Hall
        • RG 6/3/2b - Specific buildings, E-G
          Scope and Content

          May include Fralin Biotechnology Center / Fralin Life Sciences Institute; Food Science and Technology building; Gazebo; Global Business and Analytics Complex

        • RG 6/3/2b - Engel Hall
          Administrative History

          Completed in 1961, the Biochemistry and Nutrition Building was renamed Engel Hall in 1988.

        • RG 6/3/2b - English Field at Union Park
          Administrative History

          English Field was completed in 1989, and it was renamed English Field at Union Park in 2016.

          Scope and Content

          May include Baseball stadium; Tech Park

        • RG 6/3/2b - Goodwin Hall
          Administrative History

          Initially called the Signature Building, Goodwin Hall was completed in 2014.

        • RG 6/3/2b - Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown (GLC; dorm)
          Administrative History

          The Faculty Center was built in 1935 for faculty housing until 1965. The building was expanded in 1968, when it became the Continuing Education Center. The center was also known as Alumni Hall, the Donaldson Brown Center for Continuing Education, and the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. In 2006, it was renamed the Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown (GLC) and serves as graduate housing and graduate education center.

          Scope and Content

          This is for the physical building. See also RG 26/3, Graduate Life Center programs [obsolete]; RG 22, Graduate School, RG 8/2/1, Housing and Residence Halls, and RG 35/4, Continuing and Professional Education.

          May include Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center; Continuing Education Center

        • RG 6/3/2b - The Grove (The President's Home)
          Administrative History

          The President's Home is also known as The Grove and Building 274.

          Scope and Content

          See also Rainbow Ridge, RG 6/3/2b.

        • RG 6/3/2b - Specific buildings, H-K [items also in Oversize Box 1]
          Scope and Content

          May include Fout Barn; Hutcheson Hall; Holden Hall; Hyperloop test track

        • RG 6/3/2b - Hancock Hall
        • RG 6/3/2b - Hahn Hall
        • RG 6/3/2b - Henderson Hall
        • RG 6/3/2b - Human and Agricultural Biosciences Building
        • RG 6/3/2b - Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center and the Holtzman Alumni Center
          Scope and Content

          See also RG 35/3 for administration and programming.

        • RG 6/3/2b - Johnston Student Center
          Administrative History

          The G. Burke Johnston Student Center was built in 1990. It is known as the Johnston Student Center or the GBJ.

        • RG 6/3/2b - Kelly Hall
          Administrative History

          The Institutte for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS) built the ICTAS Building in 2009. It was renamed Kelly Hall in 2013.

        • RG 6/3/2b - Specific buildings, L-O
          Scope and Content

          May include Martin Observatory; Anderson Observatory; Log cabin and smokehouse; William E. Avery Animal Health and Reserch Center; National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence

        • RG 6/3/2b - Lane Hall
          Administrative History

          Barracks No. 1, a dormitory, opened in 1988. In 1952, it was renamed Lane Hall. In 1967, the dormitory was turned into an academic building, and in 2015, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

        • RG 6/3/2b - Lane Stadium
        • RG 6/3/2b - Litton-Reeves Hall
          Administrative History

          The Animal Sciences Building was dedicated in 1981 and rededicated as Litton-Reaves Hall in 1989.

        • RG 6/3/2b - McBryde Hall
          Administrative History

          The original McBryde Hall was completed in 1917 and razed in 1966. It was replaced with the new McBryde Hall in 1971.

        • RG 6/3/2b - McComas Hall
          Administrative History

          A recreation and wellness center was first proposed in 1989. After delays, the Student Health and Fitness Center was completed in 1998. It was renamed McComas Hall.

        • RG 6/3/2b - Moss Center for the Arts
        • RG 6/3/2b - Newman Library
          Administrative History

          The Carol M. Newman Library opened in 1955, on the same location of the previous library, which burned down in 1953.

          Scope and Content

          See also RG 23, University Libraries.

        • RG 6/3/2b - Norris Hall
          Administrative History

          The New Engineering Building was completed in 1962. It was renamed Norris Hall in 1967. The hall was one of the sites of the April 16, 2007, tragedy, where 30 of 32 faculty and students were killed.

        • RG 6/3/2b - Owens Dining Hall
        • RG 6/3/2b - Specific buildings, P-R
          Scope and Content

          For Pete Dye River Course, see Virginia Tech Golf Course, RG 6/3/7.

          May include Rainbow Ridge (president's home, 1970-1989); Plantation Road Research Park Facility; Research and Demonstration Facility

        • RG 6/3/2b - Pamplin Hall
          Administrative History

          The new Commerce Hall was opened in 1957, and it was renamed Pamplin Hall in 1969. (The original Commerce Hall was demolished in 1957.)

        • RG 6/3/2b - Prices Fork Research Station
          Scope and Content

          May include Prices Fork Research Facility; Environmental Systems Laboratory and FutureHAUS fire in 2017 [see also RG 14/8 for FutureHAUS]

        • RG 6/3/2b - Randolph Hall
          Administrative History

          Completed in the summer of 1952, the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory was renamed Randolph Hall in December.

        • RG 6/3/2b - Rector Field House
          Administrative History

          The Charles W. Rector Field House was completed in 1971.

          Scope and Content

          May include Madison Square Garden track

        • RG 6/3/2b - Rector Tennis Pavilion
        • RG 6/3/2b - Robeson Hall
          Administrative History

          The Physics Building opened in 1960, renamed Robeson Hall in 1969.

          Scope and Content

          May include Nuclear reactor [see also RG 15/9 and RG 18/9]

        • RG 6/3/2b - Specific buildings, S-T
          Scope and Content

          May include Student Services Building; Sterrett Facilities Complex; Smyth Hall; Seitz Hall; Theatre 101; Schiffert Health Center building; Shanks Hall; Smith Career Center; Sardo Pallet and Container Research Laboratory; Snyder Flagpole Plaza (Upper Quad)

        • RG 6/3/2b - Shultz Dining Hall
        • RG 6/3/2b - Slusher Hall (dorm)
        • RG 6/3/2b - Squires Student Center
          Scope and Content

          May include Squires Student Center's 75th Anniversary; Perspective Gallery; Student Activities Building

        • RG 6/3/2b - Steger Hall
        • RG 6/3/2b - Torgersen Hall
          Administrative History

          Torgersen Hall was completed in 2000. Prior to completion, the building was called Advanced Communications and Information Technology Center.

          Scope and Content

          May include Torg Bridge

        • RG 6/3/2b - Turner Place (dining hall)
        • RG 6/3/2b - Specific buildings, U-Z
          Scope and Content

          See RG 6/3/9 for War Memorial Chapel and Memorial Court (pylons, cenotaph).

          May include University City Office Building; Visitor's Center; Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center; Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine building; VPI-Blacksburg Sewage Plant; VPI-Blacksburg Water Plant; Virginia Automation Park; University Bookstore; VirginiaTech Carolion School of Medicine and Medical Research Institute building; Virginia Tech Research Center - Arlington building; Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History

        • RG 6/3/2b - Wallace Hall
        • RG 6/3/2b - War Memorial Hall
          Scope and Content

          May include War Memorial Gym

        • RG 6/3/2b - Whittemore Hall
      • RG 6/3/2c - Stone for VPI Buildings, Hokie Stone
      • RG 6/3/2d - Solitude
      • RG 6/3/2f - Grounds, General
        Scope and Content

        May include Campus landscape architect; Sycamore on Henderson Lawn; Campus trees and campus plants; International Peace Garden; Walkways; Tree Campus USA; Kiosks and navigation signage; William Addison Caldwell Historical Marker Unveiling; 125th Anniversary Grove; Pet Waste Station

      • RG 6/3/2f - Grounds, Stadium Woods
    • RG 6/3/3 - Airport
      Scope and Content

      May include Virginia Tech Aviation Hall of Fame

    • RG 6/3/4 - Parking
      Scope and Content

      See also RG 6/3/8 for Roads.

      May include General parking; Traffic; Office of Parking and Transportation; Fleet Services; Heads Up Hokies

      • RG 6/3/4 - Parking (Information)
      • RG 6/3/4 - Parking (Publications)
      • RG 6/3/4a - Traffic and Parking Regulations
    • RG 6/3/5 - Transportation
      Scope and Content

      May include Motor Pool / Carpool; Bicycles; Alternative Transportation; Roam NRV bike share; Blacksburg-Roanoke Smart-Way Shuttle

    • RG 6/3/6 - Sustainability
      Administrative History

      The Office of Energy and Sustainability was split into separate offices of Energy Management and of Sustainability in 2018.

      Scope and Content

      May include Energy Crisis (1973-1974); Energy Conservation; Utilities / Electric Service; Campus Sustainability / Environmental Initiatives; Sustainability Week; Green RFP Program; LEED Certification [see also individual buildings in RG 6/3/2b]

      • RG 6/3/6a - Blacksburg-Virginia Tech (Blacksburg-VPI) Sanitation Authority
      • RG 6/3/6b - Coal Mines / Coal Power Plant and Protests
    • RG 6/3/7 - Virginia Tech Golf Course
      Administrative History

      The Virginia Tech Golf Course opened on July 1, 1974, and the Virginia Tech Foundation acquired the Pete Dye River Course in 2002.

      Scope and Content

      May include Pete Dye River Course; Golf Shop/Pro Shop

    • RG 6/3/8 - Roads, Specific
      Scope and Content

      See also RG 6/3/4.

      May include Animal Husbandry Road / Plantation Road

    • RG 6/3/9 - War Memorial Chapel
      Scope and Content

      May include Memorial Court; Pylons; Cenotaph; Carillon [see also RG 6/3/2b, Burruss Hall]

    • RG 6/3/10 - Printing Department
      Scope and Content

      May include Campus Mail Service; Hokie Print

    • RG 6/3/11 - Virginia Tech Recycling (VTR) [items also in Oversize Box 1]
    • RG 6/3/12 - Drillfield
      Scope and Content

      See also Buildings and Grounds [RG 6/3/2].

    • RG 6/3/13 - University Planning
      Administrative History

      The Office of University Planning was established as the Office of Campus Planning, Space, and Real Estate in 2010, when the offices of Real Estate Management and the University Architect merged.

      Scope and Content

      See also RG 6/2 and 6/3.

      May include University Architect

  • RG 6/4 - Department of Human Resources
    Administrative History

    The Department of Human Resources was formerly the Personnel Department until June 1979 and the Department of Employee Relations after that. The Vice President for Human Resources position was created in August 2017.

    Scope and Content

    May include Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC); Office of Health and Safety Regulatory Programs; Staff (Non-professional); Hokies Live Well

    • RG 6/4 - Department of Human Resources (Information)
    • RG 6/4 - Department of Human Resources (Publications)
    • RG 6/4/1 - Director
    • RG 6/4/2 - Employment Division
      Scope and Content

      May include Dual Career Program

      • RG 6/4/2 - Employment Division (Information)
      • RG 6/4/2 - Employment Division (Publications)
    • RG 6/4/3 - Classification, Compensation, and Benefits Division
      Scope and Content

      May include Customer Service Recognition Program; Faculty-staff pay, wages, and salaries

      • RG 6/4/3 - Classification, Compensation, and Benefits Division (Information)
      • RG 6/4/3 - Classification, Compensation, and Benefits Division (Publications)
      • RG 6/4/3a - Citations and Awards
        Scope and Content

        May include Citations for Meritorious Service [see also RG 1]; President's Award for Excellence; Governor's Award; Service Recognition Program

      • RG 6/4/3b - Classified Employee Handbook
      • RG 6/4/3c - Tax Sheltered Annuities (includes U.S. Savings Bonds)
      • RG 6/4/3d - Retirement
      • RG 6/4/3e - Health Care Benefits
        Scope and Content

        May include Worker's Compensation; Insurance

        • RG 6/4/3e - Health Care Benefits (Information)
        • RG 6/4/3e - Health Care Benefits (Publications)
    • RG 6/4/4 - Employee Relations [formerly Employee Relations and Training Division]
    • RG 6/4/5 - Equity and Accessibility [obsolete, 2018; see RG 6/19] [items also in Oversize Box 1]
      Administrative History

      The Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Division was renamed the Office of Equity and Inclusion. In July 2008, the Office of Multicultural Affairs [RG 8/11] merged into the Office for Equity and Inclusion. Later the office was renamed the Office for Equity and Accessibility. The office moved directly under the Senior Vice President for Operations and Administration in 2018 [RG 6/19].

      Scope and Content

      See also RG 30/6 and RG 30/7.

      May include Compliance Review; Accessibility; Affirmative Action; Title IX and Sexual Harrassment Training; ADA and Accessibility Services; National Disability Employment Awareness Month

      • RG 6/4/5a - Women's Concerns (EEO) [obsolete, 2018; see RG 6/19]
        Scope and Content

        May include Coordinating Council for Women's Concerns

    • RG 6/4/6 - Payroll and Records Division [obsolete; see RG 7/2/2]
      Administrative History

      In 1989, the Payroll and Records Division moved to the Controller's Office in 1989.

      Scope and Content

      Although the Payroll and Records Division moved to the Controller's Office in 1989, some later items may be filed in RG 6/4/6.

      • RG 6/4/6 - Payroll and Records Division (Information)
      • RG 6/4/6 - Payroll and Records Division (Publications)
    • RG 6/4/7 - University Organizational and Professional Development (UOPD) [formerly Employee Career Development Program]
      Scope and Content

      May include Diversity Education and Initiatives; Diversity Development Institute; Staff Diversity Development Group; Employee Development Certificate Program; Management workshops

      • RG 6/4/7a - Credit Union of Virginia Tech [obsolete, 2003]
        Administrative History

        The Credit Union of Virginia Tech, previously called the Virginia Tech Employees Credit Union, changed from an employer-based membership to community-based and became the Freedom First Credit Union in 2003.

    • RG 6/4/8 - Resource and Referral Service [see also RG 6/4/11]
    • RG 6/4/9 - Consolidated Risk Management Services (CRMS) [obsolete, July 1992; see RG 7/7]
      Administrative History

      The Consolidated Risk Management Services (CRMS) moved from the Office of Administration to the Controller's Office and became the Office of Risk Management in July 1992.

      Scope and Content

      May include Worker's Compensation

    • RG 6/4/10 - CommonHealth Employee Wellness Program
    • RG 6/4/11 - Office of Family Support
      Administrative History

      The Office of Family Support has also been known as Family and Work/Life Resources.

  • RG 6/5 - Information Services [See also RG 21/3]
    Scope and Content

    May include Motion Picture Unit at VPI; Techgram; Speaker Bureau

    • RG 6/5a - Press Releases (Agriculture)
    • RG 6/5b - Press Releases (General)
    • RG 6/5c - Information Services Name Change (University Name Controversy)
      Scope and Content

      May include University Name Committee

    • RG 6/5d - "Mountains and Motorboards"
      Scope and Content

      May include Context [obsolete]

    • RG 6/5e - Television/Radio
    • RG 6/5f - Virginia Tech-Blacksburg Relations
      Scope and Content

      May include Town Gown meetings; Baldwin Memorial Town and Gown Award

    • RG 6/5g - Photographic Services
  • RG 6/6 - Virginia Tech Services, Inc.
    Admininstrative History

    Formed in May 1967 as a non-profit organization, Virginia Tech Services, Inc., provides services and supplies to students, staff, and faculty. It was called VPI Facilities, Inc., until 1993. Sometimes, it has been referred to as University Services and Auxiliary Services or University Services and Auxiliary Enterprise. VT Services is in charge of the University Bookstores, which were previously administered by the Athletics Association.

    Scope and Content

    May include Follett Higher Education Group Inc.

    • RG 6/6/1 - University Bookstore [items also in Oversize Box 1]
    • RG 6/6/2 - Volume Two Bookstore
      Scope and Content

      May include Volume II Bookstore

    • RG 6/6/3 - Virginia Tech Merchandise
  • RG 6/7 - University Legal Counsel
    Scope and Content

    May include University Copyright Policy; Patent Policy.

    See also Crimes and Misdemeanors [RG 8/2/8a].

    • RG 6/7/3 - Lawsuits Involving Virginia Tech
      Scope and Content

      May include Title IX lawsuit over women's athletics

      • RG 6/7/3a - Brzonkala, Christy, lawsuit
      • RG 6/7/3b - Rogers, Craig A., lawsuit
      • RG 6/7/3c - Hokie Real Estate lawsuit
      • RG 6/7/3d - Sharon Maron, Erin Hofberg, and Getra Hanes lawsuit
  • RG 6/8 - Purchasing Department [obsolete, 2019; see RG 7/8]
    Scope and Content

    May include Loans to students

    Administrative History

    The Purchasing Department became the Procurement Department [RG 7/8].

  • RG 6/9 - Central Stores
    Scope and Content

    May include Faculty Travel Expense Controversy

  • RG 6/10 - Classified Staff Affairs Committee
  • RG 6/11 - Virginia Government Employees' Association (VGA)
    • RG 6/11/1 - Virginia Tech Employees' Association (VTEA)
  • RG 6/12 - Staff Senate
    Scope and Content

    May include James D. McComas Staff Leadership Seminar; McComas Staff Leadership Award

  • RG 6/13 - Staff Appreciation Day (began Spring 1993)
  • RG 6/15 - Emergency Management
    Scope and Content

    May include VT Alerts; Emergency information and closures; Travel health notices; Weather emergencies; StormReady University; American Red Cross Month

  • RG 6/16 - Business Services
  • RG 6/17 - Vice President for Policy and Governance
    Administrative History

    The position of Vice President for Policy and Governance was created in August 2017 under the Senior Vice President for Operations and Administration.

    Scope and Content

    May include President's Committee on Governance; VT Principles of Shared Governance

  • RG 6/18 - Vice President for Business Affairs
    Administrative History

    The position of Vice President for Business Affairs was created in October 2018 under the Senior Vice President for Operations and Administration.

  • RG 6/19 - Office for Equity and Accessibility
    Administrative History

    Previously in the Division of Human Resources [RG 6/4/5], the office moved to directly under the Senior Vice President for Operations and Administration in 2018.

    Scope and Content

    May include Title IX

Record Group 7 - Office of Finance
Scope and Content

May include University Controller; Travel and expense management systems

Administrative History

The position of Vice-President for Finance was created in 1968, and by 2017, the title changed to the Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer. However, the duties of this office can be traced to the appointment of the first treasurer in 1872. In 1920, the Office of Business Manager was established and the duties of the treasurer were coordinated with this new office. From 1966 to 1968, this office was under the Vice-President for Administration.

  • RG 7 - Office of Finance (Information)
  • RG 7 - Office of Finance (Publications)
  • RG 7 - Insurance Survey, 1931
  • RG 7/1 - Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
    Administrative History

    The Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer was formerly the Vice President for Finance and Treasurer and formerly Vice President for Finance. The position briefly disappeared, when the Vice President for Finance took on a new position as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer. In 2017, the position began reporting to the newly created Senior Vice President for Operations and Administration [RG 6].

    Scope and Content

    See RG 4/3 for William E. Lavery's files as Vice President for Finance.

    May include Vice President for Finance Internship Program; Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer

  • RG 7/2 - Business Manager
    • RG 7/2 - Business Manager, 1961-1964
    • RG 7/2/1 - Treasurer
      Scope and Content

      See also RG 7/4 for university budget and RG 27 for university endowment.

      May include Capital and Outlay Requests [see also library catalog]

      • RG 7/2/1a - Tuition and Fees
        Scope and Content

        May include University Bursar

        • RG 7/2/1a - Tuition and Fees (Information)
        • RG 7/2/1a - Tuition and Fees (Publications)
      • RG 7/2/1b - Foundry Educational Foundation
      • RG 7/2/1c - Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid [obsolete; merged into Division of Enrollment Services, September 1992; see RG 5/2/5c]
    • RG 7/2/2 - Accounting
      Scope and Content

      May include Payroll

  • RG 7/3 - The Computing Center [obsolete, 2015; see RG 50]
    Scope and Content

    May include Climatologist; Telephone service

    • RG 7/3 - Director of the Computing Center (Information)
    • RG 7/3 - Director of the Computing Center (Publications)
    • RG 7/3 - The Computing Center (Publications and Newsletters)
    • RG 7/3/1 - Communications Network Services (CNS) [obsolete, 2015; see RG 50/6]
      Scope and Content

      May include Student Telecommunications

  • RG 7/4 - Office of Budget and Financial Planning
    Scope and Content

    May include Bonds; Case for Space; Campus Development Plan; Faculty Salaries; University finances and university funding; State funding [see also RG 40/4b, Virginia House and Senate bills]

    • RG 7/4 - Fiscal Planning and Budget Office, through 1989 (Information)
    • RG 7/4 - Fiscal Planning and Budget Office, 1990 (Information)
    • RG 7/4 - Fiscal Planning and Budget Office, 1991-present (Information)
    • RG 7/4 - Fiscal Planning and Budget Office (Publications)
  • RG 7/5 - Director of Systems Office/Development
  • RG 7/6 - Director of Contract and Grant Administration
  • RG 7/7 - Office of Risk Management
    Administrative History

    In July 1992, the Office of Risk Management formed when the Consolidated Risk Management Services (CRMS) [RG 6/4/9] moved from the Office of Administration to the Controller's Office.

    Scope and Content

    May include Student insurance

  • RG 7/8 - Procurement Department
    Administrative History

    The Procurement Department was formerly the Property Management Office and the Purchasing Department [RG 6/8].

    Scope and Content

    May include Surplus property management; Supplier Diversity Program / Supplier Opportunity Program; Small, Woman-owned, and Minority-owned (SWaM) businesses and vendors; HokieMart

  • RG 7/9 - Internal Audit Department [formerly Department of Internal Audit and Management Services]
  • RG 7/10 - Hokie Passport Services
Record Group 8 - Division of Student Affairs (DSA)
Administrative History

In 1923, a Dean of Students was appointed by the Board of Visitors. However, this position was dissolved in 1924 and its duties transferred to the Dean of the College. Then in 1939, a Civilian Student Advisor was appointed. A Director of Student Affairs was appointed in 1945. From 1952-58, the position was called Director of Students and Coordinator of Student Activities. The position became Director of Student Affairs and Dean of Students in 1963. On September 1, 1968, the position of Vice President for Student Affairs was established.

Scope and Content

May include Student Legal Services; Women Artists and Scholars Lecture Series; Aspirations for Student Learning; Keystone Experience; Office of Student Conduct; Alumni Scholar of Practice; Student personnel / student workers; Aspire!; FORWARD Campaign

  • RG 8 - Division of Student Affairs (DSA) (Information)
  • RG 8 - Division of Student Affairs (DSA) (Publications) [items also in Oversize Box 1]
  • RG 8 - Alcohol and Drug Use [see also RG 8/6 and RG 8/15] [items also in Oversize Box 1]
  • RG 8/1 - Vice President for Student Affairs
    Scope and Content

    May include Confederate flag in Coliseum; Flags (Batter E and Coliseum)

    • RG 8/1 - Vice President for Student Affairs (Information)
    • RG 8/1 - Vice President for Student Affairs (Publications)
  • RG 8/2 - Dean of Students
    Administrative History

    The Dean of Students was formerly the Dean for Student Services and Programs.

    Scope and Content

    May include Student identification cards

    • RG 8/2 - Dean of Students (Information)
    • RG 8/2 - Dean of Students (Publications)
    • RG 8/2/1 - Housing and Residence Halls [items also in Oversize Box 1]
      Scope and Content

      May include Living-learning communities; Tenant's Union; Residential colleges; Hokie Helpers at move-in; Aims of Education address; Residential life and dining programs; Residential and dining programs; Housing and Dining Services; Cultural dorm

      • RG 8/2/1 - Housing and Residence Halls (Information, through 1989)
      • RG 8/2/1 - Housing and Residence Halls (Information, 1990-present)
      • RG 8/2/1a - General Publications
      • RG 8/2/1b - General Forms
      • RG 8/2/1c - Summer Conference Housing (Publications)
      • RG 8/2/1d - Housing/Dining Service Contracts (Publications)
      • RG 8/2/1e - Residence Life Judicial System (Publications)
      • RG 8/2/1f - Laundry Services (Publications)
      • RG 8/2/1g - Graduate and Professional Housing (Publications)
      • RG 8/2/1h - Off-Campus Housing (Publications)
      • RG 8/2/1i - Resident Advisors (RAs)
      • RG 8/2/1j - Dining Services [formerly Culinary Services]
        Scope and Content

        See also RG 6/3/2b, Dining Halls. May include Hokie Grill; Food trucks; SmartLIFE; Homefield Farm [see also RG 13/11 and RG 13/21]

        • RG 8/2/1j - Dining Services (Information)
        • RG 8/2/1j - Dining Services (Publications)
      • RG 8/2/1k - Residence Hall Federation
        • RG 8/2/1k - Residence Hall Federation (Information)
        • RG 8/2/1k - Residence Hall Federation (Publications)
      • RG 8/2/1l - Greek Housing [obsolete, 2016; see also RG 31/12; RG 8/14]
        Scope and Content

        Includes Fraternity and Sorority Housing

    • RG 8/2/2 - Placement Services [obsolete, 2015; see RG 8/10]
      Scope and Content

      May include Employment placement for graduating students

      • RG 8/2/2 - Placement (Information)
      • RG 8/2/2 - Placement (Publications, General)
      • RG 8/2/2a - Career Guidance Week
      • RG 8/2/2b - Alumni Placement Bulletin
      • RG 8/2/2c - Virginia Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (VOICC) (Publications)
      • RG 8/2/2d - Placement Services Bulletin
      • RG 8/2/2e - Reports
      • RG 8/2/2f - Forms
    • RG 8/2/3 - Student Engagement and Campus Life [items also in Oversize Box 1]
      Administrative History

      Student Engagement and Campus Life has been known by several names, including Student Union, University Unions and Student Activities (UUSA), and Student Centers and Activities.

      Scope and Content

      See also RG 8/8 and RG 8/9.

      May include Perspective Gallery; Squires Student Center information; Martin Luther King Day [see also RG 8/16]; VT Engage / Campus Kitchen at Virginia Tech [obsolete; see RG 8/19]; Clinton Global Initiative University; Student engagement programs; Passport Acceptance Facility; Plays and concerts (not Virginia Tech); Students for Choice; Virginia Tech Union [see also RG 31/19]

      • RG 8/2/3 - Information
      • RG 8/2/3 - Publications, General
      • RG 8/2/3 - Publications, Theatre Events [items also in Oversize Box 1]
      • RG 8/2/3 - Publications, Music, Film, Dance, etc. [items also in Oversize Box 1]
      • RG 8/2/3 - Publications, Calendars of Events [items also in Oversize Folder 1 and Oversize Box 1]
        Scope and Content

        May include Virginia Tech Union calendars

      • RG 8/2/3a - Student Organization and Leadership Development [items also in Oversize Box 1]
        Administrative History

        In November 1992, the Office of Student Organizations Programs became the Leadership and Student Organization Programs. It later was renamed Student Organization and Leadership Development.

        Scope and Content

        May include University Student Leadership Awards; Order of the Gavel (student organization leaders honor society)

    • RG 8/2/4 - Religious Affairs [see also RG 31/10]
    • RG 8/2/5 - International Students [see also RG 31/6]
      Scope and Content

      See RG 22 for International graduate students.

      May include International Students, Selective Service; Foreign students; Cranwell International Center; International undergraduate students; International VOICES initiative

    • RG 8/2/6 - Student Development Services (includes Black Mentor Program)
      Scope and Content

      May include Black Mentor Program; Student Mentor Program

      • RG 8/2/6a - Interfraternity Council [obsolete, 2016; see RG 8/14]
      • RG 8/2/6b - Panhellenic Council [obsolete, 2016; see RG 8/14]
      • RG 8/2/6c - Judicial Affairs
      • RG 8/2/6d - Black Greek Council [obsolete, 2016; see RG 8/14]
      • RG 8/2/6e - Black Organizations Council
        Scope and Content

        May include Kente Ceremony

      • RG 8/2/6f - Black Student Alliance [see also RG 8/2/8] [items also in Oversize Box 1]
    • RG 8/2/7 - Student Orientation [items also in Oversize Box 1]
      Scope and Content

      See also RG 5/6/3 for Fall Orientation. May include Hokie Camp; Hokie Hi!; New Student Programs [obsolete, Spring 2019; see RG 8/2/10]; Welcome Weekend

    • RG 8/2/8 - Student Unrest, Troubles, and Protests [items also in Oversize Box 1]
      Scope and Content

      May include Demonstrations; Iranian Crisis; Teach-ins [see also RG 8/2/8c]; Program for Alternate Choice (PAC), March 1971

      • RG 8/2/8 - Student Unrest, Troubles, and Protests, pre-1980
      • RG 8/2/8 - Student Unrest, Troubles, and Protests, 1980
      • RG 8/2/8a - Crimes and Misdemeanors, through 1979
      • RG 8/2/8a - Crimes and Misdemeanors, 1980-1989
      • RG 8/2/8a - Crimes and Misdemeanors, 1990-present
      • RG 8/2/8a - Cadet Scandal, 1988
      • RG 8/2/8b - Operation Tech-Sled [see also RG 31/14]
      • RG 8/2/8c - Issues concerning People of Color, Racial and Ethnic Minorities
        Scope and Content

        See also RG 5/20 for Inclusion and Diversity.

        May include Indigenous Peoples Day

        • RG 8/2/8c - Issues concerning People of Color, Racial and Ethnic Minorities, 1960-1989
        • RG 8/2/8c - Issues concerning People of Color, Racial and Ethnic Minorities, 1990-present
        • RG 8/2/8c - Racism [items also in Oversize Box 1]
      • RG 8/2/8d - Vietnam to Iran, 1965-1979
      • RG 8/2/8e - Persian Gulf War
      • RG 8/2/8f - Guns on campus
    • RG 8/2/9 - Visitation
    • RG 8/2/10 - New Student and Family Programs [items also in Oversize Box 1]
      Administrative History

      Parent-Family Programs merged with New Student Programs to become New Student and Family Programs in Spring 2019.

      Scope and Content

      See RG 8/2/7 for Student Orientation and Hokie Camp.

      May include Parents' Week; Family Weekend; Family Relations; Family of the Year Award; Hokie Parents Fund; Hokie Family Annual Fund; Family Day

    • RG 8/2/11 - Multicultural Awareness Programs (MAPs) [obsolete, October 1999; see RG 8/11]
    • RG 8/2/12 - Virginia Governor's Fellows Program
  • RG 8/3 - Women Students / Coeducation
    • RG 8/3/1 - Oak Lane Brigade
  • RG 8/4 - Corps of Cadets / Commandant of Cadets [items also in Oversize Box 1]
    Scope and Content

    See also RG 8/4/2a.

    May include R.O.T.C.; Air R.O.T.C.; Armistice Day; Cadet Honor Court; Campus Man of the Year, 1960; Coat of Arms; Color Guard; Commissions; Student organizations and publications: Angel Flight; Army Blades; Arnold Air Society [see also RG 31/5]; Association of the U. S. Army; Conrad Cavalry; Eagle Scout Association; Gregory Guard; Military Recruiting; Military Uniforms; Navy Sailing Team; Navy Seam Preparatory Team; Raiders Platoon; Rat Parade [see also Historical Photograph Collection]; Regimental Band (Highty Tighties); Recruiting Outstanding Cadets (ROC); Rifle Team; Society of Military Engineers; Sash and Sabre Society; Scabbard and Blade (honorary military society); Skipper Crew; Sword (Ceremonial, VPI-VMI Game); Veterans Day events; Foster Parent Plan; U.S. Presidential Inauguration; Memorial Day Parade; Skydiving Club [see also RG 31/15]; John E. Hill Memorial Award [see also RG 29/1/1]; Growley / Tank dog mascot; Hokie Hero program / Cadets presenting colors

    • RG 8/4/1 - Highty Tighties
      Scope and Content

      May include Corp Band; Band Day

    • RG 8/4/1 - Highty Tighties (Publications)
    • RG 8/4/2 - Corps and Commandant of Cadets
      • RG 8/4/2 - Commandant of Cadets, 1960-1979 (Information)
      • RG 8/4/2 - Commandant of Cadets, 1950-1974 (Publications)
      • RG 8/4/2a - Corps of Cadets articles, 1980-1992 (Information)
      • RG 8/4/2a - Corps of Cadets articles, 1993-present (Information)
        Scope and Content

        See also RG 8/4.

      • RG 8/4/2b - Corps of Cadets memos and correspondence (Information)
    • RG 8/4/3 - Military Ceremonies, 1970-present
      Scope and Content

      May include Commissioning ceremonies; Awards ceremonies; Military Ball; Football game flag honors

    • RG 8/4/4 - Corps of Cadets History
      • RG 8/4/4a - Women in the Corps of Cadets, 1973-present
      • RG 8/4/4b - World War I
        Scope and Content

        May include Aviation History

      • RG 8/4/4c - World War II
        Scope and Content

        See also RG 29d, V.P.I. Alumni Association World War II Alumni Cards.

    • RG 8/4/5 - Corps of Cadets (Publications)
    • RG 8/4/6 - Major General W. Thomas Rice Center for Leader Development
      Scope and Content

      May include Cutchins Distinguished Lecture; Leaders in Action Program

    • RG 8/4/7 - Medal of Honor
    • RG 8/4/8 - Skipper (cannon)
  • RG 8/5 - Director of Counseling Services [obsolete, 2015; see RG 8/10; formerly Placement and Guidance]
    • RG 8/5 - Director of Counseling Services (Information)
    • RG 8/5 - Director of Counseling Services (Publications)
  • RG 8/6 - Director of Health Services
    Scope and Content

    May include AIDS, H.I.V.; LifeFest; STARS; TAP; Infirmary [see also Henderson Hall, RG 6/3/2b]; Schiffert Health Center; Brain Injury Awareness Week

    • RG 8/6 - Director of Health Services (Information)
    • RG 8/6 - Director of Health Services (Publications)
    • RG 8/6/1 - Sports Medicine
      Scope and Content

      See also RG 10 for Department of Athletics.

    • RG 8/6/2 - Health Services - Procedures
      • RG 8/6/2 - "The Procedure Manual of the Virginia Tech Student Health Services", 1985-1986
    • RG 8/6/3 - Cardiac Therapy and Intervention Center
  • RG 8/7 - Director for Cooperative Education (Information)
  • RG 8/7 - Director for Cooperative Education (Publications)
  • RG 8/8 - Campus Life
    Scope and Content

    May include Voting and elections (local, state, national); ExperienceVT blog; Peace Corps

    • RG 8/8 - Campus Life, through 1979
    • RG 8/8 - Campus Life, 1980-present
    • RG 8/8/1 - Recreation [items also in Oversize Box 1]
      Scope and Content

      May include Intramural Sports; Department of Recreational Sports (Rec Sports) [see also RG 17/5]; Concerts [see also RG 5/17 and RG 8/2/3]; Snowball Fight; Venture Out

      • RG 8/8/1a - Miss Virginia Tech Pagent
      • RG 8/8/1b - Duck Pond
        Scope and Content

        May include Amphitheatre (Garden Theatre) [see also RG 6/3/2b]; Solitude [See also RG 6/3/2b]; Ice Pond; Gazebo

    • RG 8/8/2 - Accidents and Deaths
      Scope and Content

      See also Crimes and Misdemeanors [RG 8/2/8a].

    • RG 8/8/3 - Campus Speakers [items also in Oversize Box 1]
      Scope and Content

      May include Student-Faculty Convocation

      • RG 8/8/3 - Campus Speakers, through 1990 (Information)
      • RG 8/8/3 - Campus Speakers, 1991-1992 (Information)
      • RG 8/8/3 - Campus Speakers, 1993-present (Information)
      • RG 8/8/3 - Campus Speakers (Publications)
      • RG 8/8/3a - National Speakers Forum [items also in Oversize Box 1]
      • RG 8/8/3b - Cranwell International Center Speakers [see also RG 22/6]
      • RG 8/8/3c - Student Union Speakers
      • RG 8/8/3d - Racial and Ethnic Minorities Speakers
      • RG 8/8/3e - Wesley Foundation Speakers
      • RG 8/8/3f - Presidential Symposium
      • RG 8/8/3g - Alfred C. Payne Lectureship
      • RG 8/8/3h - Virginia Tech Distinguished Speakers Series [items also in Oversize Box 1]
    • RG 8/8/4 - Black History Month (Information)
    • RG 8/8/4 - Black History Month (Publications) [items also in Oversize Box 1]
  • RG 8/9 - Campus Events [items also in Oversize Box 1]
    Scope and Content

    See also RG 8/8 and RG 8/2/3.

    May include Gobblerfest; Drillfield performances

  • RG 8/10 - Career and Professional Development
    Administrative History

    Career Services changed its name to Career and Professional Development on July 1, 2016.

    Scope and Content

    See also RG 8/2/2 and RG 8/5.

  • RG 8/11 - Office of Multicultural Affairs [obsolete, July 2008; see RG 6/4/5]
    Scope and Content

    May include Office of the Vice President for Multicultural Affairs

    Administrative History

    In July 2008, the Office of Multicultural Affairs merged into the Office for Equity and Inclusion [RG 6/4/5].

  • RG 8/12 - Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
    Scope and Content

    May include Sally Bohland Excellence in Access and Inclusion Award; Werth Testing Center

  • RG 8/13 - Cook Counseling Center [items also in Oversize Box 1]
    Scope and Content

    May include University Counseling Center; Virginia Tech Mental Health Task Force; VT Therapy Dogs

  • RG 8/14 - Fraternity and Sorority Life
    Scope and Content

    May include Interfraternity Council; National Pan‐Hellenic Council; Panhellenic Council; United Council of Fraternities and Sororities

  • RG 8/15 - Hokie Wellness
    Scope and Content

    May include Supervisor Spotlight Award; Elder Care Symposium

  • RG 8/16 - Cultural and Community Centers (CCC)
    Administrative History

    In 2017, the Intercultural Engagement Center (IEC) changed its name to Cultural and Community Centers.

    Scope and Content

    May include Black Cultural Center [see also RG 8/8/4 for Black History Month and RG 31/6/1]; Multicultural Center; LGBTQ+ Resource Center; El Centro Hispanic and Latino Cultural Center; American Indian and Indigenous Community Center; Martin Luther King Celebrations [see also RG 8/2/3]; Intercultural Engagement Center (IEC); Asian Cultural Engagement Center (ACE) [formerly Asian American Cultural Center]; Pride Week; Latinx Symposium; Cultural Achievement Ceremonies; Hispanic Heritage Month

  • RG 8/17 - Division Advancement
    Scope and Content

    May include Inspiring Women in Lifelong Leadership (I WILL)

  • RG 8/18 - Corps Museum
  • RG 8/19 - VT Engage
    Scope and Content

    See also RG 8/2/3.

    May include Campus Kitchen

Record Group 9 - University Council
Administrative History

The Council of Administration was created in 1920. In 1966, the name changed to the University Council.

Scope and Content

May include University Policies [see also RG 6/17]; Firearms Control [see also ON CAMPUS, LD5655/A3/O54 in library catalog]; Official holidays; Non-discrimination policy [see also RG 5/20]

  • RG 9 - University Council (Information)
  • RG 9 - University Council (Publications)
  • RG 9a - Minutes
  • RG 9b - Committee Reports
  • RG 9c - Course Proposals and Degree Programs
    Scope and Content

    May include New and proposed majors

  • RG 9/1 - Commission on Faculty Affairs of University Council
    Scope and Content

    May include Student Perceptions of Teaching (SPOT) [see also RG 30/3]

  • RG 9/2 - Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies (CGSP)
    • RG 9/2/1 - Commission on Research
    • RG 9/2/2 - Advisory Committee on Pre-Medical/Dental/Veterinary [see also RG 5/2/5]
  • RG 9/3 - Commission on Student Affairs
    Scope and Content

    May include Campus Girl Scouts; Sigma Delta Psi (athletic honorary) [see RG 9/3 minutes of 1/24/1975 Sect. 5a]; Zero Population Growth; Harmony (organization involving different fellowships on campus) [see RG 9/3 minutes of 1/24/1975, Sect. 5c]

    • RG 9/3a - Student Budget Board
      Scope and Content

      May include Student organization funding; Greek Affairs Subcommittee; Student Constitutional Affairs Board

  • RG 9/4 - Commission on Undergraduate Studies
    Scope and Content

    May include University Forum on Liberal Education; Commission Forum on Liberal Education; Grades and Grading

    • RG 9/4a - Core Curriculum
      Scope and Content

      May include Curriculum for Liberal Education (CLE)

    • RG 9/4b - Upward Bound/Talent Search
  • RG 9/5 - Commission on Extension and Public Service
  • RG 9/6 - Commission on Classified Staff Affairs
  • RG 9/7 - University Advisory Council on Strategic Budgeting and Planning
  • RG 9/8 - Commission on Equal Opportunity and Diversity
    Scope and Content

    May include Women's Alliance

  • RG 9/9 - Commission on Administrative and Professional Faculty Affairs
Record Group 10 - Department of Athletics
Administrative History

While still called the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, the university first established the Athletic Association in 1891. Ten years later, a faculty committee began administering athletic affairs, and the new general manager position and the Athletic Council were developed in 1904. In 1988, the Athletic Assocaition was dissolved and the Department of Athletics became an auxiliary enterprise of the university.

Scope and Content

See also RG 8/6/1 for Sports Medicine.

May include Blueprint Committee; Student-Athlete Pylons of Promise

  • RG 10 - Department of Athletics (Publications) [items also in Oversize Box 1]
  • RG 10a - Athletic Controversies
  • RG 10b - Fundraising and Finances
  • RG 10/1 - Baseball [items also in Oversize Box 1]
  • RG 10/2 - Basketball [items also in Oversize Folder 1 and Oversize Box 1]
    Scope and Content

    RG 10/2 primarily focuses on Men's Basketball, but also includes information on Women's Basketball. For more Women's Basketball, see RG 10/5g/1.

    May include Bill Roth's Kids Day; 1973 N.I.T. championship

    • RG 10/2 - Basketball, 1979-1989
    • RG 10/2 - Basketball, 1989-1999
    • RG 10/2 - Basketball, 1999-2000
    • RG 10/2 - Basketball scandal, 1987
  • RG 10/3 - Football [items also in Oversize Folder 1 and Oversize Box 1]
    • RG 10/3 - Football, pre-1980
    • RG 10/3 - Football, 1980-1989
    • RG 10/3 - Football, 1990-1999
    • RG 10/3 - Football, 2000-present
    • RG 10/3 - Football (Publications)
    • RG 10/3a - Virginia Tech - VMI Rivalry
    • RG 10/3b - Bowl Games [items also in Oversize Box 1]
    • RG 10/3c - Virginia Tech - University of Virginia (UVA) rivalry
      Scope and Content

      May include Commonwealth Cup

    • RG 10/3d - Football Camp [items also in Oversize Box 1]
  • RG 10/4 - Wrestling [items also in Oversize Box 1]
  • RG 10/5 - Miscellaneous Sports (Minor Sports)
    • RG 10/5a - Golf [items also in Oversize Box 1]
    • RG 10/5b - Gymnastics
    • RG 10/5c - Soccer [items also in Oversize Box 1]
    • RG 10/5d - Swimming and diving [items also in Oversize Box 1]
    • RG 10/5e - Tennis [items also in Oversize Box 1]
      Scope and Content

      See also RG 10/5g/3.

      Primarily focuses on men's tennis, but may contain women's tennis.

    • RG 10/5f - Track and Field
      • RG 10/5f/1 - Cross-country track [items also in Oversize Box 1]
    • RG 10/5g - Women's Intercollegiate Sports
      Scope and Content

      May include Women's Varsity Club; Celebration of Women's Sports Luncheon

      • RG 10/5g/1 - Basketball, Women's [see also RG 10/2] [items also in Oversize Box 1]
        Scope and Content

        RG 10/5g/1 focuses on Women's Basketball, but some information is also in RG 10/2, which primarily focuses on Men's Basketball.

        • RG 10/5g/1 - Basketball (Information)
        • RG 10/5g/1 - Basketball (Publications, General)
        • RG 10/5g/1a - Basketball (Publications, Season Guides/Programs)
        • RG 10/5g/1b - Basketball (Publications, Game Programs)
      • RG 10/5g/2 - Field Hockey
      • RG 10/5g/3 - Tennis, Women's [items also in Oversize Box 1]
        Scope and Content

        See also RG 10/5e.

        Primarily focuses on women's tennis, but may contain men's tennis.

      • RG 10/5g/4 - Volleyball [items also in Oversize Box 1]
      • RG 10/5g/5 - Lacrosse [see also RG 10/13/2] [items also in Oversize Folder 1]
      • RG 10/5g/6 - Softball [see also RG 10/13/5]
    • RG 10/5h - Boxing [obsolete]
    • RG 10/5i - Monogram Club [previously RG 10/5/1]
  • RG 10/6 - Student Aid Association
    Scope and Content

    May include Meritorious Service Award

    • RG 10/6a - Hokie Club
  • RG 10/7 - Athletics Director
    • RG 10/7/1 - Recruiting
    • RG 10/7/2 - Schedules
    • RG 10/7/3 - Marketing and media
      Scope and Content

      May include ACC Network studios; Television; Radio; Newspapers; Sports Information

  • RG 10/8 - Athletic Board [formerly Athletic Council]
  • RG 10/9 - All-Sports Camp
  • RG 10/10 - Coaching Clinic, Virginia High School League (VHSL), Virginia High School Coaching Association (VHCA) [items also in Oversize Box 1]
  • RG 10/11 - Miscellaneous
    Scope and Content

    May include hokiesports.com; All Sports Banquet; Athletics student interns

    • RG 10/11a - Mascot (Football) [items also in Oversize Box 1]
      Scope and Content

      See also RG 40/1.

      May include HokieBird

    • RG 10/11b - Governor's Day
    • RG 10/11c - Fan Support
      Scope and Content

      May include Hokie Kids' Club

    • RG 10/11d - Athletics and Academics
      Scope and Content

      May include Student athletes [see also RG 5/18]

    • RG 10/11e - Drug Testing (includes steroids)
  • RG 10/12 - Southern Conference [obsolete, 1965]
  • RG 10/13 - Metro Conference (including Conference's affiliations)
    • RG 10/13/1 - Intramural Sports, 1960
    • RG 10/13/2 - Lacrosse, 1968 [obsolete; see RG 10/5g/5]
    • RG 10/13/3 - Racquetball
    • RG 10/13/4 - Rugby, 1966 [obsolete; see RG 31/15 for Rugby Clubs]
    • RG 10/13/5 - Softball, 1960-1964 [obsolete; see RG 10/5g/6]
    • RG 10/13/6 - Weightlifting, 1960
  • RG 10/14 - Big East Conference
  • RG 10/15 - Hall of Fame
  • RG 10/16 - Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
  • RG 10/17 - National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    Scope and Content

    May include Academic Progress Rate (APR); NCAA rule violations

  • RG 10/18 - Spirit Squads / Spirit Programs
    Scope and Content

    May include Cheerleading; HighTechs

Record Group 11 - Dean of the College [obsolete, 1949]
Administrative History

In 1919, the president reorganized the college. Part of the reorganization was the elimination of the deanships of the general faculty, the graduate department, the academic department, and the applied science department. To replace the deanships, the position of Dean of the College was established. The position was abolished in 1949.

Scope and Content

May include Physical Education Intramural and Water Carnival

Record Group 12 - School of Applied Science and Business Administration [obsolete, 1962]
Administrative History

The Department of Business Administration was established in 1924, and the School of Applied Science and Business Administration was formed in 1950 out of the Department. In 1960, the School dissolved, and several departments moved to the School of Business, established the same year and renamed the College of Business [RG 16] in 1964.

Scope and Content

See RG 16 for the College of Business.

  • RG 12 - School of Applied Science and Business Administration (Information and Publications)
Record Group 13 - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Administrative History

Agricultural training was one of the primary missions of the university from its beginnings. In the 1872 Catalog, Agriculture is listed as one of 13 courses of study, which would today be considered departments. The Department of Agriculture was one of the first four major administrative divisions created when Deans were appointed to the academic departments. In 1907, a School of Scientific Agriculture and a School of Agricultural Apprentices were established within the Department of Agriculture. In 1920, the title was changed to School of Agriculture, becoming the College of Agriculture in 1964. The name was changed to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 1971.

Scope and Content

May include Bremo Plantation; Cephisus [Horticulture]; Certificates of Merit - Agriculture, 1923-1954; Holy Cross Abbey; Virginia Agriculture Leaders Obtaining Results (VALOR); Virginia State College (Petersburg) merger controversy; Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame; Virginia Tech Postbaccalaureate Research and Education Program (VT-PREP)

  • RG 13 - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) (Information)
  • RG 13 - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) (Publications)
  • RG 13a - Events
    Scope and Content

    May include Seminars; Guest Speakers; Conferences; Commencement

  • RG 13/1 - Office of the Dean
  • RG 13/2 - Individual Faculty
    Scope and Content

    May include General Education Board

    • RG 13/2/1 - Counselors
  • RG 13/3 - Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
    Administrative History

    The Department of Agricultural Economics changed its name to Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in August 1993.

    Scope and Content

    May include Electronic Farm Record Program; Farm Survey Worksheets (1930-1940); Center for Economic Education; Center for Agricultural Trade

  • RG 13/4 - Department of Biological Systems Engineering (BSE) [see also RG 18/4]
    Administrative History

    The Department of Agricultural Engineering became the Department of Biological Systems Engineering (BSE) in 1992. It is within both the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering.

    Scope and Content

    May include Mechanical Apple Pickers; Virginia Household Water Quality Program

    • RG 13/4/1 - Cyrus McCormick Farm (Walnut Grove)
  • RG 13/5 - Department of Agronomy [obsolete, 1987; see RG 13/14]
    Administrative History

    The Department of Agronomy became the Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences in 1987.

    Scope and Content

    May include Soil Testing Laboratory; Turfgrass research

  • RG 13/6 - Department of Animal Science [obsolete, July 1993; see RG 13/23]
    Administrative History

    The Department of Animal Science was formerly called the Department of Animal Husbandry. In July 1993, it merged with the Department of Poultry Science to become Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences.

    Scope and Content

    May include Animal Nutrition Colloquium

  • RG 13/7 - Department of Biochemistry
    Administrative History

    Formerly called the Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, the Department of Biochemistry is within both the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Science. It was previously a joint program with the College of Arts and Sciences (see RG 15/4).

  • RG 13/8 - Department of Dairy Science
    Scope and Content

    May include Dairy Cow Judging Team

  • RG 13/9 - Department of Entomology
    Scope and Content

    May include Hokie BugFest; Hokie Bug Camp; Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs (VTPP)

  • RG 13/10 - Department of Food Science and Technology
    Scope and Content

    May include Virginia Tech brewhouse; Center for Applied Health Sciences; Fermentation Program

    • RG 13/10/1 - Sea Grant Program
  • RG 13/11 - Department of Horticulture
    Administrative History

    In 2018, the Department of Horticulture became part of the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences [RG 13/26] within the college.

    Scope and Content

    May include Thomas M. Brooks Forest Products Center [obsolete; see RG 45/4]; Horticulture Short Courses; Garden Lover's Short Course; Flower Show School; Florist's Short Course; Landscape Design School (short course); Homefield Farm [see also RG 13/21 and RG 8/2/1j]

    • RG 13/11/1 - Hahn Horticulture Garden [formerly the Horticulture Garden]
  • RG 13/12 - Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Sciences
    Administrative History

    In 2018, the Department of Horticulture became part of the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences [RG 13/26] within the college.

    Scope and Content

    May include Translational Plant Sciences program

    • RG 13/12/1 - Air Pollution Laboratory
  • RG 13/13 - Department of Poultry Science [obsolete, July 1993; see RG 13/23]
    Administrative History

    The Department of Poultry Science was formerly called the Department of Poultry Husbandry. In July 1993, it merged with the Department of Animal Science to become Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences.

  • RG 13/14 - Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Science [see also RG 13/5] [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Administrative History

    The Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Science developed out of the Department of Agronomy in 1987. In 2018, the department became part of the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences [RG 13/26] within the college.

    Scope and Content

    May include Turfgrass Research Center; "That Place That People Talk About" Monacan-Tutelo Native Garden

  • RG 13/15 - Anaerobic Bacteriology Laboratory / Anaerobe Lab
    Scope and Content

    May include Microbiology

    See also RG 13/7, Department of Biochemistry, and RG 25/16, Fralin Life Science Institute.

    Administrative Note

    The Anaerobe Lab was founded in 1970 and closed in 1995.

  • RG 13/17 - Council of Agricultural Presidents (CAPS)
  • RG 13/18 - Biobased Materials Center
  • RG 13/19 - International Agriculture
  • RG 13/20 - Agricultural Technology Program [items also in Oversize Box 2]
  • RG 13/21 - Virginia Tech Research Farms [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Scope and Content

    May include Kentland Farm; Farm and Family Showcase; SmartFarm Innovation Network; Homefield Farm [see also RG 13/11 and RG 8/2/1j]

  • RG 13/22 - Alumni Organization
    Scope and Content

    May include CALS Alumni Awards

  • RG 13/23 - Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences
    Administrative History

    In July 1993, the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences formed out of the merger of the Department of Animal Science and the Department of Poultry Science.

    Scope and Content

    May include Meat Science Center; National Thanksgiving Turkeys

  • RG 13/24 - Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise (HNFE)
  • RG 13/25 - Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education
    Administrative History

    Established in 1918, the Department of Agricutlural Education was in what-is-now College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) [RG 13]. This department was renamed Vocational Education in 1935. It became part of the Division of Vocational and Technical Education [RG 17/6] in the College of Education [RG 17] when it formed in 1971. In 1991, the department returned to CALS. In 2001, the Agricultural Education program merged with the Extension Program and Development Unit to form the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education. The department was renamed Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education in 2014.

  • RG 13/26 - School of Plant and Environmental Sciences
    Administrative History

    The School of Plant and Environmental Sciences was formed in 2018 with the Department of Horticulture [RG 13/11]; Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Sciences [RG 13/12]; and Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Science [RG 13/14].

  • RG 13/27 - CALS Global Programs
Record Group 14 - College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS)
Scope and Content

May include College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS) Diversity Committee

  • RG 14 - College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS) (Information)
  • RG 14 - College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS) (Publications) [items also in Oversize Folder 1 and Oversize Box 2]
  • RG 14a - Faculty Newsletter
  • RG 14/1 - Office of the Dean
  • RG 14/2 - Individual Faculty
  • RG 14/3 - School of Architecture + Design
    Administrative History

    In 2003, the School of Architecture + Design was formed by merging the Department of Architecture and Industrial (or Environmental) Design in CAUS and the Interior Design program in the College of Human Sciences and Education.

    Scope and Content

    May include Center for Design Research [see also RG 14/8]; Vibrations Testing Lab; Industrial Design Program; Center for High Performance Environments; University Innovation Fellows; International Archive of Women in Architecture Center [see also RG 23/7]

    • RG 14/3/1 - Architecture
      Scope and Content

      May include Department of Architectural Engineering

    • RG 14/3/2 - Landscape Architecture
    • RG 14/3/3 - Curriculum in Building Construction [obsolete; see RG 14/13]
    • RG 14/3/4 - Interior Design
  • RG 14/4 - Department of Environmental and Urban Systems
  • RG 14/5/1 - Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Program [obsolete; see RG 14/12]
    Scope and Content

    May include Center for Urban and Regional Studies [obsolete]

  • RG 14/6 - International Center for Regional Environmental Management and Planning (ICREMP)
  • RG 14/7 - Center for European Studies and Architecture (CESA) [obsolete; see RG 35/1/3]
    Administrative History

    The Center for European Studies and Architecture (CESA) [RG 14/7] was founded in 1992. In 2014, it was renamed Steger Center for International Scholarship [RG 35/1/3]. The center was also called the European Studies Center.

  • RG 14/8 - Smart Houses
    Scope and Content

    May include Lumenhaus; FutureHAUS [see also RG 6/3/2b for Prices Fork Research Station 2017 fire]; TreeHAUS; U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Challenge

  • RG 14/9/2 - 50th Anniversary of CAUS (2014)
  • RG 14/10 - School of Visual Arts (SOVA) [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Administrative History

    In 1970, the Department of Performing Arts and Communications (PAC) [RG 15/15] formed with courses in theatre arts, music, and communications. PAC split into three departments: Music, Theatre Arts, and Communication. In 1983, the departments of music and of theatre arts combined into the Division of Performing Arts. The Division joined with the Department of Art and Art History [RG 15/3] to form the School of the Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences. In July 2003, the College of Arts and Sciences dissolved, and the School of the Arts became cross-collegial when the Department of Art and Art History moved to the College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS), while the other departments joined the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS). The Cinema program developed in the Department of Communication [RG 48/3], which also moved to CLAHS in 2003.

    In 2008, the Department of Art and Art History separated from the other departments to become the School of Visual Arts [RG 14/10] in CAUS. Cinema separated from the Department of Communication and joined the departments of Music and of Theatre Arts as the School of Performing Arts and Cinema. This was renamed the School of Performing Arts [RG 48/7] in 2013.

    Scope and Content

    May include The Armory Art Gallery; Creative Technologies Program; Visual Design Studio Center

  • RG 14/11 - Program in Real Estate [obsolete, 2017; see RG 16/16]
    Administrative History

    Established in 2013, the Program in Real Estate is an interdisciplinary program, affiliated with five colleges. In 2017, the program became an academic unit [RG 16/16] in the Pamplin College of Business [RG 16] in collaboration with the Myers-Lawson School of Construction [RG 14/13].

  • RG 14/12 - School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA)
    Scope and Content

    See also Center for Public Administration and Policy (RG 37).

    May include Department of Urban Affairs and Planning; Institute for Policy and Governance; Community Change Collaborative [formerly Community Voices]; Department of Government and International Affairs; Washington Semester in Global Engagement; Virginia Management Fellows; Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience [see also RG 5/21]

  • RG 14/13 - Myers-Lawson School of Construction
    Administrative History

    The Myers-Lawson School of Construction was formed in 2005.

    Scope and Content

    May include Intelligent Infrastructure and Construction Complex; Department of Building Construction

  • RG 14/14 - Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center
Record Group 15 - College of Arts and Sciences [obsolete, July 2003]
Administrative History

In 1961, the School of Science and General Studies formed out of several departments that were part of the School of Applied Sciences and Business, which dissolved that year. However, some of the departments trace their roots back to the founding of the university in 1872. In 1963, the school became the School of Arts and Sciences and the next year became the College of Arts and Sciences, which dissolved in July 2003. Most of the liberal arts departments joined the newly-formed College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences [RG 48], while most of the science departments formed the College of Science [RG 47].

Scope and Content

Although the College of Arts and Sciences was discontinued in 2003, some files may include items through 2015. See RG 47 for the College of Science and RG 48 for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS).

May include Diplomat-in-Residence (Dr. Maurice Taylor); High School Science Teachers Summer Institute

  • RG 15 - College of Arts and Sciences (Information)
  • RG 15 - College of Arts and Sciences (Publications, General) [items also in Oversize Box 2]
  • RG 15a - Publications, Chalk Talks
  • RG 15c - Publications, Degree Programs
  • RG 15/1 - Office of the Dean
  • RG 15/2 - Individual Faculty
  • RG 15/3 - Department of Art [obsolete; see RG 14/10] [items also in Oversize Folder 1]
    Administrative History

    In 1970, the Department of Performing Arts and Communications (PAC) [RG 15/15] formed with courses in theatre arts, music, and communications. PAC split into three departments: Music, Theatre Arts, and Communication. In 1983, the departments of music and of theatre arts combined into the Division of Performing Arts. The Division joined with the Department of Art and Art History [RG 15/3] to form the School of the Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences.

    In July 2003, the College of Arts and Sciences dissolved, and the School of the Arts became cross-collegial when the Department of Art and Art History moved to the College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS), while the other departments joined the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS). The Cinema program developed in the Department of Communication [RG 48/3], which also moved to CLAHS in 2003.

    In 2008, the Department of Art and Art History separated from the other departments to become the School of Visual Arts [RG 14/10] in CAUS. Cinema separated from the Department of Communication and joined the departments of Music and of Theatre Arts as the School of Performing Arts and Cinema. This was renamed the School of Performing Arts [RG 48/7] in 2013.

    Scope and Content

    May include The Armory Art Gallery [obsolete; see RG 14/10]; University Art Gallery; Owens Art Gallery

  • RG 15/4 - Department of Biochemistry [obsolete; see RG 13/7]
  • RG 15/5 - Department of Biology
    Scope and Content

    May include Antarctic Expedition; Aquatic Ecology Group

  • RG 15/6 - Department of Chemistry [obsolete; see RG 47/6]
    Scope and Content

    May include Howe Award; Glassblowing [see also Van Damme in Biographical Vertical Files]

  • RG 15/7 - Department of Computer Science [obsolete; see RG 18/21]
  • RG 15/8 - Department of Economics [obsolete, 2003; see RG 47/11]
    Administrative History

    The Department of Economics was one of the founding departments within the College of Business when it formed in 1961. In 1989, the department moved to the College of Arts and Sciences. When the College dissolved in July 2003, the Department of Economics became one of the founding departments in the newly formed College of Science.

  • RG 15/9 - Department of Physics [obsolete; see RG 47/4]
    Scope and Content

    May include Nuclear reactor [see also RG 18/9 and RG 6/3/2b, Robeson Hall]

  • RG 15/10 - Department of English [obsolete; see RG 48/4] [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Scope and Content

    May include Highlands Conference on Literacy (1978); Writing Center

  • RG 15/11 - Department of Foreign Languages and Literature [obsolete; see RG 48/13]
    Scope and Content

    Language Lab

  • RG 15/12 - Department of Geosciences [obsolete, see RG 47/3; formerly Department of Geological Sciences]
    Scope and Content

    May include Archaeology; Paleontology; Bailey-Law Collection, Natural Sciences Collection; Earthquakes; Seismological Station

    • RG 15/12a - Seminars, 1981-1985
    • RG 15/12b - Seminars, 1986-1991
    • RG 15/12c - Seminars, 1992-1995
    • RG 15/12d - Seminars, undated
  • RG 15/13 - Department of History [obsolete; see RG 48/5]
  • RG 15/14 - Department of Mathematics [obsolete; see RG 47/13]
    • RG 15/14/1 - Math Emporium
    • RG 15/14/2 - Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics (ICAM)
  • RG 15/15 - Department of Performing Arts and Communications (PAC) [obsolete; see RG 48/7]
    Administrative History

    In 1970, the Department of Performing Arts and Communications (PAC) [RG 15/15] formed with courses in theatre arts, music, and communications. PAC split into three departments: Music, Theatre Arts, and Communication. In 1983, the departments of music and of theatre arts combined into the Division of Performing Arts. The Division joined with the Department of Art and Art History [RG 15/3] to form the School of the Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences.

    In July 2003, the College of Arts and Sciences dissolved, and the School of the Arts became cross-collegial when the Department of Art and Art History moved to the College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS), while the other departments joined the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS). The Cinema program developed in the Department of Communication [RG 48/3], which also moved to CLAHS in 2003.

    In 2008, the Department of Art and Art History separated from the other departments to become the School of Visual Arts [RG 14/10] in CAUS. Cinema separated from the Department of Communication and joined the departments of Music and of Theatre Arts as the School of Performing Arts and Cinema. This was renamed the School of Performing Arts [RG 48/7] in 2013.

    • RG 15/15 - Department of Performing Arts and Communications (Information)
    • RG 15/15 - Department of Performing Arts and Communications (Publications, General)
    • RG 15/15b - Calendars of Events
    • RG 15/15c - Summer Arts Festival (Publications) [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    • RG 15/15/1 - Communications Department
      Scope and Content

      May include former Debate Club [see also RG 31/14 and RG 9/3, 1/24/1975]; Speech Arts Society

      • RG 15/15/1a - Communications Department - Newsletter
    • RG 15/15/2 - Music Department [items also in Oversize Box 2]
      Scope and Content

      May include Audubon Quarter [see also RG 31/8/14]; Campus Orchestra Development Association (CODA); Virginia Tech Showmen [formerly Varsity Glee Club]

      • RG 15/15/2 - Music (Information)
      • RG 15/15/2 - Music (Publications, General)
      • RG 15/15/2a - Salon Series (Publications) [items also in Oversize Box 2]
        Scope and Content

        May include New Virginians

      • RG 15/15/2b - Recitals (Publications)
        Scope and Content

        May include Band

      • RG 15/15/2c - Bach's Lunch (Publications) [items also in Oversize Box 2]
        Scope and Content

        May include Songs of VPI incl. Moonlight & VPI, Tech Triumph, Ut Prosim [see also RG 40/8]

    • RG 15/15/3 - Theatre Arts Department [items also in Oversize Box 2]
      Scope and Content

      May include Dramatic groups [see also RG 31/4]; Dramatic productions

      • RG 15/15/3 - Theatre Arts (Information)
      • RG 15/15/3 - Theatre Arts (Publications, General)
      • RG 15/15/3a - Plays (Publications) [items also in Oversize Box 2]
        Scope and Content

        May include University Players; Tech Players [see also RG 31/4/2]

      • RG 15/15/3b - Calendars of Events (Publications)
      • RG 15/15/3c - Division of Performing Arts [items in Oversize Box 2]
  • RG 15/16 - Department of Political Science [obsolete; see RG 48/15]
    Scope and Content

    May include Pre-Law program

  • RG 15/17 - Department of Psychology [obsolete; see RG 47/7]
    Scope and Content

    May include Psychological Service Center

  • RG 15/18 - Department of Statistics [obsolete; see RG 47/9]
    • RG 15/18/1 - Statistical Consulting Center
  • RG 15/19 - Department of Sociology (and Rural Sociology) [obsolete; see RG 48/11]
  • RG 15/20 - Department of Geography [obsolete; see RG 45/10]
  • RG 15/21 - Department of Philosophy and Religion [obsolete; see RG 48/6]
  • RG 15/22 - Center for the Study of Science in Society [obsolete; see RG 48/12] [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Scope and Content

    May include Science and Technology Studies (STS)

  • RG 15/23 - International Studies Program [obsolete; see RG 48/15]
  • RG 15/24 - Women's Studies [merged into the Department of Sociology]
    • RG 15/24/1 - Women's Week [obsolete; see RG 5/6/7] [items also in Oversize Box 2]
      Administrative History

      The Women's Studies Program (RG 15/24) began Women's Week (RG 15/24/1) in 1982 and Women's History Month (RG 15/24/2) in 1993. These events were consolidated in 1995 into Women's Month, under the auspices of the Women's Center (RG 5/6/7).

      • RG 15/24/1 - Women's Week (Information) [obsolete; see RG 5/6/7]
      • RG 15/24/1 - Women's Week (Publications) [obsolete; see RG 5/6/7]
    • RG 15/24/2 - Women's History Month
      Administrative History

      The Women's Studies Program (RG 15/24) began Women's Week (RG 15/24/1) in 1982 and Women's History Month (RG 15/24/2) in 1993. These events were consolidated in 1995 into Women's Month, under the auspices of the Women's Center (RG 5/6/7).

  • RG 15/25 - Black Studies Program [merged into the Department of Sociology] [items also in Oversize Box 2]
  • RG 15/26 - Judaic Studies Program [obsolete; see RG 48/6]
  • RG 15/27 - Center for Interdisciplinary Studies [obsolete; see RG 38] [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Scope and Content

    May include Choices and Challenges forum [see also RG 39/1]

    See also RG 38 for Center for Interdisciplinary Programs.

  • RG 15/28 - Service Learning Center
  • RG 15/29 - School of Education [obsolete; see RG 48/9]
  • RG 15/30 - Departments of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management; Human Development; and Teaching and Learning [obsolete]
    Scope and Content

    See RG 48/10 for Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management and RG 48/8 for Department of Human Development

Record Group 16 - Pamplin College of Business
Administrative History

Courses in business have been offered since 1881, and the Department of Business Administration was established in 1924. The School of Applied Science and Business Administration formed in 1950 out of the Department. In 1960, the School dissolved, and several departments moved to the School of Business, established the same year and renamed the College of Business in 1964. The college was renamed Pamplin College of Business for two alumni, Robert B. Pamplin and his son, Robert B. Pamplin Jr., in 1986.

Scope and Content

May include Center for Economic Research [obsolete]; Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics; Bond And Securities Investing by Students (BASIS); KPMG Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics Program; MBA programs; Pamplin Hackathon; Ethics Week; Business Horizons career fair

  • RG 16 - College of Business (Information)
  • RG 16 - College of Business (Publications)
  • RG 16/1 - Office of the Dean
  • RG 16/2 - Individual Faculty
  • RG 16/3 - Department of Accounting and Information Systems [formerly Department of Accounting]
  • RG 16/4 - Department of Business Administration [obsolete]
  • RG 16/5 - Department of Economics [obsolete, 1989; see RG 15/8 and RG 47/11]
    Scope and Content

    May include Center for the Study of Public Choice

  • RG 16/6 - Department of Finance, Insurance, and Business Law [formerly Department of Insurance and Business Law]
  • RG 16/7 - Department of Management
    Scope and Content

    See also RG 31/16/5.

  • RG 16/8 - Department of Management Science
  • RG 16/9 - Department of Marketing [formerly Department of Marketing and Finance]
  • RG 16/10 - Management Development Center
  • RG 16/11 - Small Business Institute
  • RG 16/12 - Lecture Series
    Scope and Content

    May include Leadership Lecture Series; BB&T Distinguished Lecture Series

  • RG 16/13 - Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship / VT Investor Network (VTIN)
    Scope and Content

    May include Union Innovation Challenge; ThreatQuotient; iScholars; Global Entrepreneurship Challenge / Global Entrepreneurship Partnership; Apex Center for Entrepreneurs; Health Sciences & Technology Hokie Knowledge, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship Pitch (Hokie Pitch)

  • RG 16/14 - Department of Business Information Technology
  • RG 16/15 - Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
    Administrative History

    In summer 2018, the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management was renamed to the Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

  • RG 16/16 - Program in Real Estate [see also RG 14/11]
    Administrative History

    Established in 2013, the Program in Real Estate is an interdisciplinary program, affiliated with five colleges. In 2017, the program became an academic unit [formerly RG 14/11] in the Pamplin College of Business [RG 16] in collaboration with the Myers-Lawson School of Construction [RG 14/13].

    Scope and Content

    See RG 14/17 for items dated before September 1, 2017.

Record Group 17 - College of Education [obsolete, 1996]
Administrative History

The College of Education was established on July 1, 1971. A Department of Education existed in the College of Arts and Sciences since 1965. Prior to that time, courses and degree programs in various types of education had been offered throughout Virginia Tech's history: Agricultural Education (1918); Business Education (1950); Distributive Education (1954); Physical Education (1921); Home Economics Education (1921); Industrial Arts Education (1946); and Vocational Industrial Education (1921). In 1951, the Board of Visitors approved a Master of Education degree, but work towards the degree at the VPI campus was restricted to vocational areas. For other areas, students completed the work at the Radford College campus. In 1996, the College of Education merged with the College of Human Resources to form the College of Human Resources and Education [RG 19].

Scope and Content

See RG 19 for the College of Human Sciences and Education, RG 15 for the College of Arts and Sciences, and RG 48 for College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS).

May include Computer Camp

  • RG 17 - College of Education (Information)
  • RG 17 - College of Education (Publications, General)
  • RG 17 - Historical Materials and Restructuring
  • RG 17b - Seminars, Workshops, and Conferences
  • RG 17c - Commencement and Awards
  • RG 17d - Surveys, Evaluations, and Studies
    • RG 17d/1 - Master's Manual, 1979
    • RG 17d/2 - Developmental Goals and Priorities, 1972-1976
  • RG 17/1 - Office of the Dean
  • RG 17/2 - Individual Faculty
  • RG 17/3 - Department of Administrative and Educational Services
  • RG 17/4 - Department of Curriculum and Instruction
    • RG 17/4/1 - Curriculum in Elementary Education
    • RG 17/4/2 - Curriculum in Secondary Education
  • RG 17/5 - Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation [obsolete; see RG 8/8/1]
    Administrative History

    The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation became the Department of Recreational Sports and moved to the Division of Student Affairs in 1992. [see RG 8/8/1] Some items in this RG may date up to 2016.

    Scope and Content

    May include Intramurals; Softball

    • RG 17/5 - Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Information)
    • RG 17/5 - Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Publications)
    • RG 17/5/1 - Department of Recreational Sports
      Administrative History

      The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation became the Department of Recreational Sports and moved to the Division of Student Affairs in 1992. [see RG 8/8/1] Some items in this RG may date up to 2016.

      Scope and Content

      May include Intramurals; Softball

  • RG 17/6 - Department of Vocational and Technical Education [obsolete; see RG 13/25]
    Administrative History

    Established in 1918, the Department of Agricutlural Education was in what-is-now College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) [RG 13]. This department was renamed Vocational Education in 1935. It became part of the Division of Vocational and Technical Education [RG 17/6] in the College of Education [RG 17] when it formed in 1971. In 1991, the department returned to CALS. In 2001, the Agricultural Education program merged with the Extension Program and Development Unit to form the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education. The department was renamed Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education in 2014.

    • RG 17/6 - Department of Vocational and Technical Education (Information)
    • RG 17/6 - Department of Vocational and Technical Education (Publications)
    • RG 17/6a - Individual Faculty
    • RG 17/6b - Conferences and Seminars (Publications)
    • RG 17/6c - Studies and Evaluations (Publications)
    • RG 17/6d - Virginia Council on Vocational Education (Publications)
    • RG 17/6/1 - Curriculum in Agricultural Education
    • RG 17/6/2 - Curriculum in Business Education
    • RG 17/6/3 - Curriculum in Distributive Education
    • RG 17/6/4 - Curriculum in Home Economics Education
    • RG 17/6/5 - Curriculum in Industrial Arts Education
    • RG 17/6/6 - Curriculum in Vocational Industrial Education
    • RG 17/6/7 - Curriculum in Vocational Technical Education
  • RG 17/7 - Special Education
Record Group 18 - College of Engineering
Administrative History

Engineering courses have been available since the inception of the university in 1872 when a student could follow the "Mechanical" course of study (the same as a department today), which included mechanical drawing, mechanical engineering, machinery, and steam engines. When the first administrative instructional divisions were established in 1903, engineering was one of four academic departments for which a dean was appointed. In 1920, the department became the School of Engineering and then, in 1964, the College of Engineering.

Scope and Content

May include Center for Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED); Virginia Tech Network for Engineering Transfer Students program (VT-NETS); Imagination Camp; TechGirls; Energy and Materials Initiative; Virginia Tech Middle East North Africa (VT-MENA); JROTC STEM Leadership Academy camp; Center for Space Science and Engineering Research / Space@VT; The Ware Lab / Joseph F. Ware, Jr. Advanced Engineering Laboratory

  • RG 18 - College of Engineering (Information)
  • RG 18 - College of Engineering (Publications, General) [items also in Oversize Box 2]
  • RG 18a - Faculty Resolutions
  • RG 18b - Engineer's Week [items also in Oversize Box 2]
  • RG 18c - Curriculum (Publications)
  • RG 18d - Newsletters and Magazines
  • RG 18e - Engineering Enrichment Camp (Publications)
  • RG 18f - Guest Speakers and Lecturers (Publications)
  • RG 18g - Seminars and Short Courses (Publications)
  • RG 18h - Awards, Commencements, etc. (Publications)
    Scope and Content

    May include Academy of Engineering Excellence; McAllister Leadership Scholars

  • RG 18/1 - Office of the Dean
    • RG 18/1/1 - Distinguished Professorships
  • RG 18/2 - Individual Faculty
  • RG 18/3 - Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering
    Scope and Content

    May include Hokie Flying Club; Investigations; Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts - Academic Linkage competition (RASC-AL); Wind Tunnel (Randolph Hall); NASA projects; Human-Powered Submarine Team

  • RG 18/4 - Department of Biological Systems Engineering (BSE) [see also RG 13/4]
    Administrative History

    The Department of Agricultural Engineering became the Department of Biological Systems Engineering (BSE) in 1992. It is within both the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering.

  • RG 18/5 - Department of Chemical Engineering [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Scope and Content

    May include Polymer Materials and Interface Laboratory; Bill and Ann Doumas/Dow Chemical Company Distinguished Lecture; Computational Design of Hybrid Materials Lab; Chem-E-Car

  • RG 18/6 - Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
    Administrative History

    The Department of Electrical Engineering was renamed The Harry Lynde Bradley Department of Electrical Engineering, and in Spring 1987, the department became The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).

    Scope and Content

    May include Deep-X; GenCyber teacher's camps; GameChangineers; Power and Energy Center (PEC); Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES) [see also RG 18/6/2]; Bradley Distinguished Lecture Series; Virginia Tech Antenna Group

    • RG 18/6 - Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) (Information)
    • RG 18/6 - Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) (Publications)
    • RG 18/6 - Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) (Curriculum)
    • RG 18/6/1 - Fiber and Electro-Optics Research Center
    • RG 18/6/2 - Center for Power Electronics Systems [formerly Virginia Power Electronics Center]
    • RG 18/6/3 - Wireless @ Virginia Tech [formerly Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group] [see also RG 18/6/7]
    • RG 18/6/4 - EE/PC Maintenance Center
    • RG 18/6/5 - Department Centennial, 1891-1991
    • RG 18/6/6 - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power Engineering Society Student Prize Paper Awards [items also in Oversize Box 2]
  • RG 18/7 - Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Administrative History

    The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering became the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

    Scope and Content

    May include Air Pollution Workshop; Water pollution / Flint Water Study [see RG 18/7a]; Air Transportation Systems Laboratory

    • RG 18/7 - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, pre-1981 (Publications)
    • RG 18/7a - Flint Water Crisis (Flint, Michigan)
  • RG 18/8 - Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) [obsolete; see RG 18/18]
    Administrative History

    In August 2014, the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) merged with the Department of Biomedical Engineering to form the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) [RG 18/18].

  • RG 18/9 - Department of Mechanical Engineering [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Scope and Content

    May include Nuclear reactor [see also RG 15/9 and RG 6/3/2b, Robeson Hall]; Center for Intelligent Materials Systems and Structures (CIMSS); Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety; Design, Research, and Education for Additive Manufacturing Systems (DREAMS) Laboratory; Railway Technologies Laboratory; Autonomous Systems and Intelligent Machines Laboratory (ASIM); Veterans Training Workshop / National Veterans Training Center Initiative; Unmanned Systems Laboratory; Mechatronics Lab

    • RG 18/9/1 - Robotics
      Scope and Content

      May include Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory; RoboCup; DARPA challenges; SAFFiR, Team Valor projects; Terrestrial Robotics Engineering and Controls Lab (TREC); Team Victor; Robotics competitions; Assistive Robotics Laboratory; agBOT

    • RG 18/9/2 - Vehicle Teams
      Scope and Content

      May include Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team (HEVT); Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions; EcoCar projects; AutoDrive Challenge; Vehicle competitions.

      See RG 31/2 for Hyperloop.

  • RG 18/10 - Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) [formerly Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR)]
    Scope and Content

    May include Management Systems Engineering Lab; Virginia Productivity Center; Center for High Performance Manufacturing; Center for Innovation-based Manufacturing (CIbM)

    • RG 18/10/1 - Human Factors Laboratory
  • RG 18/11 - Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering
    Scope and Content

    May include Coal Research; Mining and Minerals Resources Research Institute

  • RG 18/12 - Division of Graphics [obsolete, 1963]
  • RG 18/13 - Division of Engineering Technology
    • RG 18/13/1 - Option in Civil Technology
    • RG 18/13/2 - Option in Electrical Technology
    • RG 18/13/3 - Option in Mechanical Technology
  • RG 18/14 - Nuclear Engineering Program [formerly Option in Nuclear Engineering]
  • RG 18/15 - Program in Engineering Fundamentals
  • RG 18/16 - Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
    Administrative History

    The Chemistry and Metallurgy Department was established in 1883 and went through manny names before becoming the Department of Metallurgical Engineering in 1955. In 1964, the department merged with Ceramic Engineering to become Metals and Ceramics Engineering. In 1976, it became Materials Engineering, and then the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in 1992.

  • RG 18/17 - Department of Engineering Education
  • RG 18/18 - Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM)
    Administrative History

    In August 2014, the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (BEAM) developed out of the merger between the departments of Biomedical Engineering and of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) [RG 18/8].

    Scope and Content

    May include Shandong University – Virginia Tech International Laboratory.

    See also Virginia Tech - Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (VT-WFU SBES) (RG 49).

  • RG 18/19 - Center for Composite Materials and Structures [see also RG 18/8]
  • RG 18/20 - Smart Materials and Structures Lab
  • RG 18/21 - Department of Computer Science
    Scope and Content

    May include Discovery Analytics Center; Data analytics certificate program; Urban computing (UrbComp) certificate program; Blockchain Initiative and Virginia Tech Blockchain Challenge

  • RG 18/22 - Engineering Diversity and Inclusion Programs
    Scope and Content

    May include Center for Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED)

  • RG 18/23 - Office of Global Engineering, Engagement, and Research (GEER)
    Scope and Content

    May include Student Engineers' Abroad Council (SEAC)

Record Group 19 - College of Human Sciences and Education [obsolete, July 2003]
Administrative History

The first courses in home economics were offered in 1921, the same year women were first admitted full-time to university. In 1924, the Department of Home Economics was formally established, but was suspended in 1933 due to budget constraints. Four years later, the department was reinstated within the School of Agriculture. After the university merged with Radford College in 1944 and until 1951, the General Assembly required students spend their first two years at Radford. However, the Board of Visitors did not authorize a separate department at the Blacksburg campus until 1958. Two years later the Departments at Radford and Blacksburg were merged under one dean to become the School of Home Economics. In 1964, when the university and Radford College dissolved the merger, the School became the College of Home Economics. In 1982, the College was renamed the College of Human Resources, and in 1996 once again it changed names to the College of Human Resources and Education after merging with the College of Education [RG 17]. In 2002, the College became the College of Human Sciences and Education. Finally, in July of the next year, the College was dissolved, and most of its departments joined the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS) [RG 48], which formed that same year.

Scope and Content

May include Hallie L. Hughes Scholarship; Center for Information Technology Impacts on Children, Youth, and Families

  • RG 19 - College of Human Resources (Information)
  • RG 19 - College of Human Resources (Publications)
  • RG 19/1 - Office of the Dean
  • RG 19/2 - Individual Faculty
  • RG 19/3 - Department of Clothing and Textiles
  • RG 19/4 - Department of Human Nutrition and Foods
  • RG 19/5 - Department of Family and Child Development
    Administrative History

    The Department of Management, Housing, and Family Development became Department of Family and Child Development.

    Scope and Content

    May include Center for Family Service; Marriage and Family Therapy

    • RG 19/5a - Adult Day Care Center
  • RG 19/6 - Department of General Home Economics
  • RG 19/7 - Center for Gerontology [obsolete; see RG 48]
  • RG 19/8 - Housing, Interior Design, and Resource Management
  • RG 19/9 - Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management (HRIM) [obsolete; see RG 16/15]
  • RG 19/10 - Center for the Study of Poverty
  • RG 19/11 - Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) [obsolete; see RG 48/9]
Record Group 20 - Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (Vet Med)
Administrative History

After decades of efforts by various factions to establish a School of Veterinary Medicine in Virginia, the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine finally became a reality in 1980. A dean had been appointed in 1974, using the departments of Veterinary Science at Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland as home bases. In 1978, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approved a plan to establish a regional college to offer a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. The agreement was officially ratified by the Virginia and Maryland Governors in 1980.

Scope and Content

May include VetTRAC Summer Program [InclusiveVT initiative]

  • RG 20 - Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (Information)
  • RG 20 - Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (Publications, General) [items also in Oversize Box 2]
  • RG 20a - Ceremonies
    Scope and Content

    May include Awards; Commencements; Dedications

  • RG 20b - Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, and Short Courses (Publications)
  • RG 20c - Newsletters (Except from Equine Center)
  • RG 20d - General Forms
  • RG 20/1 - Office of the Dean
  • RG 20/2 - Individual Faculty
  • RG 20/3 - Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
    Administrative History

    Formerly called the Department of Biomedical Sciences, the department merged with the Department of Pathobiology to form the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the mid-1990s.

    Scope and Content

    May include Summer Veterinary Student Research Program (SVSRP)

  • RG 20/4 - Department of Pathobiology [obsolete, 2017; see RG 20/3]
    Administrative History

    In the mid-1990s, the Department of Pathobiology merged with the Department of Biomedical Sciences to form the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology.

  • RG 20/5 - Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    • RG 20/5a - Short Courses, Seminars, etc. (Publications)
    • RG 20/5b - Forms
  • RG 20/6 - Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
    • RG 20/6a - Short Course, Seminars (Publications)
  • RG 20/7 - Veterinary Teaching Hospital
    Scope and Content

    May include Hospitals and laboratory services

    • RG 20/7a - Workshops, Seminars, Short Courses, etc. (Publications)
    • RG 20/7b - Forms
  • RG 20/8 - Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center (Information)
    • RG 20/8a - Workshops, Seminars, Short Courses, etc. (Publications)
    • RG 20/8b - Equine Center Forms
    • RG 20/8c - Other Equine Center Publications
  • RG 20/9 - Center for Animal Human Relationships (CENTAUR)
  • RG 20/10 - Veterinary clinics
  • RG 20/11 - Department of Population Health Sciences
    Scope and Content

    May include Public Health Program; Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine

  • RG 20/12 - Comparative Oncology Research Center (CORC)
    Scope and Content

    See also RG 20/7, Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

    May include Center for Comparative Oncology (CeCo)

Record Group 21 - Advancement Division
Administrative History

The Office of Development opened in 1958. In 1963, this office was joined with the Public Relations Department, until 1966 when the Division of Information Services [RG 6/5] was formed and took over the public relations function. Later, the Office of University Relations formed. In July 2015, University Relations merged with the Office of University Development and with the Office of Alumni Relations, which works with the Alumni Association [RG 29], to become the Advancement Division in July 2015.

Scope and Content

May include LINK, the Center for Industry Partnerships; LAUNCH, the Center for New Ventures; Corporate Relations

  • RG 21 - Advancement Division (Information)
  • RG 21 - Advancement Division (Publications)
  • RG 21a - Grants and Gifts [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Scope and Content

    See also individual departments/colleges and Campaign for Excellence [RG 21/4].

    May include University-wide fundraising; Jump crowdfunding initiative; Faculty and Staff Annual Fund; Office of Gift Planning; Office of Annual Giving

  • RG 21/1 - Vice President for Advancement
  • RG 21/2 - University Development
    Scope and Content

    May include Phonathon; Beyond Boundaries Scholars program; Annual Giving; Giving Day

  • RG 21/3 - University Relations [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Scope and Content

    See also RG 40/3 for university seals and logos and RG 6/5.

    May include University News and Information Services; Public Affairs; Virginia Tech Magazine [see also in library catalog]; Virginia Tech Spectrum [see also in library catalog]; University licensing and trademarks; University branding; Web communications; University website; University marketing and brochures; University social media; License plates

  • RG 21/4 - Campaign for Excellence
  • RG 21/5 - Educational Communications [obsolete, 1989]
  • RG 21/6 - Campaign for Virginia Tech
    Scope and Content

    May include Arts Initiative [see also RG 5/17, Center for the Arts and RG 6/3/2b, Moss Center for the Arts]

  • RG 21/7 - Virginia Tech Ut Prosim Society
  • RG 21/8 - Virginia Center for Civil War Studies [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Scope and Content

    See also RG 29/7 for Civil War Weekend

  • RG 21/9 - Commonwealth Chartered University Initiative
  • RG 21/10 - Virginia Tech Legacy Society
  • RG 21/11 - Women in Leadership and Philanthropy
    Scope and Content

    May include Women and Leadership in Philanthropy (WLP)

  • RG 21/12 - University Awards and Medals
    Scope and Content

    May include Illuminator Award

  • RG 21/13 - Pylon Society
  • RG 21/14 - Caldwell Society
Record Group 22 - Graduate School
Administrative History

The university introduced graduate work in 1891, and the Graduate Department began in 1907. In 1928, a Committee on Graduate Programs and Degrees was formed. The office of the Vice-President assumed the duties of the Director of Graduate Studies in 1949; then in 1963, the title was changed to Vice-President and Dean of Graduate School. Dean of the Graduate School became a full-time position in 1965. By 2008, this position became the Vice President and Dean of Graduate Education.

Scope and Content

See also individual departments, schools, and colleges for graduate programs. See RG 8/2/5 for International undergraduate students.

May include Global Perspectives Program; Graduate Education Week; Edward A. Bouchet Honor Society; Graduate School Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award; Diversity Scholars Program; Outstanding Mentor Award; International graduate students; Graduate Alumni Achievement Award; HBCU/MSI Research Summit

  • RG 22 - Graduate School (Information)
  • RG 22 - Graduate School (Publications)
  • RG 22/1 - Office of the Dean
  • RG 22/2 - Cooperative Graduate Programs
    • RG 22/2a- Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program [formerly Cooperative Graduate Engineering Program]
  • RG 22/3 - Interdepartmental Plant Physiology Program [items also in Oversize Box 2]
  • RG 22/4 - Roanoke Graduate Center [acquired in Fall 1988]
  • RG 22/5 - Northern Virginia Center (Falls Church)
    Administrative History

    The Northern Virginia Graduate Center opened in Falls Church, Virginia, in 1969. The center was later renamed Northern Virginia Center. It houses the graduate programs in the National Capital Region (NCR) in Falls Church.

    Scope and Content

    See RG 5/21 for the National Capital Regions (NCR).

    May include Telestar

    • RG 22/5 - Northern Virginia Center (Information)
    • RG 22/5a - Seminars and Conferences (Publications)
    • RG 22/5/1 - Business Programs
    • RG 22/5/2 - Computer Science and Engineering Programs
    • RG 22/5/3 - Education Programs
  • RG 22/6 - Cranwell International Center [obsolete; see RG 8/2/5]
    Scope and Content

    See also RG 8/8/3b, Cranwell International Center Speakers.

    May include University Community International Center

  • RG 22/7 - Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships
  • RG 22/8 - Graduate Programs [see RG 20 for Veterinary Medicine]
    Administrative History

    May include Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program (IGEP); Biobuild

    • RG 22/8a - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Graduate Programs [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    • RG 22/8b - College of Architecture and Urban Studies Graduate Programs
    • RG 22/8c - College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Programs [obsolete]
      Administrative History

      The College of Arts and Sciences was dissolved in 2003.

      Scope and Content

      Although the College of Arts and Sciences discontinued in 2003, some files may include items through 2015. See also RG 15 for College of Arts and Sciences graduate programs.

      • RG 22/8c - College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Programs (Information)
      • RG 22/8c - College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Programs (Publications, General)
      • RG 22/8c/1 - Chemistry Graduate Programs
      • RG 22/8c/2 - Statistics Graduate Program
      • RG 22/8c/3 - Biology Graduate Program
      • RG 22/8c/4 - Physics Graduate Program
      • RG 22/8c/5 - Computer Science Graduate Program [items also in Oversize Box 2]
      • RG 22/8c/6 - English Graduate Program
      • RG 22/8c/7 - Mathematics Graduate Program
      • RG 22/8c/8 - History Graduate Program
      • RG 22/8c/9 - Psychology Graduate Program [items also in Oversize Box 2]
      • RG 22/8c/10 - Sociology Graduate Program
      • RG 22/8c/11 - Geography Graduate Program
      • RG 22/8c/12 - Political Science Graduate Program
      • RG 22/8c/13 - Philosophy Graduate Program [items also in Oversize Box 2]
      • RG 22/8c/14 - Theatre and Music Graduate Programs
    • RG 22/8d - Pamplin College of Business Graduate Programs [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    • RG 22/8e - College of Education Graduate Programs
    • RG 22/8f - College of Engineering Graduate Programs [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    • RG 22/8g - College of Forestry and Wildlife (now College of Natural Resources and Environment) Graduate Programs
    • RG 22/8h - College of Human Resources Graduate Programs [items also in Oversize Box 2]
Record Group 23 - University Libraries
Administrative History

When the university was established, the librarian was a part-time position, which oversaw 500 volumes, which were primarily gifts from congressmen, publishers, and government agencies. Students supervised the library from 1875 until the first full-time librarian in 1903. The first branch library was established in 1907 in Agriculture Hall (now Price). In 1955 after a fire destroyed the previous library building, a new building was opened and named for English professor Carol M. Newman. At that time, two branch libraries (Agriculture and Engineering) and about twenty departmental collections closed and were integrated into the main collection. Branch libraries also include Geology (1972), the Northern Virginia Graduate Resource Center in Reston, Virginia, Art + Architecture Library, and Special Collections and University Archives, which was previously part of the reference department.

Scope and Content

May include Bond Issue, 1977 (educational bonds); Martha Creighton Memorial Library Fund; Matthew Fontaine Maury and Robert E. Lee portraits; Western Americana Library Collection; Library development; Library funding and finances

  • RG 23 - University Libraries (Information) [items also in Oversize Folder 1]
    Scope and Content

    May include Monthly circulation and accession reports, 1915-1919

  • RG 23 - Events, exhibits, and public programming [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Scope and Content

    See also RG 23h/18 and individual departments and branches.

    May include Destination Area Global Speaker Series; Digging in the Crates

  • RG 23a - Library Management Workshops
  • RG 23aa - Strategic Directions and Library Plans
  • RG 23b - Library Building Plans and Spaces
    Scope and Content

    May include Renovations

    • RG 23b/1 - Construction Progress on Addition (1978-1981 expansion)
  • RG 23c - Library Faculty Association (LFA)
    • RG 23c/1 - Continued Appointment Track Faculty Affairs Committee (CATFAC) [formerly Faculty Affairs Committee]
  • RG 23d - Library Staff Association (LSA)
    • RG 23d/2 - Executive Board
  • RG 23dd - Friends of the University Libraries
  • RG 23e - Brochures and Publications
    • RG 23e/1 - Bibliotech Column from Spectrum
    • RG 23e/2 - Library Timesavers and "What Is It This Time"
    • RG 23e/3 - General Library Guides
    • RG 23e/4 - User Self-Test
    • RG 23e/5 - Other Library Newsletters (Non-departmental)
    • RG 23e/6 - Non-Virginia Tech Publications
  • RG 23f - Self-study
  • RG 23g - Annual Reports - University Libraries (Z 633)
  • RG 23h - Library Committees and Departments
    Scope and Content

    May include Social Committee

    • RG 23h/1 - Library Council (LC)
      • RG 23h/1a - Library Council (LC) Minutes
    • RG 23h/2 - Library Administrative Committee [formerly University Libraries Management Committee; formerly Library Advisory Council]
      • RG 23h/2a - Library Administrative Committee Minutes / University Library Bulletin
    • RG 23h/3 - Diversity Council
      Scope and Content

      May include Inclusion and diversity initiatives in the library; Diversity Award

    • RG 23h/4 - Advisory Committee on Professional Development (ACPD)
    • RG 23h/5 - Staff Affairs Committee (SAC) [formerly Staff Concerns]
    • RG 23h/6 - Reference Departments
      • RG 23h/6/1 - Special Collections [obsolete; see RG 23/7] [items also in Oversize Box 2]
        Scope and Content

        May include Mary Larimer; Glen McMullen; Stephen Zietz; Gail McMillan; Jennifer Gunter; Aaron Purcell; Digital Library and Archives

      • RG 23h/6/2 - Humanities/Social Sciences
      • RG 23h/6/3 - Science and Technology
      • RG 23h/6/4 - Center for Alternate Media (CAM) [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    • RG 23h/7 - Collections and Technical Services
      Scope and Content

      May include Library systems; Library catalog; Addison / Discovery Search; Databases; Subscriptions

      • RG 23h/7a - Binding/Preparations
      • RG 23h/7b - Cataloging
        Scope and Content

        May include Library of Congress; Dewey Decimal System

    • RG 23h/8 - Programming and Research Office (PRO) / Planning and Research [obsolete; see RG 23h/17 and RG 23h/18]
      • RG 23h/8/1 - CFS/LOCAS cataloging systems
    • RG 23h/9 - Acquisitions
    • RG 23h/10 - Business Services
    • RG 23h/11 - Collection Management / Collection Development
    • RG 23h/12 - Library Automation Services [obsolete; see RG 23h/19]
    • RG 23h/13 - Personnel Services
      Scope and Content

      May include Staff Enhancement Program (STEP)

    • RG 23h/14 - Photocopy Auxillary
    • RG 23h/15 - Access Services
    • RG 23h/16 - Virginia Tech Information Center (VTIC)
    • RG 23h/17 - Research and Informatics
      Administrative History

      In 2018, the Learning Division [RG 23h/18] of the University Libraries merged into the Research and Informatics Division.

      Scope and Content

      May include Scholarly Communications; VTechData; Data Services; Open Education / MOOCs; Open Access and Open Data; Fair Use Week; VT Publishing; Digital Humanities Program; Artist and Enrepreneur In Residence; Applied Research in Immersive Environments and SImulations (ARIES; virtual reality)

    • RG 23h/18 - Learning
      Administrative History

      In 2018, the Learning Division of the University Libraries merged into the Research and Informatics Division [RG 23h/17].

      Scope and Content

      See also RG 23, Events, exhibits, and public programming and RG 23h/17.

      May include Learning Environments; Public programming and outreach; Event announcements and publicity; Meet the Makers series; ePortfolios; 3D Design Studio; Fusion Studio; Digital literacy; Virtual studio / virtual reality studio; Teaching and Learning Engagement

    • RG 23h/19 - Information Technology Systems
      Administrative History

      The Information Technology Services department was renamed from Library Systems in July 2012. Prior to that it was the Systems Operations department, which had merged with Library Automation Services.

      Scope and Content

      May include Digital Imaging and Preservation Services; Digital Virginias

    • RG 23h/20 - Records Management
      Administrative History

      Records Management was formerly in the Office of Parking and Transportation, then moved to Special Collections, before moving to its own unit within the University Libraries.

  • RG 23i - Library Policy Manual
    • RG 23i/1 - Library Policies
  • RG 23j - Emergency Procedure Plans (Disaster Action Plans)
  • RG 23k - Directories
    • RG 23k/1 - Subject Librarians
    • RG 23k/2 - Academic Library Instruction Programs in Virginia
    • RG 23k/3 - Hours
  • RG 23m - Library Forms
  • RG 23n - Library Organization and Reorganization / Personnel Notes
    • RG 23n - Organization charts
  • RG 23/1 - Office of the Dean
    Administrative History

    When the college began in 1872, V.E. Shepherd was appointed as librarian (as well as treasurer, secretary of the faculty and Board of Visitors, and to teach foreign languages). Students supervised the library from 1875 until Mary Lacy was appointed as the first full-time librarian in 1903. She was followed by her sister, Ethel Lacy (1910-1913) and then Eleanor Jones (1913-1923). After two years of acting librarians, Ralph M. Brown was appointed University Librarian in 1925 and served until 1946. He was succeeded by Seymour Robb as Library Director (1947-1961), Frank Shirk (1961-1970), Gerald Rudolph (1970-1974), Gordon Bechanan (1974-1984), Paul Gherman (1985-1992), Joanne Eustis (interim, 1992-1994), and Eileen Hitchingham (1995-2011). Tyler Walters began his current term as Dean of the University Libraries in February 2011.

    • RG 23/1/8 - Walters, Tyler
  • RG 23/2 - Geology Library
    • RG 23/2/1 - New Acquisitions Lists
  • RG 23/3 - VTLS (Information)
  • RG 23/3 - VTLS (Publications)
  • RG 23/4 - Northern Virginia Center Resource Center [formerly Northern Virginia Graduate Center Library]
  • RG 23/5 - Veterinary Medicine Library
  • RG 23/7 - Special Collections and University Archives
    Administrative History

    Founded in 1970, Special Collections was previously part of the Reference Department and the Digital Library and Archives / Scholarly Communication department. In August 2019, the name was changed to Special Collections and University Archives.

    Scope and Content

    May include International Archive of Women in Architecture [see also RG 14/3]; Peacock-Harper Culinary History Friends and Collection

  • RG 23/8 - Art + Architecture Library
  • RG 23/9 - Individual Faculty
    Scope and Content

    See also specific library departments and libraries and RG 23n for Personnel Notes.

Record Group 24 - Radford College [obsolete, 1964]
Administrative History

Established in 1910, the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Radford was renamed the State Teachers College at Radford in 1924. The college merged with Virginia Tech on June 23, 1944, to become Radford College, the Women's Division of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. VPI's president became chancellor and chief administrator of Radford College. In 1963, the Board of Visitors made an official request to the Governor to dissolve the VPI- Radford College merger. The separation became effective July 1, 1964. In 1979, the Radford College became Radford University.

  • RG 24/1 - Radford University
Record Group 25 - Office of Research and Innovation
Administrative History

The Virginia General Assembly established a University-wide Research Division in 1966. The Division combined the activities of the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Engineering Experiment Station. In 1983, the Research Division and Graduate School were combined into the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. In 2001, the Research Division and the Graduate School separated into separate entities. The Division was renamed the Office of Research and Innovation in 2016.

Administrators of the division/office:
William B. Harrison, Dean of the Research Division, 1966-1970
Randall M. Robertson, Dean of the Research Division, 1970-1976
Wolter J. Fabrycky, Dean of the Research Division, 1976-1981
David P. Roselle, Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, 1981-1983 (previously Dean of the Graduate School, 1979-1981)
Gary R. Hooper, Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies, 1984-1990; Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, 1990-1992
Ernest R. Stout, acting Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, 1992-1993
Leonard K. Peters, Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, 1993-2001; Vice Provost for Research, 2001-2003
James B. Blair, interim Vice Provost for Research, 2003-2004
Bradley W. Fenwick, Vice President for Research, 2004-2007
Robert W. Walters, Vice President for Research, 2007-2014
Dennis Dean, interim Vice President for Research, 2015
Theresa Mayer, Vice President for Research and Innovation, 2016-present

Scope and Content

May include Center for Operations Research; Coal Research; Molecular Structure Laboratory / Electron Microscope; Space Conferences / Lunar Exploration Conference; Systems Research Center (SRC), TRW (Thompson-Ramo-Woolridge Co.); University Center for Energy Research; Virginia Associated Research Center (VARC), "Multiversity"; Supplemental Grants Program; Energy Innovation Initiative; Business Engagement Center; University-wide research contracts and research partnerships; Growth4VA / Grow By Degrees; LabConnect / VT Laboratory Exposition; Center for Human-Computer Interaction; IBM Q Network

  • RG 25 - Office of Research and Innovation (Information)
  • RG 25 - Office of Research and Innovation (Publications)
  • RG 25 - Opportunities/Grants
    Scope and Content

    May include Research funding; ACC Undergraduate Research Scholars

  • RG 25a - Vice President for Research and Innovation
  • RG 25/1 - Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station
    Scope and Content

    May include Agricultural Research and Extension Centers (ARECs); Agricultural Experiment and Research Stations; Truck Experiment Station; Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC); Shenandoah Valley Research Station; Steele's Tavern Research Station

    • RG 25/1a - Reynolds Homestead [obsolete, 2019; see RG 35/10]
      Administrative History

      The Reynolds Homestead [RG 25/1a and RG 35/10] was operated by the Division of Research [RG 25] and Division of Continuing Education [RG 26/3 and RG 35/4] before moving under the Associate Vice President for Engagement [RG 35/2] in the Division of Outreach and International Affairs [RG 35].

      Scope and Content

      May include Reynolds Homestead Learning Center and Research Station; Reynolds Homestead Community Enrichment Center; Rock Spring Plantation

    • RG 25/1b - Middleburg Agricultural Experiment Station
  • RG 25/3 - Water Resources Research Center [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Scope and Content

    May include Ecological Issues; Virginia Water Resources Research Center; Virginia Service Training for Environmental Progress (Va. STEP) program

  • RG 25/4 - Center for Environmental and Hazardous Materials Study [formerly Center for Environmental Studies]
    • RG 25/4a - Fralin Biotechnology Center [obsolete, 2008; see RG 25/16]
      Administrative History

      The Fralin Biotechnology Center was established in 1995 to promote research, education, and outreach related to the life sciences at Virginia Tech. The Center merged with the Institute for Biomedical and Public Health Sciences [RG 25/23] to form the Fralin Life Sciences Institute [RG 25/16] in August 2008.

  • RG 25/5 - University Industry Center (joint with Extension)
  • RG 25/6 - Center for Systematic Collections [obsolete, 1991; see RG 38/1]
    Administrative History

    The Center for Systematic Collections was established in August 1973, in large part to curate numerous natural history collections at Virginia Tech. The Center was influential in the establishment of the Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History [RG 38/1], which absorbed the center in 1991.

    Scope and Content

    May include Center for Systematics Studies

  • RG 25/7 - Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research
  • RG 25/9 - Memorandum (Monthly)
  • RG 25/10 - Laboratory Support Programs
  • RG 25/11 - Office of Sponsored Programs
    Scope and Content

    May include Creative Match Grants Program; Proposal Development Institute (PDI)

  • RG 25/12 - Miles Horton Research Center
  • RG 25/13 - Center for Adhesive and Sealant Science [see also RG 18/19]
  • RG 25/14 - University Related Research
    Scope and Content

    May include Institute for Advanced Learning and Research; University-level research partnerships

  • RG 25/15 - Advanced Research Institute [formerly Alexandria Research Institute]
  • RG 25/16 - Fralin Life Sciences Institute
    Administrative History

    The Fralin Life Science Institute was formed in August 2008 as a merger of the Fralin Biotechnology Center [RG 25/4a], founded in 1995, and the Institute for Biomedical and Public Health Sciences [RG 25/23], created in 2003. In 2019, the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech's [RG 25/19] resources transferred to the Fralin Life Sciences Institute.

    Scope and Content

    May include Global Change Center; Interfaces of Global Change program; Fralin Undergraduate Research Fellowships; Center for Translational Obesity Research; Coastal@VT

  • RG 25/17 - Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS)
    Scope and Content

    May include Nuclear Science and Engineering Lab; Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology / cybersecurity [see also RG 25/28]; Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP); drones / unmanned aircraft; Macromolecules Innovation Institute (MII); CyberLeaders Program; Center for Science and Engineering the Exposome [Marc Edwards]; Research Experiences for Teachers (RET); Center for Research in SEAD Education (CRSE); Virginia Tech Drone Park

  • RG 25/18 - Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment (ISCE)
    Scope and Content

    May include Center for Communicating Science; Scholars Awards

  • RG 25/19 - Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech [obsolete, April 2019; see RG 25/16]
    Administrative History

    The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute was founded in 2000. In 2016, it became the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. In 2019, the insitutute's resources transferred to the Fralin Life Sciences Institute [RG 25/16].

    Scope and Content

    May include MetroLab Network partnership; Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (GBCB); Kids' Tech University; Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML); Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory (NDSSL); Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory; Data Science for Public Good program (DSPG); STEM Summer Workshop; Genomics Sequencing Center

  • RG 25/20 - Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI)
    Administrative History

    The Center for Transportation Research was renamed the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI).

    Scope and Content

    May include Center for Technology Development; Center for Sustainable Mobility; Smart Road; Spin electric scooters; Interstate 81 Cooridor Coalition (I-81)

  • RG 25/21 - Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute [obsolete; see RG 46]
  • RG 25/22 - Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT)
    Scope and Content

    See also RG 5/17.

    May include Virginia Science Festival; Maker Camp; ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day; Instrument Maker Camp; ACCelerate Creativity and Innovation Festival; Creativity and Innovation Strategic Growth Area; Moogfest

  • RG 25/23 - University Research Centers
    Scope and Content

    May include Institute for Biomedical and Public Health Sciences

  • RG 25/24 - Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties
  • RG 25/25 - Office of Scholarly Integrity and Research Compliance [formerly Office of Research Compliance, until 2018]
    Scope and Content

    May include Institutional Review Board (IRB)

  • RG 25/26 - Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC)
  • RG 25/27 - Office of Research Education and Administrative Compliance
    Scope and Content

    May include Export and Secure Research Compliance; NIH K and New Investigator R01 Proposal Preparation Program

  • RG 25/28 - Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology
    Scope and Content

    See also RG 25/17 and RG 50/4.

    May include Cybersecurity; Commonwealth Cyber Initiative

Record Group 26 - Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE)
Administrative History

In 1914, Virginia Tech became the headquarters for Virginia's Agricultural Extension, also called the Cooperative Extension Service. In 1966, the Virginia General Assembly established the V.P.I. Extension Division, which combined the Cooperative Extension Service, General Extension Division, State Technical Services, and Continuing Education Center. In 1995, the Extension Division became the Virginia Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station Division, often shortened to the Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Scope and Content

May include State Technical Services; Proposal Writing Institute; Horseman's Short Course; Virginia Master Naturalist program

  • RG 26 - Virginia Cooperative Extension (Information)
  • RG 26 - Virginia Cooperative Extension (Publications, General) [items also in Oversize Box 2]
  • RG 26a - Administrative (Publications)
  • RG 26b - Job Announcements
  • RG 26c - Newsletters
  • RG 26d - "Virginia Gardener"
    Scope and Content

    May include Virginia Extension Service Association (VESA)

  • RG 26e - Seminars and Conferences
    Scope and Content

    May include Family Resources Conference; Virginia Farm to Table Conference; Virginia Agritourism Conference

    • RG 26e - Seminars and Conferences, through 1989
      Scope and Content

      May include Family Resources Conference; Virginia Farm to Table Conference

    • RG 26e - Seminars and Conferences, 1990-present (Publications)
      Scope and Content

      May include Family Resources Conference; Virginia Farm to Table Conference

  • RG 26f - Forms and Surveys [items also in Oversize Folder 1]
  • RG 26/1a - Bureau of Community Development [obsolete]
  • RG 26/2 - Agricultural Extension Service [obsolete]
    • RG 26/2/1 - Master Gardeners [items in Oversize Box 2]
  • RG 26/3 - Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown (GLC) [obsolete, 2019; see RG 35/4] [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Administrative History

    The Division of Continuing Education was created in 1968 as part of the Virginia Cooperative Extension [RG 26/3]. It oversaw the Continuing Education Center (CEC), later renamed the Donaldson Brown Center for Continuing Education, the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center, and Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown (GLC). The Division moved to Outreach and International Affairs in 1990 and was renamed Continuing and Professional Education [RG 35/4].

    Scope and Content

    See also RG 6/3/2b, Graduate Life Center building; RG 22, Graduate School, RG 8/2/1, Housing and Residence Halls, and RG 35/4, Continuing and Professional Education.

    May include Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center; Continuing Education Center; Administrator's Conferences; Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

    • RG 26/3 - Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown (Information)
    • RG 26/3 - Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown (Publications)
    • RG 26/3/1 - Seminars, Conferences, etc. through 1989 (Publications)
    • RG 26/3/1 - Seminars, Conferences, etc., 1990-present (Publications) [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    • RG 26/3/2 - Non-Credit Conference Listings, through 1989
    • RG 26/3/2 - Non-Credit Conference Listings, 1990-present
    • RG 26/3/3 - Dining and Entertainment (Publications)
  • RG 26/4 - 4-H, FFA (Future Farmers of America), FHA (Future Homemakers of America) [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Scope and Content

    May include W. E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake

    • RG 26/4/2 - Virginia 4-H Horse Program
  • RG 26/5 - Technical Resources
    Scope and Content

    May include Virginia State Technical Services Program

  • RG 26/6 - Community Resource Development
  • RG 26/7 - Institute for Leadership and Volunteer Development [formerly Center for Volunteer Development]
    • RG 26/7 - Institute for Leadership and Volunteer Development (Information)
    • RG 26/7 - Institute for Leadership and Volunteer Development (Publications)
    • RG 26/7a - Reports, Monographs
    • RG 26/7b - Newsletter
  • RG 26/8 - Agri-Tech Week
    Scope and Content

    May include Animal Industry Day

  • RG 26/9 - Institute of Rural Affairs
Record Group 27 - Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc.
Administrative History

The VPI Educational Foundation was established by authority of the Board of Visitors in 1948 as a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation to "work toward increasing gifts and endowments made to the college." The Board of Directors for the Foundation composed of representatives from the administration, Board of Visitors, Alumni Association, and business leaders from inside and outside the state. In 1983, the Foundation's name was changed to the Virginia Tech Educational Foundation, Inc.

Scope and Content

May include VTC Innovation Fund / VTC Seed Fund; Dean Andy Swiger Land-Grant Award Endowment; Virginia Tech endowment; Child care center partnerships

  • RG 27 - Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc. (Information)
  • RG 27 - Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc. (Publications)
  • RG 27/1 - WVTF
    Administrative History

    The Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) in Roanoke, Virginia, started WVWR-FM in 1973. VWCC sold the station to the Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc., in 1981, and the station became WVTF in April 1982.

    Scope and Content

    May include Radio IQ; The Producers Circle

  • RG 27/2 - Corporate Research Center (CRC)
    Scope and Content

    May include University Research Park; Tech Center Research Park in Newport News; Virginia Tech Faculty Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

  • RG 27/3 - VT KnowledgeWorks
    Scope and Content

    May include Global Entrepreneurship Challenge [obsolete; see RG 16/13]

Record Group 28 - Development Council [obsolete, 1985]
Administrative History

The Development Council was established in 1964 to "provide overall coordination" of the University's development program. The Council was composed of the executive committees of the Board of Visitors, Alumni Association, and VPI Education Foundation, as well the president of the Virginia Tech Student Aid Association. The Council was replaced by the Executive Council of the Virginia Tech Educational Foundation, Inc., in 1985.

Scope and Content

See RG 27 for Virginia Tech Foundation Inc.

Record Group 29 - Alumni Association
Administrative History

On August 11, 1875, Virginia Tech's first Alumni Association was formed by the twelve members of the first graduating class. In 1891, the Association was reorganized, under a new constitution, and began publishing an Alumni Register. The Association was incorporated on June 23, 1924. In 1964, new bylaws were adopted and the Association became more closely linked with the University. At the same time, the title of Alumni Secretary was changed to Director of Alumni Affairs, then to Executive Director in 1972, and then to Executive Vice-President in 1980. In 1990, the Alumni Association became an official part of the University, associated with the Office of Alumni Relations. The Office for Alumni Relations merged with the offices of University Development and University Relations into the Advancement Division [RG 21] in July 2015.

Scope and Content

May include Homecoming Day; Dix Plan for Class Reunion; Monteith Award; University Distinguished Professors; Women's Weekend; Grad Fair

  • RG 29 - Alumni Association (Information)
  • RG 29 - Alumni Association (Publications)
  • RG 29a - New River Chapter
  • RG 29b - Funds
  • RG 29c - Directories
  • RG 29/1 - Memorial Committees
    • RG 29/1/1 - Memorial Awards
  • RG 29/2 - Women's Chapter [obsolete, 1971]
  • RG 29/3 - Faculty Awards [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Scope and Content

    May include Academy of Teaching Excellence; Committee for Excellence in Teaching [see also RG 2/11]; University Distinguished Professors; Wine Faculty Achievement Award; Sporn Awards.

    See also Alumni Awards [RG 29/9].

  • RG 29/4 - University Club
  • RG 29/5 - Old Guard - Society of the Golden Alumni
    Administrative History

    In 1967, the Alumni Association formed the Old Guard for alumni who graduated 50 years or more previously. In Fall of 2017, the Old Guard changed its name to the Old Guard - Society of the Golden Alumni, to encourage membership among civilian alumni (i.e. alumni who did not participate in the Corps of Cadets). Each class is inducted into the Old Guard during Homecoming [RG 29/6].

    Scope and Content

    See also RG 29/6 and RG 31/13/5.

    May include 50th Reunions

  • RG 29/6 - Homecoming
  • RG 29/7 - Civil War Weekend
    Scope and Content

    See also RG 21/8 for Virginia Center for Civil War Studies

  • RG 29/8 - Black Alumni
    Scope and Content

    See RG 29/9 for Influential Black Alumni Awards.

  • RG 29/9 - Alumni Awards
    Scope and Content

    May include University Distinguished Achievement Award; Alumni Distinguished Service Awards; Alumni Awards for Excellence; Influential Black Alumni Awards

  • RG 29/10 - Ex Lapide Society
    Scope and Content

    May include LGBTQ+ alumni; Out at Work Student and Alumni Networking

  • RG 29/11 - Reunion Weekend
    Administrative History

    The Alumni Association initiated its first reunion weekend in 2018. Prior to this, classes were invited on specific weekends. Prior reunions were held throughout the fall for classes celebrating milestone anniversaries.

Record Group 30 - Faculty Organizations
Scope and Content

See also RG 6 for staff- and employee-related organizations and RG 31 for student-related organizations.

  • RG 30 - Faculty Organizations (Information)
  • RG 30 - Faculty Organizations (Publications)
  • RG 30/1 - Faculty Meetings
  • RG 30/2 - Science Club, Science Council [obsolete]
    Scope and Content

    May include Virginia Academy and Junior Academy of Sciences Meetings on Campus

  • RG 30/3 - Faculty Senate [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Scope and Content

    May include Student Perceptions of Teaching (SPOT) [see also RG 9/1]

  • RG 30/4 - American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Virginia Tech Chapter
    Scope and Content

    May include Association of American Colleges and Universities

  • RG 30/5a - American Association of University Women (AAUW), Virginia Tech Chapter
  • RG 30/6 - Black Faculty/Staff Caucus
  • RG 30/7 - Women's Network
    Scope and Content

    May include Women's Communication Network Group

    • RG 30/7 - Women's Network (Information)
    • RG 30/7 - Women's Network (Publications)
  • RG 30/8 - Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Honorary Society)
  • RG 30/9 - Organization of Women Faculty
  • RG 30/10 - Faculty/Staff Awards [items also in Oversize Box 2]
  • RG 30/11 - LGBT Caucus
    Administrative History

    Formed in 1992, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus at Virginia Tech (LGBT Caucus) out of the Women's Network as the LGB Caucus. Transgender was added to the name and gender identity to the group's mission statement in 2002.

    Scope and Content

    See also LGBTQ+ Student Groups [RG 31/14/1] and Intercultural Engagement Center (IEC) [RG 8/16].

    May include Lavender Ceremony; Gay in Appalachia; Lambda Horizon Scholarship

  • RG 30/12 - Disability Alliance and Caucus
    Scope and Content

    Formed in 2015, the Disability Alliance and Caucus is open to all community members and allies. The Caucus is specifically for employees of Virginia Tech.

Record Group 31 - Student Organizations and Publications
Administrative History

The first student organization at Virginia Tech was the Virginia Literary Society, formed in 1872, which was the forerunner of both the Lee and Maury Literary Societies. The Lee and Maury Literary Societies were responsible for the first student publication, the Gray Jacket, which was published sporadically between 1875 and 1906. Since those early days, there have been many student organizations and student publications, of various types. For a chronology of the earliest organizations, and for additional historical information, see the Historical Data Book, 1872-1972, in the library catalog.

Scope and Content

May include Maury Literary Society; National Residence Hall Honorary; Psi Chi (psychology); Virginia Tech Odysseey of the Mind

  • RG 31 - Student Organizations (Publications)
  • RG 31 - Student Organizations (Information)
  • RG 31/1 - City, County, and Sectional Clubs
    • RG 31/1/1 - Apple Club
    • RG 31/1/2 - Baltimore Polytechnic Institute Alumni Club
    • RG 31/1/3 - Black Diamond Club
    • RG 31/1/4 - Brush Mountain Academy
    • RG 31/1/5 - Cosmopolitan Club [obsolete; see RG 31/6/6]
    • RG 31/1/6 - Eastern Shore Anchor Club
    • RG 31/1/7 - Lonesome Pine Club
    • RG 31/1/8 - Lynchburg Club
    • RG 31/1/9 - Northern Neck Club
    • RG 31/1/10 - Peanut Club
    • RG 31/1/11 - Roanoke Club
    • RG 31/1/12 - Shenandoah Valley Club
  • RG 31/2 - Curricular Clubs (Student/Professional Groups)
    Scope and Content

    May include Accounting Society [see also RG 31/2/22]; Administrative Management Society; All-American Dairy Show; Alpha Tau Alpha (Vocational Agriculture); American Congress on Surveying and Mapping; American Fisheries Society; American Institute of Chemical Engineers; American Society for [of] Metals; American Society for Personnel Administration; American Society of Interior Designers; Biochemistry Club; Biomedical Engineering Society; Biology Club; Building Women in Construction; Business Club [obsolete]; Commodity Investing by Students (COINS); Computer Club; Conservation and Recreation Society; D.E.U.S. (Urban and Regional Studies); English Club; Entomological Society; Executive Forum (Business); Fashion Merchandising and Design Society; Forest Products Research Society; Geography Club [charter revoked 1975]; Graduate Women in Business; Health Physics Society; Holden Society [obsolete; see RG 31/2/34]]; Hyperloop of Virginia Tech / Vhyper; International Food Service Executives Association; Manchester League; Operations Research Society of America; Parapsychology Club; Plant Protection Club; Political Economy Union; Political Science Club; Pre-Law Society; Pre-Veterinary Club; Professional Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Association; Professional Recreation Association; Psychology Club; Public Relations Student Society of America; The Ridge Runner; Russian Club; Society of American Foresters; Society of American Military Engineers; Society of Engineering Science; Society of Professional Journalists; Sociology Club; Statistics Club; Student Alliance for Landscaping Architecture; Student Music Educators Conference; Triangle Fraternity (architecture) [see also RG 9/3, 1/24/1975]; Urban Affairs Exchange; Vocational Industrial Club; VT Hacks / Hackathon; Institute of Traffic Engineers; Society for Collegiate Journalists; Computational Modeling and Data Analytics Club / DataFest; Pamplin Reinventing Social Media (PRISM, Pamplin College of Business student-run ad agency); Alpha Omega Alpha (medical honor society); Entrepreneur Club at Virginia Tech; Alpha Chi Sigma (chemistry society); Engineers Without Borders; American Veterinary Medical Association; Phil Alpha Delta [Pre-law]; Glossolalia literary festival; GitHub student group; Instructional Technology Student Association; Student American Veterinary Medical Association; American Foundry Society; Consulting Group at Virginia Tech

    • RG 31/2/1 - Astronomy Club
    • RG 31/2/2 - Agricultural Economics Club
    • RG 31/2/3 - Agricultural Club Council [see also RG 31/2/6]
      Scope and Content

      May include Agronomy Club; Agronomy Society of America; Agronomy Economics Club

    • RG 31/2/4 - Agricultural Education Society
    • RG 31/2/5 - Agricultural Technology Club
    • RG 31/2/6 - Agronomy Club [see also RG 31/2/3]
    • RG 31/2/7 - Alpha Epsilon Rho (Broadcasting)
    • RG 31/2/8 - Alpha Rho Chi (Architecture)
    • RG 31/2/9 - American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
    • RG 31/2/10 - American Chemical Association / American Chemical Society
    • RG 31/2/11 - American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
    • RG 31/2/12 - American Institute of Architects
    • RG 31/2/13 - American Institute of Industrial Engineers
    • RG 31/2/14 - American Marketing Association
    • RG 31/2/15 - American Nuclear Society
    • RG 31/2/16 - American Society of Agricultural Engineers
    • RG 31/2/17 - American Society of Civil Engineers
    • RG 31/2/18 - American Society of Landscape Architects
    • RG 31/2/19 - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    • RG 31/2/20 - Association for the Advancement of Engineering / Association for the Advancement of Engineers
    • RG 31/2/21 - Association for Computing Machinery
    • RG 31/2/22 - Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting)
    • RG 31/2/24 - Burkhart Mining Society
    • RG 31/2/25 - Dairy Science Club
      Scope and Content

      May include American Dairy Science Association; All-American Dairy Show; Dairy Club

      • RG 31/2/25a - Dairy Day
    • RG 31/2/26 - Delta Pi Epsilon (Business Administration/Business Education)
    • RG 31/2/27 - Distributive Education Club
    • RG 31/2/28 - Epsilon Pi Tau (Industrial Arts/Vocational Education)
    • RG 31/2/29 - Food Science Club
    • RG 31/2/30 - Forensics Club
    • RG 31/2/31 - Forestry Club
    • RG 31/2/32 - French Club
    • RG 31/2/33 - Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA)
    • RG 31/2/34 - Geology Club
    • RG 31/2/35 - History Club
    • RG 31/2/36 - Horticulture Club
      Scope and Content

      May include Horticulture Show

    • RG 31/2/37 - Home Economics Association
    • RG 31/2/38 - Industrial Arts Education Club
    • RG 31/2/39 - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    • RG 31/2/40 - Mathematics Club
    • RG 31/2/41 - National Honor Society of Black Engineers
    • RG 31/2/42 - Philosophy Club
    • RG 31/2/43 - Pi Sigma Epsilon (Business) [items also in Oversize Box 2]
      Scope and Content

      May include Virginia Tech Car Show

    • RG 31/2/44 - Poultry Science Club
    • RG 31/2/45 - Sigma Lambda Chi (Architecture)
    • RG 31/2/46 - Society of Architectural Engineers
    • RG 31/2/47 - Society of Automotive Engineers
    • RG 31/2/48 - Society of Physics Students
    • RG 31/2/49 - Soil Conservation Society
      Scope and Content

      May include Virginia Tech Soil Judging Team; Soil Science Society of America

    • RG 31/2/50 - Spanish Club
    • RG 31/2/51 - Student Art Association
    • RG 31/2/52 - Student Engineers Council
    • RG 31/2/53 - Student Dietetic Association
    • RG 31/2/54 - Virginia Education Association, Student Chapter
    • RG 31/2/55 - Virginia Society of Professional Engineers
    • RG 31/2/56 - Wildlife Society
    • RG 31/2/57 - Women in Communications, Inc. (WICI)
  • RG 31/3 - Dance Clubs [items also in Oversize Box 3]
    Scope and Content

    May include Salsa Tech; Contemporary Dance Ensemble; Solely Swing; Olé at Virginia Tech (Ole at VT); LowTechs; University Dances

    • RG 31/3/1 - Cotillion Club [obsolete, May 1970] [items also in Oversize Box 3]
      Scope and Content

      May include Mid-Winter Dances

    • RG 31/3/2 - German Club [items also in Oversize Box 3]
      Scope and Content

      May include G.E.R.M.A.N. Club; Midwinter Dance; Mid-winters

    • RG 31/3/3 - Square Dance Club
    • RG 31/3/4 - Techniques
    • RG 31/3/5 - HighTechs [obsolete, 2018; see RG 10/18]
  • RG 31/4 - Dramatic Organizations
    Scope and Content

    May include Broadway Series; Summer Musical Enterprise; Lolopolis (improv comedy)

    • RG 31/4/1 - Dramatic Club
    • RG 31/4/2 - Maroon Mask
    • RG 31/4/3 - Thespian Club
    • RG 31/4/4 - University Theater [items also in Oversize Box 2]
      Scope and Content

      See also RG 15/15/3.

      May include University Theatre; Studio Theatre

  • RG 31/5 - Honor Societies
    Scope and Content

    May include Alpha Epsilon (Agricultural Education); Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-Med); Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology); Alpha Kappa Psi (Professional Business); Alpha Lambda Delta (Scholarhsip); Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial Engineering) [see also Stuback Memorial Scholarship in RG 5/2/5c]; Alpha Sigma Mu (Metallurgical Engineering); Alpha Zeta (Agriculture); Arnold Air Society [see also RG 8/4]; Beta Gamma Sigma (Business); Beta Tau Epsilon (Engineering); Block and Bridle Club (Animal Science); Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering); Delta Phi Alpha (German); Delta Psi Kappa (Health, Physical Education, and Recreation); Delta Sigma Pi (Professional Business Fraternity); Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering); Gamma Beta Phi (Scholarship); Gamma Sigma Delta (Agriculture); Garnet and Gold (Women); Kappa Delta Pi (Education); Kappa Kappa Psi (Bands); Kappa Omicron Nu; Kappa Theta Epsilon (Co-op); Mortar Board (national honor society) [see also Collegiate Times 4/19/1977, p.1 in library catalog]; Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics); Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership); Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership) - Alpha Omicron Circle; Phi Alpha Theta (History); Phi Beta Kappa (Scholarship); Phi Beta Kappa (Scholarship) - John D. Wilson Essay Prize [see also RG 5/2/3]; Phi Delta Kappa; Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman Scholarship); Phi Kappa Phi (Scholarship); Phi Lambda Upsilon (Chemistry); Phi Mu Alpha (Music); Phi Sigma (Biological Science); Phi Sigma Iota (Foreign Languages); Phi Sigma Society (Biological Sciences); Phi Tau Sigma (Food Science); Pi Alpha Xi (Horticulture) / Bulb Sale; Pi Delta Epsilon (Journalism); Pi Mu Epsilon (Math); Pi Omega Pi (Business Education); Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science); Pi Tau Sigma (Mechanical Engineering); Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish); Sigma Delta Psi (Athletic) [charter revoked 1975]; Sigma Gamma Tau (Aerospace Engineering); Sigma Lambda Sigma [see Mortar Board]; Sigma Pi Sigma; Tau Beta Pi (Engineering); Tau Beta Sigma (Bands); Tau Sigma Delta (Architecture); Theta Epsilon Theta (Research); Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computer Sciences); Xi Sigma Pi (Forestry Education); Phi Upsilon Omicron (Home Economics)

  • RG 31/6 - International Organizations [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Scope and Content

    May include International Undergraduate Association; Indonesian Student Organization; Korean Student Organization; Filipino American Student Association; Circulo Hispanico; International Week; Hokie World Games; International Street Fair

    • RG 31/6/1 - African Students Association
      Scope and Content

      May include Black Cultural Center [obsolete; see RG 8/16]; "Black Voices"

    • RG 31/6/2 - Arab Students Association / Arabic Student Club
    • RG 31/6/3 - Chinese Students Association
    • RG 31/6/4 - Hong Kong Club
    • RG 31/6/5 - Indian Students Association
      Scope and Content

      May include Diwali celebrations

    • RG 31/6/6 - International Club [see also RG 31/1/5]
    • RG 31/6/7 - Muslim Students Association [obsolete; moved to RG 31/10/30]
    • RG 31/6/8 - Turkish Students Association
    • RG 31/6/9 - Vietnamese Students Association
  • RG 31/7 - Military
    Scope and Content

    See also RG 8/4

    • RG 31/7/1 - Air Force Special Training Squadron
    • RG 31/7/2 - Ranger Company
    • RG 31/7/3 - Semper Fidelis Society
    • RG 31/7/4 - Veterans Groups
      Scope and Content

      May include Veterans@VT; Student Veterans of America

  • RG 31/8 - Music Groups
    Scope and Content

    May include Apollo Club; Metro Pep Band; Student a cappella groups; New River Valley Symphony; Caribbean Music Fest; Glee Club

    • RG 31/8 - Music Groups (Information)
    • RG 31/8 - Music Groups (Publications)
      • RG 31/8a - Music Groups (Publications, Calenders)
    • RG 31/8/1 - Chamber Music
    • RG 31/8/2 - Chamber Choir
      Scope and Content

      Mayb include Chamber Singers

    • RG 31/8/3 - Choral Union and Opera Workshop
    • RG 31/8/4 - Collegium Musicum
    • RG 31/8/5 - Meistersingers
    • RG 31/8/6 - Percussion Ensemble/Marimba Ensemble
    • RG 31/8/7 - Performing Arts Federation
    • RG 31/8/8 - Techmen
      Scope and Content

      May include Techlore

    • RG 31/8/9 - Virginia Tech Jazz Ensemble (also called University Jazz Ensemble)
    • RG 31/8/10 - University Symphonic Wind Ensemble
    • RG 31/8/11 - University Symphony Band/Pep Bands
    • RG 31/8/12 - New Virginians [items also in Oversize Box 2]
      • RG 31/8/12 - New Virginians (Information)
      • RG 31/8/12 - New Virginians (Publications)
      • RG 31/8/12 - New Virginians (Miscellaneous) [see also Posters box]
    • RG 31/8/13 - Marching Virginians
      Scope and Content

      May include Hokies for the Hungry drive [see also New Life Christian Fellowship in RG 31/10]

    • RG 31/8/14 - Audubon Quartet [see also RG 15/15/2]
    • RG 31/8/15 - Southern Colonels (Dance Orchestra)
    • RG 31/8/16 - Virginia Tech Minstrels
  • RG 31/9 - Political Groups
    Scope and Content

    May include Conservative Club; Young Americans for Liberty / Libertarians at Virginia Tech; CT Campuswide Debate

    • RG 31/9/1 - Young Americans for Freedom
    • RG 31/9/2 - Young Democrats
    • RG 31/9/3 - College Republicans
  • RG 31/10 - Religious Organizations
    Scope and Content

    See also Religious Affairs [RG 8/2/4].

    May include Church Organizations; Chi Alpha at Virginia Tech; New Life Christian Fellowship / Reach [see also Hokies for the Hungry drive in RG 31/8/13]; Southwest Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute conference

    • RG 31/10/1 - A.S.K. [see also RG 8/2/4]
    • RG 31/10/2 - Baha'i Association
    • RG 31/10/3 - Baptist Student Union
    • RG 31/10/4 - Campus Christian Life Committee [obsolete]
    • RG 31/10/5 - Campus Crusade for Christ [obsolete; see also RG 31/6]
    • RG 31/10/6 - Canterbury Club (Episcopalian)
    • RG 31/10/7 - Chinese Bible Study Group
    • RG 31/10/8 - Christian Science Organization
    • RG 31/10/9 - Dayspring Campus
    • RG 31/10/10 - Disciples of Westminster Fellowship
    • RG 31/10/11 - Eckankar
    • RG 31/10/12 - Fellowship of Pentecostal Christians
    • RG 31/10/13 - Genesis
    • RG 31/10/14 - Hillel (Jewish)
      Scope and Content

      May include Jewish Awareness Month

    • RG 31/10/15 - Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
    • RG 31/10/16 - Latter-Day Student Association
    • RG 31/10/17 - Lutheran Students Association of America
    • RG 31/10/18 - Navigators (Christian)
    • RG 31/10/19 - New Oxford Society (Episcopalian)
    • RG 31/10/20 - Newman Community Foundation (Catholic)
    • RG 31/10/21 - Reformed University Movement
    • RG 31/10/22 - Tech Christian Fellowship
    • RG 31/10/23 - Tech United Ministries (TUMS)
    • RG 31/10/24 - Wesley Foundation (Methodist)
      Scope and Content

      May include Festival of Religious Art; Wesley Fellowship; 209 Manna Ministries food pantry

    • RG 31/10/25 - Wider Quaker Fellowship
    • RG 31/10/26 - YMCA and YWCA
      Scope and Content

      May include "Conflict"; Danforth Study Seminars; YToss?; Free University

    • RG 31/10/27 - Virginia Tech Peace Fellowship
    • RG 31/10/29 - Librescu Jewish Student Center (Chabad-Lubavitch)
    • RG 31/10/30 - Muslim Students Association (Islam)
      Scope and Content

      May include Persian Speaking Group; Islam Awareness Week

    • RG 31/10/31 - Bradley Study Center (Christian)
  • RG 31/11 - Service Groups and Events
    Scope and Content

    May include Actively Moving Forward; Service Without Borders; Shacksburg; VT Relay for Life; Special Olympics; Students Helping Honduras; Students for St. Baldrick's; Bridges to Prosperity; Well Water; Actively Caring for People (AC4P); Care for Aids; Coalition for Refugee Resettlement; From heART to heART; Individual student service profiles; Paws for a Cause event; Service spring breaks; Micah's Backpack; Food drives; Color Me Rad 5k; Hens for Haiti

    • RG 31/11/1 - Alpha Phi Omega
    • RG 31/11/2 - Chi Delta Alpha
    • RG 31/11/3 - Circle K [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    • RG 31/11/4 - Delta Sigma Theta
    • RG 31/11/5 - Demolay Club
    • RG 31/11/6 - Rescue Squad
      Scope and Content

      May include Life Saving Corps

    • RG 31/11/7 - Sigma Mu Sigma
    • RG 31/11/8 - Firefighters
    • RG 31/11/9 - Omega Tau Sigma
    • RG 31/11/10 - The Big Event
    • RG 31/11/11 - Hokies United
      Scope and Content

      See also April 16th Memorial, RG 6/3/12.

      May include Haiti Day; Hurricane Katrina pillow fight

  • RG 31/12 - Social Fraternities and Sororities
    • RG 31/12 - Social Fraternities and Sororities (General) (Publications)
    • RG 31/12a - Social Sororities (Specific)
      Scope and Content

      May include Alpha Chi Omega [charter revoked 1975; see RG 9/3 minutes of 1/24/1975]; Alpha Delta Pi; Alpha Kappa Alpha [see also RG 8/1]; Alpha Phi; Alpha Sigma Alpha; Beta Sigma Phi; Chi Omega; Delta Delta Delta (Tri-Delts); Delta Zeta; Kappa Alpha Theta; Kappa Delta; Kappa Kappa Gamma; Pi Beta Phi; Phi Mu; Sigma Kappa [charter revoked 1988]; Zeta Tau Alpha; Zeta Phi Beta

      • RG 31/12a - Social Sororities (Specific) (Information)
      • RG 31/12a - Social Sororities (Specific) (Publications)
    • RG 31/12b - Social Fraternities (Specific)
      Scope and Content

      May include Alpha Epsilon Pi; Alpha Gamma Rho; Alpha Kappa Epsilon; Alpha Phi Alpha; Alpha Sigma Phi; Alpha Tau Omega; Beta Theta Pi; Beta Tau Epsilon; Chi Phi; Delta Chi; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Delta Psi; Delta Upsilon; Epsilon Pi Sigma; FarmHouse; Gamma Gamma; Kappa Alpha; Kappa Delta Rho; Kappa Sigma; Lambda Chi Alpha; Omega Psi Phi; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Eta Sigma; Phi Gamma Delta; Phi Gamma Nu; Phi Kappa Psi; Phi Kappa Sigma; Phi Kappa Tau; Phi Sigma Kappa; Pi Kappa Alpha; Pi Kappa Phi; Pi Lambda Phi; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Sigma Alpha Kappa; Sigma Chi; Sigma Lambda; Sigma Nu; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Sigma Pi; Tau Delta Phi; Tau Sigma Chi; Theta Chi; Theta Delta Chi; Theta Tau Delta ["Camels", see also RG 2/7]; Theta Xi; Zeta Beta Tau; Zeta Psi; Tau Delta; Tau Kappa Epsilon

      • RG 31/12b - Social Fraternities (Specific) (Publications)
      • RG 31/12b - Social Fraternities (Specific) (Information)
  • RG 31/13 - Special Events, Places
    • RG 31/13/1 - Agricultural Exposition
    • RG 31/13/2 - Engineering Exposition
      Administrative History

      The Engineering Expo or Engineering Exposition was previously known as Expo-Tech, the Engineering Conference, or the Tech Festival.

    • RG 31/13/3 - Ring Design, Ring Dance, and Class Collections [items also in Oversize Box 3]
      Scope and Content

      See also RG 40 and RG 29.

      • RG 31/13/3 - Ring Dance (Committee)
      • RG 31/13/3 - Class of 1980's
      • RG 31/13/3 - Ring Dance Class of 1980 articles
    • RG 31/13/4 - Class of... [obsolete; merged with RG 31/13/3]
    • RG 31/13/5 - Class Gift
  • RG 31/14 - Special Interest Groups
    Scope and Content

    May include Amateur Jugglers (VT Technical Jugglers); Ananda Marga Yoga; Association for Married Students [charter revoked, 1975]; Backgammon Club; Black Female Coalition; Black Male Excellence Network (BMEN) (Black Male Summit and Uplifting Black Men Conference); Bujinkan Shibu; Cheerleading Association; Chess Club; Cinematech (film club); Civil War Round Table (CWRT); Coalition for Justice in Central America; Collegiate 4-H Club; Common Cause; Communication Arts Association; Constructors Consortium; Debate Club [charter revoked, 1975; see also RG 9/3, 1/24/1975, and RG 15/15/1]; Earth Day; Ecocycle; Environmental Awareness Week Activities; 4-H Alumni Club; Gay Students Alliance; Good Humor Club; Habitat for Humanity; Harmony (organization involving different fellowships on campus) [See RG 9/3]; Hike vs. Hunger; HokiePRIDE; In-Line Club; L-5 Society; Man and Women of the Year (students); Manipulators (Magic); Minority Architecture Coalition; Motorcycle Club; National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws; Operation Tech-Sled; Outdoor Club; Outdoor Recreational Society; Parker Club; Parking Mobile App Club; Rail Transportation Association; Committee for Ecological Rebalance (REBAL); Residence Hall Federation; Rocky Horror Picture Show Fan Club; Science Fiction and Fantasy Club (International Cosplay Day); Society for Creative Anachronism; Students Against Poverty; Student Alumni Association; Student Co-op; Students for a Free Society; Student Media Board; Student Organization for Active Participation in Campus Life (SOAC); Student Publications Photo Staff; Student Tenants Union; Students for Safe Energy; Sun Day Solar Fair; Tech CB Club; Tech Folk Dancers; Tech Trompers [see also RG 31/3/3]; United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS); Virginia Intercollegiate Mass Communications Association; Virginia Intercollegiate Press Association; Virginia Public Interest Research Group (VaPIRG); Virginia Student Environmental Health Project; Virginia Tech First Aid Crew [see also RG 31/11/6]; Virginia Tech Jaycees; Virginia Tech Striders; Virginia Tech Television - VVTTV - TV Station; War Gaming Society; Womanspace, includes Clothesline Project, Take Back the Night; Women's Collective; Women in Communications; World Future Society; Modern Dance Club; Students' International Meditation Society; Vocal Majority; Virginia Tech NAACP; American Mock World Health Organization (AMWHO-VT) / Public Health Speaker Panel; Aerial Robotics Club (drones); Students for Sensible Drug Policy / Repeal Virginia Marijuana Prohibition (ReVAMP); VT Expressions; Humans of Virginia Tech; One Less Stranger; Global Student Alliance; Historic Preservation Club; Sustainable Food Corps (SFC); Blacksburg Zombie Walk

    • RG 31/14 - Special Interest Groups (Information)
    • RG 31/14 - Special Interest Groups (Publications)
    • RG 31/14/1 - LGBTQ+ Groups
      Scope and Content

      See also RG 30/11, RG 8/16, and RG 31/14/15.

      May include HokiePRIDE [see RG 31/14/15; formerly known as the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Alliance of Virginia Tech (LGBTA of VT)]; Queer People of Color at Virginia Tech (QPOC@VT); National Coming Out Day; LGBTQ+ History Month

      • RG 31/14/1 - LGBTQ+, Gay and Lesbian Groups (Information)
      • RG 31/14/1 - LGBTQ+, Gay and Lesbian Groups (Publications)
    • RG 31/14/2 - Cheerleaders and Cheerleading Association
      Scope and Content

      See also RG 10/18 for Virginia Tech Spirit Squads.

    • RG 31/14/3 - Anti-Hunger and Homelessness Groups
    • RG 31/14/4 - Cave Clubs
      Scope and Content

      May include National Speleological Society

    • RG 31/14/5 - Committee for Social Justice and Diversity
    • RG 31/14/6 - Environmental Groups
      Scope and Content

      May include Environmental Coalition; Earth Week / Earth Day events; Students for Clean Energy

    • RG 31/14/7 - Asian and Asian American Student Organizations
      Scope and Content

      May include Asian American Student Union (established around 1991/1992); Asian American Coalition; Asian American History Committee

    • RG 31/14/13 - Indigenous Peoples Student Organizations
      Scope and Content

      See also RG 8/16 for American Indian and Indigenous Community Center.

      May include Native at Virginia Tech; Student groups related to First Nations, Native peoples, American Indians, Native Americans

    • RG 31/14/14 - Freethinkers at Virginia Tech
    • RG 31/14/16 - Black and African American Student Organizations
      Scope and Content

      See also Black Organizations Council, RG 8/2/6e; Black Student Alliance, RG 8/2/6f; Issues concerning People of Color / Racial and Ethnic Minorities, RG 8/2/8c; Black Cultural Center and Cultural and Community Centers (CCC), RG 8/16.

      May include Uplifting Black Men Conference; VT NAACP Chapter; Black Graduate Student Organization

    • RG 31/14/17 - First Generation at Virginia Tech (1G@VT)
  • RG 31/15 - Sports Clubs/Events (Extramural)
    Scope and Content

    See also RG 17/5.

    May include APBA Association (Computer Baseball); Apollo Club (weightlifting); Archery Club; Barbell Club (weightlifting); Blacksburg Bicycle Club; Blacksburg Hurrah Cloggers Jamboree; Bowling Club; Boxers Association; Clay Target Shooting Club; Crew Club; Dressage Team; Equestrian Club; Fencing Club; Frisbee Disc Club (Ultimate Frisbee Club); Gymnastics Club; Handball and Racquetball Club; Hockey Club; International Soccer Club; Judo Club; Karate Club; Lacrosse Club; Marksmanship Club; Orienteering Club; Outing Club; Paintball Club; Rugby Club; Sailing Club; Scuba Club; Skateboarding Club; Skydiving Club [see also RG 8/4]; Ski Club; Skin-Diving Club; Snowboarding Club; Soccer Club; Sport Parachute Association; Sports Car Association; Table Tennis Club; Tae Kwon Do Club; Tennis Club; Triathlon Team; Volleyball Club; Water Polo Club; Water Ski Club; Women's Lacrosse; Women's Rugby; Women's Soccer; Women's Tennis; Women's Track and Field; Women's Water Polo; University Sports Officials Association; Virginia Tech Cycling Team; Western Riders; VT Snow / SnowJam

  • RG 31/16 - Student Government Association (SGA) [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Administrative History

    A Unified Student Body was established on April 19, 1966, under a constitution that combined the Civilian Student Body and the Corps of Cadets. The following year, the name was changed to the Student Government Association.

    Scope and Content

    May include Hokie Day; Honor Court

    • RG 31/16 - Student Government Association (SGA), through 1989 (Information)
    • RG 31/16 - Student Government Association (SGA), 1990 (Information)
    • RG 31/16 - Student Government Association (SGA) (Publications)
    • RG 31/16 - Newspaper Clippings and Printed Materials (Publications)
    • RG 31/16a - Virginia Tech Alliance (Proposed)
    • RG 31/16b - Bill of Student Rights (Proposed)
    • RG 31/16/1 - Honor System
    • RG 31/16/2 - Central Accounting Program
    • RG 31/16/3 - Graduate Honor System
    • RG 31/16/4 - Graduate Student Assembly
      Scope and Content

      May include Graduate and Professional School Fair; Annual Research Symposium

    • RG 31/16/5 - Student Leadership Conference
      Scope and Content

      See also RG 16/7.

  • RG 31/17 - Student Publications
    Scope and Content

    See specific issues in the VT library catalog.

    May include Alice (underground student publication); Apex (1987; graduate student publication); Bleak (1969); Brush Mountain Review; Bugle; Cohee; Collegiate Times; Fanya; Firing Line; The Greek Column; Guidon; Maelstrom; Nationtime; New River Almanac; Preston Journal; Retort; Sentinel; Silhouette; Skirmisher; TechNIQUE (Agriculture Quarter Magazine); Tin Horn; University Page and Advertiser; VPI Skipper; Virginia Aggie Engineer; Virginia Tech; Virginia Tech Agrizette; Virginia Tech Engineer; Virginia Wreck (Parody of The Virginia Tech); Steamtunnel; Concord; Her Campus; Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech (EMCVT) [formerly College Media Solutions]

    • RG 31/17 - Student Publications
    • RG 31/17 - Gray Jacket
    • RG 31/17/1 - Publications Board
    • RG 31/17/2 - [empty]
    • RG 31/17/3 - Townsend J. Smith, Jr. Award (Journalism)
    • RG 31/17/4 - WUVT (Radio Station)
      Administrative History

      Joe Ayers, Tom Blaisdell, and Ed Talmadge began illegal radio broadcasting in September 1947 on an AM frequency, and the next year WUVT became an official VPI student organization, stationed in a tower in the War Memorial Gym. In 1951, a fire destroyed the tower and the WUVT equipment. The station moved to Squires Student Center, and in the next year it began broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In 1969, WUVT began operating an FM frequency at 350 watts in mono, expanding to 2500 watts by 1981.

  • RG 31/18 - Extracurricular, off-campus
    • RG 31/18/1 - Employment
  • RG 31/19 - Virginia Tech Union
    Scope and Content

    See also Ms2013-018, RG 8/2/3, RG 31/4, and RG 15/15/3.

Record Group 32 - Anniversary Celebrations
  • RG 32/3 - Sesquicentennial Celebration
    Scope and Content

    May include 150th Anniversary, 2022; Council on Virginia Tech History / Council on VT History

Record Group 33 - University-Wide Committees
Scope and Content

May include Ad Hoc Committee on Narrow Tailoring

  • RG 33 - University-Wide Committees (Information and Publications)
  • RG 33/1 - Building Committee
  • RG 33/2 - Computer Committee (University Communications Resources Committee)
  • RG 33/3 - Traffic Committee
  • RG 33/4 - Library Committee
  • RG 33/5 - University Committee on Child Care
Record Group 34 - Special University Committees
  • RG 34 - Special University Committees (Information and Publications)
  • RG 34/1 - Self-Study and Accreditation
    Scope and Content

    May include Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

    • RG 34/1 - Self-Study Committee, 1986
    • RG 34/1/1 - Babbage Institute (Ad-hoc)
    • RG 34/1/2 - Science-Technology (Ad-hoc)
    • RG 34/1/3 - Media Recognition (Cross-section of scientists at VPI in the media)
Record Group 35 - Outreach and International Affairs
Administrative History

The Office of International Programs was established in 1975. In 1984, the office was abolished and its functions decentralized. The functions were divided between Cranwell International Center, Office of International Development, Office of International Students and Scholars, and International Studies. In 1990, a Vice President for Public Service was established, which was changed to the Vice Provost for Outreach and International Programs in 1993. The two programs were separated in 1996, but again merged in 2003 under the Vice Provost Outreach and International Affairs. In 2008, the position became a vice presidency.

Scope and Content

May include Language and Culture Institute; Save Our Towns; Studies Abroad; Summer Study Abroad Programs; Haiti Agricultural Development Program (Initial Programs); Philipine National Nutrition Program; English Language Institute; University Committee on International Programs

  • RG 35 - Outreach and International Affairs (Information and Publications)
  • RG 35a - Vice President for Outreach and International Affairs
  • RG 35/1 - International Affairs
    • RG 35/1/1 - Center of International Research, Education, and Development (CIRED)
      Administrative History

      The Office of International Programs and the Office of International Development (OIRD) became the Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED) in Nov. 1, 2002. The office became the Center for International Research, Education, and Development (CIRED) in March 2018.

      Scope and Content

      May include Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab (IPM IL) [formerly IMP CRSP]; Feed the Future Initiative; Innovation for Agricultural Training and Education; TEAM Malawi; TEAM Haiti

    • RG 35/1/1b - Women and Gender in International Development [formerly Women in World Development]
    • RG 35/1/2 - Global Education
      Scope and Content

      May include Fulbright Program; Hokie Sentinel / Global Safety; International Education / Study Abroad; Virginia Tech-Technical University of Darmstadt Liaison Office; Essential Europe Symposium; Caribbean Center for Education and Research

    • RG 35/1/3 - Steger Center for International Scholarship [formerly European Studies Center / Center for European Studies and Architecture (CESA)]
    • RG 35/1/4 - International Support Services
    • RG 35/1/5a - Virginia Tech, India
      Scope and Content

      May include Virginia Tech-MARG Swarnabhoomi, India; Postgraduate Program in Business Analytics; Kalinga Institute

  • RG 35/2 - Engagement
    Scope and Content

    May include Virginia Tech Southwest Center; Engagement Scholarship Consortium

  • RG 35/3 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
    Scope and Content

    See also RG 6/3/2b for the building.

    May include The Parents Club; Preston's Restaurant

  • RG 35/4 - Continuing and Professional Education
    Administrative History

    The Division of Continuing Education was created in 1968 as part of the Virginia Cooperative Extension [RG 26/3]. It oversaw the Continuing Education Center (CEC), later renamed the Donaldson Brown Center for Continuing Education, the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center, and Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown (GLC). The Division moved to Outreach and International Affairs in 1990 and was renamed Continuing and Professional Education [RG 35/4].

    Scope and Content

    See also RG 26/3, Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown (Continuing Education Center).

    May include Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech; Lake Lugano Chamber Music Festival; Continuing Education; Outreach Program Development; Virginia Tech Creative Learning Academy for Senior Scholars (VT CLASS)

  • RG 35/5 - Economic Development
    Scope and Content

    May include Catalyst Program; Vibrant Virginia; Rural Virginia Initiative

  • RG 35/6 - Catawba Sustainability Center
  • RG 35/7 - Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute (LCI)
    Scope and Content

    May include Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program; Effat University partnership; Friends of Fulbright Argentina Undergraduate Student Exchange Program; AdvantageVT Pathway Program

  • RG 35/8 - Virginia Tech Roanoke Center
    Scope and Content

    May include VT EarthWorks; Roanoke Regional Inititiatives; Science Museum of Western Virginia partnership

  • RG 35/9 - Virginia Tech Richmond Center
  • RG 35/10 - Reynolds Homestead
    Administrative History

    The Reynolds Homestead [RG 25/1a and RG 35/10] was operated by the Division of Research [RG 25] and Division of Continuing Education [RG 26/3 and RG 35/4] before moving under the Associate Vice President for Engagement [RG 35/2] in the Division of Outreach and International Affairs [RG 35].

    Scope and Content

    May include Reynolds Homestead Learning Center and Research Station; Reynolds Homestead Community Enrichment Center; Rock Spring Plantation

Record Group 36 - Visiting Scholars Programs
  • RG 36 - Visiting Scholar Programs (Information)
  • RG 36 - Visiting Scholar Programs (Brochures)
Record Group 37 - Center for Public Administration and Policy
Administrative History

Center for Public Administration and Public Affairs was renamed Center for Public Administration and Policy. It is housed in the School of Public and International Affairs in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Scope and Content

See also School of Public and International Affairs (RG 14/12).

May include Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management Program

  • RG 37 - Center for Public Administration and Policy (Information and Publications)
Record Group 38 - Center for Interdisciplinary Programs
Scope and Content

See also RG 15/27 - Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

May include Curriculum Transformation Project

  • RG 38 - Interdisciplinary Programs (Information)
  • RG 38/1 - Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History [obsolete, 2004] [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Administrative History

    The Virginia Museum of Natural History is, as its title suggests, the official state natural history museum, founded in 1984 and located in Martinsville, Virginia. A branch of the museum, the Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History opened in April 1990 on the Blacksburg campus of Virginia Tech. In July 1991, it absorbed the Virginia Tech Center for Systematic Collections [RG 25/6], which was influential in bringing the branch to fruition, and combined the many natural history collections throughout campus. Directors included Llyn Sharp, Susan C. Eriksson, and founding director Michael Kosztarab. The branch closed in 2004.

  • RG 38/2 - Powell River Project
  • RG 38/3 - Satellite Enrichment Program (High School)
  • RG 38/4 - Center for Transport Theory and Mathematical Physics
Record Group 39 - Centers
Scope and Content

May include Center for Regional Strategies

  • RG 39 - Centers (Information and Publications)
  • RG 39/1 - Center for Programs in the Humanities
    Scope and Content

    May include Choices and Challenges forum

  • RG 39/2 - Center for Housing Research
  • RG 39/3 - Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) [obsolete; see RG 25/20]
  • RG 39/4 - Women's Research Institute
  • RG 39/5 - Urban Pest Control Research Center
  • RG 39/6 - Laboratory for Neurotoxicity Studies
  • RG 39/7 - Center for Commercial Space Committees
  • RG 39/8 - Economic Development Assistance Center
  • RG 39/9 - National Science Foundation (NSF) Science and Technology Center
  • RG 39/10 - Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
    Administrative History

    The Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER) was called the Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (CEUT) until 2009. In 2018, CIDER was renamed Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

    Scope and Content

    May include Exemplary Department of Program Award; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award; Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy; Conference on Teaching Large Classes

  • RG 39/11 - National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE)
  • RG 39/12 - Center for Active Retirement (C-FAR)
  • RG 39/13 - Center for Rural Development
  • RG 39/14 - Waste Policy Institute
  • RG 39/15 - Community Design Assistance Center
  • RG 39/16 - Center for Survey Research
  • RG 39/17 - Career Development Center (Northern Virginia Campus)
  • RG 39/18 - Center for Research in Health Behavior
  • RG 39/19 - Center for Infrastructure Assessment and Management (CIAM)
  • RG 39/20 - Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement (COTA)
    Scope and Content

    May include Healthcare Coaching Institute

  • RG 39/21 - Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
  • RG 39/22 - Advanced Communications and Information Technology Center
    Scope and Content

    May include Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE)

  • RG 39/23 - Center for Applied Behavior Systems
  • RG 39/24 - Hampton Roads Center for Continuing Higher Education and Graduate School
  • RG 39/25 - Roanoke Higher Education Center [see also RG 35/8]
  • RG 39/26 - Carilion Biomedical Institute [obsoleted; see RG 46]
Record Group 40 - University History
Scope and Content

May include Camp Humphries; Camp Lee; Coatee; Collegians (Dance Orchestra); "Firsts" at VPI; Students' Army Training Corps, World War I (WWI); Techlore; Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (VAMC); Virginia Tech Commemorative Coin (unofficial?)

  • RG 40 - University History (Information and Publications) [items also in Oversize Box 2]
  • RG 40/1 - "Gobbler" and "Hokie"
    Scope and Content

    See also RG 10/11a.

  • RG 40/2 - Land Grant
    Scope and Content

    May include Morrill Act

    • RG 40/2a - Centennial Anniversary, 1962
    • RG 40/2b - 125th Anniversary, 1987 [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    • RG 40/2c - 150th Anniversary, 2012
  • RG 40/3 - University Seals and Logos
    Scope and Content

    See also RG 21/3 for university branding and trademarks.

  • RG 40/4 - History
    • RG 40/4a - Coofer
    • RG 40/4b - House and Senate Bills (Virginia General Assembly)
  • RG 40/5 - Colors
  • RG 40/6 - Newspaper Clippings with Index
    • RG 40/6a - Newspaper Clippings, 1913
    • RG 40/6b - Newspaper Clippings, 1914
    • RG 40/6c - Newspaper Clippings, 1915
    • RG 40/6d - Newspaper Clippings, 1916
    • RG 40/6e - Newspaper Clippings, 1917
    • RG 40/6f - Newspaper Clippings, 1918
    • RG 40/6g - Newspaper Clippings, 1919-1922
    • RG 40/6h - Newspaper Clippings, 1923-1924
    • RG 40/6i - Newspaper Clippings, 1925-1926
    • RG 40/6j - Newspaper Clippings, 1927-1928
    • RG 40/6k - Newspaper Clippings, 1910s-1920s, undated
  • RG 40/7 - Newspaper Clippings without Index, 1879-1980, 1910
  • RG 40/8 - University Songs (includes Alma Mater)
    Scope and Content

    See also RG 15/15/2c for Songs of VPI incl. Moonlight & VPI, Tech Triumph, Ut Prosim.

  • RG 40/10 - History of Women
    Scope and Content

    May include 75th Anniversary of Women Students at Virginia Tech

Record Group 41 - Center for Innovative Technology
Scope and Content

May include Center for Information Retrieval, Analysis, and Management (IRAM)

Record Group 42 - Appalachian Studies [obsolete; see RG 48/6]
Administrative History

Appalachian Studies was part of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies [see RG 15/27 and RG 38] and Center for Programs in the Humanities [RG 39/1]. Later, it merged into the Department of Religion and Culture [RG 48/6].

  • RG 42 - Appalachian Studies (Information and Publications) [obsolete; see RG 48/6] [items also in Oversize Box 2]
Record Group 43 - Woodrow Wilson College
Record Group 44 - Hotel Roanoke
Scope and Content

See also RG 35/8.

Record Group 45 - College of Natural Resources and Environment (CNRE)
Administrative History

By the 1930s, Virginia Polytechnic Institute offered its first programs in forestry and wildlife. The Virginia Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit began in 1935, and three years later the Department of Biology started offering the first B.S. in conservation and forestry. In 1959, the Department of Forestry and Wildlife was founded in the College of Agriculture. In 1974, the Department split into the departments of Forestry and Forest Products and of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. A year later, the School of Forestry and Wildlife Resources was created within the College of Agriculture.

By 1992, the College of Forestry and Wildlife Resources was established, offering majors and minors to students, although it was not fully phased in until 1994. In 2000, the college changed its name to the College of Natural Resources, and in 2010, it became the College of Natural Resources and Environment.

  • RG 45 - College of Natural Resources and Environment (CNRE) (Information and Publications) [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Scope and Content

    May include Conservation Management Institute [see also RG 45/3]; Sustainability Institute; Center for Geospatial Information Technology; Center for Environmental Analytics and Remote Sensing (CEARS); Office of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Research (OGIS); Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability; Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) partnership

  • RG 45/1 - Office of the Dean
  • RG 45/2 - Individual Faculty
  • RG 45/3 - Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Administrative History

    The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences was renamed the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation in 2011.

    Scope and Content

    May include Stroubles Creek Restoration Initiative; Conservation Management Institute [see also RG 45]; Bear Research Center; Fish and Wildlife Graduate Student Association

  • RG 45/4 - Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
    Administrative History

    The Department of Wood Science and Forest Products was renamed the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials in 2012.

    Scope and Content

    May include Wood Enterprise Institute; Thomas M. Brooks Forest Products Center; Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design; Sloan Foundation Forest Industries Center

  • RG 45/5 - Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
    Administrative History

    The Department of Foresty was renamed the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation in 2009.

    Scope and Content

    May include Virginia Geospatial Extension Program; Virginia Big Tree Program; Water: Resources, Policy, and Management degree; Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program; Forestry

  • RG 45/6 - Cooperative Fisheries Research Unit
  • RG 45/7 - Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit
  • RG 45/9 - Aquaculture Research Facility (Fisheries)
  • RG 45/10 - Department of Geography
    Administrative History

    The Department of Geography relocated to the College of Natural Resources and Environment from the College of Arts and Sciences, which was abolished in July 2003.

    Scope and Content

    May include Hokie Storm Chase Crew; Meteorology

Record Group 46 - Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC)
Administrative History

Collectively called Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC), the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute was announced in January 2007 as a public-private partnership between Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia. The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM) was established in 2010 and became an official college of the university on July 1, 2018. The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) opened on September 1, 2010, and in December 2018, the institute was renamed the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute.

  • RG 46 - Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC) (Information and Publications)
    Scope and Content

    May include Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology [see also RG 46b]; Healthstorian (oral history program); VTC Health Sciences and Technology Campus; Integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV)

  • RG 46a - Seminars, Guest Speakers, Conferences, Programs
    Scope and Content

    May include Mini Medical School; Oral Health Week

  • RG 46b - Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology
    Administrative History

    The Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology was established in March 2016.

  • RG 46/1 - Office of the Dean
    Scope and Content

    May include Dean's Council on Advancement

    • RG 46/1/1 - Cynda Johnson, 2008-2018
    • RG 46/1/2 - Daniel Harrington, interim, 2019-present
    • RG 46/1/3 - Lee Learman, 2019-present
  • RG 46/2 - Individual Faculty
    Scope and Content

    May include Outstanding Research Mentor

  • RG 46/3 - Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM)
    Administrative History

    Announced in January 2007, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM) in Roanoke, Virginia, was established in 2010 and became an official college of the university on July 1, 2018.

    Scope and Content

    May include Docs for Morgan; Morgan Dana Harrington Memorial Scholarship Fund; Match Day

    • RG 46/3a - Individual Students and Student Research
  • RG 46/4 - Fralin Biomedical Research Institute
    Administrative History

    Announced in January 2007, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) opened on September 1, 2010. In December 2018, the institute was renamed the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute.

    Scope and Content

    May include Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center; University of Virginia-Virginia Tech Neuroscience Research Collaboration; Brain Awareness Week; Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors; Health Sciences and Technology Commercialization Fellows; Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture Series

  • RG 46/5 - Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health Program
    Scope and Content

    May include Eric Shullman Distinguished Public Lecture Series

  • RG 46/6 - Department of Biomedical Science
  • RG 46/7 - Department of Surgery
  • RG 46/8 - Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
  • RG 46/9 - Department of Pediatrics
  • RG 46/10 - Department of Basic Science Education
Record Group 47 - College of Science
Administrative History

The College of Science formed from most of the science departments of the College of Arts and Sciences when it dissolved in July 2003.

Scope and Content

Although the College of Science was created in 2003, items dated up to 2015 may be found in the RG 15, College of Arts and Sciences.

  • RG 47 - College of Science (Information and Publications)
    Scope and Content

    May include Molecular Sciences Software Institute; J. Mark Sowers Distinguished Lecture Series; Hall of Distinction; NanoCamp; Molecular and Cellular Biology program; Science Olympiad; University of Richmond's T. C. Williams School of Law partnership

  • RG 47/1 - Office of the Dean
    • RG 47/1/2 - Sally C. Morton, 2016-present
  • RG 47/2 - Individual Faculty
  • RG 47/3 - Department of Geosciences
    Scope and Content

    May include Paleobiology; Geobiology; Museum of Geosciences; Paleontology

  • RG 47/4 - Department of Physics [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Scope and Content

    May include Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics

  • RG 47/5 - School of Neuroscience
  • RG 47/6 - Department of Chemistry
  • RG 47/7 - Department of Psychology
    Scope and Content

    May include Social Clinical Affective Neuroscience Lab; Child Study Center

  • RG 47/8 - Department of Biological Sciences
    Scope and Content

    May include Massey Herbarium; VT-STEM

  • RG 47/9 - Department of Statistics
  • RG 47/10 - Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery
  • RG 47/11 - Department of Economics
  • RG 47/12 - Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research
    Scope and Content

    May include Mobile Autism Clinic

  • RG 47/13 - Department of Mathematics
    Scope and Content

    See also RG 15/14.

  • RG 47/14 - Academy of Integrated Science
    Scope and Content

    May include Systems Biology; Nanoscience; Computational Modeling and Data Analytics (CMDA)

Record Group 48 - College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS)
Administrative History

The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS) formed in July 2003, when most of the liberal arts departments from the former College of Arts and Sciences [RG 15] merged with most of the departments from the former College of Human Sciences and Education [RG 19].

Scope and Content

Although the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS) was created in 2003, items dated up to 2015 may be found in RG 15, College of Arts and Sciences.

  • RG 48 - College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS) (Information and Publications)
    Scope and Content

    May include Veterans in Society; Office of VT-Shaped Learning

  • RG 48/1 - Office of the Dean
  • RG 48/2 - Individual Faculty
  • RG 48/3 - Department of Communication
    Administrative History

    In 1970, the Department of Performing Arts and Communications (PAC) [RG 15/15] formed with courses in theatre arts, music, and communications. PAC split into three departments: Music, Theatre Arts, and Communication. In 1983, the departments of music and of theatre arts combined into the Division of Performing Arts. The Division joined with the Department of Art and Art History [RG 15/3] to form the School of the Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences.

    In July 2003, the College of Arts and Sciences dissolved, and the School of the Arts became cross-collegial when the Department of Art and Art History moved to the College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS), while the other departments joined the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS). The Cinema program developed in the Department of Communication [RG 48/3], which also moved to CLAHS in 2003.

    In 2008, the Department of Art and Art History separated from the other departments to become the School of Visual Arts [RG 14/10] in CAUS. Cinema separated from the Department of Communication and joined the departments of Music and of Theatre Arts as the School of Performing Arts and Cinema. This was renamed the School of Performing Arts [RG 48/7] in 2013.

  • RG 48/4 - Department of English
    Scope and Content

    May include the Steger Poetry Prize; Center for Rhetoric in Society; Creative Writing Program; Visiting Writers Series; Fowler-Giovanni Fund

  • RG 48/5 - Department of History
    Administrative History

    The Department of History was previously part of the College of Arts and Sciences, until its dissolution in 2003.

  • RG 48/6 - Department of Religion and Culture
    Administrative History

    The Department of Religion and Culture was formerly part of the Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Arts and Sciences [see RG 15/21] before the college dissolved in July 2003. It merged with the Judaic Studies Program [RG 15/26] and Appalachian Studies [RG 42].

    Scope and Content

    May include Appalachian Studies Program; Appalachian Studies Conference; Malcolm and Diane Rosenberg Program in Judaic Studies

  • RG 48/7 - School of Performing Arts [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Administrative History

    In 1970, the Department of Performing Arts and Communications (PAC) [RG 15/15] formed with courses in theatre arts, music, and communications. PAC split into three departments: Music, Theatre Arts, and Communication. In 1983, the departments of music and of theatre arts combined into the Division of Performing Arts. The Division joined with the Department of Art and Art History [RG 15/3] to form the School of the Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences.

    In July 2003, the College of Arts and Sciences dissolved, and the School of the Arts became cross-collegial when the Department of Art and Art History moved to the College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS), while the other departments joined the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS). The Cinema program developed in the Department of Communication [RG 48/3], which also moved to CLAHS in 2003.

    In 2008, the Department of Art and Art History separated from the other departments to become the School of Visual Arts [RG 14/10] in CAUS. Cinema separated from the Department of Communication and joined the departments of Music and of Theatre Arts as the School of Performing Arts and Cinema. This was renamed the School of Performing Arts [RG 48/7] in 2013.

    Scope and Content

    May include Performances/plays sponsored by school or by students and faculty; Theatre 101; Virginia Tech String Project; Summer Arts Festival; Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2ork); Virginia Tech Honor Band; Trumpet Festival; International Day of Collaborative Music

  • RG 48/8 - Department of Human Development and Family Science
    Administrative History

    The Department of Human Development was renamed the Department of Human Development and Family Science in Fall 2017.

    Scope and Content

    May include Little Hokies Day Care; Child Development Center for Learning and Research; Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the Northern Virginia Capital (NVC); Adult Day Services; Neighbors Growing Together program

  • RG 48/9 - School of Education
    Scope and Content

    May include Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) [see also RG 19/11]; Elementary Education

  • RG 48/10 - Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management
    Administrative History

    In 2003, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) dissolved and the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS) was formed. The Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management moved from from CAS to CLAHS at that time.

    Scope and Content

    May include Center for Real Life Design

  • RG 48/11 - Department of Sociology
    Scope and Content

    May include Criminology; Africana Studies; Hip Hop Studies; Women's and Gender Studies; American Indian Studies; Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention [RG 48/16]

  • RG 48/12 - Department of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) [items also in Oversize Box 2]
    Administrative History

    The Department of Science and Technology in Society was renamed to the Department of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) in Fall 2017.

    Scope and Content

    May include Science and Technology Studies; Nicholas C. Mullins Lecture; Choices and Challenges Forum

  • RG 48/13 - Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
    Administrative History

    The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature was renamed the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures in Fall 2017.

  • RG 48/14 - Department of Philosophy
    Scope and Content

    May include Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

  • RG 48/15 - Department of Political Science
    Scope and Content

    May include International Studies Program; Pre-Law

  • RG 48/16 - Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention
Record Group 49 - Virginia Tech - Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (VT-WFU SBES)
Administrative History

Formed in 2003, the Virginia Tech - Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (VT-WFU SBES) is an interdisciplinary graduate program combining the resources of the Wake Forest School of Medicine, the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, and the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.

Scope and Content

May include Helmet ratings and concussion research; brain cancer research

See also RG 20/3 and RG 18/18.

  • RG 49 - Virginia Tech - Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (VT-WFU SBES) (Information and Publications)
Record Group 50 - Division of Information Technology
Administrative History

Created in 1983, the Vice President for Computing and Information Systems [RG 5/9] was renamed Information Systems [RG 6/14] in 1986. In 2002, the position became the Vice President for Information Technology, with Chief Information Officer added to the title in 2009.

  • RG 50 - Division of Information Technology (Information and Publications)
    Scope and Content

    May include IT Procurement and Licensing Solutions

  • RG 50/1 - Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO)
    Administrative History

    Created in 1983, the Vice President for Computing and Information Systems [RG 5/9] was renamed Information Systems [RG 6/14] in 1986. In 2002, the position became the Vice President for Information Technology, with Chief Information Officer added to the title in 2009.

  • RG 50/2 - Individual Faculty and Staff
  • RG 50/3 - Advanced Research Computing (ARC)
    Scope and Content

    May include HokieSpeed; System X; Supercomputing

  • RG 50/4 - Information Technology Security Office (ITSL)
    Scope and Content

    May include Virginia Cyber Range; Cybersecurity; Virginia Cyber Cup; Phishing scams

  • RG 50/5 - Enterprise Systems
    Scope and Content

    May include Ellucian Banner

  • RG 50/6 - Network Infrastructure and Services (NI&S)
    Scope and Content

    May include Internet; Communication Network Services; University telecommunications

  • RG 50/7 - Secure Identity Services
  • RG 50/8 - Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS)
    Scope and Content

    May include Scholar Learning Management System; Canvas Learning Management System; XCaliber Award; 4-VA Course Development Grants; Accessible Technologies; Design and Develop Awards; Networked Learning Initiative (NLI); InnovationSpace / Innovation and Outreach Studio

  • RG 50/9 - IT Experience and Engagement
    Scope and Content

    May include 4Help

  • RG 50/10 - Collaborative Computing Solutions (CCS)
Record Group 51 - University Ombuds Office
Administrative History

The University Ombuds Office was created in November 2018.

  • RG 51 - University Ombuds Office (Information and Publications)
  • RG 51/1 - Director of the University Ombuds Office
    Administrative History

    The position of the Director of the University Ombuds Office was created in November 2018.