A Guide to the Record Group Vertical Files, 1960s-present Record Group Vertical Files VerticalFile.005

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

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Special Collections
Collection Number VerticalFile.005


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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In general, vertical files at Special Collections include newspaper clippings, photocopies, ephemera, unpublished and/or informal publications, and other papers relating to a specific subject area.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In general, vertical files at Special Collections include newspaper clippings, photocopies, ephemera, unpublished and/or informal publications, and other papers relating to a specific subject area.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


Adjunct Descriptive Data

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]

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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

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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.

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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)

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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]

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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

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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

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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.

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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)

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Record Group 14 - College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS)
Scope and Content

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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]

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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Record Group 32 - Anniversary Celebrations
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Record Group 33 - University-Wide Committees
Scope and Content

May include Ad Hoc Committee on Narrow Tailoring

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Record Group 34 - Special University Committees
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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

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Record Group 36 - Visiting Scholars Programs
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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

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Record Group 38 - Center for Interdisciplinary Programs
Scope and Content

See also RG 15/27 - Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

May include Curriculum Transformation Project

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Record Group 39 - Centers
Scope and Content

May include Center for Regional Strategies

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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?)

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Record Group 41 - Center for Innovative Technology
Scope and Content

May include Center for Information Retrieval, Analysis, and Management (IRAM)

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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].

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Record Group 43 - Woodrow Wilson College
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Record Group 44 - Hotel Roanoke
Scope and Content

See also RG 35/8.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Record Group 51 - University Ombuds Office
Administrative History

The University Ombuds Office was created in November 2018.

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