Tag Archive | VTSC

Papers of John McLaren McBryde, RG 2/5, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Known as the “father of VPI,” McBryde was the first president to have a relatively free hand in developing the academic program, selecting associates, formulating policies, and planning the physical plant of the College. Major accomplishments of his administration included: establishing position of Dean in 1903-04 to aid in administration duties; reorganizing the curriculum and […]

Special Collections Digitization Report

In a recent meeting with the Virginia Tech Special Collections Digitization Specialist, Ryan Speer, we began to work out a game plan for digitizing materials from Special Collections and using Omeka through the library account.  We first discussed my source base, which include much of the VT University Archives housed at VTSC.  Together we decided […]

The Week Ahead: 07/19–07/24

This week I am planning to return to heavy primary document research.  I’m on my way to Special Collections at Virginia Tech today and tomorrow to blast through a couple of boxes of University Archive papers.  Here is my checklist for the week:   Friday:  Meeting with Ryan Speer about VTSC digitization, use of Omeka, […]

The Week Ahead:

My thesis adviser and I have decided that I should write down my research plans for each week so that we are the same page and know what to expect.  I think this will also help to keep me honest about how much I have done each week, help me move through my research by […]