Southwest Virginia

Belcher, Dale Photographs Ms97-021 (70 photos)
Images depict traditional culture of mountain people.

Blacksburg Bicentennial (97 photos)
See online exhibit "Blacksburg Bicentennial" at

Blacksburg, Virginia (725 photos)

Christiansburg, Virginia (27 photos)

Croy Family Photographs. Ms2001-018 (139 photos)

Elarth, Wilhelmina van Ingen Collection, Ms69-004 (10 photos)
The Wilhelmina van Ingen-Elarth Collection includes photographs of three generations of the van Ingen family, correspondence, personal daily diaries, academic and publicity announcements, and photographs/postcards from travels and studies in Europe. It also includes a small group of Aegean and Mexican pre-Columbian artifacts and sherds, Ms van Ingen was Professor of History and Art at Wheaton College (Mass.) (1935-46). During this time she married Herschel A. Elarth, then Professor of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma. From 1947-54, the couple was at the University of Manitoba, where she taught History of Art.

Episcopal Diocese of SW Virginia (119 photos)
EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA. RECORDS, 1919-1990. . Diocese created from the Diocese of Southern Virginia in 1919, covering those parts of Virginia south and west of Nelson, Amherst, and Campbell counties, with administrative headquarters in Roanoke. Ms85-004

Farmers Security Administration -Office of War Information (FSA/OWI) (34 photos)
Selected images from: America 1935-1946 the FSA/OWI photographs. [microform]. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]:Chadwyck-Healey; Teneck, N.J.: c. 1980. E169 A48

Finch, Adam T. Collection (29 photos)
Manuscript 74-015

Gale, Charlotte Dryden Photograph Album (42 photos)
Book with photos pasted to pages. Descriptions written in script. Dated Sept. 22, 1898. Ms90-044

Giles County, Virginia (633 photos)
Included are Clover Hollow, Newport and Giles Country research images. Local call number AN2008-002

Hotel Roanoke (2 photos)
Hotel located in downtown Roanoke, Virginia, built by Norfolk and Western Railroad Company.

Institute of Ulster Scots Studies (16 photos)
To promote the understanding of Ulster Scots history, culture and heritage through research and scholarship within local, national and international contexts. * To recover for posterity, the significance of the cultural, political and intellectual movement of ideas influenced by the Ulster Scots people. * To develop a transnational approach which will be geographically and politically pluralist and embrace a multiplicity of perspectives. It will stress, as is appropriate for a trans-oceanic enterprise, the fluidity of the cultural process and the dynamism of cultural exchange rather than the parochial rootedness of ethnic history. The approach will be polycentric, broadening intellectual horizons rather than restricting them

Kentland Farm, Montgomery County, Virginia (86 photos)

Kline, John Photograph Collection (37 photos)
Photographs loaned by John Kline of Gentry Studio, Blacksburg, Virginia

Maps and posters relating to Virginia and neighboring states (15 photos)

Montgomery County, Virginia (43 photos)

Mountain Handicraft (30 photos)

National Bank of Blacksburg, Virginia (31 photos)
Images of National Bank of Blacksburg buildings occupied from 1921 to 2013.

Porter Photograph Album (237 photos)
PORTER, J.C. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM, ca. 1880. 1 vol. Scrapbook of approximately 240 (all ca. 1880) photographs of structures and scenes in several southwestern Virginia counties, including Bland, Craig, Giles, and Smyth. Includes photographs of a Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad station in New Castle and Mountain Lake resort hotel, both in Giles County. Photographs believed to have been taken and compiled by Porter. Ms90-079

Pulaski County (11 photos)

Smithfield Preston Collection (193 photos)
SMITHFIELD PRESTON FOUNDATION. PAPERS, 1784-1881, n.d. 204 items. Collection consists of letters written by two generations of members of the Preston family of southwest Virginia, Kentucky, and South Carolina, to James and Sarah Preston McDowell in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Most of the correspondents are the children and grandchildren of William and Susanna Smith Preston, settlers of Montgomery County, Virginia, who built their home, "Smithfield," in 1772. Inventory available. Ms97-002.

Southwest Virginia Counties Collection, Ms2000-092 (9 photos)
Images of scanned recipe books and diaries

Walker, Jim Collection (8 photos)
Healing springs