Processing Finds – The Failed Coup: Visiting Austria, 1934

One of the best parts of processing manuscript collections is the interesting and unique materials found in the process. This week, while processing the Blackley Family Papers, History Graduate Assistant Joel Webster found a 1934 letter written by Charles Blackley Sr. while traveling in Vienna. Read more for an interesting insight into the early years of the Third Reich.

REMIX | Art from the Archives Contest: Celebrating American Archives Month

By Halle Forbes, Special Collections Student Assistant American Archives Month is right around the corner in October! This year, various Archives and Special Collections throughout Virginia are teaming up to give YOU a chance to showcase your talents, while celebrating the importance of archival material. You could even win a $100 gift card!

Audie Scott Tilghman – Harrisonburg in the mid 20s

By Lindsey Wood, Graduate Student Now Available in Special Collections! The Audie Scott Tilghman Papers, 1925-1930. Audie Tilghman was a student here in 1926-1927, and her collection consists primarily of letters she wrote home to her family in Norfolk about her time at what was then called the State Teachers College in Harrisonburg.  In light of graduation, Special Collections is publishing one of her letters, that describes how she and her friends were creating white caps for the graduation ceremony.