Virginia Room Digital Collection


The Virginia Room Digital Collection includes photographs, oral histories, books, pamphlets and finding aids to items in the Virginia Room. Continue to check back for new additions.

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FE274 Victory Stadium.jpg
Athletic field and grandstands at Victory Stadium. The stadium was built in 1942 and razed in 2006.

PS 101 Oral Roberts Campaign.jpg
View of Oral Roberts revival campaign taken from the top of Victory Stadium.

William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Lucy Addison High School Band at Victory Stadium.

Davis 19.01 Victory Stadium.jpg
Victory Stadium opened in 1942. It would host many events in its 6 decade existence, including the annual Thanksgiving Day Harvest Bowl football game between Virginia Tech and Virginia Military Institute. The stadium was razed in 2006.

Creasy13 VPI-VMI.jpg
VPI-VMI Thanksgiving Day game held at Victory Stadium. Once known as the "Military Classic of the South", the match-up was held annually in Roanoke from 1913-1971.

PC 130.2 Victory Stadium.jpg
"The Corps of Cadets of Virginia Polytechnic Institute in formation on the football field in a colorful pre-game appearance at the Thanksgiving Day classic between VMI and VPI in Victory Stadium in Roanoke, Virginia."

PC 130.1 Victory Stadium.jpg
"Military Classic of the South - More than 25,000 persons fill Victory Stadium at Roanoke, Virginia for the annual VMI-VPI football game on Thanksgiving Day. The Virginia Military Institute Corps of Cadets (seen in foreground) from Lexington,…

PC 130.0 Victory Stadium.jpg
"Victory Stadium, Roanoke, Virginia, as seen from atop Mill Mountain. With a seating capacity of 25,000, which can be increased to 29,000 with the use of bleachers, is where the Thanksgiving Day Classic Football Game is held each year between (VMI)…

GB010 LAHS Football Game at Victory Stadium.jpg
Lucy Addison High School football game at Victory Stadium.

MP 35.0 Police Inspection.jpg
Roanoke Police inspection at Maher Field.

Davis2 11.6524 JHS Football.jpg
Jefferson High School football team at Victory Stadium.

MP 2.31 Victory Stadium.jpg
An aerial view of Victory Stadium. Victory Stadium was built in 1942 and razed in 2006.

MP 2.3 Victory Stadium.jpg
An aerial view of Victory Stadium. Victory Stadium was built in 1942 and razed in 2006.

Underwood 17 Althletic Field.jpg
Aerial view of athletic field that would become the location of Victory Stadium and Maher Field.

UC 65 Flood Aerial.jpg
Aerial view showing flood damage brought on by Hurricane Camille.
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