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Virginia State University Special Collections and Archives: Quick Reference

List of VSU Presidents

A list of all VSU presidents from 1886- present.

Notable Faculty and Staff

What noteable faculty and staff have taught and served at VSU? Find out here!

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VSU Evolution

How many name changes has VSU gone through, and when did they happen? Find out with this guide!

Catalogs, Gazettes, Yearbooks

Below, you can find PDF lists of the catalogs, yearbooks, and VSU Gazettes held in special collections and university archives.

Catalogs: Catalogs contain a wide array of information. They include courses offered, descriptions of degree programs, rules and regulations of the school, and the earlier catalogs also include lists of current (at the time) students and staff, as well as alumni.


Gazettes: An early school newspaper.

Yearbooks: VSU began publishing yearbooks in 1946. If we do not have a specific year, it is because there was no yearbook published that year to our knowledge.

About Quick Reference Guides

Need to know something about VSU quickly? Check out our handy-dandy reference guides, which list information on presidents, honorary degree holders, notable faculty and alumni, and the name changes of Virginia State University. Have a suggestion of a quick reference guide? Let us know!

Notable Alumni

Notable alumni from VSU.


Have we missed someone? Please send us your suggestions along with their class year and a brief write-up for why they should be inlcuded!