Welcome to Christiansburg Institute's Digital Archives

The Christiansburg Institute's Digital Archives is a public, searchable archive of digital materials related to the history of Christiansburg Industrial Institute and broader African American history in Southwest Virginia.  

This archive was created by Christiansburg Institute, Inc.  Items in the archive are sourced from Christiansburg Institute Museum & Archives and community members who donated digital copies to the digital archive.  

Christiansburg Institute, Inc., is a grassroots African American cultural heritage and historic preservation nonprofit with a mission of community education, intergenerational empowerment, and the equitable stewardship of African American history, stories, and culture.

This archive is under construction.  Check back frequently as we work to digitize and describe more collections.

Recently Added Items

Tampra Ferguson Christiansburg Institute Diploma, 1966


A diploma issued to Tampra Ferguson from Christiansburg Institute on June 10th, 1966.

“Album” pink photo album, c. 1900-2000


A photo scrapbook with images from c. 1900-2000.

Thomas Edward Ferguson, Senior Memories Autograph Book, 1964


A senior memories booklet that was filled out by Thomas Edward Ferguson, a graduate of Christiansburg Institute in the year 1964.