The Washington and Lee University Special Collections & Archives Department collects, preserves, and makes accessible materials supporting the diverse teaching and research needs of our students, faculty, staff, and the greater community. This site houses the digital exhibits curated by our students, staff, faculty, and community members. We have sorted the exhibits into two categories, Institutional History and Local History, to distinguish between to the major areas of our collection: archival records from the history of Washington and Lee University and unique and rare materials that tell the history of Lexington, Rockbridge County, and beyond.

This collection of digital exhibits is a work in progress. Please contact Mackenzie Brooks or Paula Kiser if you encounter any technical errors. Contact the Special Collections staff with questions about the materials and items contained within these exhibits.

For descriptive information about the holdings of Special Collections and Archives, view our Finding Aids.

For digital collections of archival material and current scholarship, visit the Digital Archive.