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College History

This collection includes commencement programs, annual reports, yearbooks, an oral history and other documents from the history of NOVA. Commencement programs include a list of graduates from each year as well as names of speakers. Two early annual reports from NOVA and the Virginia Community College System are sources of information …

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College History

Alexandria Campus

This collection of student publications, photographs, Campus Council minutesevent programs and other historical documents comes from the archives of the Alexandria Campus Library. Most of the items in this collection were digitized from 2009-2011. Student publications include some of only local reporting on events at the Alexandria …

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Alexandria Campus

Annandale Campus

Originally called the Central Campus, the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College was the first official campus of NOVA. The Annandale Campus Library Archives offers an ever expanding database of digital images that highlight this history  Our digital collection includes photographs and student publications. The …

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Annandale Campus

Loudoun Campus

These photographs and other publications come from the archives at the Loudoun Campus Library. Many items in the Loudoun Campus Archives relate to "Northern Virginia Community College: An Oral History, 1965-1985," compiled by retired Loudoun Campus Dean of the Humanities Division, Dr. Beverly Blois. Our collection also includes images …

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Loudoun Campus

Manassas Campus

This collection of photographs and sketches come from the archives at the Manassas Campus Library. These images capture the building and dedication of the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. The dedication took place on May 18, 1975. Images include people, buildings, aerial views and campus plans. We have digitized …

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Manassas Campus

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NOVA History Collections documents the history of Northern Virginia Community College as it has grown from a few classrooms in a small warehouse in Bailey’s Crossroads to one of the largest community colleges in the nation. We have selected a few collections of primary documents from NOVA history to share on the web.


Looking for first-hand reporting of NOVA history as it happened? Check out our collection of student publications. Want to see photographs of campus site plans and important people in NOVA history? Check out our collection of photographs. Did you graduate from NOVA? We have digitized the full run of commencement programs.


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