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Access to April 16 documents database

Feb. 9, 2009 – Virginia Tech has prepared an archive of documents related to the April 16 shootings as agreed to within the Settlement Agreement approved by the Richmond Circuit Court June 17, 2008. The commonwealth negotiated agreements with families of victims or victims of April 16. The agreements included a provision to "maintain one or more electronic archive(s) of its written records, in whatever form, related to the Tragedy…." On Monday, February 9, 2009, the university will make available public access terminals in Virginia Tech's Newman Library in Blacksburg and also in the Library of Virginia in Richmond. All public documents within the archive will be accessible except those unique to a victim and that which would otherwise be private. (e.g. financial aid records, transcripts, applications, etc.) Any record relating to Seung-Hui Cho, except medical records, will be public.

The documents are available on one computer workstation located on second floor of Newman Library. Printing is permitted. You may print one document at a time. No downloading is available. Please remember to Log-out when finished.

This archive should not be confused with the one produced by Virginia Tech University Libraries Special Collections. This developing archive hosts a representative selection of the artifacts sent to the university as expressions of sympathy, support, and condolence in the aftermath of the shootings on April 16, 2007. The Memorial Archive also documents activities at Virginia Tech such as impromptu memorials at both the Blacksburg campus and elsewhere.


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