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Voting Open for the 10th Annual People’s Choice Awards
The Library of Virginia is pleased to sponsor the 10th Annual People’s Choice Awards. Finalists in fiction and nonfiction were selected by a panel of judges from the books nominated for our literary awards, and winners will be announced at the 16th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards at the Library of Virginia. Awards are given for the best fiction and nonfiction books by Virginia authors; in the case of nonfiction, books on a Virginia subject that have been published in the past year are eligible...
Changing History: Virginia Women through Four Centuries Gives a New Perspective on Our Shared Past
The Library of Virginia is pleased to announce the publication of Changing History: Virginia Women through Four Centuries, which tells the important and compelling stories of women—both famous and lesser-known—who have influenced the course of history in the Old Dominion. Authors Cynthia A. Kierner, Jennifer R. Loux, and Megan Taylor Shockley cover the rich panoply of Virginia’s history from the region’s Native American peoples before the founding of Jamestown to a 21st century profoundly changed by a second wave of feminism.
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The Library of Virginia Quarterly Report of Newly Available Accessions
January 1 - March 31, 2013
A report including the creator, title, size, brief description, and accession number of the local, map, private, and state archival collections described and/or received during the time period. Some collections may be closed for processing; check with Archives Reference Services regarding availabilty for research use.
Primary Sources Semiannual Report of Newly Processed Collections
July – December 2012
Welcome to the latest issue of the Library of Virginia’s semiannual report Primary
Sources. Here you will find a listing of the latest collections processed, microfilmed, or digitized by the Library. Since 1999, the Library has annually received General Assembly support for archival positions in order “to relieve the 54-year backlog in processing significant archival, special, and other historical collections.”
"Books on Broad" featuring Jonathan Coleman
New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Coleman has collaborated with LA Lakers legend Jerry West (whose NBA-logo silhouette is recognizable to millions) to produce a sports memoir like none other. Coleman's book explores West's difficult childhood in West Virginia through his incredible success as general manager of the Lakers. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:00 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.
The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys by Dean King
Americans have long been fascinated with the story of the Hatfields and McCoys, much of it sensationalized. Dean King's book attempts to set the record straight by using previously unknown or ignored documents. The story begins before the feud and describes the influence the Civil War had on the relationship between these two families. A book signing follows the talk.
Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Legacy
In Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Legacy, author John Ragosta focuses on the importance of personal religious beliefs in shaping Thomas Jefferson's attitude toward religious freedom. Basing the idea for the First Amendment on Jefferson's vision, Ragosta redefines the views of how and why the amendment was adopted. A book signing follows the talk.
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