Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Calendar of Events
Flora of Virginia
Discover the power of the flower. Delve into Virginia's natural environment through Flora of Virginia, an exhibition featuring hundreds of colorful illustrations from the Library of Virginia's collections. Learn fun facts about Virginia's native plants. Examine the history of botanical description and illustration. Explore the personalities behind the folks who collected and described these plants. Try your hand at sketching a specimen at the drawing station. Check our Web calendar for information about exhibition-related events.
Mapping RVA: Where You Live Makes All the Difference
Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) presents Mapping RVA: Where You Live Makes All the Difference, a multimedia exhibition of nine maps created using geographic information systems to display a unique history of the Richmond metro area. In this iteration of the traveling exhibit, maps from the Library of Virginia's holdings will be presented alongside the maps created by HOME's director of research, Brian Koziol. The current circumstances of Richmond's neighborhoods have roots in state and federal policies that have had lasting effects on concentrations of poverty and growth, lending patterns, homeownership, and educational outcomes for children.
Rewarding Virginia's Warriors: Commemorating 70 Years of the GI Bill
The GI Bill turns 70 this year. Prior to this groundbreaking legislation being signed into law in June 1944 by President Franklin Roosevelt, postwar benefits for veterans were skimpy and spotty at best. This display of pre-World War II portions of the Library's military collection highlights Revolutionary War land bounties, petitions for pensions, and post-Civil War applications for prosthetics. Artifacts from Hanger, Inc, a prosthetic company founded by Virginian James Hanger after the Civil War will also be on display.
Current News Releases | Archive
Finalists for the Library of Virginia's 2014 Literary Awards Announced
Stories of love, honor, and intrigue. Rhymes of death and mourning. All these and more are included in the finalists for the Library of Virginia’s 2014 Literary Awards.
In the nonfiction category three faculty members from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville are this year's finalists...
Library of Virginia and HOME Collaborate to Offer Mapping RVA
Through August 23, 2014, the Library of Virginia will host Mapping RVA: Where You Live Makes All the Difference, a traveling exhibition. The multimedia exhibition of nine maps created by Brian Koziol, director of research and consulting services at Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. (HOME), uses geographic information systems to show the unique history of the Richmond metropolitan area. The maps examine the connection between...
What's New In The Collections | Archive
The Library of Virginia Quarterly Report of Newly Available Accessions
April 1 – June 30, 2014
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.”
Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War
Elizabeth R. Varon, Langhorne Professor of American History at the University of Virginia, will discuss and sign her thought-provoking examination of the substantive and symbolic meanings of the surrender at Appomattox. Varon dispels many of the simplistic myths surrounding the surrender and explains the ongoing struggle that persisted in the newly united nation.
"BOOKS ON BROAD" FEATURING MARC LEEPSON | What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key: A Life
Marc Leepson is a journalist, historian and former staff writer for Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C. What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key: A Life is a full-length biography of Key, the first in more than 85 years. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:00 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.
"BOOKS ON BROAD" FEATURING ZACHARY W. DRESSER | Apocalypse and the Millennium in the Civil War Era
Apocalypse and the Millennium in the Civil War Era explores the diverse ways in which beliefs about the end times influenced nineteenth-century American lives, including reform culture, the search for meaning amid the trials of war, and the social transformation wrought by emancipation. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:00 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM.
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