Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | Calendar of Events
First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom
No one familiar with today's public and political debates about religious liberty and the relationship of church and state can doubt that Thomas Jefferson's Statute for Religious Freedom holds lasting significance. The Library of Virginia's exhibition First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom explores the intent and interpretation of the statute, one of the most revolutionary pieces of legislation in American history.
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Cast Your Vote for the 13th Annual People's Choice Awards
The Library of Virginia is pleased to sponsor the 13th Annual People's Choice Awards. Finalists in fiction and nonfiction were selected by Virginia librarians and independent booksellers. Awards are given for the best fiction and nonfiction books by Virginia authors published in the past year; in the case of nonfiction, books on a Virginia subject are also eligible.
Library of Virginia Exhibition Explores First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom
The tension surrounding what constitutes religious freedom resonates today just as it did in Virginia in the late 1700s. What do we mean by religious freedom? What is separation of church and state? How do you balance one person’s beliefs with the common good? How have our ideas about religious freedom changed since the founding of our nation?
What's New In The Collections | Archive
The Library of Virginia Quarterly Report of Newly Available Accessions
January 1 - March 31, 2016
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 availability 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.”
In his debut novel Forsaken, Ross Howell Jr. tells the story of an uneducated African American servant, Virginia Christian, who was tried for killing her white employer in 1912. She died in the electric chair one day after her 17th birthday, the only female juvenile executed in Virginia history. The author researched the case using a variety of documents and images concerning Christian's execution found in the Library of Virginia's collections.
The magazine of the Library of Virginia Our quarterly magazine describes and illustrates the holdings and happenings at the Library of Virginia. Discover fascinating items from the collections as well as events, exhibitions, educational programs, and opportunities to become more involved. More.
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