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Saturday, October 25, 2014  |  Calendar of Events 

History of Cartography: Revolutionary War
The Fry-Jefferson Map Society will host a fall event featuring lectures by Martin Brückner and Max Edelson on American Revolutionary War cartography. This event includes a special one-day exhibition of maps relating to the talks. Map exhibition starts at 11:00 AM. Lectures start at 1:00 PM. For more information, please call 804.692.3561.

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To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade Opens October 27 at the Library of Virginia
The year: 1853. The place: Richmond, Virginia. A traveling British artist casually peruses the city’s newspapers and scans the ever-present notices of slave auctions alongside the advertisements for dry goods, patent medicines, and runaway slaves. His curiosity aroused, he decides to attend a sale of human beings...

The Library of Virginia is pleased to announce the winners of the 17th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards, sponsored by Dominion. The October 18 awards celebration was hosted by award-winning Virginia author Adriana Trigiani. Awards categories were fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and literary lifetime achievement. Winners of the Library of Virginia’s Annual Literary Awards receive a monetary prize and a handsome engraved crystal book...

What's New In The Collections  |  Archive 

The Library of Virginia Quarterly Report of Newly Available Accessions
July 1 September 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.”

Featured Events

Virginia author and historian Mary Miley will present Silent Murders, the second book in her Roaring Twenties mystery series. A book signing and reception will follow the talk.


BroadsideThe 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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