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Archives Week 2002

Celebrating Virginia's Archives and Special Collections Archives Week October 6-12, 2002.

Archives Week in Virginia celebrates those institutions and individuals that help preserve and make accessible the important records of our actions as citizens, businesses, religious groups, government and society. The work of these institutions and individuals give us a sense of being part of a larger picture and helps us begin to see ourselves connected to others -- family, community, nation or a group defined by ethnicity, religion, work or play. The result is a sense of belonging, direction and meaning. Far from focusing only on past accomplishments, those who care for our archives and special collections help provide us with a foundation for discussing the things that matter most in our communities today.

The interest in history is strongest at the local level. This is where history begins. There are over two hundred local historical societies and archival repositories in the Commonwealth, aided in their work by dedicated professionals and groups of active volunteers. During Archives Week in Virginia, take time to learn more about your local archival institutions and encourage others to recognize their contribution to the quality of life in our communities.

Conley Edwards
State Archivist


Click here to take the Archives Week 2002 Survey.


Archives Week Home | Archives Week Poster (pdf) | Governor's Proclamation
Archives Week Events | Images from Virginia's Archives and Special Collections
Links to Archival Information, Repositories, and Organizations

Archives Week Poster and Governor's Proclamation are in Portable Document Format (pdf)
and require the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download the Acrobat Reader


The Virginia Archives Week Committee would like to thank the following for their contributions to the Virginia Archives Week Celebration:  Amy Winegardner, Graphic Designer; Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC); The Library of Virginia Foundation; College Archives of Blackstone; Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; Department of Historical Collections and Services, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia; Digital Library and Archives, University Libraries, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; The Library of Virginia; Special Collections and Archives, Tompkins-McCaw Library, Virginia Commonwealth University; Virginia State University; and Washington & Lee University

For Questions and Comments, contact Laura E. Drake, MARAC Virginia caucus representative