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Library of Virginia Announces Finalists for the 23rd Annual Literary Awards

Finalists for the Library of Virginia’s 23rd Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards have been chosen by an independent panel of judges from more than 130 books nominated for the awards. The winner in each category will be selected from among these finalists and announced during a virtual celebration at the Library of Virginia on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

History Unfolded: U.S. Newspapers & the Holocaust
Library of Virginia seeks online volunteers for a series of research sprints

A project of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., History Unfolded asks what was possible for Americans to have known about the Holocaust as it was happening and how they responded to it. Volunteer participants will look in local newspapers for news and opinion about Holocaust-era events that took place in the United States and Europe, and submit articles they find to a national database.

Library of Virginia Reopens to Researchers on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The Library of Virginia is pleased to announce that its reading rooms will reopen to researchers by advance appointment beginning at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Researchers will be able to use the collections by appointment Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. To make an appointment, please call 804.692.3800.

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Collection Releases

The Library of Virginia Quarterly Report of Newly-Available Archival Accessions
April 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020

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.

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