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TimeSaturday, January 25, 2020 from 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
LocationThe Blackburn Inn, 301 Greenville Avenue, Staunton, Virginia 24401
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Denied a Voice, They Refused to Be Silent.

We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia, a free exhibition at the Library of Virginia running January 13–December 7, 2020, commemorates the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote.

Kerrison, Pineda, Chitwood, and Emerson Receive Library of Virginia Literary Awards

The Library of Virginia is pleased to announce the winners of the 22nd Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards, sponsored by Dominion Energy. The October 19 awards celebration was hosted by best-selling author and award-winning filmmaker Adriana Trigiani. Awards categories were nonfiction, fiction, and poetry; People's Choice Awards for fiction and nonfiction; and Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award.

Library of Virginia and VMFA Announce Winner of Annual Art in Literature Award Mary Gabriel to be honored at the 2019 Library of Virginia Literary Awards in October

The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts are pleased to announce the winner of the annual Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award. The judges selected Mary Gabriel’s Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler – Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art.

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Collection Releases

The Library of Virginia Quarterly Report of Newly-Available Archival Accessions
July 1st - September 30th.

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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