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Five Trailblazers Named "Strong Men & Women in Virginia History"

Dominion Energy and the Library of Virginia celebrated the achievements of five African American leaders during the eighth annual "Strong Men & Women in Virginia History" awards program held Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Richmond Marriott. The program honors prominent African Americans past and present who have made noteworthy and admirable contributions to the commonwealth, the nation and their professions.

The Virginia Shop Partners with Studio Two Three to Offer Artisan Products at the Library

A new partnership between the Virginia Shop and Studio Two Three will make a selection of the arts organization’s unique products available at the shop’s Library of Virginia location. Items will include Studio Two Three screen prints, clothing, and household items in exclusive colors, styles, and designs created just for the Library.

Library of Virginia Receives National Archives Grant for African American Digital Resources

The Library of Virginia has been honored with a "major initiatives" grant from the National Archives for its "Virginia Untold: The African American Narrative" project. The Library will receive $175,392 this year to enhance the online project by adding digitized Registers of Free Blacks (1793-1865) from 19 localities in the commonwealth, along with three additional registers held by Arlington County.

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.

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Collection Releases

The Library of Virginia Quarterly Report of Newly-Available Archival Accessions
October 1st - December 31st

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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