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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.

Virginia Family History Day Conference Explores "Searching for Your Ancestors: The Genealogical Impact of Forced & Voluntary Virginia Migrations" Saturday, September 14, 2019, at the Library of Virginia

The 1619 arrival of Africans marked a pivotal moment in Virginia’s history and eventually caused major shifts in its economy and culture. The 400th anniversary of this seminal event invites us to examine its influence on the practice of family history as well as the impact of subsequent migrations to, from, and within the commonwealth.

Library of Virginia Announces Finalists and Speaker for the 22nd Annual Literary Awards

Ten authors are the finalists for the Library of Virginia’s 22nd Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards. The finalists were chosen by an independent panel of judges from more than 120 books nominated for the awards.

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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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