Archival Oddities Highlighted for Archives Month in Virginia

Even the most staid of archival repositories house collection materials that are just, well, odd. This October’s celebration of American Archives Month in Virginia, themed “Archival Oddities,” seeks to highlight those curious, peculiar, and downright odd items housed in archives and special collections across the commonwealth.


2018's Literary Awards Events, October 19–21

The festivities kick off Friday, October 19, at 6:00 PM, with the Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award, presented by the Library and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. On Saturday, October 20, at 6:00 PM, the Literary Awards Celebration Gala will draw library supporters, authors, and publishers to the Library for a spectacular evening.


Fry-Jefferson Map Society Happenings

The Fry-Jefferson Map Society will bring S. Max Edelson, author of The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America Before Independence, to the Library on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 10:00 AM, for a map lecture and book signing..


True Sons of Freedom Exhibition Closes November 9

True Sons of Freedom, the Library’s powerful photographic exhibition highlighting the stories of African American soldiers from Virginia who served during World War I, is on display in the Library’s exhibition gallery through November 9.


New Member Benefit

This summer the Library of Virginia Foundation launched a new member benefit for donations at the "Sustainer" level of $250 and above—a printed newsletter featuring new acquisitions and conservation news, which will appear twice a year. If you have not yet had a chance to make your gift, or to become a first-time member, now is a great time to make your contribution and join!


Click HERE to enjoy a short sample from this musical collection!

Featured Blog Post

Give Me that Old Time Music! Since its creation in 1823, the Library of Virginia has been renowned for its vast collection of books, manuscripts, and maps. A closer look at the holdings reveals hidden gems that provide a unique window into the history and culture of Virginia. The WRVA Radio Collection includes 637 CDs containing 317 hours of sound recordings, along with 52 cubic feet of administrative and promotional materials.


The Virginia Shop's October "30 for 30" Sale

Cookbooks are on sale, just in time for the holidays! Order online and save 30 percent. In-store purchases are 20 percent off