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Counties

Counties

Accomack (1663)

Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society

Albemarle (1744)

University of Virginia

Amherst (1761)

Jones Memorial Library

Arlington (1920)

Arlington Central Library

Augusta (1738)

Augusta County Genealogical Society

Augusta County Historical Society

Staunton Public Library

Waynesboro Public Library

Bedford (1753)

Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library

Jones Memorial Library

Campbell (1782)

Jones Memorial Library

Caroline (1728)

Central Rappahannock Heritage Center

Chesterfield (1749)

Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives

Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia

Manakin Huguenot Society in Powhatan County

Clarke (1836)

Clarke County Historical Association

The Josephine School Community Museum and Clarke County African American Cultural Center

Essex (1692)

Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library

Fairfax (1742)

Fairfax Circuit Court Historic Records Center

Fairfax Public Library

Mt. Vernon Genealogical Society

Fauquier (1742)

Afro-American Historical Association

Fluvanna (1777)

Fluvanna Historical Society

Franklin (1785)

Franklin County Historical Society

Frederick (1738)

Newtown History Center

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Winchester

Goochland (1728)

Goochland County Historical Society & Library

Essex (1692)

Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library

Henry (1776)

Bassett Historical Center

King George (1720)

Central Rappahannock Heritage Center

The Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society

Lancaster (1651)

Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library

The Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society

Loudoun (1657)

Historic Records and Deed Research

Thomas Balch Library

Louisa (1742)

Louisa County Historical Society

Middlesex (ca. 1669)

Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library

Norfolk (1691, extinct 1963) 

Norfolk County Historical Society

Northumberland (1645)

Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library

The Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society

Powhatan (1777)

Manakin Huguenot Society in Powhatan County

Prince William (1730)

RELIC at Bull Run Library

Rappahannock

Central Rappahannock Heritage Center

Richmond (1692)

Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library

The Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society

Rockingham (1778)

Massanutten Regional Library

Rockingham-Harrisonburg Historical Society

Shenandoah (1772)

Shenandoah County Historical Society

Spotsylvania (1720)

Central Rappahannock Heritage Center

Stafford (1664)

Central Rappahannock Heritage Center

The Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society

Warren (1836)

Laura Virginia Hale Archives

Warrick (1634, extinct 1952)

Tidewater Genealogical Society Library

Washington (1776)

Historical Society of Washington County

Washington County Public Library

Westmoreland (1653)

Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library

The Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society

Wythe (1798)

Wythe County Genealogical and Historical Association  

Towns and Cities

Towns and Cities 

Abingdon (1778)

Washington County Public Library

Alexandria (1749)

Alexandria Library

Fairfax Circuit Court Historic Records Center

Mt. Vernon Genealogical Society

Bassett 

Bassett Historical Center

Charlottesville (1762)

University of Virginia

Chesapeake (1963)

Norfolk County Historical Society

Danville (1793)

Danville Public Library

Fairfax (1805)

Fairfax Circuit Court Historic Records Center

Mt. Vernon Genealogical Society

Fredericksburg (1728)

Central Rappahannock Heritage Center

Front Royal 

Laura Virginia Hale Archives

Hampton (16800

Hampton Public Library

Harrisonburg (1780)

Massanutten Regional Library

Rockingham-Harrisonburg Historical Society

Leesburg (1758) 

Thomas Balch Library

Lynchburg (1786)

Jones Memorial Library

Manassas (1873)

RELIC at Bull Run Library

Newport News (1880)

Mariners Museum, Christopher Newport University

Tidewater Genealogical Society Library

Norfolk (1680)

Pretlow Branch Library, The Sargeant Memorial Collection

Richmond (1742)

Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives

Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University

Library of Virginia and Shop

Virginia Historical Society

Roanoke (1852)

Roanoke Public Library

Staunton (1761)

Augusta County Genealogical Society

Augusta County Historical Society

Staunton Public Library

Stephens City (1758)

Newtown History Center

Waynesboro (1801)

Augusta County Genealogical Society

Augusta County Historical Society

Waynesboro Public Library

Williamsburg (1699)

John D. Rockefeller Library, Williamsburg Foundation

Swem Library, College of William and Mary

Winchester (1752)

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives

Geographic Areas

Geographic Areas

Maritime History and Culture

Mariners Museum, Christopher Newport University

Northern Virginia 

Thomas Balch Library 

Southwest Virginia

Roanoke Public Library

Virginia

Swem Library, College of William and Mary

Virginia-North Carolina Piedmont Genealogical Society 

Definitions

Definitions

 Library is “[a] collection of published materials including books, magazines, sound and video recordings, and other formats.” Broader term: repository. Narrower term: digital library.

“A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology,” s.v. “library,” Society of American Archivists (SAA), (http://www2.archivists.org/glossary : accessed 15 June 2014).

Special Collections “comprise manuscripts and archival collections unduplicated elsewhere and one-of-a-kind or rarely held books.

“The Unique Role of Special Collections,” Association of Research Libraries (ARL), (http://www.arl.org/storage/documents/publications/special-collections-statement-of-principles-2003.pdf : accessed 17 June 2014).

Archives are non-current records of individuals, groups, institutions, and governments that contain information of enduring value. “Broader term: collection; repository. Narrower term: business archives; photographic archives.

“So You Want to Be an Archivist: An Overview of the Archives Profession,” Society of American Archivists. (http://www2.archivists.org/profession : accessed 17 June 2014).

Repository “n. ~ A place where things can be stored and maintained; a storehouse.”A repository refers “to any type of organization that holds documents, including business, institutional, and government archives, manuscript collections, libraries, museums, and historical societies, and in any form, including manuscripts, photographs, moving image and sound materials, and their electronic equivalents.” Narrower term: archives, library.

Pearce-Moses, Richard, “A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology,” s.v. “Repository,” Society of American Archivists (http://www2.archivists.org/glossary : accessed 23 June 2014).

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