Library of Virginia

Virginia Heritage Project

From the settlement at Jamestown in 1607, through the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and into the tumult of the 20th century, the Commonwealth of Virginia has stood at the center of America's history. Many of the priceless documents of that history, literature, and political thought reside in the special collections of Virginia's colleges, universities, and its other research libraries. The Virginia Heritage Project began with two primary goals. The first was the creation of a union database of EAD tagged finding aids to archival collections in Virginia. The second goal was the development and implementation of a model for statewide dissemination of and training in newly emerging library standards and technologies. See the final report to NEH for information about VHP successes.

The Virginia Heritage Project, begun July 2000, initially drew on collections held by the College of William and Mary, George Mason University, the Library of Virginia, Old Dominion University, the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, the Virginia Historical Society, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the Virginia Military Institute, Virginia State University, and Washington and Lee University.

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