Virtual  Library of Virginia


What is VIVA, the
Virtual Library of Virginia?

A consortium of academic libraries in Virginia, VIVA was established in 1993 with funds from the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) to create a network of shared electronic resources for students and faculty and to facilitate cooperation among its members.


About VIVA Special Collections

The special collections departments at Virginia's colleges and universities and its state library collect, preserve, and provide access to unique resources. Through Internet access many more citizens of the Commonwealth and beyond can know of the availability of these resources. Through scanning, digitizing, and original electronic documents, access is becoming available to the guides, finding aids, and electronic collections. Unique Virginia resources are being converted from sometimes fragile and delicate materials, to electronic text and digital images available to many simultaneous users at all hours of every day.

    

Special Collections and Archives Sites at VIVA Member Institutions



Bridgewater College Alexander Mack Memorial Library
http://www.bridgewater.edu/StudentServices/AlexanderMackMemorialLibrary/SpecialCollections

Christopher Newport University Captain John Smith Library
http://www.cnu.edu/library/archives.html

College of William and Mary Swem Library
http://www.swem.wm.edu/scrc/index.cfm

Eastern Mennonite University Menno Simons Historical Library
http://www.emu.edu/library/historical-library/

Emory and Henry College Kelly Library
http://www.library.ehc.edu/Archives/archives.html

George Mason University Fenwick Library
http://sca.gmu.edu/

Hampden-Sydney College Eggleston Library
http://www.hsc.edu/academics/library/collections.html#spec

Hampton University Museum—University Archives
http://www.hamptonu.edu/universityservices/library/collections/Peabody.html

Hollins University Wyndham Robertson Library
http://www.hollins.edu/academics/library/services/spe_col.htm

James Madison University Carrier Library
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

Library of Virginia
http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/index.htm

Longwood University Library
http://www.longwood.edu/librarytech/archives.htm

Lynchburg College Knight Capron Library
http://www.lynchburg.edu/x11349.xml

Mary Washington College Simpson Library
http://www.umw.edu/library/research/special_collections_archiv/default.php

Marymount University Library and Learning Services
http://www.marymount.edu/lls/lib/resourcesindex.html

Norfolk State University Harrison B. Wilson Archives
http://www.nsu.edu/archives/gallery/

Old Dominion University Perry Library
http://www.lib.odu.edu/special/index.htm

Radford University McConnell Library
http://lib.radford.edu/archives/index.cfm

Randolph-Macon College McGraw Page Library
http://library.rmc.edu/specialcollections/specialcollections.html

Randolph College Lipscomb Library
http://library.randolphcollege.edu/special/default.htm

Regent University Library
http://www.regent.edu/general/library/services/collections/specialcollections.cfm

Roanoke College Fintel Library
http://www.roanoke.edu/Library/Archives.htm

Shenandoah University Smith Library
http://www.su.edu/3F859FF48D22449197DD09C2BDEF25C5.cfm

Sweet Briar College Mary Helen Cochran Library
http://www.cochran.sbc.edu

Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education
William Smith Morton Library
http://library.union-psce.edu/Pages/SpecialCollections.htm

University of Richmond Boatwright Library
http://library.richmond.edu/about/

University of Virginia Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/speccol/

University of Virginia Arthur J. Morris Law Library
http://www.law.virginia.edu/lawweb/lawweb2.nsf/pages/speccoll

University of Virginia Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
http://www.med.virginia.edu/hs-library/historical/index.html

University of Virginia's College at Wise John Cook Wyllie Library
http://library.uvawise.edu/About/SpecialCollections

Virginia Commonwealth University James Branch Cabell Library
http://www.library.vcu.edu/jbc/speccoll/speccoll.html

Virginia Commonwealth University Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
http://www.library.vcu.edu/tml/speccoll/

Virginia Military Institute Preston Library
http://www.vmi.edu/archives/

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
http://spec.lib.vt.edu/

Virginia State University
http://library.vsu.edu/Special_Collections.htm

Virginia Union University L. Douglas Wilder Library and Learning Resource Center
http://www.vuu.edu/library/archives_special_collections.aspx

Washington and Lee University Leyburn Library http://home.wlu.edu/~stanleyv/speccoll.html

Washington and Lee University Law Library
http://law.wlu.edu/library/powell/index.asp

Wytheville Community College Library
http://www2.wcc.vccs.edu/library/kegleycollection.php


OTHER RESOURCES

Alexandria Public Library Special Collections
http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/lhsc/special_collections_home.html

Arlington County Public Library
http://www.co.arlington.va.us/lib/history/index.htm

Chesapeake Central Library
http://www.chesapeake.lib.va.us/Wallace/wallace_memorial_room.htm

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
http://www.history.org/History/jdrlweb/index.cfm

Fairfax County Library Virginia Room
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/vr/default.htm

George C. Marshall Foundation Library Archives
http://www.marshallfoundation.org/library_archives/library_archives.htm

Goochland County Historical Society
http://www.goochlandhistory.org/Library.htm

Gunston Hall Plantation Library and Archives
http://www.gunstonhall.org/library/

Handley Regional Library
http://www.hrl.lib.state.va.us/handley/about.asp?p=27

James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
http://www.mwc.edu/jmmu/

Jessie Ball duPont Memorial Library
http://www.stratfordhall.org/lib.html?RESEARCH

Jones Memorial Library
http://www.jmlibrary.org/

MacArthur Memorial Library and Archives
http://sites.communitylink.org/mac/archive2.html

Mariners Museum
http://www.mariner.org/library.html

Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library
http://www.mbwm.org/

Monticello Jefferson Library
http://www.monticello.org/library/index.html

Museum of the Confederacy
http://www.moc.org/edrese.htm

Prince William County Public Library
http://www.pwcgov.org/default.aspx?topic=040034

Virginia Baptist Historical Society
http://www.baptistheritage.org/

Virginia Historical Society
http://www.vahistorical.org/

HISTORICAL RESOURCES




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Last modified on: Tuesday, 20-Oct-2009 16:06:01 EDT by ck