With over 3,000 Virginia titles and literally millions of pages from all over the Commonwealth, Fit To Print was created by the Virginia Newspaper Project to provide an informal gateway to the varied newspaper collections at the LVA. The collections range from 18th century newspapers published on fine rag paper to very elegant broadsides from the 19th century to the information packed dailies of the 20th century.
With more than 500,000 items, the Prints and Photographs Collection at the Library of Virginia provides an astonishing visual account of the commonwealth-from its beginnings to the present-through single items, such as one-of-a-kind daguerreotypes, to sprawling collections with many thousands of photos and related documentation, and everything in between.
What do archivists do? What does it take to care for and make available the commonwealth's documentary heritage? Join the Library's archivists for a weekly discussion about their work and their journeys through the records, as they find interesting and unique items to share on their new blog Out of the Box...
This Day In Virginia History
This plat of Buzzard Island on the Appomattox River in Chesterfield County was prepared in conjunction with Jacob Kirkman's grant for the island from the Commonwealth. The survey showed the size and boundaries of the island. Kirkman's grant, with the exact land measurements, metes and bounds, was recorded at the Land Office on March 24, 1824. cont'd »
Night photography has become an increasingly successful and accessible medium as photographic technology has improved over twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The Dark Side reveals the link between the art and photographic technology, one often driving the other, and explores the latest technologies of nighttime photography. Drawn from the Library's photograph collections, Dark Side: Night Photography in Virginia includes images ranging from the 1890s to the present. LVA Gallery, June 10- Oct. 5
The Importance of Being Cute: Pet Photography in Virginia is an exhibition of more than one hundred historic and contemporary photographs exploring the complex and multi-faceted relationships that have existed between Virginians and their animals since the advent of photography. The physical exhibition will be on display in the Library of Virginia's lobby from June 10, 2013 through February 22, 2014.