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The Library is one of the oldest agencies of Virginia government, founded in 1823 to preserve and provide access to the state's incomparable printed and manuscript holdings. Our collection, which has grown steadily through the years, is the most comprehensive resource in the world for the study of Virginia history, culture, and government.

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Unfinished Business
5/10

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of...

Unfinished Business
5/11

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of...

Unfinished Business
5/12

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of...

Unfinished Business
5/13

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of...

A CONVERSATION WITH JOSHUA D. ROTHMAN   The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America
5/13 6pm

Join Joshua Rothman, author of the stunning new book The Ledger and the Chain, and the Library of Virginia’s Gregg Kimball in a virtual discussion about the...

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