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The Library of Virginia is pleased to announce two new digital collections just added to DigiTool and Virginia Memory.

Lost Records Localities digital collection is an effort undertaken by Catherine O’Brion, Local Records Archivist, and Local Records intern Susan Gray Page. A work in progress, the digital collection consists of scans of the records copied for the Lost Records Localities collection and indexed in the database of the same name. The database remains available to the public on our agency site, yet there is now a link to the digital project on the database page for those who want to try it out.

Of course, the collection can also be accessed via the DigiTool search page and on Virginia Memory’s Digital Collections pages:

  • A to Z
  • By Topic—County and City Research

In addition, Vince Brooks, Senior Local Records Archivist, just finished creating the Public Buildings and Grounds Collection, in which users will find drawings and plans for various 18th and 19th century local government structures, such as courthouses and jails. These drawings are part of the larger Local Records’ Public Buildings and Grounds collections which contain reports and other related financial and architectural documents. (Note: only the drawings have been digitized.)

This collection is available via the DigiTool search page , as well as Virginia Memory’s Digital Collections pages:

  • A to Z
  • By Topic– County and City
  • By Topic — Maps and Architecture

Thanks to these staff members for all for their hard work on these projects. Please enjoy.

-Kathy Jordan, Digital Initiatives & Web Services Manager

Kathy Jordan

Digital Initiatives & Web Presence Director

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