The Governor Terry McAuliffe Administration Collection (2014-2018) contains archived versions of the websites of the governor, cabinet, gubernatorial initiatives, lieutenant governor, and attorney general, as well as snapshots of their social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook). These sites are preserved as part of the Library of Virginia’s web archiving program.
The McAuliffe Administration web archive enables researchers to access the governor’s executive orders and directives, press releases, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe’s No Hunger Campaign, and the Governor’s Top 5: This Week in the New Virginia Economy, a weekly compilation of the activities and achievements of the administration.
The collection also contains the websites of Lt. Governor Ralph S. Northam and Attorney General Mark R. Herring.
Since 2005, the Library’s web archiving program has captured websites of enduring cultural value, especially those created and maintained by Virginia government. The collection includes the websites of the administrations of Governor Mark Warner (2002-2006), Tim Kaine (2006-2010), and Robert McDonnell (2010-2014) as well as Virginia state agency sites. We have also expanded into special topics of Virginia interest, such as the 2006 Senate race between George Allen and Jim Webb and the 2007 Virginia Tech tragedy. We are already archiving the websites of Governor Ralph Northam’s administration.
-Roger Christman, Senior State Records Archivist