View of a road from the inside of Meem's Covered Bridge, P0002_04_0147.jpg, William Garber Photograph Collection, 1930-1960, P 0002, Special Collections, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/garber10/28
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"The Dictionary of Virginia Biography (DVB) is an ongoing biographical reference work covering all centuries, regions, and categories of Virginia's history and culture. These lists and indexes provide links to online biographies and citations to the print volumes."
From the Library of Virginia: "The Virginia Newspaper Project is part of United States Newspaper Program, a national effort to locate, describe, inventory, preserve, and provide public access to the United States imprint newspapers housed in the commonwealth."
"In recognition of the 400th anniversary of America's first and oldest law-making body, the House Clerk’s Office is chronicling the nearly 10,000 men and women who have served either as Burgesses or Delegates elected to the Virginia General Assembly over the past four centuries."
"Document Bank of Virginia (DBVa) is the Library of Virginia’s initiative to get documents into classrooms. Using primary sources, teachers can make history relevant to students while helping them learn and understand state standards. DBVa will teach students to be critical thinkers as they analyze the original documents and draw their own conclusions about Virginia’s past."
"Histories along the Blue Ridge (HBR) is a collaborative project between James Madison University and the Rockingham County Circuit Courthouse that is making rare documents from Rockingham County’s storied past accessible to the public."
"Immigrant Harrisonburg is a community based project based at James Madison University to investigate the lives of immigrants living in the Shenandoah Valley and beyond... This includes community service projects, oral histories, documentary films, and advocacy."
"Roots Run Deep is a FREE walking tour of African American history throughout the Shenandoah Valley, produced from original research conducted by the Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project. Currently, the tour takes visitors through special sites in the city of Harrisonburg and Zenda community, both of which are rich with African American history."
"Virginia Memory is part of the online presence of the Library of Virginia, the state archives and reference library at the seat of government for the Commonwealth of Virginia." Explore their many digital collections.
A part of Virginia Memory from the Library of Virginia, the "African American Narrative project aims to provide greater accessibility to pre-1865 African American history and genealogy found in the rich primary sources in its holdings while creating conversation and encouraging engagement around these records."
A consolidated database of more than 12,000 finding aids which provide information about the vast array of manuscripts and archival materials housed in historical societies, libraries, museums, colleges and universities across the Commonwealth