SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

JAMES GRAHAM LEYBURN LIBRARY



OPEN 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
SUMMER HOURS (JUNE 7 - SEPT. 3) 1:00 - 4:30 PM MON-FRI




About Special Collections at Washington & Lee
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives (Washington and Lee University School of Law)




  • For access to the rare books and manuscripts holdings in Special Collections use Annie, Washington and Lee's online libraries catalog.

  • Guides to W&L Manuscript Collections and other finding aids



    COLLECTIONS


  • Alexander Tedford Barclay Papers
  • John W. Davis Papers
  • William Fleming Papers
  • Lee-Jackson Foundation Papers
  • John Letcher Papers
  • James Hubert Price Papers

    ROBERT E. LEE COLLECTION


  • Robert E. Lee Papers, 1837-1870
  • Lee Collection Transcriptions (Robert C Peniston)
  • Lee-Jackson Collection Transcriptions (Robert C Peniston)



    OTHER COLLECTIONS


  • Virginia Heritage Project: Guides to Manuscript and Archival Collections in Virginia

  • MetaArchive.org (contains some W&L manuscripts finding aids)

  • Frank Smith Reader 1864 Diary

  • August Forsberg Civil War Memoir

  • John DeHart Ross Papers

  • Michael Miley (1841-1918), Photographer (John Blackburn/Mame Warren)



    USEFUL WEB SITES


    Elrod Commons (W&L) Oral History Project (Alison Bell)

    The Miley Server Project

    Genealogy Resources at Washington and Lee

    Rockbridge Historical Society (NEW WEBSITE!)

    Rockbridge Area Genealogical Society (RAGS)

    Rockbridge Regional Library Genealogy Link

    Rockbridge County, Virginia, Marriage Bonds, 1778-1801 (Angela Ruley and Marilyn Headley)

    Rockbridge County Pioneers Registry

    Rockbridge County 1850 census statistics (Dwight Moore)

    Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 (Virginia towns and cities)



    Click on W&L's History Resources Page for many more genealogy links



  • History Department, Washington and Lee University
  • The Washington and Lee University Crest



    Some Archival Links

  • Library of Congress
  • National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)
  • Utah State Archives(with many links)
  • Family Search (Mormon Church Genealogy Database)
  • Archives and Archivists
  • Internet Resources for Archives
  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
  • National Archives - NARA Archival Information Locator
  • Repositories of Archival Resources (extensive list - Univ. of Idaho)
  • The Historical Text Archive Mississippi State Univ.
  • Special Collections Web Resources
  • Society of American Archivists
  • Georgia Department of Archives and History (includes preservation info)
  • Filson Club (Louisville, Kentucky)
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)



    Some Other Special Collections Links

  • Bibliophile Resources (Oak Knoll)
  • Digital Books About Books (Oak Knoll)
  • EEBO (Early English Books Online)
  • VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia)
  • RBMS (Rare Books and Manuscripts Section) ALA/ACRL
  • Your Old Books (frequently asked questions about rare books and book values)
  • Books-Rare: The Book Collector's Home
  • Open Directory Project (used books database directory)
  • Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA)
  • Digital Librarian: Book Collecting (many good links)
  • English Short Title Catalog (ESTC)
  • Book Arts Press (including the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia)
  • Book Arts Web (Peter Verheyen)
  • Ex Libris: A Directory of Digitized Special Collections
  • Grolier Club (New York City)
  • Studies in Bibliography (Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia)
  • A Book Repair Manual (Dartmouth College Library)
  • Conservation OnLine (COOL)
  • Abbey Newsletter
  • Records Management Resources (NARA)
  • Records and Information Management Resource List (Alan Zaben)
  • VidiPax (Jim Lindner) (magnetic tape preservation)
  • Information on Storage Media Longevities
  • Magnetic Tape Storage and Handling: A Guide for Libraries and Archives (Commission on Preservation and Access)
  • Soundsaver.com (Audio Recordings Preserved on CD)
  • Preservation at the Library of Congress
  • National Archives Preservation Page
  • Vatican Library Online Public Access Catalog
  • Spacesaver (a source for compact shelving)

  • Civil War Diary of Bingham Findley Junkin (100th Pennsylvania Volunteers)

  • Virginia Canals and Navigations Society

  • Photos of Goshen, Virginia (Anne McClung)

  • Lee Chapel and Museum at Washington and Lee University

  • Stonewall Jackson House (Lexington, Virginia)

  • The VMI Museum (Virginia Military Institute)

  • George Washington Papers (Library of Congress)
  • George Washington Papers (University of Virginia)
  • George Washington Diaries (Library of Congress)
  • George Washington Web Site (W&L)
  • The Writings of George Washington From the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799 (Electronic Text Center - University of Virginia)

  • Lee Family History and Genealogy Page
  • Robert E. Lee Web Site (W&L)
  • Robert E. Lee Papers, 1837-1870 (W&L)

  • Paxton Genealogy Link



  • Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Archives (Washington and Lee University School of Law)
  • Virginia Military Institute Archives
  • Rockbridge Regional Library
  • Library of Virginia
  • The Library of Virginia: Digital Library Program
  • Virginia Historical Inventory Project (Library of Virginia)
  • Virginia Historical Inventory Maps (Library of Virginia)
  • Virginia Historical Society
  • University of Virginia Special Collections (Alderman Library)
  • Special Collections Digital Center: University of Virginia Library
  • Virginia Genealogical Society
  • National Genealogical Society



  • A List of Appraisers for Books and Manuscripts (Univ. of Virginia Library)



  • Newspapers in Virginia Database (Library of Virginia)
  • The News-Gazette (Lexington, Virginia)



    Full text of articles on book and reading history may be found in the following periodicals:
  • Book History
  • Libraries and Culture (These titles are from Project Muse.)



  • History of the Web at W&L (Hugh Blackmer)
  • Wayback Machine (W&L Internet Archive)



    SPECIAL COLLECTIONS NOW MAINTAINS AN INDEX (IN PROGRESS) TO THE WASHINGTON & LEE STUDENT NEWSPAPER, THE RING-TUM PHI (1897-present), FOR USE BY OUR PATRONS.



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