Research Virginia History

Whether you're an amateur historian, a genealogist, or a professional scholar, the VMHC staff can help with your research needs.

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New Rare Book & Manuscript Suite and Study Room

Our collections feature a wide range of objects, including books and bound serials, imprints, sheet music, broadsides, newspapers, manuscripts, business and organizational records, genealogical materials, manuscripts, maps, paintings, prints, postcards, weapons, militaria, glass plate negatives, and photographs.

Are you interested in donating to our collection? Learn how you can donate.

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Covers of multiple Virginia Magazine of History & Biography issues

Virginia Magazine of History & Biography

Established in 1893, the Virginia Magazine of History & Biography (VMHB), the quarterly journal of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, publishes articles and book reviews on Virginia and southern history. 

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Letter, 1900, concerning a liberated book in Fredericksburg

Research Services

Our Research Library offers a number of services, including digital scans and reproductions, object-viewing appointments, fee-based research, and general support. 

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We hope that you will find what you are looking for within our online catalogs or among our Research Resources, but if you are in need of additional assistance, please contact our research team at 804.342.9677 or reference@VirginiaHistory.org.