Research Resources

We offer an array of resources to assist with your research, including finding aids, indexes, research guides, and manuscripts containing genealogy, property, and business history.

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We have a variety of different resources available for researchers, including those that explore a wide range of topics from the Civil War to women's history to environmental history and examine business, family, and individual collections.

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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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Fellowships & Awards

Are you interested in conducting extensive research at Virginia Museum of History & Culture? Learn about the fellowships and awards that we offer to assist researchers to promote the interpretation of Virginia history and access to our collections.

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Additional Online Resources

Explore online resources that can be used in conjunction with research conducted in our library or through our online collections databases. 

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. 


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 or 804.342.9677.