The Resource Annual reports of the Archives Division of the Virginia State Library

Annual reports of the Archives Division of the Virginia State Library

Label
Annual reports of the Archives Division of the Virginia State Library, 1915-1982
Title
Annual reports of the Archives Division of the Virginia State Library
Inclusive dates
1915-1982
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Annual Reports of the Archives Division are housed in five archival boxes and are arranged chronologically. This collection documents the work of the Archives Division of the Virginia State Library between 1915 and 1976
  • This collection contains printed, typescript, and handwritten draft copies of the annual reports of the Archives Division of the Virginia State Library between 1915 and 1982. The earliest annual reports, 1915-1936, consist of typescript annual reports compiled by Morgan P. Robinson, the first State Archivist of the Virginia State Library. These early annual reports were photocopied from the Morgan P. Robinson Papers at the Virginia Historical Society. Robinson submitted his reports to Henry R. McIlwaine, State Librarian. The reports were then submitted to the State Library Board for review. The reports contain financial information, as well as notes about collections processing and utilization, and other issues involving the archives department
  • In addition, the Annual Reports convey information regarding attendance and use statistics, shelving, conservation, the Photographic Laboratory, staffing, acquisitions, a new state library building, Photostat Division, W.J. Barrow's restoration, classification and cataloguing of manuscript collections, microfilming, outreach activities, exhibits, publications, purchases, binding, the Virginia Colonial Records Project, the Virginia Civil War Commission, the Virginia Bicentennial Commission, request for and authorization of records retirement (lists agency and number of requests), and reference. Beginning in 1940 through 1969, the files include a copy of the published annual report of the Virginia State Library. Morgan P. Robinson was succeeded as State Archivist by William J. Van Schreeven in 1939 who served in that capacity until 1969. Louis H. Manarin in turn succeeded Van Schreeven in 1969. The reports of the Archives Division beginning in 1972 include reports of John W. Dudley, Head of the Archives Branch; Connis O. Brown, Head of the Local Records Branch; Patricia Hicklin, Head of the Publications Branch; and Col. Howard MacCord, Archeologist
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Library of Virginia. (Search Library of Virginia as author).
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Action
  • Accessioned
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Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Location of originals duplicates
Virginia Historical Society,
Label
Annual reports of the Archives Division of the Virginia State Library
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vi03131.xml.frame
Note
These records are part of Record Group 35 (Library of Virginia)
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
2.1
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Office of the State Archivist, Virginia State Library
  • Virginia Historical Society
  • Office of the State Archivist, Virginia State Library
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001590795
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (6 boxes)

Library Locations

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