The Resource Library records of the Virginia Mechanics' Institute as maintained by the Virginia Treasurer's Office

Library records of the Virginia Mechanics' Institute as maintained by the Virginia Treasurer's Office

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Library records of the Virginia Mechanics' Institute as maintained by the Virginia Treasurer's Office, 1903-1924
Title
Library records of the Virginia Mechanics' Institute as maintained by the Virginia Treasurer's Office
Inclusive dates
1903-1924
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Language
eng
Summary
  • These records are part of Treasurer's Office. Special Funds: Virginia Mechanics' Institute
  • Volume contains inventories of books, magazines, and atlases, annual reports of the librarian, and accounts from January 1, 1903 to June 30, 1924
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Dept. of the Treasury (Search Virginia Dept. of the Treasury as author).
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Biographical or historical data
Founded in 1854, the Virginia Mechanics' Institute was Richmond's night school of technology for the "promotion and encouragement of manufactures, the mechanic and useful arts, and the mental and social improvement of the industrial classes." Ahead of the General Assembly incorporated the institute on January 12, 1856. The school constructed a building in 1857 which the Confederate government occupied in 1861, and which was destroyed in the 1865 evacuation fire. Economic conditions prevented the reestablishment of the school until 1884. It moved to various locations in Richmond until settling at Broad and 11th Streets in 1902. This property was sold to the city in 1924 and the school moved to larger quarters at 10th and Marshall Streets.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 120
Citation source
  • Treasurer's Office Inventory
  • 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
Label
Library records of the Virginia Mechanics' Institute as maintained by the Virginia Treasurer's Office
Note
These records are part of the Virginia Dept. of the Treasury record group (RG #12)
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Library records of the Virginia Mechanics' Institute as maintained by the Virginia Treasurer's Office, 1903-1924,
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000486725
Type of unit
v.

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