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Virginia Commonwealth University. Special Collections and Archives

James Branch Cabell Library; Special Collections and Archives; 901 Park Avenue; P.O. Box 842033
Richmond, Virginia 23284

Email: libjbcsca@vcu.edu

Fax: 804-828-0151

Phone: 804-828-1108

Repository URL: http://www.library.vcu.edu/jbc/speccoll/index.html External Link

Repository code: vircu

Repository description (CRHP): This repository contains the African-American Richmond: Educational Segregation and Desegregation collection in which African Americans in Richmond discuss their experience with school segregation and integration. It also includes the Voices of Freedom Collection, which features videotaped oral histories of leaders of the civil rights movement in Virginia. Its Church Hill Oral History Collection concerns the civil rights movement as well. Three collections of Edward H. Peeples, Jr. Papers (two of which are listed in the database) deal with the civil rights movement. Some of these materials are featured in an online web exhibit: The Edward H. Peeples Prince Edward County (Va.) Public Schools Collection, available at: http://dig.library.vcu.edu/cdm4/index_pec.php?CISOROOT=/pec. In addition, the library houses the Virginia Black History Archives, an overview is attached via the upload option.

Repository description (extant): Located on the fourth floor of the James Branch Cabell Library, Special Collections and Archives houses books, journals, manuscript collections, photographs, and other materials that support the Monroe Park Campus programs of Virginia Commonwealth University. Special Collections and Archives contains nearly 40,000 volumes in special subject areas, including Virginia and Richmond history and literature, popular culture and graphic arts, comic arts, artist books, and much more. The department also houses the official records and archives of VCU and its predecessor institutions (Richmond Professional Institute).

Repository type: University Special Collection

Collections:

Church Hill [Richmond] oral history collection
Voices of freedom collection
African-American Richmond: educational segregation and desegregation oral history project
Edward H. Peeples, Jr. papers, 1946-1999
Edward H. Peeples, Jr. papers n.d., 1915, 1920s-2005
VCU [Virginia Commonwealth University] oral history archive

 

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