Selected Library of Congress Resources for Virginia
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The extensive collections at the Library of Congress contain historic artifacts and cultural materials from across the U.S. The list below is just a sample of the many Virginia resources available for free on the Library's Web site.
Teachers can find even more primary sources, along with the tools to help use them in the classroom, at www.loc.gov/teachers. They can also search the Library's American Memory or Prints and Photographs collections.
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Perspective map of Newport News, Va., county seat of Warwick County 1891
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Fort Monroe, Fortress, Hampton, VA
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The Virginian's song of home / J. T. Gosden [notated music]
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The generall historie of Virginia, New England & the Summer Isles...
A bright spot. 1911
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Census in the Eastern district of Virginia
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Virginia / discovered and discribed by Captayn John Smith, 1606
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Blue Ridge Quilters
Perry Lipe, 1909-11
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The battle of Fair Oaks, Va., 2nd Day's battle, Sunday June 1st, 1862
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Pocahontas saving the life of Capt. John Smith, c1870
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A plan of Alexandria, now Belhaven, 1749
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