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Special Collections and Archives

VIVA member libraries contain a wealth of rare and unusual materials, usually held in Special Collections and Archives.

To assist users in locating rare and archival material in Virginia, the Virginia Heritage Project (sponsored by VIVA) has created a union database of finding aids to archival and manuscripts collections in twenty-seven Virginia repositories.

Bridgewater College

Christopher Newport University

College of William and Mary

Eastern Mennonite University

Emory & Henry College

George Mason University

Hampden-Sydney College

Hampton University

Hollins University

James Madison University

Longwood University

Marymount University

Norfolk State University

Old Dominion University

Radford University

Randolph College

Randolph-Macon College

Regent University

Union Presbyterian Seminary

University of Lynchburg

University of Mary Washington

University of Richmond

University of Virginia

University of Virginia's College at Wise

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Military Institute

Virginia State University

Virginia Tech

Virginia Union University

Washington and Lee University

Wytheville Community College




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