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Library resources

Whether you're an amateur historian, a genealogist, or a professional scholar, our staff at the VHS can help with your research needs. We offer several different guides, indexes, and finding aids to assist you. Our curators and reference librarians are available to help answer your questions about specific items in the collections.

Are you interested in ordering photocopies or digital reproductions?  Our staff can help with your requests.

Are you interested in researching our collections? Our finding aids, guides, and awards may be helpful.
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The VHS has many resources to help with your genealogical research.
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V. Dalle Lucke Family 1991.1.17796.1
Are you researching a Virginia property? Our library contains many resources to help you research Virginia properties and localities.
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Blackburn Mss5:10 B5628:1, pg 69
The VHS collections contain a wide selection of business history records, from single-volume account books to massive record groups.
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Loew's Theater 2008.1.1
Do you have a question about our collection? Our curators and librarians will help you with your question.
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Need help with your research? For a prepaid fee, VHS researchers can provide a moderate amount of research.
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Are you interested in having a digital or print reproduction made of one of our collections items?
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Do you have materials you think might be of interest to VHS?
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