January 15, 2010 – March 15, 2010
Bazile, Leon Maurice. Hanover County Police Benevolent Association. Hanover, 1957. Contains a history of Hanover County sheriffs, as well as photos of Hanover County employees and historic buildings. Gift of Dr. W. Hamilton Bryson.
Five Decades: John Biggers and the Hampton Art Tradition. Hampton, 1990. History of the Hampton Art Institute, which began in 1939, containing biographical sketches of Jon Biggers and other African American artists associated with the institute. Purchased through the Donald Haynes Fund.
Living the Dream, 32nd Anniversary Celebration, 24th Annual National King Holiday. Richmond, 2010. Booklet from the annual community breakfast held in Richmond that honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Gift of Dr. Lauranett Lee.
McClure, Phyllis. Jeanes Teachers: A View into Black Education in the Jim Crow South. Charleston, S.C., 2009. The first Jeanes teacher was Virginia Randolph of Henrico County in 1908. Gift of the author.
Morgan, Ken. Diamond Reflections: A History of the First 75 Years of the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads, 1935–2010. Oilville, 2010. Gift of the author.
The Political Text Book for Reference: Containing a Complete Statement of the Votes Thrown for William Henry Harrison and Martin Van Buren at the Presidential Election in 1840. Boston, 1844. Designed for the use of "Whigs in New England" on the eve of the 1844 presidential election. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Rockingham County. Board of Editors. The Public Schools of Rockingham County, Virginia: An Educational Report and History of Schools in the County. Harrisonburg, 1914. Contains images of schools, teachers, and staff. Purchased through the William A. Hagey Fund.
Sanford, Ezekiel. A History of the United States Before the Revolution: With Some Account of the Aborigines. Philadelphia, 1819. First edition, first state. Contains information on colonial Virginia, Native Americans, and the development of tobacco cultivation and trade. Purchased through the Leo J. Wellhouse Fund.
Schreiner, Ray. Big Business in Richmond: The Wards Store Story. Richmond, 2010. Tells the story of Samuel Wurtzel, who started Wards Company, later Circuit City and CarMax. Gift of the author.
United States. War Department. Letter from the Secretary of War, Transmitting a System of Field Service and Police, And a System of Martial Law, for the Government of the Army of the United States. Washington, D.C., 1820. Prepared by Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott; outlines rank, military courtesy, organization of army units, rules for battle, and martial law. Purchased through the Ellis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Virginia. Auditor of Public Accounts. Report of the Auditor of Public Accounts, Showing the Aggregate Number of Persons Returned Delinquent by the Sheriffs of the Commonwealth. Richmond, 1861. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Waterbury, Jared Bell. Southern Planters and the Freedmen. New York, c. 1869. Examines the changes in Southern society during Reconstruction resulting from the "transition from slavery to freedom." Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Shenandoah College, Reliance, Virginia, a Classical and Commercial College and School of Music. Reliance, c. 1920. An illustrated broadside advertisement for the school that became the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. Purchased through the William A. Hagey Fund.
Papers, 1787–1953, of the Bruce family (of "Berry Hill," Halifax County) including correspondence, accounts, land records, and related materials of James Coles Bruce, Alexander Bruce, Mary Evelyn (Anderson) Bruce, Walter Coles Bruce, Malcolm G. Bruce, and Ellen Douglas (Bruce) Crane. 1,715 items. Gift of Ellen Douglas Bruce Crane Fisher.
Order, 1801 April 7, of the Court of Frederick County, Md., to seize William Halsey to answer a charge filed by Christena Holtzman of Virginia. 1 p.: printed form with handwritten completions; 7 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. Gift of David Howell.
Scrapbook, c. 1871–80, kept by Sarah C. Harris Agee (of Bedford County) containing poetry, song lyrics, and printed articles, as well as examples of paper weaving and cross stitch.  l.: 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. Bound volume. Gift of James Burch.
Papers, 1874–1938, of Elisabeth Mayo (Strother) Scott (of Richmond) consisting chiefly of letters, 1889–93, concerning her courtship with Frederic William Scott. 298 items. Gift of Mary Ross Fisher.
Papers, 1894–1939, of the Mahone family (of Nelson County) including the correspondence of three generations of women: Maria Massie Nelson with her former student and future husband, Robert Alexander Malone; their daughter Evelyn Harrison (Malone) Gantt, and her daughter Susan Virginia Gantt. 14 items. Gift of Leroy Anderson Keller, Jr.
Title books, 1924–41, compiled by Eldred Raleigh Phillips (real estate attorney of Richmond) primarily as an examining attorney for Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, regarding applications for title guaranty insurance and tracing the rise of housing developments and planned communities in the Richmond metropolitan area. 5 volumes. Gift of Dr. W. Hamilton Bryson.
Diary, 1933 July 14–September 1, of Bradford Jacob Wasserman (of Richmond) kept while traveling to and from and while attending the Fourth World Jamboree of Boy Scouts in Godollo, Hungary. With enclosures [visiting cards, articles, photocopies of photographs] and a typed transcription. c. 250 pp.: holograph; 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. Bound volume. Gift of Brian M. Wasserman through the courtesy of Sue Wasserman and in memory of Bradford J. Wasserman.
Carte-de-visite photographs of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman and Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan and a carte-de-visite size lithograph of Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott, c. 1860–70. Gift of Gerald Eggert.
Tobacco advertising cards from Allen & Ginter, The American Tobacco Company, Richmond, c. 1890s. Gift of the Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives, Washington, D.C.
Photographs showing views of Richmond from the top of the Valentine's Meat Juice Works and an image of a bull from Valentine's, c. 1880–1900. Gift of James Joseph Basl in memory of Owen Valentine.
Plaster bust of Maggie Lena Walker (1865–1934), c. 1934. Purchased through the William Anderson Hagey Fund.
Memorabilia from the Barry Goldwater presidential campaign, 1964. Gift of Sue Robinson.
Davis, Gussie L. All Quiet Along the Potomac Tonight. New York, 1898. First published as a poem in 1861 following the first battle of Bull Run and set to music in 1863. Gift of William Cole.
Hayden, William. The National Whig Song. Boston, 1840. Campaign song of William Henry Harrison's 1840 presidential campaign; contains an engraved image of Harrison on the title page. Purchased through the Ellis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.