March 15, 2010 – May 15, 2010
Bells for Peace, Inc. Bells for Peace to Honor the Past . . . And to Assure the Future: Inaugural Program. Richmond, 2006. This bell tower was designed for the 1939 World's Fair and relocated to Virginia Union University because of the Nazi invasion of Belgium. Gift of Dr. Lauranett Lee.
Corcoran, Rob. Trustbuilding: An Honest Conversation on Race, Reconciliation, and Responsibility. Charlottesville, 2010. With a foreword by Tim Kaine. This timely volume discusses Richmond as an example of a community that can build a network of trust and become a catalyst of change. Purchased through the Ellis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Dierks, Konstantin. In My Power: Letter Writing and Communication in Early America. Philadelphia, 2009. Includes an image of a runaway slave notice from the VHS newspaper collections. Gift of the University of Pennsylvania Press.
Doumlele, Ruth. The Randolph Women and Their Men. Bothwell, Wa., 2010. This book describes the historical significance of post-Revolutionary women in Virginia, including Mary Randolph Harrison, Martha Jefferson, Nancy Randolph Morris and Martha Jefferson Randolph. Gift of the author.
Dugard, Martin. The Training Ground: Grant, Lee, Sherman, and Davis in the Mexican War, 1846–1848. New York, 2008. The common experience of West Point shapes these individuals into the leaders they will become in the Civil War. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Gibson, Charles Dana. Drawings. New York, 1894. Lovely folio volume contains primarily caricatures and bears the calling card of Mrs. Joseph Bryan III. Gift of Mrs. Joseph Bryan III.
Gibson, Langhorne. For the Love of Greenwood. Richmond, 2009. Memories of the Albemarle County home of the Langhorne family. Gift of Langhorne Gibson.
Gill, Tiffany M. Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry. Urbana, Ill., 2010. A former Mellon fellow discusses the role of black beauticians in establishing African American businesses and their influence on the civil rights movement. Purchased through the Donald Haynes Fund.
Hailman, John R. Thomas Jefferson on Wine. Jackson, Miss., 2009. This book discusses Jefferson's lifelong love of wine, including information on the vineyards at Monticello. Purchased through the Carrie Wheeler Buck Memorial Fund.
Macomb, Montgomery Meigs. The Necessity in the War Department in Regard to the Collection of Military Statistics and the Construction of a General Military Atlas of the United States. Fort Monroe, 1886. Purchased through the Ellis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Majewski, John D. Modernizing a Slave Economy: The Economic Vision of the Confederate Nation. Chapel Hill, N.C., 2009. The economic aspects of agriculture and slavery and how they shaped the economic nationalism of the Confederacy. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
The Mount Vernon Ladies Association: 150 Years of Restoring George Washington's Home. Mount Vernon, 2010. On the eve of their capital campaign to create a presidential library for Washington, Mount Vernon releases this beautifully bound and illustrated volume. Purchased through the John & Diana Dudley Memorial Fund.
The Pentagon: Hub of National Defense. Arlington, 1950. At the end of World War II, the Department of Defense released this illustrated booklet showing the unique design of the Pentagon, which allowed it to bring the scattered 24,000 people working for the War Department together under one roof. Gift of Clay Pytlik.
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad. Rules for the Government of the Operating Department. Richmond, 1955. This copy of railroad safety regulations is marked "Defendant's Exhibit no. 33" and "Defendant's Exhibit B, 6/1/76, 76L61." Gift of Charles A. Hartz.
Virga, Vincent. Virginia, Mapping the Old Dominion State Through History: Rare and Unusual Maps from the Library of Congress. Guilford, Conn., 2010. Includes an image of Camp Misery from the Robert K. Sneden collection at the VHS. Gift of the Library of Congress.
Commission, 1826 June 1, issued by the state of Maryland to James McIlhaney (of Loudoun County) to examine evidence in the case of Edward Hughes and Ephraim Etcherson v. James Hook in the Court of Frederick County. 1 p: printed form with handwritten completions; 8 x 13 1/4 in. Gift of David Howell.
Record book, 1865–77, of the James River Packet Company, Richmond, containing information about horses acquired and used to pull packet boats. The volume was later used by Walter S. Edmonds to manage his horse breeding and trading business.  leaves. Bound volume. Purchased through the Douglas Huntly Gordon Fund.
Papers, 1867–1953, of Robert Sheffey Preston (physician of Richmond and in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War I) chiefly concerning his professional career and including diaries, correspondence, financial records, professional materials, student notebooks, and related items. Also, include some correspondence, accounts, and professional papers of his father, Dr. Robert John Preston (of Washington County). 103 folders. Gift of Mrs. Robert S. Preston, Jr.
Records, 1895–1943, of B. A. Grasberger & Co., Richmond, concerning the production, sale, and distribution of paper and wood products, especially for the confectionary trade. Include general correspondence, financial materials, production documentation, orders and shipping records, and related materials. 57 folders. Gift of Mary Lee Grasberger.
Papers, 1900–27, of King Albert Hagey (educator of Washington County), including diplomas awarded by King College (Bristol, Tenn.) and Austin College (Sherman, Tex.). 3 items. Gift of the estate of William Anderson Hagey.
Papers, 1949–78, of Aubrey Russell Bowles (attorney of Richmond) primarily concerning his work with the Judicial Council of Virginia, including correspondence, reports, compiled materials concerning professional organizations, and related materials. 155 folders. Gift of A. R. Bowles, III, and A. R. Bowles, IV.
Index, c. 2007, of Jewish interments in Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Cemetery, Richmond, compiled by Samuel Werth. Accompanied by a map of Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Cemetery (part of Forest Hill Cemetery) drawn by Samuel Werth with the aid of Mrs. Inge W. Horowitz. 2 items. Gift of Samuel Werth.
Index, 2007 April, of Jewish interments in the U.S. Naval Hospital Cemetery (Captain Ted Conoway Memorial Naval Cemetery), Portsmouth, compiled by Samuel Werth. Accompanied by a map of the U.S. Naval Hospital Cemetery drawn by Samuel Werth. 2 items. Gift of Samuel Werth.
Panorama photograph of Douglas Southall Freeman High School, Class of 1975. Gift of Clay Pytlik.
Pin owned by Mary (Dandridge) Langborne, aunt of Martha (Dandridge) Custis Washington; cabinet card photograph of Kate Compton Dunlop (wife of tobacco manufacturer Daniel Dunlop) by C. R. Rees, Petersburg; eleven photographic prints: five images believed to be of the construction of the Panama Canal, another four also probably from Panama, and two photographs of children. Gift of Page Laubach Warden.
Cabinet card photograph, John B. Cary & Son, Insurance, 1201 Main Street, Richmond. Gift of an anonymous donor.