VIRGINIA HERITAGE (http://www.lib.virginia.edu/VHP/) is a
database of guides, or finding aids, describing archives and
manuscripts in repositories in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia, represented by the University
of Virginia, received funding from the National Endowment for the
Humanities for the two-year project, which concludes in December
2002. At present, there are 4,055 guides, encoded in Encoded
Archival Description (EAD) in the database. Virginia Heritage
hopes to learn how well we have improved access to a rich trove of
primary source documents held by Virginia libraries.
From the settlement at Jamestown in 1607, through the
Revolutionary and Civil Wars and into the tummult of the 20th Century,
the Commonwealth of Virginia has stood at the center of America's
history, literature and political thought. Many of the priceless
documents of American history, literature and political thought reside
in the special collections of Virginia's colleges, universities, and
other research libraries. Please visit
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/vhp/index.html to search or browse the
database and complete our online survey.
Your opinions are extremely valuable to this project. Thank
you so much.
The Virginia Heritage Executive Committee
Coordinator, Special Collections
Digital Library and Archives, University Libraries
PO BOX 90001
Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001
Telephone: (540) 231-9215