Adopt Virginia History

Help the Library of Virginia conserve the treasures of the Commonwealth. By adopting an item for conservation in your name, or as a gift to honor others, your fully tax-deductible donation will keep Virginia’s history accessible and alive for generations to come!

Item #1: $1,000
Plan for the 2nd Vegetable Market of Richmond, n.d.

This architectural plan is part of the Richmond Office of the City Engineer, 1809-1975, records. This collection documents the important period of expansion in post-Reconstruction Richmond.

Item #2: $1,500
Plan for a Bridge acros [sic] Shockoe Creek between Marshall and Poplar Streets, 24-B-5, n.d.

This architectural plan is part of the Richmond Office of the City Engineer, 1809-1975, records. This collection documents the important period of expansion in post-Reconstruction Richmond.

Item #3: $500
Proposed Annexation Map,
Richmond 1936

This architectural plan is part of the Richmond Office of the City Engineer, 1809-1975, records. This collection documents the important period of expansion in post-Reconstruction Richmond.

Item #4: $2,500
Map of the Wm. Callen previous Allen /Addition / (Monument Avenue) Richmond Va.

This architectural plan is part of the Richmond Office of the City Engineer, 1809-1975, records. This collection documents the important period of expansion in post-Reconstruction Richmond.

Item #5: $500
Plan for proposed park, Richmond Stadium, Street Approaches, ca.1928

This architectural plan is part of the Richmond Office of the City Engineer, 1809-1975, records. This collection documents the important period of expansion in post-Reconstruction Richmond.

Item #6: $500
Poster, Buildings for Health
YWCA, 1918.

This poster is part of the Library’s visual studies collection. The poster needs cleaning, mending, and other stabilization to prepare it for scanning and public use.

Item #7: $500
Poster, University of Virginia, Centennial Endowment, 1921.

This poster is part of the Library’s visual studies collection. The poster needs cleaning, mending, and other stabilization to prepare it for scanning and public use.

Item #8: $3,000
WWI and WWII Posters

This visual studies collection of 9 World War I and World War II posters depict home front and war front messaging to encourage citizen participation. These posters need cleaning, mending, and other stabilization to prepare it for scanning and public use.

Item #9: $1,500
Prince George County, Apprenticeship Indenture, 1762

This manuscript is from the Library’s local records collection. The four-page apprenticeship indenture from Prince George County needs cleaning and mending. In addition the document will be scanned and uploaded into the Library’s digital collection catalog.

Item #10: $1,000
Prince George County
Election record, 1776

This manuscript is from the Library’s local records collection. The four-page apprenticeship indenture from Prince George County needs cleaning and mending. In addition the document will be scanned and uploaded into the Library’s digital collection catalog.

Item #11: $16,000
Middlesex County, Order Book,
1673-1680

This item is from the Library’s local records collection. The Middlesex County Order book contains Orders, Deeds, Wills, Inventories and other records. The nearly 300-page order book has previously been desilked and deacidified prior to lamination but needs stabilization for continued preservation.

Item #12: $16,000
Henrico County, Proceeding of Commissioners Respecting the Records of Henrico Court Destroyed by the British 1774-1782.

This item is from the Library’s local records collection. The 130-page original volume of proceedings needs stabilization for continued preservation.

Item #13: $4,000
Topographical map of Danville Pittsylvania Co., Va., from actual surveys and records, 1877

Topographical map of Danville Pittsylvania Co., Va., from actual surveys and records, 1877, The treatment would include delamination, cleaning, deacidification, rejoining sections and lining with Japanese tissue.

Item #14: $500
Gray's New Map of Farmville, Prince Edward Co., Va. 1878

This is part of a series of maps published by O. W. Gray and Son, Philadelphia in the 1870s. The treatment will be to remove lamination, de-acidify, and repair on fold.

Item #15: $1,000
Gray's New Map of Leesburg, Loudoun Co., Va. 1878

This is part of a series of maps published by O. W. Gray and Son, Philadelphia in the 1870s. The treatment will be to remove lamination, de-acidify, and repair on fold.

Item #16: $1,000
Gray's New Map of Liberty, Bedford County, Virginia. 1878?

This is part of a series of maps published by O. W. Gray and Son, Philadelphia in the 1870s. The treatment will be to remove lamination, de-acidify, and repair on fold.

Adopt Virginia History Items are updated regularly as items are identified for conservation. If you would like more information, please contact Elaine McFadden at elaine.mcfadden@lva.virginia.gov.
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