July 15, 2010 – September 15, 2010
Acts of Incorporation and Rules and Regulation for the Government of Hall's Free School in the County of Hanover. Richmond, 1881. Aaron Hall left money in his will to establish this free school in Hanover County in 1846. This act provides public school funds to also support this public school. Purchased through the Ellis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Bernath, Michael T. Confederate Minds: The Struggle for Intellectual Independence in the Civil War South. Chapel Hill, 2010. An attempt to establish a Confederate identity through publishing and literature. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Boston, Michael B. The Business Strategy of Booker T. Washington. Gainesville, 2010. Fascinating look at the entrepreneurial philosophy of the first leader of Tuskegee Institute and the National Negro Business League. Purchased through the Betty Sams Christian Fund.
Foundation for Historic Christ Church. The Executors' Letters of Robert Carter of Corotoman, 1732–1738. Irvington, 2010. Analysis of the will of Robert Carter and his executors' correspondence in settling his estate. Gift of the Foundation for Historic Christ Church.
Gaston, Paul M. Coming of Age in Utopia: The Odyssey of an Idea. Montgomery, 2010. Includes a history of race relations and the civil rights movement in Charlottesville. Purchased through the Donald Haynes Fund.
Lindsey, Stuart F. To Republican Voters of the 9th Congressional Dist. of Va. Bristol, Va., 1902. This broadside handbill lists the registration procedures and requirements for those wishing to vote under Virginia's new 1902 constitution, which disenfranchised most of Virginia's black population. Purchased through the Ellis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
McAndrews and Aymar's Ethiopian and Comic Songster Comprising the Most Popular Melodies of the Day. Chicago, 1865. J. W. McAndrews was a popular blackface minstrel born in Richmond. Purchased through the Ellis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Norris, James E. C. Fight on My Soul: A Biography. Pella, Iowa, 2009. An African American physician, Morgan E. Norris, battles disease and discrimination in Lancaster County. Gift of the author.
O'Malley, Therese. Keywords in American Landscape Design. New Haven, 2010. Contains images of Westover Plantation and Yellow Sulphur Springs, and a plan of Hollywood Cemetery from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society. Gift of the National Gallery of Art.
Pflugard-Jackish, Ami. Brothers of a Vow: Secret Fraternal Orders and the Transformation of White Male Culture in Antebellum Virginia. Athens, Ga., 2010. A study of white male political culture in Virginia and its influence on the development of an exclusive civic brotherhood. Purchased through the William A. Hagey Fund.
Salmon, Emily. Historic Photos of Richmond in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Nashville, 2010. A companion volume to Historic Photos of Richmond. Gift of Turner Publishing.
Shields, David S. Material Culture in Anglo-America: Regional Identity and Urbanity in the Tidewater, Lowcountry and Caribbean. Columbia, S.C., 2009. Includes extensive information on the Anglican churches and "colonial castles" of Tidewater Virginia. Purchased through the John & Diana Dudley Memorial Fund.
Tiedemann, Joseph S. The Other Loyalists: Ordinary People, Royalism, and the Revolution in the Middle Colonies. Albany, 2009. Focuses on the reasons why middle and lower class citizens became Loyalists and how they participated in the American Revolution. Purchased through the Leo J. Wellhouse Fund.
United States. Commission on Training Camp Activities. Army Song Book. Washington, D.C., 1918. The national songs and music of World War I. Gift of Ben and Maureen Field.
Watlington, James E. James E. Watlington, Jr., U.S. Army Air Corps, 1943–1945. The personal narrative of a World War II pilot from Richmond. Gift of Austin Brockenbrough III.
Papers, 1799–2000, of the Guy family (of Goochland County and Richmond), including correspondence, financial records, legal materials, genealogical notes and charts, and related items of civil engineer Briscoe Baldwin Guy, attorneys Jackson Guy, John Henry Guy (1831–1890), and John Henry Guy (1878–1953), United States Army Air Corps pilot Robert Lancaster Guy, Mary Ellen (Ranson) Guy, Anne Wyatt Guy, and other members of the Guy and related Carrington, Lancaster, and Ranson families. 1,855 items. Gift of the late Briscoe B. Guy.
Papers, c. 1836–80, of the Irby family (of Nottoway County, Va., and Panola County, Miss.) primarily concerning Freeman Buckner Irby (plantation owner, businessman, and politician) and his wife, Maria Louisa (Bacon) Irby. 39 items. Gift of Joseph M. Irby II.
Payroll book, 1870–72, of the Richmond Department of Public Works, showing wages paid to white and African American employees and work assigned, including sanitation and street repairs and maintenance.  leaves: handwritten; 18 x 11 in. Bound volume. Gift of Justin Shaw.
Papers, c. 1883–99, of German-American music teacher, conductor, and composer Louis Schehlmann (of Lynchburg) including a scrapbook concerning performances and related matters, a commonplace book, and a music book of the Lynchburg Mozart Association. 4 items. Purchased.
Records, 1885–1938, of the Richmond Cedar Works, including a certificate of incorporation of Timber Products Corporation of Richmond, map of the Richmond Cedar Works holdings in Tyrrell and Hyde counties, N.C., an abstract of title to property of the Richmond Cedar Works in 1925, and a bound copy of documents pertaining to the reorganization of the company under Section 77B of the United States Bankruptcy Act (with an amended plan of reorganization). 5 items. Gift of Mrs. Robert R. Parrish.
Papers, c. 1904–36, concerning the family of Chiswell Dabney Langhorne and Nancy Witcher (Keene) Langhorne (of Albemarle County), including correspondence of Chiswell Langhorne and most of his children, including the eldest daughter, Elizabeth Dabney (Langhorne) Perkins, her daughter Nancy Keene (Perkins) Field Tree Lancaster, and her three husbands: Henry Field, Ronald Lambert Field Tree, and Claude Granville Lancaster. 569 items. Gift of Nancy Perkins Field Tree Lancaster.
Scrapbook, 1933–40, compiled by an unidentified young woman primarily concerning Thomas Jefferson High School, Richmond, and the members of its class of 1933.  leaves: newspaper clippings; 15 x 10 3/4 in. Bound volume. Gift of Gwynn R. Litchfield.
Daguerreotype of Captain Melville Vaiden on a horse, c. 1858. Gift in memory of John Melville Jennings by George Edward Meanley.
Oil on canvas portrait of David Norvell Walker (1833–1902), Confederate veteran and postwar insurance broker in Richmond. Gift of David N. W. Grant III.
"Sailor Bob" photographs, coloring books, costumes, original drawings, props, and other items from the children’s television program broadcast from Richmond in the 1950s and 1960s. Gift of Thomas Edward Griggs in honor of his father, Robert T. Griggs.
Photographic print of the center of Bowling Green, Caroline County, c. 1900, before the fire of 1905. Gift of Deborah Worthington Dorsey, New York.
Wool cape worn by Martha Louise Foster Walsh (1921–2003) as a nursing graduate and staff member of Riverside Hospital, Newport News, c. 1944. Gift in honor of Martha Louise Foster Walsh by her children.
Photograph of Ambassador Alexander W. Weddell inscribed to neighbors in Windsor Farms from Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1937. Gift of Dr. Carl Outen.