September 15, 2010 – November 15, 2010
Boles, John B. and Randal L. Hall. Seeing Jefferson Anew: In His Time and Ours. Charlottesville, 2010. Essays presented at a symposium at Rice University in 2007 that seek to update and reevaluate Jefferson in light of the latest historical research. Purchased through the Carrie Wheeler Buck Memorial Fund.
Butchart, Ronald E. Schooling the Freed People: Teaching, Learning, and the Struggle for Black Freedom, 1861–1876. Chapel Hill, 2010. The author disputes the perception that freedmen's education was largely the work of privileged northern white women. Purchased through the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Clark, John. The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs. Philadelphia, 1859. This small Primitive Baptist hymnal was compiled by "John Clark, of Virginia" and contains hundreds of English hymns printed without music. Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Cooper, John Milton and Thomas J. Knock. Jefferson, Lincoln, and Wilson: The American Dilemma of Race and Democracy. Charlottesville, 2010. Each of these leaders led the nation "during times that had their own set of historical circumstances that shaped constructions of race." Purchased through the Charles S. Hutzler Fund.
Jamestown Official Photograph Corporation. Scenes at the Jamestown Exposition With Historic Sites in Old Virginia. New York, 1907. This delightful pictorial souvenir of the Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition contains illustrations of the exposition, as well as historic buildings and sites throughout the state. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Kapsch, Robert J. The Potomac Canal: George Washington and the Waterway West. Morgantown, W.Va., 2007. Washington's contributions to Potomac River navigation include canals and the development of the Potomac Company. Purchased through the John A. C. Keith Memorial Fund.
Legendre, Adrien Marie. Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry. New York, 1851. This nineteenth-century geometry textbook was used in McCabe's University School, Petersburg, and was signed by Joseph Schoolfield Potts on October 5, 1867. Gift of Crawley F. Joyner, III.
Norman, Worth Earlwood. James Solomon Russell: Educator, Archdeacon and Saint of Southern Virginia. Born to slave parents, Russell was ordained in 1882 and travelled to Lawrenceville to assume his duties as an Episcopal priest. He and his wife opened a school there in 1883 that became St. Paul's College. Gift of the author.
Ruffin, Bernard. Norfolk, Virginia, Registry of Free Negroes, 1835–1861. Westminster, Md., 2010. Includes lists of free men and women prosecuted for remaining in Virginia after emancipation. Purchased through the Charles S. Fazel Fund.
Shattuck, Gardiner H. Episcopalians and Race: Civil War to Civil Rights. Lexington, Ky., 2000. Includes information on the founding of the Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity. Purchased through the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Toliver, Ruth M. Keeping Up With Yesterday. Olney, Md., 2009. A description of African American heritage and life in Harrisonburg, Va. Purchased through the Douglas H. Gordon Fund.
Tongiorgi Tomasi, Lucia. An Oak Spring Herbaria: Herbs and Herbals from the Fourteenth to the Nineteenth Centuries. Upperville, 2009. Describes the collection of rare books, manuscripts and works of art in the Oak Spring Garden Library owned by Rachel Lambert Mellon. Purchased through the John and Diana Dudley Memorial Fund.
Valk, Anne M. Living With Jim Crow: African American Women and Memories of the Segregated South. New York, 2010. Personal recollections collected during oral history interviews describe the public and private lives of African American women during the period of legal segregation. Gift of Palgrave MacMillan.
The Second Recital of the Organetta Club will be Given by Request at the Augusta M.E. Church. Staunton, 1897? The Augusta Street United Methodist Church was the second black church formed west of the Blue Ridge. The concert advertised may have been one of the fundraising activities of this church, which was commonly known as the ten cent church because it emphasized the power of small donations. Purchased through the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.
Casey, James W. Jackson Light Infantry Two-Step March. Norfolk, Va., 1897. This post-Civil War sheet music is dedicated to Company E, 4th Regiment of the Virginia Volunteers. Gift of William W. Cole.
Cohan, George M. I Was Born in Virginia, Collector Edition. New York, 1933. This popular song is from Cohan's musical comedy George Washington Jr., in which Cohan first performed "You're A Grand Old Flag." Gift of William W. Cole.
Papers, 1850–83, of Dr. Meriwether Lewis (of Lancaster County) concerning his work as a physician, his service in the 9th Virginia Cavalry of the Confederate States Army, his postwar career in the Virginia Senate, and his post as superintendant of Lancaster County schools. 45 items. Gift of Patricia Lewis Perkins.
Papers, 1882–1954, of the Barefoot family (farmers of King and Queen County), including records of William Thomas Barefoot (especially concerning the sawmill operations of W. T. Barefoot & Son), his son John Thomas Barefoot (including records of Smyrna Christian Church kept as treasurer), and John’s son, J. T. (graduate of Bliss Electrical School, Washington, D.C.). 431 items. Gift of Gwynn Barefoot Raper Litchfield.
Papers, 1899–1995, compiled by J. Earle Dunford (of Richmond) concerning his book, The Richmond Times Dispatch: The Story of a Newspaper (1995). Include book drafts, research files, and transcripts of interviews with newspaper employees. 108 folders. Gift of J. Earle Dunford.
Papers, 1914–77, of Harold Warren Billings (of Richmond) concerning his lengthy career as an artist, draftsman, interior decorator and designer; drawings, sketches, plans and specifications, and photographs detail his work, with special emphasis on murals he painted in banks throughout Virginia. 586 items. Gift of Warren M. Billings.
Papers, 1929–95, of Governor A. Linwood Holton (native of Big Stone Gap) primarily concerning his service as an officer in the United States Navy and in the Naval Reserve, his work for the campaign of Richard Nixon for U.S. president in 1968, and his own unsuccessful candidacy for U.S. Senate in 1978. Also, includes papers concerning his work with the National Center for State Courts and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. 629 folders. Gift of A. Linwood Holton.
Sheltering Arms Fashion Show 1986, sponsored by Thalhimer Bros., Inc., Richmond. (videorecording). 1 cassette. Gift of Debra Pickrel.
Records, 1988–91, compiled by Edward R. Crews concerning the sale of the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Corporation to CSX. 9 items. Gift of Edward R. Crews.
Now this . . . WJMA Radio’s Early Years, 1949–84 (videorecording, 2010). 2 videodiscs. The station broadcast from Orange. Gift of Ross Hunter.
Walking stick with carved image of an enslaved African American man advertising the services of Brooke & Hubbard Auction House in Richmond, Virginia, c. 1823. Gift/Purchase. Gift of Gary S. Johnson, Sr., and Kristina E. Johnson; purchased through the William Anderson Hagey, Douglas H. Gordon, Betty Sams Christian, and Lucy G. Crockin Funds.
Oil on canvas portrait of Dr. William Montgomery Ballow by Charles Wesley Jarvis, 1855; Dr. Ballow's diploma from the Jefferson Medical School, Philadelphia, 1853. Dr. Ballow was a native of Buckingham County. Gift of the Winn Family of Virginia.
Sign from the Mennonite Church African American Mission, Harrisonburg, c. 1940. Purchased through the Elis Olsson Memorial Foundation Fund.