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Formally founded by the Virginia General Assembly in 1823, the Library of Virginia organizes, cares for, and manages the state's collection of books and official records, many of which date back to the early colonial period. It houses what is believed to be the most comprehensive collection of materials on Virginia government, history, and culture available anywhere. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
The Library of Virginia has 47 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was in a 2000, Biographies of Robert E. Lee. The year with the most videos was 2014 with six videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2017 with an average of 1,341 views per program. Most appearances with S. Waite Rawls III (26), Christy S. Coleman (8), Gary W. Gallagher (3). Most common tags: Civil War, Parks and Monuments, Early American History (1600-1850).

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    Common Civil War Soldiers

    Historian and director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College Peter Carmichael presented a talk titled, “Will the Real…

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    Hospital Workers in Civil War America

    Historian and author Jane Schultz discussed women who were Civil War hospital workers. She is the author of Women at the…

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    Divided Families in the Civil War

    Amy Murrell Taylor discussed how families coped with divided loyalties between the Union and Confederacy before, during and…

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    Children and the Civil War

    University of Richmond professor Lauranett Lee discussed how children were affected during the Civil War Era, and compared this…

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