Virginia Heritage is a consolidated database of more than 11,000 finding aids which provide information about the vast array of manuscripts and archival materials housed in historical societies, libraries, museums, colleges and universities across the Commonwealth. The continuous addition of new and updated finding aids makes this a great tool for discovering primary source materials documenting the history, culture, and people of Virginia.

Greetings from the Virginia Heritage Governance Team!
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website and database of finding aids! We have retooled both the front and back ends of the Virginia Heritage site. You should notice some improvements in functionality as well as overall ease of use. See our inaugural blog post for more details. Virginia Heritage was originally launched over thirteen years ago. We are still going strong with thirty members and over 11,000 finding aids!  – The Virginia Heritage Governance Team


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America's First Regional Cookbook (Thanks, Virginia!)
Today's post is from Kira Dietz, Virginia Tech Special Collections. In 1824, Mary Randolph’s The Virginia Housewife: Or, the Methodical Cook was published. Considered one of the first American regional and first Virginia cookbooks, it includes...