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Virginia Colonial Records Project Survey

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1235

This collection houses survey reports that Virginia Colonial Records Project agents wrote to inform the Project of Virginia-related documents that they had uncovered in British and French archives. 14,704 reports were generated over the project's 30-year span, ranging from 1 to over 100 pages.

Dates

  • undated

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses survey reports that Virginia Colonial Records Project agents wrote to inform the Project of Virginia-related documents that they had uncovered in British and French archives. 14,704 reports were generated over the project's 30-year span, ranging from 1 to over 100 pages.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Virginia Historical Society, the University of Virginia Library, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and the Library of Virginia founded the Virginia Colonial Records Project in 1955 in order to locate and photograph primary source records documenting Virginia history between 1607 and 1782 to replace their Virginia counterparts destroyed by war (particularly Bacon's Rebellion and the Civil War) and fire. Beginning with a 1952-1953 survey conducted by Francis L. Berkeley, Jr., project researchers scoured repositories in England, Ireland, and France and eventually generated 963 reels of microfilmed primary source documents. Although the project officially ended in 1985, its work continues to provide invaluable information to researchers today.

Arrangement

Collection consists of one box.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480