|Creator:||Virginia Colonial Records Project.|
|Title:||Virginia Colonial Records Project survey reports|
|Quantity:||0.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of correspondence and reproductions of survey reports from France and England, listing manuscript holdings in these countries which concern the state of Virginia. There is also a special report (#27) listing "search room catalogs and other finding aids to the records preserved in the Public Records Office, London." Survey reports are filed by number. Ask to see box lists.|
The Virginia Colonial Records Project was established in the 1950s by the Virginia Historical Society, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the University of Virginia Library, and Library of Virginia to reconstitute the archive of Virginia's colonial history--a documentary record decimated by war and fire during the Old Dominion's first three centuries. Between 1955 and 1985, project agents visited more than one hundred libraries and archives in Great Britain, Ireland, and France to survey their collections for Virginia-related documents. Agents reported their findings about pertinent records on Survey Reports from which the project ordered microfilm of many original documents. The project has generated 14,704 of these Survey Reports (which vary in length from one to more than one hundred pages) and acquired 963 reels of microfilmed documents. Library of Virginia website http://www.lva.lib.va.us (Viewed Dec. 09, 2008)
Arranged in chronological order.
Virginia Colonial Records Project survey reports. MS 790. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.