New – Roanoke Valley in the 1940s!

In collaboration with the Roanoke Public Library Foundation, local author and historian Nelson Harris has written a new book on the Roanoke Valley in the 1940’s. With years of research and thousands of newspapers and other resources scoured, this book contains invaluable information about life and happenings in the Roanoke Valley in a time period […]

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Welcome to the Virginia Room!

Located at the Main Library in Downtown Roanoke, the Virginia Room holds the Libraries’ non-circulating historical and genealogical research resources. We are committed to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and making available materials of the Roanoke Valley and the Commonwealth of Virginia (and some material from states closely tied to Virginia through births, immigration, migration, or boundary.)

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