Located in Downtown Roanoke, the Virginia Room holds the public library's non-circulating historical and genealogical research resources. We are commited to collecting, preserving, interpreting and making available materials related to the Roanoke Valley, the Commonwealth of Virginia and to a lesser degree, materials of states closely tied to Virginia and its people by birth, immigration, migration or by boundary divisions. We are dedicated to connecting people with the information they seek.
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The Glenna Garner Collection is arranged into two series: Series I contains research compiled by family groups arranged alphabetically by surname;…
Oral History Interview with Reverend Catherine Houchins
Interviewer: Joel Bowers
Interviewee: Rev. Catherine Houchins
Date: March 11,…
Oral History Interview with Riley Chattin
Interviewer: Jillian Barnard
Interviewee: Riley Chattin
Date: February 22, 2019
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This collection of photographs and documents capture the history of the Bent Mountain area of Southwest Roanoke County, including Back Creek, Cave…
We are in the process of scanning our local yearbook collection. Most of the collection came from individual donations. If you...