Virginia Room Digital Collection


The Virginia Room Digital Collection includes photographs, oral histories, books, pamphlets and finding aids to items in the Virginia Room. Continue to check back for new additions.

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The Roanoke Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) was founded in 1923. The included scrapbooks were compiled by AAUW members for the years 1947 and 1948-1950.

AAUW is a nationwide network of more than 100,000…

Descriptive book for National Business College.

The Roanoke Diamond Jubilee Celebration consisted of a number of special events commemorating the City of Roanoke's 75th Anniversary. This souvenir program includes the schedule of events, lists of participants, historical information, including…

The Comprehensive City Plan came about with a renewed interest in city planning. that looks to the future and to "visualize the coming needs of the city". As in 1907, John Nolen, landscape architect and city planner, was chosen to develop the plan.…

Article written by Robert P. Hunter, then Parks and Recreation manager for the City of Roanoke. Published in the July 1956 edition of Park Maintenance magazine.

Pamphlet with photos and text describing the first two years of the Mill Mountain Zoo

Report by Landscape Architect, John Nolen, submitted to the Committee on Civic Improvement, which addresses the following: a plan for the city, provisions for business, streets, parkways and thoroughfares, recreation grounds, and examples and methods…

Pictorial booklet of scenes of and around Hollins Institute (now Hollins University).

Issue on Roanoke, Virginia highlighting architecture and civic, educational and religious organizations.

A circular of information including location, railroad facilities, business interests, manufacturing prospects, water power, mineral wealth, fertile lands, healthful climate, social, moral, religious and educational advantages.

Souvenir booklet created for the 10th Anniversary of Roanoke.

A circular of information on Salem as a place of residence, business, investment, and manufacturing.

Issued as a promotional souvenir for the German Baptist Association Annual Conference.

Headlight is a special edition periodical featuring Roanoke and scenes along the Norfolk & Western Railroad.

A series of comprehensive sketches of business enterprises, also some brief facts and business notices of Salem.

A description of Roanoke with a directory of businesses and industries.

Promotional pamphlet for the City of Roanoke, including photographs and descriptive information.

Biographical sketch of Dr. John H. Pinkard and his contributions to medicine and the African American community of Roanoke.

A biographical sketch of Dr. Pinkard and his contributions to the field of medicine as well as his contributions to the African American community in Roanoke.

Roanoke, Virginia is a Chamber of Commerce publication that highlights its "location, climate, water supply, manufacturing, commercial and educational advantages, and general desirability as a place of residence."

Picturesque Roanoke is "a series of reproductions from photographic views , taken in the City of Roanoke, and the vicinity thereof, especially for this work".

Roanoke 1891.pdf
A synopsis of the City of Roanoke in 1891, including summaries of industries, schools, financial conditions, etc.
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