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Virginia Colonial Records Project survey reports

Virginia Colonial Records Project survey reports

Descriptive Summary

Title: Virginia Colonial Records Project survey reports
Creator: Virginia Colonial Records Project
Inclusive Dates: 1955-1961
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.8 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)
Collection Number: ms790
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

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.

For more information, see Library of Virginia website.

Scope and Content

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.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Virginia Colonial Records Project survey reports, ms790, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 July 21.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

England -- Manuscripts.
France -- Manuscripts.
Great Britain. Public Record Office -- Records and correspondence
Manuscripts -- Collections.
Records surveys.
Virginia -- History.
Virginia -- Manuscripts.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Special Report No. 27: Search Room Catalogs and other Findings Aids to the Records Preserved in the PRO, London
12Survey Reports, France F-1 through F-40
13Survey Reports, France F-41 through F-80
14Survey Reports, France F-81 through F-114
15Survey Reports, France F-115 through F-148
16Survey Reports, England 1-36
17Survey Reports, England 37-120
18Survey Reports, England 121-175
19Survey Reports, England 176-225
110Survey Reports, England 226-249
111Survey Reports, England 250-265
112Survey Reports, England 266-300
113Survey Reports, England 301-365
114Survey Reports, England 366-408
21Survey Reports, England 409-418
22Survey Reports, England 419-480
23Survey Reports, England 481-550
24Survey Reports, England 551-638
25Survey Reports, England 717-726; 1391-1393; & revisions
27Survey Reports X-1 through X-100
28Survey Reports X-101 through X-177
29University of Virginia Library, Ms. Division: Monthly News Letters, 1958-1960