Color illustration of harbor included on the 1775 map of Virginia
This cartouche adorns the 1775 map of Virginia by Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson. This map is considered the best cartographic representation of Virginia in the 18th century.

Our collections emphasize Virginia history from the 17th to the 21st centuries, although we do have some collections that support national and international research.

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Notable Collections in Virginiana

Flyer for Origins II show featuring photos of people holding mustache graphic over their face
The William & Mary Hip Hop Collection is the most comprehensive of its kind dedicated to Virginia’s hip hop culture and history from the 1980s to the present.