history resources

Central Virginia History Researchers (CVHR)  
Reginald D. Butler Local History Archive
Burke Brown Steppe Chapter of AAHGS (BBS)
City of Charlottesville Historic Preservation
Charlottesville Historic Surveys – Histories of Houses
Virginia Department of Historic Resources
   — DHR Albemarle County Historic Register
   — DHR Charlottesville Historic Register
Virginia Chancery Records
Encyclopedia Virginia
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library Databases 
Charlottesville – Agnes Cross-White  (Google Books Preview) 
The Negro in Charlottesville and Albemarle County
— (1929 Phelps-Stokes Study by Marjorie Felice Irwin
Race and Place: An African American Community
Politics of Disfranchisement and Anti-Disfranchisement: A Local Story 
Free Black Registers, Albemarle County

Photograph Collections Online at the University of Virginia
Holsinger Collection, Small Library, University of Virginia 
   — Search the Holsinger Collection on Virgo
   — The Holsinger Studio Portrait Project 
Jackson Davis Photograph Collection, Small Library, UVA
Search UVA Visual History Collection (15,819 images)

Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm Online: 1893-1964
— Search Daily Progress Digital Archive by date
About the Daily Progress Digital Archive
Virginia Chronicle at Library of Virginia
— (Includes Richmond Planet and Jeffersonian Republican)         
Norfolk New Journal and Guide at Library of Virginia
— (Requires LVA card—Select Proquest Historical Black Newspaper Collection)
Norfolk New Journal and Guide at the University of Virginia Library
(Requires UVA login—Select ProQuest Historical Newspapers – Black Newspapers)
The Reflector (1933-1935)
   — About T. J. Sellers, Editor of The Reflector
   — The Reflector (original copies) at University of Virginia Library Special Collections 
Chronicling America Historic Newspapers at Library of Congress 
Google News Archive Search

Faded Contours: Central Virginia History Maps by Erik Irtenkauf 
Albemarle 1940 (Shows land ownership by race c. 1940)
Mapping Cville: Examining Equity Through History
1877 Gray’s New Map of Charlottesville
1907 Massie Map Of Albemarle County
1907 Sanborn Map of Charlottesville
1920 Sanborn Map of Charlottesville

Cemeteries and Burial Records
African-American Cemeteries in Albemarle and Amherst Counties by Lynn Rainville
J.F. Bell Funeral Home Records
The Preservers of the Daughters of Zion Cemetery
Find a Grave

Online Archives: Neighborhoods
Vinegar Hill Project photosets (Flickr)
Vinegar Hill
Proffit Historic District
Ivy Creek: Hugh Carr Family and Union Ridge
Getting Word Oral History Project at Monticello

Online Archives:  Individuals
Benjamin F. Yancey
Duke Family Papers, Small Library, UVA 

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