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U.S. Virgin Islands: State Resource Guide

This guide provides access to digital materials related to the U.S. Virgin Islands at the Library of Congress, as well as links to external websites and a selected print bibliography.


The U.S. Virgin Islands, located just east of Puerto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States. Formerly named the Danish West Indies, the island was under the control of the Colony of Denmark from 1672 through 1916. After many years of negotiations between Denmark and the U.S., the island officially became the Virgin Islands of the United States in March 1917.

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the Virgin Islands, including manuscripts, government documents, books, and photos. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the Virgin Islands that are available throughout the Library of Congress web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on the Virgin Islands and a bibliography containing selected works for both a general audience and younger readers.