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Virginia: State Resource Guide

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


Virginia, nicknamed the "Old Dominion", was admitted to the Union as the 10th state on June 25, 1788. The state capital is Richmond and the largest city is Virginia Beach. Virginia is also the native home of more United States presidents than any other state.

This guide compiles links to digital materials related to Virginia such as books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, motion pictures, photographs, sheet music, and sound recordings that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Virginia and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.