DOVE Regional Task Forces
Contact information, survey tools, repositories and databases to survey
Region 1: Southwest (Appalachian), Chair: Aaron Purcell, Virginia Tech, firstname.lastname@example.org, (540) 231-9672
Cities: Bristol, Galax, Norton, and Radford.
Counties: Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe.
- Emory & Henry College
- University of Virginia's College at Wise
- Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
- Wytheville Community College
Region 2: Southside, Chair: Lucious Edwards, Virginia State University, email@example.com, (804) 524-5749
Cities: Danville, Emporia, Franklin, Hopewell, Martinsville, Petersburg, and South Boston.
Counties: Amelia, Appomattox, Brunswick, Campbell, Charlotte, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, Prince George, Southampton, and Sussex.
- R.T. Arnold Public Library 110 East Danville Street South Hill, VA 23970 Phone 434-447-8162
- Averett University Special Collections
- Buckingham County Branch Library Main at Mitchell Dillwyn, VA 23936 Phone 434-983-3848
- Butler Memorial Library 515 Marshall Street Chase City, VA 23924 Phone 434-372-4286
- Central Virginia Regional Library 217 West Third Street Farmville, VA 23901 Phone 434-392-6924
- Charlotte County Library 112-116 LeGrande Avenue P. O. Box 788 Charlotte Court House, VA 23923 Phone 434-542-5247
- Clarksville Area Public Library 914 Virginia Avenue Clarksville, VA 23927 Phone 434-374-8692
- L. E. Coleman African-American Museum in Halifax
- Cumberland County Public Library 1539 Anderson Highway P. O. Box 98 Cumberland, VA 23040 Phone 804-492-5807
- Danville Public Library 511 Patton Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone 434-799-5195
- Danville Public Law Library 511 Patton Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone 434-799-5118
- Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library 217 West Third Street Farmville, VA 23901 Phone 434-392-6924
- Halifax County-South Boston Library 177 South Main Street P. O. Box 1729 Halifax, VA 24558 Phone 434-476-3357
- James L. Hamner Public Library 16351 Dunn Street P. O. Box 610 Amelia Court House, VA 23002 Phone 804-561-4559
- Hampton-Sydney College Special Collections
- J. Robert Jamerson Memorial Library 106 Main Street P. O. Box 789 Appomattox, VA 24522 Phone 434-352-5340
- Keysville Branch Library King Street Keysville, VA 23947 Phone 804-736-0083
- Longwood University Special Collections
- Ripberger Public Library 117 South Broad Street Kenbridge, VA 23944 Phone 434-676-3456
- St. Pauls College
- South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History
- South Boston Public Library 509 Broad Street South Boston, VA 24592 Phone 804-575-4228
- Southside Regional Library 316 Washington Street P. O. Box 10 Boydton, VA 23917 Phone 434-738-6580
- Victoria Public Library 1417 7th Street Victoria, VA 23974 Phone 434-696-3416
- Virginia State University
- Westover Branch 94 Clifton Street Danville, VA 24541 Phone 434-799-5152
Other Potential Record Holders
- Brunswick County Museum
- Central High Museum
- Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History
- Drakes Branch Museum
- Fayette Area Historical Initiative African-American Museum (FAHI) in Martinsville
- Museum of Charlotte County
Region 3: Hampton Roads, Chair: Charles Ford, Norfolk State University, firstname.lastname@example.org, (757) 823-8344
Cities: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach.
Counties: Isle of Wight.
- Chesapeake Central Library
- Hampton Public Library
- Hampton University Archives
- Norfolk Public Library
- Norfolk State University
- Old Dominion University Special Collections
- Regent University
Region 4: Greater Tidewater (Peninsula, Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck), Co-Chairs: Diane Jordon, email@example.com; Bea Hardy, College of William and Mary, firstname.lastname@example.org, (757) 221-3054
Counties: Charles City, Essex, Gloucester, James City, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond, Surry, Westmoreland, and York.
Region 5: Central Piedmont, Chair: Brian Daugherity, Virginia Commonwealth University, email@example.com, (804) 828-4498
Cities: Colonial Heights, Fredericksburg, and Richmond.
Counties: Buckingham, Caroline, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Louisa, New Kent, Orange, Powhatan, and Spotsylvania.
- Hampden-Sydney College
- Henrico County Library and Archives
- Liberty University
- Library of Virginia Archives
- Museum of the Confederacy
- Randolph-Macon College
- University of Mary Washington
- University of Richmond
- Virginia Baptist Historical Society
- Virginia Commonwealth University James Branch Cabell Library
- Virginia Commonwealth University Tompkins-McCaw Library
- Virginia Historical Society
- Virginia Union University
Region 6: Northern Virginia, Chair: Bob Vay, George Mason University, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-993-9513
Cities: Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, Manassas Park, and Winchester.
Counties: Arlington, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, King George, Loudoun, Page, Prince William, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, Stafford, and Warren.
- Alexandria Archives & Records Center
- Alexandria Library
- Arlington County Public Library
- American Red Cross
- Thomas Balch Library
- Fairfax County Public Library
- George Mason University
- Madeira School
- Marine Corps University
- National Recreation and Park Association, Joseph Lee Memorial Library and Archives
Region 7: Western (Valley and Blue Ridge), Chair: TBD
Cities: Bedford, Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Clifton Forge, Covington, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Salem, Staunton, and Waynesboro.
Counties: Albemarle, Alleghany, Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Greene, Highland, Madison, Nelson, Page, Rappahannock, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, and Shenandoah.
- Augusta County Historical Society
- College of Mary Baldwin
- Blue Ridge Institute & Museum
- Bridgewater College
- Eastern Mennonite University
- Emory & Henry College
- Handley Regional Library
- Hollins University
- Legacy Museum of African American History, Lynchburg
- Lynchburg College
- James Madison University
- Radford University
- Roanoke College
- Roanoke Public Library
- Shenandoah National Park
- Shenandoah University
- University of Virginia Law Library
- University of Virginia Perdue Archive of Traditional Culture
- University of Virginia Special Collections
- Virginia Military Institute
- Washington and Lee University School of Law
- Washington and Lee University Special Collections
Region 8: Eastern Shore, Chair: TBD
Counties: Accomack and Northampton.
Out of state repositiories with known Virginia holdings:
- National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Mid Atlantic Region's Archives Facility
- National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection
- Library of Congress
- Archives Grid (available through VIVA)
- Afro-American Sources in Virginia: A Guide to Manuscripts by Michael Plunkett
DOVE Brochure - PDF file
An online tutorial How to Conduct a Records Survey is now available.