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History and Preservation

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Contact Tracing & Your Rights – Part 1

Posted about 2 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
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Interning at the RPL: 1970’s Film and Historical Trends in the Archives

Posted about 3 months ago by Natalie Draper
Guest Post by Stephanie Campbell, VCU student and Main Library Intern When given the choice between finishing my Bachelor’s degree in history at VCU with either a CAPStone research paper […]
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Celebrate the 19th Amendment

Posted about 4 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Speaking of Constitution Day Constitution Day is September 17th. Join the Richmond Public Library (RPL) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Libraries in celebrating the 19th Amendment this Constitution Day. The […]
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Constitution Day – September 17, 2020

Posted about 4 months ago by Kathy Coker
September 17 is designated as Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, to memorialize the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787 by delegates to the […]
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Posted about 5 months ago by Kathy Coker
August 26 marks the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution giving women the vote. Buildings and landmarks across the country will celebrate by […]
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Centennial Celebration: 19th Amendment

Posted about 5 months ago by Kathy Coker
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified on August 18, 1920, gave women the right to vote. Section 1 reads: “The right of citizens of the United States to […]
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What Is Juneteenth? 

Posted about 7 months ago by Kathy Coker
News of Slavery’s End Juneteenth, celebrated annually on June 19, is the oldest national celebration of slavery’s end in the United States. On June 19, 1865 Union Major General Gordon Granger […]
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No Quarter to Citizens?

Posted about 7 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
On Monday, June 1, 2020 war veteran and junior Senator from Arkansas, Attorney Thomas Bryant Cotton, used the phrase “no quarter” and has been at the center of controversy. I, […]
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Tips and Tricks for Preserving Family History

Posted about 9 months ago by Alexandra Zukas
There’s no doubt that many of us are feeling isolated right now, looking forward to being able to see friends and family again.   Of course, one way of coping […]
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Richmond Reflects: documenting the moment

Posted about 9 months ago by Natalie Draper
So many of us have suddenly found ourselves spending a lot more time at home with our families, and one of the best things we can do to entertain ourselves, […]
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