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Local History and Genealogical Research in the University Libraries: G. Black Resources

This guide includes resources available in Special Collections, Newman Library, and online that can aid in local genealogy research.

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Black Resources

  • Dickenson, Entitled, Free Papers in Appalachia Call No.: F232 M7 D5 1981 Special Collections and Newman 3rd floor
  • Heinegg, Free African Americans of North Carolina and Virginia: Including the Family Histories… Call No.: E185.96 H45 1994 Newman 3rd floor
  • Jacobs, Index to the American Slave Call No.: E444 .A45 Suppl. 3 Newman 3rd floor
  • Lawson, Generations Past Call No.: E185.96 L39 1988 Newman 3rd floor
  • Plunkett, Afro-American Sources in Virginia: A Guide to Manuscripts Call No.: E185.93 V8 P58 1990 Special Collections and Newman 3rd floor
  • Virginia 1860 Slave Schedule Call No.: F225 V575 1990 Spe
  • Virginia Landmarks of Black History Call No.: E185.93 V8 V57 1995​ Special Collections, Newman 3rd floor and Remote Storage (requires notice for retrieval)