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Special Collections: About the Special Collections

Collection Examples

Examples of our specialized collections include:

  • Extensive Virginia history and culture reference library
  • Regional genealogy references
  • Regional Civil War soldiers' letters
  • John W. Wayland's papers, maps, and publications
  • Historical photographs and records of Bridgewater College
  • Regional 19th-20th century diaries and daybooks
  • Historic local imprints

Digital Collections

Museum Collections

The Reuel B. Pritchett Museum Collection contains some of our most notable artifacts, including:

  • Late medieval manuscripts
  • Elder John Kline artifacts and manuscripts
  • Papers of Brethren Missionaries to India and China and Indian and Chinese antiquities
  • Civil War artifacts
  • A collection of Bibles from the Christopher Saur Press
  • Incunabula Bible printed in Venice, 1482
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