News from the Friends of the Virginia State Archives


Library of Virginia, Friday, March 29, 2019

In cooperation with the Library of Virginia, the Friends of the Virginia State Archives holds its annual Spring Conference featuring topics presented by the professional Library staff about the collections at the Library of Virginia. We will also be celebrating The Friends 30th Anniversary. So you don’t want to miss this important day!

The cost for members of the Friends is $35 and includes a box lunch. The cost for non-members is $50 and includes a box lunch. Join FVSA and attend as a member for $70. Pre-registration is required as attendance is limited to 75 people. Registration forms are due by March 25, 2019. Registration begin at 8:30 am at the Library of Virginia.

The topics include:

“Virginia History Through Local Court Records”
Greg Crawford, Local Records Program Manager, Library of Virginia

“Reconstructing Family: Post-Emancipation Records at the Library of Virginia”
Cara Griggs, Reference Archivist, Library of Virginia

“Families in Silver: Michael Miley’s Rockbridge County Photographs”
Dana Puga, Prints and Photographs Collection Specialist, Library of Virginia

“History in Your Hand: The Virginia History Trails App”
John Deal, Historian, Public Services and Outreach, Library of Virginia

Contact Information:;; or Anne Brown 804.741.0136,

Attached is the form for registering.

Straight to the source Brochure-2019


On January 7, 2019, Sandra Treadway announced the selection of a new State Archivist and Director of the Government Records Services Division. Mike Strom, State Archivist of Wyoming, is joining the Library staff in mid-March. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Oregon, his master’s degree in history at Central Washington University, and a master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences (concentrating in archives) from the University of Texas at Austin. He worked in the archives of Yale and Texas Christian University before being hired as the Wyoming State Archivist in 2011.