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Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, Colonial Capitol Branch Records, 1896-1989

Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, Colonial Capitol Branch Records, 1896-1989
Mss. 82 A7
5.5 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

Records of the Colonial Capitol Branch of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities(APVA), Williamsburg, Va. Includes correspondence, financial and legal documents, minutes and photographs.

The long run of minutes, 1900-1976, document the development and work of this preservation group which took an interest in the historical sites of Jamestown and Williamsburg, Va. There is material relating to the Branch's work to preserve and restore the Capitol grounds, the Gaol, the Powder Magazine and Bruton Parish Church. Records show not only the internal workings of the Colonial Capitol Branch but also the organizational structure of the APVA as a whole. Includes photographs, 1900-1910, of Jamestown Island.

Additions to the collection include records, 1891-1936,  including yearbooks, 1896, 1908-1910 and 1919 and a biographical sketch of Cynthia Beverley Tucker Coleman.

Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. Colonial Capitol Branch
Bruton Parish Church (Williamsburg, Va.)
Capitol (Williamsburg, Va.)
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration--Virginia--Williamsburg
Historic sites--Conservation and restoration
Jamestown (Va.)--History--20th century
Legal documents
Powder Magazine (Williamsburg, Va.)
Public gaol (Williamsburg, Va.)
Virginia--Social life and customs--20th century
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--20th century
Financial records

Detailed Description

Full Finding Aid/Box List

Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers except for the following: Acc. 1989.59 Addition, Box 3, contains select material that is closed to researchers until 2024. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Gifts of the APVA, Colonial Capital Branch.
Acc. 1982.54 (Mss 82 A7); Acc. 1989.59 Gift of the Colonial Capital Branch through historian Walter J. Mueller; Acc. 1997.08  Gift of Colonial Capital Branch, A.P.V.A., through Mrs. Frank Force.
Related Materials
Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, Yorktown Branch Records (Mss. 72 A57) and Tucker-Coleman Papers (Mss. 40 T79).
Preferred Citation
Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, Colonial Capitol Branch Records, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Accessions intellectually combined  by Anne Johnson, Special Collections Assistant, in 2009.
Collection Material Type:
Other Note
In 2009 the APVA changed it's name to Preservation Virginia.
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