Special Collections - Manuscripts Collection - Selected Finding Aids

The Alexandria Library acquired over time nearly two hundred manuscript and archive collections.   Most of these collections came to the Library as donations.  The Alexandria Library is also the repository for a number of organizational collections.  Below is a list of finding aids to representative collections.  The Manuscript Collections are available for use only in the Library.

 

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 Collection Name
Lifespan or Collection Dates
 Major Subject
Location
 Alexandria Library Company 1794 - 1990  Organizational records,
  subscription library

Box #2
 St. John's Military Academy 1833 - 1896  School Box #4

 Henry B. Whittington (Images)

May 1861 - May 1864  Civil War diary Box #11
 Alexandria Gazette  1833 - 1866  Business records Box #26
 Eleanor Lee Templeman 1906 - 1990  Personal papers, local history Box #61
 Montgomery Dent Corse (Images) 1816-1895

 Personal papers,
 US and CSA Military Careers

Box #65
 Historic Alexandria Foundation
 Deposit Collection
1949 - ongoing  Organizational records,
  historic preservation
Box #70
 James B. Hallowell (Images)
1840 - 1877  School, Alexandria Boarding School Box #132
 Betty Harrington MacDonald -
  Alexandria Ship Records
1732-1861  Personal papers, local history Box #218
 Joseph F. Rodgers 1891 - 1902  Business records Box #221
 Society of the Lees of Virginia
 Deposit Collection
1771 - 1989  Organizational records,
 family history
Box #263
 Board of Architectural Review 1918 - 1983  Government documents,
 historic preservation
Box #286
 Ethelyn Cox 1909 - 1988  Personal papers, local history Box #287
 Alexandria Historic Restoration & Preservation Commission
  Deposit Collection
1951 - ongoing  Organizational records,
 historic preservation
Box #290
 Richard and Betty Bales 1915 - 1998  Personal papers, American  composer/conductor Box #295