Manuscripts and Rare Materials
Historical Documents from the Library's Collection
Several hundred items from our vast manuscript collection are available online. New materials are always being digitized.
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About the Library's Manuscript Collection
The manuscript holdings in the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library consist of approximately 160 major collections. They include documents from the 17th to the early 19th centuries. Major collections include most aspects of Tidewater Virginia culture and beyond, ranging from Patrick Henry's "Resolves" to the correspondence of local Williamsburg residents.