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Kegley Library will be Short-handed

The Kegley Library will be short-handed on staff from Monday, June 27, through Friday, July 1, due to staff vacation time and the library, along with the college, will be closed on Monday, July 4.

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New Archivist Named for Kegley Library

William A. “Bill” Veselik, a local genealogist and author with nearly 40 years of genealogical research experience, has been named the new Archivist at the Kegley Library. Veselik is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.A. in History. He … Continue reading

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Copies of Pictorial Map of Wythe County available!!

This map, entitled “Pictorial Map of Wythe County, 1790-1850,” originally was displayed in the upper hall of F.B. Kegley’s home, Rose Hill Farm, north of Wytheville. According to notes written by Mr. Kegley, the map was commissioned for a contest … Continue reading

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Cemetery Card Number 9666

This week Janie Dillon, a genealogist and Kegley Library volunteer, transcribed cemetery card number 9666 into a spreadsheet which was then uploaded to our website.  Janie has diligently verified and transcribed cards in the cemetery card catalog since 2010.  Listings … Continue reading

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Where did the newspapers go?

In mid-March we sent bound issues of the Southwest Virginia Enterprise off to the Library of Virginia to be microfilmed and digitized.   Two sets of papers went off to Richmond with Errol Somay, director of the Virginia Newspaper Project, one … Continue reading

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Friendship book flora

It is another month until Spring officially starts. Yet amidst the persistent snow, sleet, slush and cold rain of this gray winter I thought to share some flora from our collections, specifically from a friendship book owned by Sallie Pierce … Continue reading

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Our new website

Welcome to the website of the Kegley Library at Wytheville Community College!! This website owes its existence to many fine people.  Kegley family members and other friends of the Kegley Library generously donated funds for its development.   WCC Educational Foundation … Continue reading

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