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 staff worked on fundraising while WCC IT Department staff assisted with technical details. L. S. King of King Smith Studios, Inc., created it, spending untold hours designing and coding and revising. So please explore and enjoy!
Here you may discover the history of F. B. Kegley and his wonderful collection of books, maps, and manuscripts that formed the nucleus of the Kegley Library. You will also find guides to our diverse collection of books, cemetery records, maps, manuscripts, newspapers, family and subject files, and other materials.
Be sure to browse through our online Gallery for photographs from our collections. I hope to regularly feature images from the collections of F. B. Kegley and W. R. Chitwood as well as from many manuscript collections.
If you are curious….the compass illustrated with this post originates from the 70 year old “Pictorial Map of Wythe County” that is currently being conserved. (Thanks to Ken Smith for the pro-bono compass trademark!) More about the map in another post! Meanwhile explore and enjoy our new website!