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 is also a member or past member of more than 20 hereditary, genealogical, and historical societies. ...

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Copies of Pictorial Map of Wythe County available!!

A Pictorial Map of Wythe County, 1790-1850

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 put on by the Virginia DAR. The artwork for the map was created by Elizabeth ...

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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 for tombstones for individuals with surnames from A to L are now available online. One of ...

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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 dating 1871 to 1881 and the other 1912 to 1923. The earliest papers date from April ...

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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 Blair. Printed by J. C. Riker of New York between 1844 and 1854, Gems from Flora contains four ...

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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 staff worked on fundraising while WCC IT Department staff assisted with technical details.   L. ...

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