Manuscripts at the Rockefeller Library
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.
Finding aids for our manuscript collections are available through the Virginia Heritage Project.
Online access to portions of our manuscript collection is available in the following ways:
- Digitized Manuscripts
Selected manuscripts that have been both digitized and transcribed
- Digitized Manuscripts and Special Collections Material in Omeka
Selected manuscripts, including the John Norton & Sons Papers and the William Blathwayt Papers, that have been digitized and transcribed. Selected music, periodicals, newspapers and trade catalogs.
- Manuscript Finding Aids
Descriptions of selected manuscripts. Some may include transcripts, indexes, and/or images.