City and Business Directories: Virginia

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City Directories are among the most comprehensive sources of historical and personal information available cover a time frame from the 19th century through the middle 20th century. Their emphasis on ordinary people and common-place events make them important in the study of local and regional history and culture. City Directories are one of the few means available for researchers to uncover information and learn much about day-to-day life through analysis of information on churches, public and private schools, benevolent, literary and other associations, and banks. Finally, most directories include advertising, often illustrating the products being sold. This information lends valuable insight into the city's lifestyles and illustrates popular trends.

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Archives Unbound Series

Introducing Archives Unbound -- a vast new resource that combines the best of legacy microfilms from Gale and Primary Source Media and new, never-before-filmed collections. Specifically developed to address the needs of individual scholars, universities, and organizations, Archives Unbound is unique not only for its expansive, multi-disciplinary content but also for the distinct new intuitive search platform by which it is accessed.

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  • Intuitive searches that yield organized results.
  • Highlighted keywords to facilitate research.
  • Directories include advertising, often illustrating the products being sold.