List of Carnegie libraries in Virginia

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List of Carnegie libraries in Virginia is located in Virginia
Norfolk MainNorfolk Van Wyck
Norfolk Main
Norfolk Van Wyck
Waynesboro
Waynesboro
William and Mary
William and Mary
Manassas Industrial Institute
Manassas Industrial Institute
Randolph-Macon
Randolph-Macon
WashingtonandLee
Washington
and
Lee
Virginia Carnegie libraries

The following list of Carnegie libraries in Virginia provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Virginia, where 3 public libraries were built from 2 grants (totaling $78,000) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1901 to 1914. In addition, academic libraries were built at 4 institutions (totaling $175,000).

Key[edit]

      Building still operating as a library
      Building standing, but now serving another purpose
      Building no longer standing
      Building listed on the National Register of Historic Places
      Building contributes to a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places

Public libraries[edit]

Library City or
town
Image Date
granted
[1]
Grant
amount
[1][2]
Location Notes
1 Norfolk Main Norfolk Mar 8, 1901 $50,000 345 W. Freemason St.
36°51′10″N 76°17′41″W / 36.852720°N 76.294770°W / 36.852720; -76.294770 (Norfolk Main Public Library)
Designed by Herbert G. Hale and Henry G. Morse, the Norfolk library has, since 1970, served as office space.[3]
2 Norfolk Van Wyck Norfolk Mar 8, 1901 $20,000 345 Shirley Ave.
36°52′28″N 76°17′26″W / 36.874403°N 76.290436°W / 36.874403; -76.290436 (Norfolk Van Wyck Public Library)
This library was funded by a Carnegie grant and a donation from H.D. Van Wyck in 1901, but did not open until May 15, 1916. It was designed by Ferguson, Calrow, and Wren.[4]
3 Waynesboro Waynesboro Feb 26, 1914 $8,000 Part of Fishburne Military School since 1984, this building was designed by T. J. Collins & Sons.

Academic libraries[edit]

Institution Locality Image Date
granted
[5]
Grant
amount
[5]
Location Notes
1 The College of William & Mary Williamsburg Mar 31, 1905
Dec 14, 1921
$20,000
$25,000
Open 1909–1966, now Tucker Hall
2 Manassas Industrial Institute Manassas Apr 16, 1908 $15,000
3 Randolph-Macon College Ashland May 2, 1921 $60,000 Now Peele Hall
4 Washington and Lee University Lexington Mar 15, 1905 $55,000 Open 1908–1979, now houses the School of Commerce

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b At various times, Bobinski and Jones disagree on these numbers. In these cases, Jones' numbers have been used due to both a more recent publication date and a more detailed gazetteer of branch libraries, which are often where the discrepancies occur.
  2. ^ "The South—Virginia". Library Journal (New York: R. R. Bowker) 40: 360. May 1915. ISSN 0000-0035. 
  3. ^ Koch, Theodore (1917). A book of Carnegie libraries. New York: H. W. Wilson. p. 116. 
  4. ^ Haile, Peggy. "History of the Norfolk Public Library". Norfolk Public Library. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  5. ^ a b Miller, pp. 38–40

References[edit]

  • Anderson, Florence (1963). Carnegie Corporation Library Program 1911–1961. New York: Carnegie Corporation. OCLC 1282382. 
  • Bobinski, George S. (1969). Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0022-4. 
  • Jones, Theodore (1997). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-14422-3. 
  • Miller, Durand R. (1943). Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890-1917. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. OCLC 2603611. 

Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.