A Guide to the Virginia Room Gravestone Storage Records, 1976-2015 Virginia Room Gravestone Storage Records MSS 01-06

A Guide to the Virginia Room Gravestone Storage Records, 1976-2015

A Collection in The Fairfax County Public Library

Record Group Number MSS 01-06


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Fairfax County Public Library
City of Fairfax Regional Library
Virginia Room
10360 North Street
Fairfax, VA 22030-2514 USA
Virginia Room: 703-293-6227 x6
Fax: 703-293-2155
Email: va_room@fairfaxcounty.gov
URL: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/virginia-room

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Repository
Fairfax County Public Library
Record Group Number
MSS 01-06
Title
The Virginia Room Gravestone Storage Records, 1976-2015
Extent
.25 linear feet
Creator
Conley, Brian A.
Language
English
Abstract
The Virginia Room Gravestones Storage Records contain correspondence, notes, photocopies, cemetery reports, a photograph and other documentation of Fairfax County gravestones.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None

Use Restrictions

Consult repository for information

Preferred Citation

Virginia Room Gravestone Records, MSS 01-06, Virginia Room, Fairfax County Public Library

Acquisition Information

Collection assembled by Brian A. Conley during the 1990s.

Processing Information

Chris Barbuschak, November 2017
EAD generated by Ross Landis, 2017


Historical and Biographical Information

At one point during the Virginia Room’s history, the library provided storage for gravestones for temporary safekeeping. Some gravestones were found in long forgotten family cemeteries, others were found in the middle of nowhere. This collection consists of documentation pertaining to the gravestones that the Virginia Room once temporarily safe-guarded. The majority of the gravestones in the collection have since been transferred to the Fairfax County Park Authority and they are now stored at the James Lee Center facility in Falls Church, Virginia. The gravestones for William B. Skinner and Winnefred E. Ratcliffe were transferred to the Fairfax Museum for eventual return to the Ratcliffe Family Cemetery (FX088). The Walter J. Johnson gravestone was discarded since it was a maker’s reject and deemed insignificant.

Scope and Content

The Virginia Room Gravestones Storage Records contain correspondence, notes, photocopies, cemetery reports, a photograph and other documentation of Fairfax County gravestones that were once stored in the Virginia Room for temporary safekeeping. Subjects include cemeteries of Fairfax County, Virginia.

Separated Material

Gravestones were transferred to the Fairfax County Park Authority and Fairfax Museum. The Walter J. Johnson gravestone was discarded.


Index Terms

  • Cemeteries - Virginia - Fairfax County

Container List

Box 1
Folder 1
Lucy A. Selby Gravestone [contains photograph], 1997-2007
Box 1
Folder 2
William B. Skinner Gravestone, 1976-2015
Box 1
Folder 3
Winefred E. Ratcliffe Gravestone, 1995-2015
Box 1
Folder 4
Fanny E.B. Wilcoxon Gravestone, 1995-2007
Box 1
Folder 5
Elder Samuel Trott Gravestone, 1995-2007
Box 1
Folder 6
Fragment - Williams Family Gravestone, 1997-2007
Box 1
Folder 7
Walter J. Johnson Gravestone, 1999-2015