A Guide to the State Fair of Virginia Records, 1927-2005 State Fair of Virginia Records, 1927-2005 42808

A Guide to the State Fair of Virginia Records, 1927-2005

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 42808


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Processed by: Jim Greve

Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
42808
Title
State Fair of Virginia Records, 1927-2005
Extent
27 cubic feet
Creator
State Fair of Virginia, Inc.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

State Fair of Virginia Records, 1927-2005. Accession 42808. Business records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the State Fair of Virginia, Inc., Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111


Historical Information

In 1854, the Virginia State Agricultural Society was formed, and its first organized exhibition was held that year. In 1906, the State Fair was held on the grounds of what would later become The Diamond baseball field, home of the Richmond Braves. In 1946, the Virginia State Fair became known as the Atlantic Rural Exposition, and it location was again moved. The State Fair of Virginia, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Its mission is to celebrate Virginia's heritage - to heed its roots in agriculture, advance its youth through scholarships, encourage friendly competition and foster multicultural celebrations in a fun, safe atmosphere.

Scope and Content

Records, 1927-2005, of the State Fair of Virginia, including newspaper clippings, news releases, photographs and slides, posters, drawings, brochures, scrapbooks, plaques, and ephemera.

Contents List

Box 1
Clippings and News Releases, 1968-1969.
Item on shelf
Clipping (framed, not boxed), 1973.
Box 2
Clippings and News Releases, 1974.
Box 3
Clippings and News Releases, 1975.
Box 4
Clippings, 1976.
Box 5
Clippings, 1995.
Box 6
Clippings, 1996.
Box 7
Clippings, 1997-1998.
Box 8
Plaques (Fair Prizes)
Box 9
Ribbons, Stickers, Certificates, Tri-Corner Colonial Hat, Ephemera
Box 10
Central Virginia Regional Fair by the James (35mm Slides), Regional Fairs - Guidelines and Procedures, 1997
Box 11
Film - State Fair, 1956 (28:49)
Boxes 12-13
Photographs
Box 14
Poster - Strawberry Hill Races (Framed), 1985.
Box 14
Poster - State Fair of Virginia (Framed), 1997.
Box 14
Poster - Henrico Education Foundation Inc. "Children Are Our Business
Box 15
Brochure Mock-Up - 1984 State Fair (Two Panels)
Box 15
Brochures
Box 15
Flyer Mock-Up - 1982 State Fair
Box 15
Program Mock-Up, n.d.
Box 15
Poster - Octoberfest
Box 15
Poster - Octoberfest
Box 15
Poster Mock-Up - Margo "The Tennessee Yodeler"
Box 15
Posters - State Fair of Virginia, n.d. (Three Copies)
Box 15
Poster - Hell Drivers (Two Copies)
Box 15
Poster - Thrill Show
Box 15
Poster - Featuring Conklin's Magic Midway
Box 15
Poster - Success on Ice
Box 15
Poster - 61's Festival of Fun (Confederate)
Box 15
Mounted Poster - State Fair "Salute to America, 1984"
Box 15
State Fair Park Sign
Box 15
State Fair Park Community Meeting Directional Sign
Box 15
Map Showing Location of State Fairgrounds
Box 15
Large Folder Containing 1988 Materials (brochure and poster mock-ups, slides, photos, and promotional literature)
Box 16
Drawing - American Heritage Village
Box 16
Drawing - Old Time General Store
Box 16
Drawing - Pioneer Farmstead
Box 16
Mounted Drawing (For Poster?)
Box 16
Mounted Drawing, 1984 (For Poster?)
Box 17
Mounted Photographs (For Poster?), 1984.
Box 17
Mounted Photographs - Oxen in Heritage Village, 1992.
Box 17
Mounted Photographs - Heritage Village, 1993.
Box 17
Mounted Photographs - State Fair (Four Panels), 1995.
Box 17
Mounted Photographs - "Party with the Animals", 1995.
Box 17
Mounted Photographs (For Poster?), 2005.
Box 17
Mounted Photographs of Previous State Fairs
Item on shelf
Mounted Photographs (Framed) - Heritage Village
Box 18
Framed Aerial Photograph of State Fair, 1980.
Box 18
Framed Photographs - American Heritage Village, 1990.
Box 18
Framed Photographs - American Heritage Village, 1992.
Box 18
Framed Photographs - Pioneer Farmstead Reproduction,
Box 18
Framed Photographs - American Heritage Showcase
Box 18
B & W Photograph of Girl Watching Horse,
Box 19
Aerial Photographs of State Fair
Box 19
B & W Photograph of Wooden Structure (Framed and Unframed)
Box 19
B & W Photographs of Couple in Period Costume
Box 19
Organization Chart (Framed), 1965.
Box 20
Scrapbook, 1927.
Box 20
Scrapbook, 1945-1947.
Box 20
Scrapbook, 1947-1948.
Box 21
Scrapbook, 1952.
Box 21
Scrapbook, 1954.
Box 21
Scrapbook, 1956.
Box 22
Scrapbook, 1957.
Box 22
Scrapbook, 1958.
Box 22
Scrapbook, 1960.
Box 23
Scrapbook, 1961.
Box 23
Scrapbook, 1962-1964.
Box 24
Scrapbook, 1965.
Box 24
Scrapbook, 1966.
Box 25
Scrapbook, 1967.
Box 25
Scrapbook, 1968 (Two Volumes).
Box 26
Scrapbook, 1969.
Box 26
Scrapbook, 1970 (Two Volumes).
Box 27
Scrapbook, 1971.
Box 27
Scrapbook, 1972.
Box 28
Scrapbook, 1980.
Box 28
Scrapbook, 1981.
Box 28
Scrapbook, 1982.
Box 29
Scrapbook, 1983.
Box 29
Scrapbook, 1984.
Box 29
Scrapbook, 1985.
Box 30
Scrapbook, 1986.
Box 30
Scrapbook, 1987.
Box 30
Scrapbook, 1988.
Box 31
Scrapbook, 1989.
Box 31
Scrapbook, 1990.
Box 32
Scrapbook, 1991.
Box 32
Scrapbook, 1992.