John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library at Colonial Williamsburg

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John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library at Colonial Williamsburg
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Contact Information

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John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library at Colonial Williamsburg
313 First Street
Williamsburg, VA

Mailing Address:

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
PO Box 1776
Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776

Telephone:[1] (757) 565-8542
Fax: (757) 565-8548

Hours and holidays:[2]

  • Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Special collections, except for the microfilm room, closes daily from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Holidays: New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Directions, maps:[2]

Internet sites and databases:

  • Home. CW Digital Library, Online Resources, Special Collections, Catalog, Database search, History Topics, Collections, and Virginia Reference Sources.
  • The library has a searchable online catalog of its collection.
  • Additionally, it hosts an online digital library which includes a collection of the Virginia Gazette starting in 1736 and a series of York County, Virginia probate records.
  • The library's website gives specific aids for genealogical research.

Collection Description

The library focuses on the history and culture of colonial British America, the American Revolution, and the early United States. Through its specialized collections of books, manuscripts, images and databases, together with its fellowship program, the Library supports and encourages research in the political and economic life of the thirteen colonies and the new republic, African American studies, the decorative arts and material culture, archaeology, architectural history, and historical preservation.[3]




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  1. 1.0 1.1 Contact Us at John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg] (accessed 29 October 2012).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Visit the Library at John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library at Colonial Williamsburg] (accessed 29 October 2012)
  3. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library