Starting Locally, Thinking Globally: Records of Virginia-Based Businesses in the Twentieth Century

Material Description

Year Added:



Virginia Historical Society


E. Lee Shepard

Collection Size

550 linear feet

Date Range

1880 - 2000

Geographic Scope

While the bulk of the materials contained in the targeted collections cover manufacturing, extraction of mineral resources, and service operations in various localities in Virginia, a substantial portion also reflects marketing activities and production in other places, most notably the eastern United States, as well as American entrepreneurial and service activities outside the country, notably in Europe, Great Britain, and the Pacific Rim.