Alexandria Black Family Reunion Digital Collection
This collection contains digital donations collected from members of the Alexandria African American community during the 2023 Alexandria Black Family Reunion event. This is a completely digital collection consisting of digital surrogates of the materials; the original items have been retained by their owners. Included are photographs, documents, and ephemera.
Please note that processed donations will be added to this collection on an ongoing basis. Check this collection guide for regular updates.
- Digitized: Digital surrogates created in 2023
- 1937-2005, and undated
This collection is open for research.
On April 29, 2023 Alexandria Library hosted the first Black Family Reunion at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library in Old Town Alexandria. The event aimed to bring neighborhoods together and help fill gaps in the documented history of Alexandria’s African American community. As part of the event, families were invited to bring documents and images to be scanned by Library staff and added to the collections at the Local History / Special Collections Branch to be preserved as part of the city’s historical record and made available to the public online.
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- Alexandria Black Family Reunion Digital Collection
- In Progress
- Katherine Crowe, Special Collections Librarian
- April 2023
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