rural genealogical center
Center for Southside Virginia history
One of the rare and unique
opportunities, which Longwood provides, is for its students to undertake
research and writing leading directly to publication. In 1998, five
Longwood students, Karen Adams, Elizabeth Mix, Angela Rainey, Robin
Sedgwick, and Julie Weber collaborated with faculty member, Robert Pace,
to publish Two
Hundred Years in the Heart of Virginia, a history of Farmville.
Also in 1998, the Jamestown Society presented our public history students
with a second project, the opportunity to create an annotated edition of
Mary Newton Stannard's 1928 book, Virginia's First Century, with plans to
republish this work in time for the 400th anniversary of the founding of
the Jamestown colony.
Longwood Public History students also played a major role in the research and development of Virginia: An Illustrated History by Dr. Deborah Welch, published in 2005 with a forward by Former Governor Mark Warner.
Longwood: A Campus and Community, edited by Marshall Hall and Deborah Welch (with contributions by Dr. James W. Jordan) and compiled by the students of the Longwood Public History Program, is available in CD-ROM format in the Longwood University Bookstore.