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Virginia Association for Local Self-Government Publications

Identifier: SC 01296

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Scope and Contents

Printed broadsides, pamphlets and newspapers published by the Virginia Association for Local Self-Government which was against statewide prohibition.

Includes "The Trumpeter" a newspaper style publication of the Virginia Association for Local Self-Government (July-August 1914) and a July 14, 1860 address, "The American Citizen" by Hon. D. W. Voorhees of Indiana before the Liberary Societies of the University of Virginia.

A note in the accession record suggests these are duplicates of material found on another SCRC collection.


  • Creation: 1860, 1913-1914
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1913-1914

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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Historical Note:

A group of Richmond business and professional men organized themselves as the Virginia Association for Local Self- Government. They were opposed to the prohibition referendum of 1914. Among the leaders of the new organization were Judge George L. Christian, former president of the Virginia State Bar Association, Dr. Stuart McGuire, a noted surgeon, and Royal E. Cabell, a distinguished lawyer and a former United States Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

The Association for Local Self-Government went distributed propaganda to counter the flood of literature of the Anti-Saloon League and the W.C.T.U. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Acquisition Information:


Guide to the Virginia Association for Local Self-Government Publications
Finding Aid Authors: Anne Johnson.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository