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- Albemarle County, 1850-1860: an Overview by Edward Tayloe Wise, 1989
- Albemarle County Roads, 1725 - 1816 by Nathaniel Mason Pawlett, 1981
- Bicycle Plan by Charlottesville. Dept. of Community Development, 1976
- Charlottesville 1792-1692: 200th Anniversary Celebration a program published by the Charlottesville 200th Anniversary Commission and the Reynolds Co., 1962.
- Charlottesville City Directory, 1898
- Charlottesville: What We Say, What We Do, What We Hope For by Jeffrey K. Hadden and Edwin E. Erickson, 1975
- The City as a Park Gregg Bleam Landscape Architects, 1998
- County of Albemarle: Geography Supplement by Miller, Haden, Pickering, Hildebrand, UVA Summer Quarter, 1925
- Dogwood Vietnam Memorial Transcription from Daily Progress April 19-21, 1966
- Draft Nomination for the City of Charlottesville: National Register of Historic Places MPDF and Nominations for: Four Monumental Figurative Outdoor Sculptures in Charlottesville, Virginia by Betsy Gohdes-Baten, 1996
- Early Charlottesville: Recollections of James Alexander by James Alexander, 1942
- Early Charlottesville: Recollections of James Alexander by James Alexander, rev. 1963
- Flood Plain Information, Meadow Creek, Albemarle County and Charlottesville, Virginia by U.S. Corps of Engineers. Norfolk District, 1972
- Flood Plain Information, Moores Creek, Albemarle County and Charlottesville, Virginia by U.S. Corps of Engineers. Norfolk District, 1971
- From Porch Swings to Patios: an oral history project of Charlottesville neighborhoods, 1914 to 1984 Charlottesville. Dept. of Community Development, 1990
- Historic Architectural Survey of Albemarle County Villages by Albemarle County. Dept. of Planning and Community Development, 1995
- Historic Charlottesville Tour Book Charlottesville Historic Resource Task Force and Albemarle County Historical Society, 2002
- Historic Landmark Study Charlottesville. Dept. of Community Development, 1976
- Historic Preservation Guide, Charlottesville, Virginia Charlottesville. Dept. of Community Development, 1980
- Historic Preservation Program for Albemarle County, Virginia by Joe Abelle, 1987
- Historic Preservation Plan, Charlottesville, Virginia Charlottesville. Dept. of Community Development, 1993
- Impact of the University of Virginia on Charlottes and Albemarle County by Eleanor G. May and Margo E. Hauck, 1981
- Jefferson's Albemarle, a Guide to Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville, Virginia Virginia Writer's Program, 1941
- Jefferson School Oral History Project Presentation Piedmont, 2004
- Jefferson School Oral History Project: Interview Transcripts, v. 1 Presentation Piedmont, 2004
- Jefferson School Oral History Project: Interview Transcripts, v. 2 Presentation Piedmont, 2004
- More than a Mall: A Guide to Historic Downtown Charlottesville Virginia. University. School of Architecture. Community History Workshop, 2008-2009
- A Preliminary Archaeological Assessment of the Venable Lane Site by Amy E. Grey, M. Drake Patten and Mark S. Warner, 1993
- Proposed Merger of Charlottesville and Albemarle County: Citizen Study Packets No. 1 - 9, 1969
- Race Relations and Education in Charlottesville Charlottesville Social Development Commission, 1985
- Race Relations and Employment in Charlottesville Charlottesville Social Development Commission, 1985
- Ridge Street Oral History Project Preservation Piedmont, 1995
- University Corner Streetscape Study, Charlottesville, Virginia EDAW Inc., 1990
- Virginia House Tour, Mainly in the Locale Known as Mr. Jefferson's Country, Historical and Plantation Legends by William Temple Stevens, 1962
- West Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia: Present Conditions and Future Prospects by Yale Rabin, 1977
Request Digital Copies of Daily Progress articles
Due to increased demand for newspaper research in Charlottesville's "Daily Progress," the Jefferson Madison Regional Library system has implemented the following procedures:
- Since there is neither index to nor a way to search in the "Daily Progress," an exact date of an event must be submitted for every search request.
- For an obituary, the search will go one week beyond the date of death. For other newspaper research the one week search will be done in the most efficient manner.
- Local patrons who desire local newspaper searches are encouraged to come to the library to do the research on their own.
- There will be a limit of 3 newspaper searches each month per patron.
- Email response is the preferred response for newspaper searches. Articles will be sent in PDF format.
Adult and Reference Services does not have the resources to reply to genealogical inquiries, however JMRL does provide access to several online databases (including Ancestry (in library use only) and Heritage Quest) where you can start your research. Visit the genealogy section of the Digital Library to find them.
Daily Progress Online
A limited selection of federal tax booklets and forms are available in all Branch Libraries. There are also copiers at each branch to help you make copies of forms not available for your returns.
Paper copies of Virginia tax forms are NOT available at the library. Here is the order form to have the Virginia Department of Taxation send you a tax form.
Below you will find a selected list of websites that contain forms that you can download. There is also a list of sites where you can get free tax preparation assistance.
- Federal Tax Federal Tax Forms and Publications (IRS)
- IRS e-file start at the IRS site rather than the commercial e-filing sites. You can file in the library, but staff cannot assist you.
- Virginia Tax Online for Individuals You can file in the library, but staff cannot assist you.
- Virginia State Department of Taxation--Information
- State tax forms for other states
- Earned Income Tax Credit: info from the Federal Government
Tax Preparation Assistance (FREE)
- Local IRS Office: 401 East Market Street | 434.977.8718
Mon thru Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed for lunch 12:30-1:30pm)
- IRS Videos - A selection of topics related to tax form preparation
- IRS Videos Multilingua - Videos from the IRS in Spanish
Local Tax Offices
This is the area you need for programs run by the U.S. Government. You should use this area if you're looking for the IRS or Tax Forms, Social Security, Medicare, Immigration Information, or a Federal Job
Copyright Office Forms
Government Publishing Office official information from all three branches
Where to Write for Vital Records
Treasury Department - includes savings bonds, T-bills, and more
FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection
Find other Federal government agencies.
Use this area if you need assistance from programs run by the State of Virginia.
You can file for Food Assistance, Tax Credits, Medicaid, or Unemployment, as well as search for a job in Virginia, file your Corporate Annual Reports, or get information on Programs and Services for Children.
The Dept of Motor Vehicles online website is available 24/7 for renewals and payments.
Find other State agencies.
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In the Library
In the library catalog, select "Subject" from the drop-down box of search options. Enter a term such as: Career Changes, Career Development, Cover Letters, Employment - Interviewing, Job Hunting, Resumes - Employment, and Vocational Guidance.
If you prefer to browse the shelves, try the following call numbers:
- 650.14 Resumes, cover letters, and interviewing
- 331.702 Occupations
The City of Charlottesville Downtown Job Center
Located in City Space
100 5th St. NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Virginia Employment Commission Workforce Center
2211 Hydraulic Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Piedmont Workforce Network - One-Stop Centers
Greene County Job Spot
Louisa Employment Center
Nelson Career Resource Center
Albemarle County Department of Social Services
County Office Building
1600 5th Street, Suite A
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
The Virginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare
Charlottesville Department of Social Services
P.O. Box 911
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Personal and Career Development Center (PCDC)
University of Virginia
Located in the Sheila C. Johnson Center for Human Services on the ground floor of Bavaro Hall
Area Newspapers and Local Listings
This collection of resources is meant to be a starting point for your job search. It is not an exhaustive list.
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