L. Douglas Wilder Library and Learning Resource Center

L. Douglas Wilder Library
L. Douglas Wilder Library
Virginia Union University
1500 N. Lombardy Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Region Central Virginia
Locality Richmond City
Phone: (804) 257-5822
Fax: (804) 257-5818
Email malauber@vuu.edu
Website www.vuu.edu/library/home.htm

The L. Douglas Wilder Collection at Virginia Union University documents the life and career of Virginia's 66th governor (1990-1994), the first elected African American governor in U.S. history. Wilder graduated from Virginia Union University in 1952 with a degree in chemistry. His collection is housed in the Wilder Library and Learning Resource Center on the university campus. He was also the first African American legislator to serve in the Virginia State Senate since Reconstruction (1969-1986) and the first African American lieutenant governor of Virginia (1986-1989).

Other exhibits at the Wilder Library include rotating exhibits from the archives of Virginia Union University. Call the library for more informaton or visit our website.

Last Updated: 2/8/2006 10:54 AM
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