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Barbara Abernathy papers

Identifier: M 362

Scope and Contents

Ms. Abernathy's personal files includes her notes on Carver Area Civic Improvement League (CACIL) meetings and drafts of speeches she has given. CACIL minutes, by-laws, and membership information such as membership applications and attendance records from meetings are also included. Information relating to Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Neighborhoods in Bloom, and the Carver-VCU partnership make up the bulk of the collection. There are also newspaper clippings and correspondence mostly from Ms. Abernathy to Carver residents and city officials. Most of the letters addressed to Ms. Abernathy relate to the Carver-VCU partnership.


  • 1986-2005


Access Restrictions

Collection open for research ; see online finding aid for use restrictions.

Biographical Information

Barbara Abernathy is a lifelong resident of the Carver area and has been the president of the Carver Area Civic Improvement League for the past 20 years. She attended Maggie Walker High School and received leadership training at the Friends Association of Richmond and the Junior Chamber of Commerce. In 1998 she was named the Richmond redevelopment and Housing Authority volunteer of the year.


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Collection arranged alphabetically within series. Series 1: Personal Files 1997-1998 ; Series 2: Correspondence 1987-2003 ; Series 3: Carver Area Civic Improvement League 1988-1989, 1991, 1994-2003 ; Series 4: Richmond City Government Files 1987-1996, 1999-2005 ; Series 5: Carver-VCU Partnership 1996-2001 ; Series 6: Historic Place Registration 1998 ; Series 7: Clippings 1986-1993, 1997-2005 ; Series 8: Other Publications 1987-2002.

A guide to the Barbara Abernathy Papers, 1986-2005
A Collection in Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, M 362
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Repository Details

Part of the VCU James Branch Cabell Library Repository

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