Smyth-Bland Regional Library

The Southwest Virginia Heritage Library (in Smyth-Bland Regional Library) covers the history and culture of Southwest Virginia. Types of material collected include (but are not limited to) books, manuscripts, maps, newspaper clippings, oral histories, pamphlets, periodicals, family histories,  and photographs.  In addition to these sources, there are numerous reels of microfilm and two online databases available on the computer located in the room.

The Sherwood Anderson Archive of the Smyth-Bland Regional Library seeks to document the life and works of Sherwood Anderson. The archive offers what other libraries cannot, immediate access to Sherwood Anderson’s world in Southwest Virginia. Sherwood spent his life searching for utopia and probably came closest to finding happiness in these mountains among the people he so enjoyed.