Shenandoah Room

The mission of the Shenandoah Room is to acquire, record, preserve and provide access to information about life in Shenandoah County, Virginia.

The Shenandoah Room & Truban Archives acquires, identifies, collects, preserves, catalogs and provides access to family, business, governmental and private papers, maps, books and other ephemera concerning past and present events occurring in Shenandoah County. These letters, books and records are available for study within the Shenandoah Room.

Budget Cuts

Due to budget cuts at the County level, the Library Board voted not to fund the Archivist position in FY11. As soon as funding is restored, the County Library will begin a search for an Archivist.

In the meantime the Shenandoah Room will be a self-help facility. It was always envisioned as a largely self-help facility, for the staff must spend much of their time processing and cataloging the materials that the Library is actively collecting during this critical period where so many baby-boomers are closing their parents' estates and downsizing themselves.

We ask your patience and understanding during this transition period. The library staff will make every effort to let you know what we have, get you oriented about where things are, and help you get started. Otherwise, expect to be on your own unless there happens to be a volunteer on duty to assist visitors. We trust the information in these pages will helpful.


Day Hours Volunteers
Monday 10am-4pm Jan Hood
Tuesday 10am-12pm Dan Smith
Wednesday 3pm-6 pm Nick Yarnold
Thursday 5:30pm-7:30pm, 4th Thursday Barbara Adamson
Friday Self-Service N/A
Saturday Self-Service except:  
  2nd Saturday 10am-2:30pm Judy Reynolds
  4th Saturday 10am-12pm Jim Clayton

The Shenandoah Room is located at the Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg, VA.  The Shenandoah Room is open during regular library hours.

Due to the concerns for the security of the collections, the Shenandoah Room will not be open when there are only two staff on duty in the building on evenings and Saturdays. Materials in the Archives are only open when the Director, Assistant Director, or Adult Services Librarian is free to locate requested materials. Should you need access to items in the Truban Archives, we recommend that you make an appointment.

Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society Library

In 2003, the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society (MAGS) entrusted their collection of over 1,000 books, publications, newsletters and periodicals to the Shenandoah County Library. A national organization, MAGS started in 1982 to stimulate and facilitate research on Germanic genealogy and heritage in the mid-Atlantic region. The MAGS library book list is available at:

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