VPIS Documents

Falls Church History Room, Mary Riley Styles Library

Village Preservation and Improvement Society Documents in the Virginia Room of the Mary Riley Styles Library, Falls Church, VA

A wealth of Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS) documents (newsletters, meeting minutes, community event announcements, press articles) dating from the late 19th century to the present is located in the Falls Church History Room of the Mary Riley Styles Library, 120 North Virginia Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046.

These documents collectively form a wonderful chronology of the evolution of the City of Falls Church and can be excellent resources for school or other local history projects.

 

 

Locations of the VPIS documents in the Virginia Room

Ten boxes total: Eight boxes consist of 206 files, one of Village Way newsletters, and one of VPIS photos.

Overall contents of these boxes are:

  • Late 19th century (1892-99) and early 20th century (1900~1910), 1970-80s documents.
  • Neighborhood Tree Program and noteworthy, memorial, and commemorative tree documents from 1948 – 1980s.
  • Meeting minutes from 1982-1994.
  • Newsletters from 1967-Present.

Newsletters
1967 – March, October
1968 – February, May, November
1969 – April, November
1970 – March, November
1971 – February, April, May, June, September, November
1972 – January, March, April, May, September
1973 – January, April, June, July, September
1974 – January, March, June, September, October, December
1975 – February, May, June, September, November
1976 – February, April, May, July, September, November
1977 – February, April, August, October
1978 – March, April, May
1979 – April, May, November
1980 – February, April, June, September, October
1981- February, April, May, October, November
1982 – March, May, September, October, November
1983 – January, April, June, October
1984 – February, April, June, October
1985 – January, March, May, September
1986 – March, June, November
1987 – February, April, June, November
1988 – February, April, September
1989 – January, April, June, November
1990 – March, April, May, June, November
1991 – March, April, July, October, November
1992 – April, May, November, December
1993 – March, June, September, November
1994 – February, April, May, September, December
1995 – April, May, October
1996 – February, March, April, May, November
1997 – February, April, May, September, October
1998 – January, April, May, October, December
1999 – February, April, May
2000 – April, May, October
2001 – March, May, November
2002 – January, April, December
2003 – January, March, June, September, December
2004 – January, April, October
2005 – April, June, November
2006 – March, May, October
2007 – April, October
2008 – April, October
2009 – April, September
2010 – April, November
2011 – April
2012 – Newsletters needed for file.
2013 – April
2014 – March, October
2015 – Present (Many of these are electronic copies.)