The Shenandoah County Library's Truban Archives is a unique collection of historic primary resources related to the history of Shenandoah County and the various people who have called this area home. 

Founded in 2001, and named for the Truban Family who helped fund its creation, the Archives contains tens of thousands of documents, photographs, pamphlets, books, and other materials dating from the 17th century through today. 

Some of our more notable collections include local yearbooks dating to the late 1930s, area newspapers dating to the 19th century, church records and publications, community store ledgers, school registers, and much more. 

You can search for items in these collections and others on our library catalog.

The library takes special precautions to ensure the integrity of these items so objects are only available when our archivist or a volunteer is available to assist you. To access this material, you need to make a research appointment by calling (540)984-8200 or email Archivist Zachary Hottel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Have historic items you want to share? Contact Archivist Zachary Hottel at (540)459-8078 to discuss a donation of materials to improve the Archive's holdings.