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Sally H. Thomas papers

Identifier: MSS 16184

Scope and Contents

The Sally H. Thomas papers (1968-2010; 76 cubic feet) document the political career of Sally H. Thomas as a member of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, as well as a member of the Albemarle County School Board. The materials in this collection mainly consist of Albemarle County Board of Supervisors correspondence, reports, budgets, site plans and maps, city-planning documents and publications, and related printed materials. Some of the topics emphasized are conservation, rural preservation, community services, infrastructure, and transportation planning as key features of Sally Thomas’ career. Materials mostly include Albemarle County planning with some Charlottesville city planning documents, and Albemarle County School Board budgets and plans as well. The materials document the development needs of the Albemarle/Charlottesville area as population and economic growth increased, and highlight the attempt to balance economic and residential development with environmental conservation needs and the interests of rural areas.


  • Creation: 1968 - 2010

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is stored offsite. Please allow 3 business days for delivery to the Small Library Reading Room.

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research use.


76 Cubic Feet (76 cubic foot boxes)


Donated by Sally H. Thomas, 29 July 2016.

Processing Information

Materials removed from box 74 due to privacy concerns. Boxes 72, 73, 74 were treated for mold.

Sally H. Thomas papers
In Progress
J. Azizi and E. Wilkinson
13 September 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States