Primary Source Audio Recordings

These dramatic readings of Virginia primary source documents, ranging from the proceedings of Virginia’s first General Assembly in 1619 to John Smith’s account of Pocahontas and the content of runaway slave ads, bring the history of Virginia to life for students and lifelong learners alike.

Laws Enacted by the First General Assembly of Virginia (1619)
John Smith's Account of Pocahontas (1624)
John Punch Court Decision (1640)
Runaway Slave Ads (1736, 1737, 1738)
Virginia Declaration of Rights (June 12, 1776)