The Virginia Room collects oral histories of long-time and notable Fairfax County residents. Many of the oral histories in the collection were recorded as part of larger projects such as the Northern Virginia Oral History Project and the Providence District "Providence Perspective" Oral History Project. Transcripts from those initiatives are available on this page.
In 2017, the Fairfax County History Commission compiled the Index Catalog of Oral Histories, Fairfax County, Virginia which lists all known Fairfax County-related interviews and their repositories.
George Mason University houses tapes from the Northern Virginia Oral History Project, a collection of interviews with Fairfax County residents recorded between 1958 and 1996. Fairfax County Public Library's Virginia Room has most transcripts of interviews for Series 1 and 2, up to 1983.
Beginning in April 2020, the Virginia Room began collecting digital submissions from Fairfax County residents describing their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. About 100 community members contributed approximately 300 items such as photographs, journal entries, poems, and artwork. A small sample of this collection is available for viewing through the FCPL’s Biblioboard Creator platform.