The VMA’s library collection of published materials is available to the public for onsite reference only and is not part of a lending library system. Examples of the types of materials in the museum’s collection include:

  • The Venice News newspapers (1926-1928)
  • Venice Gondolier newspapers (bound volumes from 1946-1986)
  • Assorted local periodicals and newspaper clippings
  • Books (nonfiction, fiction)
  • City directories
  • Telephone directories
  • Yearbooks (including Venice-Nokomis High School, Venice High School, Venice Middle School, and Kentucky Military Institute)
  • Commercially produced films, television segments and documentaries on DVD relating to local history


The Venice News
John Nolen book
1989 Venice High School yearbook
1959 Venice Area visitors guide
Kentucky Military Institute senior class 1969

Researching the collections

Click HERE to search the collections online.


More Resources

Venice Gondolier newspaper:
Venice Public Library- microfiche of 1987 to 2003
University of Florida Digital Collections, 2005 to present
Gondolier online- 1996 to present