The Mapping of America: a Conversation with Dr. Seymour Schwartz in Harrison-Small, April 3

On Monday, April 3, at 1:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia historian S. Max Edelson joins map collector and scholar Dr. Seymour I. Schwartz in a presentation, “The Mapping … Continue reading

University of Michigan Professor David Hancock Delivers 2017 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Lecture, April 5

The public is cordially invited to hear David Hancock, Professor of History at The University of Michigan and director of Michigan’s Atlantic Studies initiative, deliver the 2017 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Lecture: “The Man of Twists and Turns: Personality, Portrait & … Continue reading

Library Video Resource Highlights Achievements of Pioneer African American Filmmakers

In early American cinema, black people were mostly absent, except when they played servants and characters conforming to the worst racial stereotypes. For African Americans unwilling to be fitted for Hollywood straitjackets, and who wanted to be directors, writers, and … Continue reading

The Aviators James McConnell & William Faulkner—Two Views of WWI from UVA

On the walkway between Alderman and Clemons libraries looms a winged man—Icarus in bronze, the image of aviator James Rogers McConnell poised for a fatal ascent near the sun on wings of wax. The Aviator statue was dedicated in 1919 … Continue reading

John Casteen to Speak in Harrison-Small Auditorium on the Search for UVA Dean of Libraries

On March 24, at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, president emeritus of UVA, John Casteen III, will give a talk on “Some of What We Learned While Seeking Our New Dean of … Continue reading

John Unsworth Speaks on 20th Century Bestsellers at the Virginia Festival of the Book

The UVA Dean of Libraries John Unsworth will appear today, March 22, at noon in the James Madison Regional Library on East Market Street to help kick off the 23rd annual Virginia Festival of the Book (March 22–26). His talk … Continue reading

UVA Today Features Article on “The Aviator,” on the 100th Anniversary of His Death

Before there was an Alderman or Clemons Library, there was the winged statue that stands between them; The Aviator was commissioned by the University as a memorial to the sacrifice of James Rogers McConnell, a UVA student whose Nieuport biplane … Continue reading

Accept the Library Council Challenge to Qualify for Prizes!

The UVA Library Council is giving students a reason other than browsing the stacks and studying to go to the Library—now there’s loot! The Council is offering students a chance to win prizes if they’ll expand their on-grounds travels to … Continue reading

The Library Welcomes Brown and Clemons Stacks Supervisor John Hazelwood

The Library welcomes John Hazelwood who began on March 6 as Stacks Supervisor for the Charles L. Brown Science & Engineering Library and Clemons Library. John comes to UVA with experience overseeing the featured material and periodical collections of the … Continue reading

The Library’s Video Collection Features Pioneering Films that Inspire the Digital Age

The Oscars have been awarded; fans no doubt are discussing the merits of the winners and losers, perhaps asking questions about the future growth and development of the movies. It’s a discussion that’s been going on since the movies began. … Continue reading