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

Special Collections presents Mini-Exhibition on “Black Girlhood”

As part of UVA’s observance of Martin Luther King Day, the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library opens a mini-exhibition, “The Sounds and Silences of Black Girlhood,” today, January 27, in the First Floor Gallery of the Harrison Institute … Continue reading

The Library Joins Community to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

From January 16–31 UVA will join with the community to celebrate the life and legacy of slain civil rights champion Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a program of events centered around the theme “Silence as Betrayal,” taken from a … Continue reading

The HistoryMakers Video Archive Opens Full Range of African-American Experience

“Just dealing with prominent blacks is not about history … We only hear about those who attracted the attention of white folks …”* So said novelist, poet, film producer, and activist Sam Greenlee in a November 2001 interview with Julieanna … Continue reading

Special Collections opens Exhibit on Albemarle’s only Civil War Engagement—the Battle of Rio Hill

The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library commemorates a bit of Albemarle history with its new exhibition “Custer vs. Charlottesville: The Battle of Rio Hill, February 1864.” The exhibition will be on display in the downstairs gallery during regular … Continue reading

UVA Today Features Symposium on Julian Bond at Harrison/Small Auditorium October 20–21

The UVA Today article “UVA Symposium to Explore ‘Arc and Touchstones’ of Julian Bond’s Career” features an event to be hosted on October 20–21 in the auditorium of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library. The symposium on the … Continue reading

Group Discovers Possible Early Jefferson Writings in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

According to a story telecast September 3 on WVIR channel 29 in Charlottesville, the Virginia Alpha Unit of Parliamentarians—whose goals is to promote public awareness of “the principles and practices of democratic decision-making”—believe they have discovered some of Thomas Jefferson’s … Continue reading

NEH Grant allows Scholars’ Lab to Enhance Neatline Digital Mapping Program

In an article, “Mapping the Humanities,” UVA Today features the Scholars’ Lab and its innovative program Neatline—a digital platform that uses maps, timelines, and text to create multidimensional digital humanities projects. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded … Continue reading

Special Collections Enriches High Schoolers’ Research into Legacy of Slavery on Grounds

In its article “New Summer Program Helps High School Students Grasp Legacy of Slavery,” UVA Today describes how a group of high school students literally got their hands dirty, digging in the earth of James Madison’s Montpelier plantation to uncover … Continue reading

A Personal Journey: Using the Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm to Track Desegregation of Charlottesville Schools

Mitch Farish, content editor for the University of Virginia Library, is a Charlottesville native and lover of history. When Phase II of the project to digitize back issues of the Daily Progress (from 1924 through 1964) went live on Virgo … Continue reading