The Library Offers Access to the Papers of the American Civil Liberties Union, 1912-1990

Adversary of the political class and defender of the first amendment, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has never flinched from controversy—in an era of polarized politics the ACLU is as relevant today as it’s ever been. Now, the Library … Continue reading

Ivy Stacks Continues Service Uninterrupted During New Construction!

The Library’s Ivy Stacks off-Grounds retrieval facility is not only expanding, it’s getting better. A new addition that will double Ivy Stacks’ capacity is being built with massive tilt-up concrete panels lifted into place by crane—the insulation inside the panels … Continue reading

C-SPAN’s Charlottesville Visit Showcases Library’s Special Collections and Knowledgeable Staff

In March C-SPAN sent a crew to Charlottesville as part of the cable network’s 2017 Local Content Vehicle Tour to cover the history and literary life of American cities. In addition to a video chat with poet Rita Dove, and … Continue reading

New Online Resource POLITICO Pro Gives Access to Sources Behind the News

Want to know about Federal policy, expenditures, taxes? How about politics? You can find the latest news in the Library’s online source POLITICO Pro. Sixteen teams of policy-specific reporters provide the pre-, post- and backstory of every important update affecting … Continue reading

The Library’s New Online Civil War Database Opens Vast Collection of Primary Sources

The new Library online resource Confederate Military Manuscripts and Records of Union Generals and the Union Army offers researchers the most comprehensive documentary picture available of the American Civil War. Documents include courts-martial case files; papers related to courts of … Continue reading

AccessScience—the Go-to Guide for Scientific Terms, Processes, and Phenomena

What is taeniodonta? How do you build a levitation machine? Don’t know off-hand? Find the answers in AccessScience, the Library’s latest online acquisition from McGraw-Hill that provides access to over 115,000 definitions, 8500 articles, 3000 biographies, and 18,000 downloadable images, … Continue reading

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

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

Notes Written in the Margins of Books Highlight Love Across Time in “Book Traces @ UVA”

This Valentine’s Day, UVA Today offers an article “Love in the Margins” about notes that lovers have inadvertently bequeathed us in the Book Traces @ UVA project—an effort to create an archive of books from the Library’s collection that have … Continue reading