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

The Library Celebrates the Career of Senator John Warner & Donation of His Papers in Harrison-Small, April 6

On Thursday, April 6 at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, former Senator John W. Warner joins Director of the Center for Politics, and University Professor, Larry Sabato, in a conversation about … 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

Special Collections Exhibition “Faulkner: Life and Works” Examines Author as His Own Creation

Items for the exhibition “Faulkner: Life and Works” in the main gallery of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library were carefully chosen from the trove of letters, photos, and artifacts in the Library’s world-famous Faulkner Collection to explore … 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

Special Collections Faulkner Tour helps Fourth Year Scholar see the Person behind the Author

Fourth year student Marcella Sohm—a double major in English and Women, Gender & Sexuality—took second place in a Faulkner studies contest with her paper “‘She Was My Heart’s Darling’: Faulkner as Father, Through Letters to his Daughter Jill at College.”According … 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

Digital Yoknapatawpha Project Draws from Special Collections’ Faulkner Material

The UVA Today article, “UVA Spearheads Effort to Digitally Map Faulkner’s Literary World,” features a collaboration between UVA English Professor Stephen Railton and digital specialists—including staff of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH) and the Library’s Digital … 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