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 … 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

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

Will Rourk Joins with UVA Faculty to Model Interactive Tibetan City

The Fall 2016 issue of UVA’s Arts Magazine features an article about a project funded by the the Mellon Foundation, and led by Cultural Heritage Data Specialist Will Rourk of the Library Scholars’ Lab, director of UVA’s Tibet Center David … 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

Gift to Special Collections Sheds Light on Only Significant Civil War Engagement in Albemarle County

The family of Raymond Shaw, deceased—UVA graduate, biology teacher, and passionate Civil War collector—recently donated Confederate artifacts excavated nearly 50 years ago to the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. The relics of military life are from a Confederate … 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

Phase II of the the Library’s Digitized Daily Progress Microfilm Archive Now Complete

The University Library has just announced it has completed Phase II in its project to digitize Charlottesville’s Daily Progress newspaper and make all issues through 1964 viewable online in Virgo, the Library’s catalog. Phase I came about when Bradley Daigle—at … Continue reading