Brenda Gunn to Join Library as Head of Archives and Special Collections

The University of Virginia Library is pleased to announce that Brenda Gunn, currently the Janey Slaughter Briscoe Archivist for the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, will join the Library as Associate University … Continue reading

Explore Treasures of the Borges Collection in the First Floor Gallery of Special Collections

Please come to the First Floor Gallery of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library on May 3 at 3:00 p.m. and let curator Nora Benedict be your guide at the opening of the exhibition “‘Armar páginas, corregir pruebas’: Jorge … 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

Carl Rollyson to Deliver Inaugural William & Rosemary MacIlwaine Lecture at Harrison-Small

On Thursday, April 20, at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, journalism professor Carl Rollyson of New York’s Baruch College will deliver the inaugural William and Rosemary MacIlwaine lecture “William Faulkner’s Virginia … Continue reading

Digital Yoknapatawpha Project Panel Discussion in Harrison-Small, April 13

Please join us on Thursday, April 13, at 10:00 a.m. in the Byrd-Morris Room of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library for a panel discussion, “Digital Yoknapatawpha: Collaboratively Recreating Faulkner’s County.” Directors of the Digital Yoknapatawpha project—UVA English … 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 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

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

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