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

The Library Welcomes New Special Collections Instruction Librarian Krystal Appiah

The Library is pleased to welcome Krystal Appiah, who began on February 13 as the new Instruction Librarian for Special Collections. Krystal was most recently the Curator of African American History and a Reference Librarian at the Library Company of … 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

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

UVA Today Offers a Preview Glimpse of the Upcoming Library Exhibition “Faulkner: Life and Works”

The UVA Today article “The Many Faces of William Faulkner” previews a few of the photos, manuscripts, works of art, documents, and artifacts that will be on display in the main exhibition gallery of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library … Continue reading

Governor McAuliffe Comes to Harrison/Small to Sign Executive Order Barring Discrimination

On January 15th, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe—visiting UVA for a retreat at the Frank Batten School of Leadership—chose the auditorium of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library to sign Executive Order 61. The new rule requires that future state contracting … 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