Library efforts to collect and promote “Vinegar Hill Magazine” featured in Cavalier Daily

An article in the Cavalier Daily features efforts by the University Library to promote the local publication Vinegar Hill Magazine, which was founded in 2011 to amplify Black stories in Charlottesville. According to the article, the University holds an indefinite … Continue reading

Library welcomes a new cohort to the Women’s Maker Program

Guest post from Jenny Coffman, Science and Engineering Research Librarian, and Izzy McReynolds, Women’s Maker Program intern: After a successful pilot of the Women’s Maker Program in spring 2020, we are happy to announce our continuation of the program with … Continue reading

Discover a forgotten chapter of women’s history in “Black Women’s Suffrage”

The movement to extend voting rights to African American men after the Civil War was immediately accompanied by a push to expand the goal to include women. However, it would take both Black and white women over half a century … Continue reading

Pop-up exhibition of African American photo portraits featured in UVA Today

The identity of a young African American woman wearing a flowered hat and a lacey blouse, looking out from a photo portrait taken over a century ago, is a mystery under investigation. It’s only one of the Holsinger studio photos … Continue reading

Making Noise in the Library: Jazz in the Afternoon with Carlehr Swanson

Guest post from Amy Hunsaker, Librarian for Music & Performing Arts: The Making Noise in the Library series, generously supported by a grant from the UVA Arts Council, brings UVA artists into the Music Library for free performances. Last fall, … Continue reading

It’s Open Education Week — Help build a more equitable learning environment for all

Welcome to Open Education Week (March 7-11, 2022)! Please join with the Library in supporting Open Educational Resources (OER) — media released under a license that allows access with few restrictions and no cost. The use of OER helps to create … Continue reading

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Library resources!

March is Women’s History Month! A time for commemorating the achievements and contributions of women throughout history. Growing out of the first International Women’s Day on March 8, 1911, Women’s History Month was established when the National Women’s History Project … Continue reading