Book display illuminates lives of extraordinary “Everyday People”

In concert with the Everyday People photo exhibition in Special Collections, Alderman Library is featuring a unique collection of literature representing the varied experiences of African Americans between the 18th-21st centuries. These books portray some of the extraordinary “ordinary” people … Continue reading

History Maker of the Week: Oscar-winning Composer Isaac Hayes

During Black History Month, Library News & Announcements is featuring one history maker per week from the HistoryMakers Digital Archive to coincide with the Office of African-American Affairs’ Black Themed Friday events at the Luther Porter Jackson Black Cultural Center. On February 8, … Continue reading

The Library Celebrates Black History with Song, Images, and Digital History

This year, the Library is celebrating Black History Month with concerts, exhibitions, and The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. Please come to all the events if you can, and please view the events calendar of the Office of African-American Affairs for more … Continue reading

UVA Today Features Article about Special Collections’ Miniature Book Exhibition

UVA Today recently ran a story on the “Eminent Miniatures” miniature book exhibition on display now in the 1st floor gallery of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. According to the article, the exhibition was timed to coincide with … Continue reading

Curator Molly Schwartzburg Discusses Opening “100 Objects” Exhibition as History Erupts On-Grounds

In a Washington Post article about the Library’s bicentennial exhibition, “The University of Virginia in 100 Objects,” Special Collections curator Molly Schwartzburg talks about the challenges of delving into UVA’s past 200 years at a time when white supremacists were … Continue reading

The Brown Science & Engineering Library Sports a New Look for Fall!

The Charles L. Brown Science & Engineering Library has been given a fall makeover. Seventeen sculptures dangle from the ceiling of the Library’s west wing reading room—sea creatures fashioned by Australia’s indigenous artists out of plastic fishing nets that have … Continue reading

UVA Today Features Library Exhibition on “UVA in 100 Objects”

On Thursday, August 24, the Library kicked off activities commemorating UVA’s bicentennial with its exhibition “The University of Virginia in 100 Objects: a Bicentennial exhibition celebrating the history of the University” in the main gallery of the Harrison Institute and … 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

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