Library Opens Access to Early Folksong Recordings Collection

The University of Virginia Library has opened streaming access to a collection of early folksong recordings created between 1932 and 1938 by the Virginia Folklore Society (VFS). Recorded on aluminum discs, these represent one of the earliest folksong collection projects … Continue reading

University of Virginia Librarian Selected as SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow

Judith Thomas from the University of Virginia Library has been selected as a fellow in the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program, an intensive professional development program to empower library professionals with the knowledge, skills, and community connections to lead successful … Continue reading

Graffiti Gallery

To complement their post on Documenting and Preserving the Graffiti in Alderman Library’s Study Carrels, the students in the spring 2019 seminar course Literacy and Orality, taught by UVA Anthropology professor and documentary linguist Lise Dobrin, present a gallery of … Continue reading

Book Traces Awarded a $110,000 Planning Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $110,000 to the University of Virginia in support of strategic planning for the Book Traces project. The grant will support a one-year effort to scale the project to regional and national levels. Led … Continue reading

Tyler Magill is the Recipient of the American Library Association’s 2019 Paul Howard Award for Courage

Tyler Magill of the University of Virginia Library has been awarded the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2019 Paul Howard Award for Courage for his actions on the night of August 11, 2017 in response to white supremacists marching at the … Continue reading

Sylvia Plath’s new short story was never ‘lost’ – so why is the media saying it was ‘just discovered’?

Archivists put an immense amount of work into organizing, digitizing and maintaining repositories. AP Photo/Matt Dunham Bethany Anderson, University of Virginia The recent publication of Sylvia Plath’s short story “Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom” has been met with much … Continue reading

“A Summer in the Life of our City”—Photo Essay by Eze Amos in the C-ville Weekly

Anybody who’s seen photos taken by the Library’s Digital Production Technical Lead Eze Amos knows what a talented photographer he is. His work is regularly featured in C-ville Weekly and Edible Blue Ridge, and his images have been published by the … 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

Building the “Unite the Right Rally and Community Response Collection” at the University of Virginia Library

Even before the events of last August 11–12 were done unfolding, the Library was gathering both physical and digital materials related to the weekend when white supremacists marched on the Lawn and in and around Charlottesville and left our community … Continue reading

UVA Library Contributes to Open Source Anthology of 18th & 19th Century Literature

According to an article in UVA Today, many students download online copies of public domain works when they’re assigned in class. After all, why pay for an expensive edition from the bookstore when you can have the book for free? … Continue reading