Jewish Life in America features full range of Jewish American experience

For many American Jews, life in the United States began in New York Harbor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as they sought refuge from persecution in Europe, and later from the horrors of Nazi death camps. The … Continue reading

Recommended reading for Jewish American Heritage Month 2022

May is Jewish American Heritage Month! To help celebrate, UVA librarian for English, Sherri Brown, reached out to a few people in the UVA community for recommended reading with a focus on fiction and memoirs written by Jewish American women. … Continue reading

Learn about early Arabic printed books and the theology of Islam!

Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library (1475-1900) April is Arab American Heritage month, and the UVA Library resource “Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library” is an ideal place to learn about the long exchange of ideas … 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

UVA Today features valentines from Special Collections Library

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, UVA Today is featuring a story on items drawn from Special Collections’ holdings of “delicate cards, miniature books and personal albums, all celebrating love.” Items pulled for UVA Today by Library exhibits coordinator Holly Robertson and Special Collections curator … Continue reading