Plans to Project Rotunda Planetarium began with discovery in Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

According to an article in UVA Today, a plan by Ph.D. candidates Neal Curtis, Samuel Lemley, and Madeline Zehnder’s to project an early 19th century chart of the heavens on the inner dome of UVA’s Rotunda began when they discovered … Continue reading

New Exhibition “What Lies Beneath: The Macabre and Spooktacular of Special Collections”

Cross-posted from Notes from Under Grounds, the blog of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Just a stone’s throw away from #13 West Range—the purported room of the University of Virginia’s masterful matriculate of the macabre, Edgar Allan … Continue reading

Library online resource Independent Voices offers access to alternative press

The UVA Library presents Independent Voices, an open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines, and journals. Funded by donors and libraries, the database is a work-in-progress, constantly expanding to include new special collections material from academic institutions across … Continue reading

Library Welcomes New Head of Technical Services

Whitney Buccicone recently joined the UVA Library as the Head of Special Collections Technical Services. Ms. Buccicone came to UVA from the Pacific Northwest, where she was Special Collections Cataloging Librarian at the University of Washington in Seattle. Prior to … Continue reading

While you were away—what’s new in the Library for Fall 2019

More than usual is new in the Library at the beginning of this fall semester, now that Alderman Library is on the verge of being transformed into a beautiful, safe, and more functional space. BOOKS ARE MOVING Before construction can … Continue reading

Summer Intern Niedia Washington shares her experiences working in the Library

The following is a guest post from Niedia Washington, a 2019 graduate of Charlottesville High School, who will be attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCUArts) in the fall. In 2017 she was a member of the first group of interns to … Continue reading

Library’s Whitman exhibition “Encompassing Multitudes” features contemporary voices

Of all dangers to a Nation, as things exist in our day, there can be no greater one than having certain portions of the people set off from the rest by a line drawn—they not privileged as others, but degraded, … Continue reading

Coming soon: New Special Collections Request System!

New flexibility. New look. New procedures. On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the Albert & Shirley Small Special Collections Library will launch a new online request and material circulation system. The Special Collections Request System is an automated request and workflow … Continue reading