Edmund Berkeley, Jr. (1937-2020)

We at the Library were saddened to hear of the death on December 29 of Edmund “Ned” Berkeley, Jr., University of Virginia alumnus, emeritus professor at UVA, and former director of the Library’s Special Collections department. After graduating from the … Continue reading

Multi-Year McGregor Digitization Project Concludes

Through January, we’re publishing year-in-review highlights from FY2020. Download a full PDF of this year’s Annual Report to read more! A Library project to digitize the rarest and most significant titles from the renowned 20,000-volume Tracy W. McGregor Library of … Continue reading

Lafcadio Hearn: Glimpses of Invisible Worlds

Through January, we’re publishing year-in-review highlights from FY2020. Download a full PDF of this year’s Annual Report to read more! Writer Lafcadio Hearn was a citizen of the world. Born in 1850 in Greece to a Greek mother and Irish father, he … Continue reading

Virginia Folklore Society recordings

Through January, we’re publishing year-in-review highlights from FY2020. Download a full PDF of this year’s Annual Report to read more! In 2019, the Library began providing streaming access to recordings of traditional folk ballads included among the Papers of the … Continue reading

Exhibition: “Sisterhood: Cultural Portraits of African-American Women” in the Small Special Collections Library

“Sisterhood: Cultural Portraits of African-American Women,” is a 2020 Black History Month original exhibition on the 400-year redemptive odyssey of African-American womanhood, 1700s-2000s. From auction blocks to corporate boardrooms, this distinctive exhibition emphasizes the commonality of their praiseworthy lives and … Continue reading

UVA Today highlights Library project to Digitize Field Recordings of Traditional Folk Ballads

A featured article in UVA Today, “Digging into the Archives, UVA Library Brings Old Folksong Recordings to Light,” tells about a Library project to digitize 1930s field recordings of traditional Virginia ballad singers. The recordings, mostly of Appalachian singers, many … Continue reading