Krystal Appiah appointed to new role as curator in the Small Special Collections Library

In December of 2021, the University Library announced the appointment of Krystal Appiah as curator in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library where she will help develop a vision and strategy for growth in the library’s local, state, … Continue reading

Special Collections conservator Sue Donovan featured in UVA Today interview

UVA Special Collections conservator Sue Donovan has been in the spotlight recently as the conservator of the paper contents in the cornerstone box recovered from beneath the now-removed Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond, VA. In an interview appearing in … Continue reading

Appreciations of Albert Small

Albert H. Small, namesake of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, died on Sunday, October 3 at the age of 95. Small was a WWII veteran who graduated from UVA in 1946 with a degree in chemical engineering. … Continue reading

Browse library stacks from home with Virgo’s virtual shelf browse feature!

One of the joys of browsing the Library stacks is when you come across that unexpected discovery, when you walk in looking for one book and find others in the same area that end up being critical to your research. … Continue reading

Disparate objects UNITE! Preservation housing adventures in Mylar

This post was contributed by Nicole Royal, Preservation Projects Specialist at the UVA Library. It’s Preservation Week 2021! During this time, libraries and other cultural institutions across the nation highlight their work in the pursuit of preservation education and information. … Continue reading

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