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