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

Library Resource “Caribbean Newspapers” chronicles History of the West Indies through most of the 18th and 19th Centuries

The Library online resource Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876 features publications from 22 islands, covering 150 years of Caribbean history (most of the 18th and 19th centuries) in more than 140 fully searchable titles. These documents provide valuable insights into the islands’ … Continue reading

Library Resource has full Color, Archival Quality scans of Time and Life Magazines, including Ads

New! The Library offers full issues of Time and Life magazine online, cover to cover with all pictures and ads intact. Click “Research” at the top of the Library homepage; look in the A–Z list of online resources to find … Continue reading

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 resource American Indian Newspapers: nearly 200 years of Native American journalism

From the earliest existing issue of the Cherokee Phoenix (1828) to present-day news about education, environmentalism, land rights, and cultural representation, researchers now have access to nearly 200 years of print journalism by and for Indigenous peoples of the United … Continue reading