Works published by UVA Librarian Jean Cooper’s Shortwood Press win Phillis Wheatley Awards

Two titles published by Metadata Librarian Jean Cooper’s Shortwood Press are recipients of this year’s Phillis Wheatley book awards given to five books published within the last five years covering the topic of slavery. The awards are presented by the … Continue reading

New Library resource gives insight into Extremism and Radicalism in the 20th century

Gain insight into the history of radical and extremist movements from the beginning of the 20th century to the current decade with the Library’s new online resource, Gale’s Political Extremism & Radicalism in the 20th Century. Find previously hidden sources … Continue reading

Library resource Archives of Sexuality & Gender documents changing attitudes throughout history

On June 28, 1969 a police morals squad raided Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn, meeting resistance from the bar’s LGBT patrons. The spontaneous uprising helped spark the Gay Liberation movement and over time informally established June as LGBT Pride Month. Now, … Continue reading

Music Library honors retired professor with exhibition “Judith Shatin: From Mimeographs to Microchips”

In 2018, Judith Shatin, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Emerita, retired after 39 years with the University’s McIntire Department of Music, including two terms as department chair. In April of 2019 the Music Library is honoring Shatin’s contribution to the … Continue reading

Learn about Women’s History in Library resource North American Women’s Letters & Diaries

March is Women’s History Month! Celebrate by learning about women’s experiences in America from colonial times to the mid-twentieth century. The Library resource North American Women’s Letters and Diaries has observations of history before it was history, when it was … Continue reading

Library Resource Orlando recovers neglected Feminist Literary History

The Library online resource Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present is more than a collection of biographical and critical information on British women writers. Orlando is a born-digital project designed to recover neglected feminist … Continue reading

UVA Today spotlights study of African Americans in photos from Library Holsinger Collection

An article in UVA Today is featuring a collaboration between UVA history professor John Edwin Mason and Worthy Martin, director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, to bring early 20th century photographic portraits of African Americans in the … Continue reading

The Library offers Documentary film “Charlottesville” about events of August 2017

The University of Virginia Library has recently purchased the streaming rights to Paul Tait Roberts’ documentary film Charlottesville, about events leading to and following the deadly “Unite the Right Rally” of August 12, 2017. This collaboration between public television and … Continue reading

The HistoryMakers Digital Archive offers Fellowship opportunities for Faculty & Students

As part of a two-year $1,000,000 grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the HistoryMakers Digital Archive is funding three fellowships—one in academic research, another in digital humanities, and a third in creative study. University Librarian John Unsworth is leading the effort to … Continue reading

History Maker of the Week: Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States

During Black History Month, Library News & Announcements is featuring one history maker per week from the HistoryMakers Digital Archive to coincide with the Office of African-American Affairs’ Black Themed Friday events at the Luther Porter Jackson Black Cultural Center. On February 15, … Continue reading