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

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

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a reading by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

The Library invites you to attend a virtual poetry reading on Monday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. EST by Joy Harjo of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, the first Native American to be appointed as U.S. Poet Laureate (2019-2021). Harjo is … Continue reading

Unearthed: Examining the contents of a 111 year old time capsule

– Guest post by UVA Library Special Collections Conservator Sue Donovan On September 12, 2020, the time capsule underneath the “At Ready”/“Johnny Reb” statue in front of the Albemarle County Courthouse came out of the ground after crews had carefully … Continue reading

The Library Focuses on Neglected History of Black Activism in Colored Conventions Project

New! The Library offers access to the Colored Conventions digital humanities project (CCP), a research hub that gathers primary resources and recent scholarship shedding light on a neglected chapter of Black activism that began decades before the end of slavery. … Continue reading

Library Resources Provide Information on Indigenous Peoples of North America

New! The Library offers American Indian Histories and Cultures and Indigenous Peoples of North America — complementary resources providing information on how, for five centuries, Native Americans have continued to define themselves in the face of colonization and genocide. American … Continue reading