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

COVID / Surfacing Stories of Underrepresented Lives

Through January, we’re publishing year-in-review highlights from FY2020. Download a full PDF of this year’s Annual Report to read more! COVID-19 Leads to Rapid (& Ongoing) Changes What is a library when it’s not a physical space? It’s a question that’s been … 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

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

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