Going Back to Go Forward—Jacqueline Battalora Explores Significance of the term “White People”

Why does a former Chicago cop think it’s important to know that the term “white people” didn’t exist in America as a matter of law until 1681? What social and economic forces in colonial America invented a category of human … Continue reading

UVA Today Article Highlights Library Collaboration with The HistoryMakers Digital Archive

An article in UVA Today offers additional details about the Library’s efforts announced here to enhance the visibility of The HistoryMakers—the largest digital archive of oral African-American history in existence. The project, funded by a new $1,000,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon … Continue reading

The UVA Library has Helpful Information for Incoming Students

Are you a new student? New to the Library? Feeling overwhelmed? Here are some common problems and tips from the Library’s service desk that will help you hit the ground running! Q:    I can’t log into the Library computer. A:     … Continue reading

Register Now for a Library Workshop!

Get the semester off to a successful start! Check out the Library events calendar and register now for any of the Library’s workshops being offered through November 15. Let expert instructors take you from the basics through the latest technology, … Continue reading

The Library Offers Research Guide to the Languages of China

Around 16% of the world’s population speak some form of Chinese as a first language. Mandarin is the primary language of about 960 million people; 400 million more speak languages that spring from the same root as Mandarin but aren’t … Continue reading

Civil Rights Pilgrimage a Personal Journey for Library Employees

We cannot forget that in order to make the impact in the space that we’re in, we have a responsibility to ourselves, and those around us, to keep ourselves completely immersed in and informed about the community that surrounds us.—Trayc … Continue reading

The Library Brings DETAIL Inspiration to Faculty and Students

The Library is now offering online access to the architecture journal DETAIL Inspiration, providing both detail and inspiration to planners, architects, faculty, students, and anyone with a Library user ID. The database is continually updated with online versions of the … Continue reading

The Library Offers Researchers a Comprehensive Look at History of the Atlantic Slave Trade

While the President’s Commission on Slavery and the University is lifting a veil from the history of enslaved African Americans who lived and worked on Grounds, the Library is offering researchers the online resource Slavery and Anti-Slavery—the most complete documentary … Continue reading

Library Receives Grant from LYRASIS for “Digital Collecting in Times of Crisis”

The following article was written by Kara McClurken, Director, Preservation Services, and posted on her behalf The University of Virginia Library is delighted to announce that we have received a Catalyst Fund grant from LYRASIS, a non-profit organization supporting access … Continue reading

The Library Offers Historic Recordings in the Database of Recorded American Music!

From old-time 78 rpm blues to early rock; from new orchestral compositions to minimalist, electroacoustic experiments, the Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM) has something for everyone, and invites listeners on a journey through the history of recorded sound. DRAM … Continue reading