Topic: Library

Signs of the Time

Signs of the Time

Library Archives Signs, Aritcles and Online Content from the Events of June

Gretchen Gueguen, a digital archivist in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, was out of the office in the days immediately following President Sullivan's resignation. But...

Fall 2012

Life During Wartime

Life During Wartime

Letters in Special Collections document the Civil War day by day

New blog documents the Civil War in letters, day by day, exactly 150 years later.

Summer 2012

Borges in Charlottesville

Borges in Charlottesville

How the work of a Latin-American literary giant found a home at UVA

How the work of a Latin-American literary giant found a home at UVA.

Summer 2012

Required Reading

Required Reading

Edward G. Lengel, editor in chief of the Papers of George Washington at UVA, recently published Inventing George Washington: America’s Founder in Myth and Memory.

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Spring 2012

Where We Study

Where We Study

During finals week, students contemplate and learn in shared spaces

When finals are approaching at UVA, the air seems charged with anticipation as students take to the libraries and cafés en masse and energy drinks fly off the shelves.

Spring 2012

Stacked Up

Stacked Up

A recent $5 million retrofit of Ivy Stacks has doubled the capacity of this 10,000-square-foot warehouse, which contains more than 750,000 valuable but rarely requested items from the University Library system....

Winter 2011

Map of Happiness

Map of Happiness

Series of maps visualize Jeffersonian ideals

Are Americans living the Jeffersonian ideals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? It turns out that some enjoy more longevity, freedom and fun than others. Kelly Johnston,...

Winter 2011

Got Questions?

Got Questions?

New database combines academic, health and business books sections

A new database available to all alumni should be familiar to recent graduates.

In late May, EBSCO became active on the HoosOnline website, replacing the ProQuest database.<...

Fall 2010

Ex Libris

Ex Libris

Bookplate collection illuminates merger of art and literature

Intriguing bookplates from the libraries of the rich and famous debut at a UVA exhibit.

June 8, 2010

Minding Manners

Minding Manners

Civility Project compiles rules using Washington’s model

Lack of respect and courtesy constitute a serious national problem, according to a study conducted in 2002, and most people interviewed saw the problem as getting worse.

Winter 2009

The Top Five Historical Events at the University of Virginia

As illustrated by the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Witness the founding of the University, the Rotunda fire and the admission of the first African-American students via photographs, letters and original documents from the Special Collections Library. Watch...

August 20, 2009

The Vision for the Village

The Vision for the Village

Jefferson's drawings show multiple influences and singular genius

More than a century ago, the University’s Central Grounds rose from the ashes of the 1895 Rotunda fire, and much of the original character of...

Fall 2009

Centennial Celebration

Centennial Celebration

Carr’s Hill, the home of all seven presidents of the University, celebrates the centennial of its construction this year. A feature on page 28 looks at the residence...

Fall 2009

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Highlights

Pardon Our French

Pardon Our French

Founder’s Day, Paris 1919, the great party after the Great War, where they sang the “The Good Old Song” in what passed for French.

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

Alumnus brought his Broadway talents to Charlottesville to direct and choreograph A Chorus Line.