Tales from Under Grounds III: Biblical Art and The Architecture of Monticello

This is the second in a series of three posts, spotlighting the mini-exhibitions of students from USEM 1580: Researching History, Fall 2015. *** Carolyn Ours, Second-Year Student “He has made everything beautiful in its time”: Biblical Art and Typography Through … Continue reading

Lafayette at U. Va.

This summer the French frigate Hermione—a reconstruction of the vessel which, in 1780, brought the Marquis de Lafayette back to the United States with welcome news of French aid, and which then helped to secure final victory at Yorktown in … Continue reading

Tales From Under Grounds II: Regional History and Mr. Jefferson and His University

This is the third in a series of four posts, spotlighting the mini-exhibitions of students from USEM 1570: Researching History. *** Zach Buettner, First-Year Student The Early History of Woodberry Forest School Woodberry Forest School, founded by Robert Stringfellow Walker … Continue reading

Tales from Under Grounds II: Pastimes, Play Time, Illustration, and Literature

This is the second in a series of four blog posts, spotlighting the mini-exhibitions of fall semester 2014 students from USEM 1570: Researching History.  The following is the abridged version of the students’ final projects, featured at their outreach program, … Continue reading

Finding Humanity in the Past

This week, we are pleased to feature a guest post by Gayle Jessup White, who is a Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies Fellow for 2014. Ms. White researched the collections of Thomas Jefferson, the Edgehill Randolph family, … Continue reading

On View Now: Fred Hagstrom’s Passage, The Little Book of Slavery and their Origins

The blog has been on summer vacation! We are so pleased to be back with the news that we have a new mini-exhibition ready for visitors! We encourage you to stop by the First Floor Gallery to take a look … Continue reading

Tales from Under Grounds: Mr. Jefferson, his Women and his University

This is the last in a series of four posts, spotlighting the mini-exhibitions of students from USEM 1570: Researching History. *** Laura McCarthy, Second-Year Student Martha Jefferson Randolph: Her Time in the Spotlight Martha Jefferson Randolph was born to Thomas … Continue reading

This Just In: Architectural Publications

U.Va. has long been famous, not only for its Thomas Jefferson-designed Academical Village, but also for its highly ranked academic programs in architecture, architectural history, and landscape architecture. Supporting these programs has been a priority for the U.Va. Libraries, and … Continue reading

Patron’s Choice: The Life and Times of A. J. Weed

This week, we are pleased to feature a guest post from researcher Charles Morrill. Mr. Morrill is an independent scholar researching the creation of Thomas Jefferson’s polygraph by Charles Willson Peale and John Isaac Hawkins. He is also a guide … Continue reading