ABCs of Special Collections: H is for

Hello again, and welcome to another installation of the ABCs of Special Collections!  Today, we give you the letter: H is for Hollinger Box n. ~ A container that holds folders containing paper documents vertically and that measures roughly 10 … Continue reading

Revealing the Mountain Communities of the Blue Ridge: Emmanuel Episcopal Church provides significant Digitization Grant

This week we feature a guest post from Special Collections staff member in Public Services, Margaret Hrabe: The Small Special Collections Library is proud to announce our successful application for a seed grant to begin to scan our holdings of … Continue reading

This Just In: “Billy” Cook’s Verse Chapbooks

Special Collections is world renowned for its printed and manuscript holdings of American literature, amassed through purchase, gift, and the happy receipt of several substantial collections, most notably the Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature. Deposited at the University … Continue reading

The ABCs of Special Collections: G is for

Our alphabetical series continues!  We present the letter: G is for Giant, the movie The 1956 Warner Brothers film adaptation of Edna Ferber’s best-selling novel Giant was partially filmed in Albemarle County, Virginia.  The film was directed by George Stevens … Continue reading

Patron’s Choice: Language Battles in the Douglas H. Gordon Collection of French Books

This week we are pleased to feature a guest post from Nicholas Shangler, Lecturer of French at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Dr. Shangler graduated with a Ph.D. in French from the University of Virginia this past May 2013.  While … Continue reading

Patron’s Choice: A Slave Negotiates her own Sale, 1852

This week we are pleased to feature a guest post from Harrison Fellow Lauren LaFauci. Dr. LaFauci spent several weeks in Special Collections this spring as an Elwood Fellow at the Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture. She … Continue reading

ABCs of Special Collections: F is for…

We are back with fore-edge paintings, Margaret Fuller, and that infamous word that starts with the letter: F is for the “F” word Widely considered the most offensive word in English, f*** has been a part of the language since … Continue reading