Albemarle Garden Club Celebrates 100 Years of Service

On November 19, 2013, the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library had the pleasure of hosting the Albemarle Garden Club’s 100-year anniversary celebration and business meeting. The Club’s mission is “to encourage the knowledge and love of gardening; to … Continue reading

ABCs of Special Collections: T is for…

Today’s alphabetical installation brings you the letter T is for William S. Tallman William Staples Tallman (1906-1997) was one of two engineers who managed the construction of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Hired by sculptor Gutzon Borglum in 1929, he … Continue reading

On View Now: We Are U.Va.

On January 22nd, the University Library hosted “Life@ UVA: On-Grounds Experiences of People of Color,” a panel discussion to commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The panelists described their experiences at U.Va. from the perspective … 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

ABCs of Special Collections: S is for

Happy New Year!  We are glad to return with the newest installment of our alphabetical series.  As promised, we are starting 2014 with the letter S for Senape, Antonio Very little is known of Antonio Senape, a prolific pen 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

Patron’s Choice: Finding Buried Treasure in Edward Le Roy Rice’s “Monarchs of Minstrelsy”

This week we are pleased to feature a guest post by Jessica Showalter. Showalter was a Lillian Gary Taylor Fellow at the Harrison Institute in 2013. She is a doctoral candidate in the Literature & Criticism program at Indiana University … Continue reading