Four Festive Seasons: Kwanzaa

Four notable annual winter festivals with similar secular and religious origins often coincide in December. Today, we celebrate a comparatively new holiday, Kwanzaa (1966 A. D.)—or “First Fruits,” a week-long celebration of African and African-American cultural heritage. Alongside Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, … Continue reading

Four Festive Seasons: Christmas

Four notable annual winter festivals with similar secular and religious origins often coincide in December. Today, we celebrate Christmas (336 A. D.) which commemorates the Nativity of Christ and is probably the world’s most celebrated event. Alongside Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, … Continue reading

Four Festive Seasons: Winter Solstice

Four notable annual winter festivals with similar secular and religious origins often coincide in December. Today, we celebrate Winter Solstice (10,000 BCE), also known as Midwinter, has been observed by a variety of cultures throughout much of recorded history. Alongside … Continue reading

Four Festive Seasons: Happy Hanukkah!

Four notable annual winter festivals with similar secular and religious origins often coincide in December. Winter Solstice (10,000 BCE), also known as Midwinter, has been observed by a variety of cultures throughout much of recorded history. Hanukkah (165 BCE), the … Continue reading

Staff Spotlight: Lauren Zuchowski Longwell – University Archivist

We’ve hired several new staff in the Small Special Collections Library in the past year, and we’re delighted to introduce you to our wonderful new colleagues. In previous weeks, we met Whitney Buccicone, Kim Cull, Stacey Lavender, and Rose Oliveira. … Continue reading

Staff Spotlight: Rose Oliveira – Accessioning Archivist

We’ve hired several new staff in the Small Special Collections Library in the past year, and we’re delighted to introduce you to our wonderful new colleagues. In previous weeks, we met Whitney Buccicone, Kim Cull, and Stacey Lavender. This week, … Continue reading

Staff Spotlight: Stacey Lavender – Project Processing Archivist

We’ve hired several new staff in the Small Special Collections Library in the past year, and we’re delighted to introduce you to our wonderful new colleagues. In previous weeks,  we met Whitney Buccicone and Kim Cull. This week, meet Stacey … Continue reading

Staff Spotlight: Kim Cull – Rare Book Project Cataloger

We’ve hired several new staff in the Small Special Collections Library in the past year, and we figure it is time to introduce you to our wonderful new colleagues. Last week, you met Whitney Buccicone. This week, meet Kim Cull, … Continue reading

Staff Spotlight: Whitney Buccicone – Head of Technical Services

We’ve hired several new staff in the Small Special Collections Library in the past year, and we figure it is time to introduce you to our wonderful new colleagues. Over the next few weeks, you’ll meet five new members of … Continue reading

Small Special Collections Library: Re-Opening Update

For the safety of our community, the Small Special Collections Library will be re-opening on Tuesday, September 8 with the following precautions in place:  Our building and reading room is open only by appointment to UVA ID holders. Our exhibitions … Continue reading