The Library has made available, with worldwide open access, transcripts of interviews with some important figures in the University’s recent history. In 2012, John Casteen, Leonard Sandridge, Sandy Gilliam, and Gordon Burris sat down for in-depth interviews with writer and historian Sheree Scarborough.
The full transcripts of each of these four interviews are now available, in e-book/PDF format, via the University’s Libra institutional repository.
Ervin Jordan, associate professor and research archivist in the Small Special Collections Library, is featured in this Virginia Magazine article describing the University’s interaction with Union troops marching into Charlottesville 150 years ago.
A Civil Occupation (The University of Virginia Magazine)
The University of Virginia has been chosen by the Folger Shakespeare Library Association as the commonwealth’s representative to host a William Shakespeare “First Folio.” The folio will be on view in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library as part of a national traveling exhibition in 2016, commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
Will your city get Shakespeare’s First Folio? (Washington Post)
“‘Who shall tell the story?': Voices of Civil War Virginia” exhibit now open at the Harrison Institute
“‘Who Shall Tell the Story?’: Voices of Civil War Virginia,” an exhibit at the University of Virginia’s Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature and Culture, focuses on how the war changed Virginia by highlighting the voices of those who directly experienced it. The exhibit runs runs through August, and admission is free.
Read the UVAToday article on the exhibit, and check out CBS 19’s coverage, including anchor Madeline Currot’s interview with Edward Gaynor, head of collection development and description in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.