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)
From William Blake’s engravings to William Faulkner’s typewriter—UVA Today looks at some of the treasures currently on display in the Mary and David Harrison Institute/Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.
Photoessay: Special Treasures: Faulkner’s Typewriter, Civil War Brain Surgery Tools (UVA Today)
“‘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.