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No matter what they are teaching, librarians are driven to “establish the Library as a resource, as a place full of friendly people, and as a place where you can get answers.”

Established by brothers Clement Pynes McKennie and John Harris McKennie, the paper was Charlottesville’s first, running from January 1820 until July 1827.

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An exhibition showcasing portraits that African Americans in Central Virginia commissioned from the Holsinger Studio during the first decades of the twentieth century. The portraits expressed the individuality of the women and men who commissioned them and silently yet powerfully asserted the Black community’s claims to rights and equality.

Artist's rendering of proposed new Memorial Hall.

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The Campaign for the University of Virginia Library

Supporting Spaces, Collections, and Access at the UVA Library