Albert Gallatin (1761–1849) holds the record as the longest-serving U.S. treasury secretary; Meriwether Lewis named a tributary of the Missouri River after him; and now, thanks to a gift to the University, books from his personal and family library live at the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. The above image, “Homme du Kamtchatka Voyageant en Hiver,” is from a book in the collection, Troisieme Voyage De Cook (1785).
The Library’s collection growth in the twentieth century came from gifts by alumni and supporters, and the University continues to benefit from major gifts of special collections materials, from rare books and maps to important literary manuscripts and historic documents.
New endowments will allow the Library to acquire rare materials and to build the Library’s general circulating collections, both print and digital. Support is needed to keep this heavily used circulation vital and up to date in traditional, new, and emerging academic areas.
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Hoke Perkins, Assoc. University Librarian for Philanthropy
- U.Va. Library Receives NEH Grant to Preserve and Digitize Rare Civil Rights-Era Films
- Government Documents Exhibition at Harrison/Small October 18, 2010 Through January 15, 2011
- “Global Collections” Library Exhibition Opens September 30
- Faulkner Speaks: U.Va. Launches Audio Archive of Author’s Time at the University
- The University of Virginia Magazine: Bookplate collection illuminates merger of art and literature