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Patrons interested in genealogical research involving University of Virginia alumni will find a variety of helpful sources in Alderman Library.

The Reference Department has a complete collection of University of Virginia catalogs and student directories. A vertical file of material related to all aspects of the university's history, including biographical material on past and present faculty members, noteworthy alumni and students, and student organizations, is available in the Reference Office. The university newspapers, College Topics and The Cavalier Daily, the University of Virginia Alumni News (later titled Virginia) and the Alumni Bulletin are also available in the Reference Room. There is an incomplete index to the Alumni News and the Alumni Bulletin available for patron use. The Cavalier Daily card index, begun in the 1890s, is shelved near the bound copies of that newspaper in the Reference Room and is available for patron use.

The Special Collections Library has the University Matriculation Books, as well as the minutes of the Faculty and the Board of Visitors. These manuscript sources can be extremely helpful in locating biographical information on University alumni.

The subject heading in VIRGO for directories of students is: University of Virginia--Registers.

History

Health Sciences Library Stacks & Reference
RT80.V82 B76 2000
Brodie, Barbara. Mr. Jefferson's nurses : the University of Virginia School of Nursing, 1901-2001. [Charlottesville, Va. : University of Virginia], c2000]

Alderman Reference
Newspaper .C4 C3

http://www.cavalierdaily.com/

The Cavalier Daily. Charlottesville, Va. : University of Virginia, 1948-

Student newspaper, published under the title College topics from 1890-May 1, 1948. Issues from 1995-present are available electronically in full-text. Printed and microfilmed copies are retained in the Alderman Newspaper Room.

Alderman Stacks & Clemons Stacks
Z 733 .V66 C6 1972
Clemons, Harry. The University of Virginia Library, 1825-1950; story of a Jeffersonian foundation. Boston, Gregg Press, 1972 [c1954]
Alderman Stacks &
Reference
LD5681 .B37 2001

Barefoot, Coy. The Corner : a history of student life at the University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA : Howell Press, c2001.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Alderman Stacks & Reference
LD5678 .D3
Dabney, Virginius. Mr. Jefferson's University : a history. Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1981.

Alderman Stacks & Fine Arts Reference
LD5678 .H58 2003

Hitchcock, Susan Tyler. The University of Virginia : a pictorial history. Updated ed. Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press and University of Virginia Bookstore, c2003.
Alderman Reference & Alderman Stacks
F 234 .C47 J67 1988

Jordan, Ervin L. Charlottesville and the University of Virginia in the Civil War. Lynchburg, Va. : H.E. Howard, c1988.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-200) and index.

Letters concerning the founding of the University of Virginia, 1828 [electronic resource]. Charlottesville, Va. : University of Virginia Library, c1997.
22 documents concerning the founding of the University of Virginia, 1829-1860 [electronic resource]. Charlottesville, Va. : University of Virginia Library, c1997.

Directories

Alderman Stacks & Reference
LH1.V6 A4
Alumni bulletin of the University of Virginia. Charlottesville, Va., Univ. of Virginia Press, 1894-1924.
Alderman Stacks & Reference
LD5678 .B2 1904

Barringer, Paul B. University of Virginia: Its History, Influence, Equipment, and Characteristics with Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Founders, Benefactors, Officers, and Alumni. New York, Lewis, 1904. 2 vols.

The last half of volume 1 and all of volume 2 are devoted to biographical sketches. There is a name index to both volumes following the title page of volume 2.

Health Science Library Special Collections
RC211.A2 S73 1903
Kean, Jefferson Randolph. University of Virginia alumni in the medical corps of the army. Charlottesville, Va. : The University of Virginia Press, 1903.
Alderman Stacks & Reference
LD 5675.3 1878

Schele de Vere, Maximilian. Students of the University of Virginia. Baltimore, C. Harvey & co. [1878]

A listing, in alphabetical order, of students who matriculated at the university from the first session in 1825 to 1875. Biographical information includes date of matriculation, occupation, and death date (if known).

Health Science Library Special Collections
RC211.A2 S73 1903
Taylor, James Spottiswoode. University of Virginia alumni in the medical corps of the navy. Charlottesville, Va. : The University of Virginia Press, 1903.
Alderman Stacks & Reference
LD 5675.3

University of Virginia. Alumni Association. Alumni directory. White Plains, N.Y.: Bernard C. Harris, 1981-
Most recent volume is 1998 in Alderman Ready Reference.

Lists living alumni from the Class of 1900 to the present.

Alderman Stacks & Reference
LD 5675.3 1921
University of Virginia. Alumni Association. Directory of the Living Alumni of the University of Virginia. Ed. Lewis D. Crenshaw. Centennial ed. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1921.

An alphabetical, geographical, and class year index of the living alumni of the university from the Class of 1845 to the Class of 1920. Brief biographical information is noted when available.
Alderman Stacks & Reference
LD5675.3 1931
University of Virginia. Alumni Association. Directory of the Living Alumni of the University of Virginia, 1931. Charlottesville, Va. : The Michie Company, 1931.

Updates the 1921 Directory above through the class of 1930.
Alderman Stacks & Reference
LH1 .V6 A5

University of Virginia alumni news. Charlottesville, Alumni Association of the University of Virginia, 1913-1993.

Later title: Virginia. (1993-present)

Alderman Stacks & Reference
LD5675.3 1910
University of Virginia. Colonnade Club. Alphabetical List of Alumni of the University of Virginia. Charlottesville, Va. : Colonnade Club, 1910.

List of names and addresses of alumni whose whereabouts were known in 1910. Members of the Colonnade Club are noted.

Special Collections
LD5675.3 1910

Alderman Microforms
Micfilm 7055.15

University of Virginia. Colonnade Club. A list of "lost" alumni of the University of Virginia, prepared by the Colonnade Club of the University of Virginia, September, 1912. [Charlottesville, Va., The Michie Co., 1912?]

 

Alderman Stacks
KF292.V57 A83

Law Library
VL 163 .A47

University of Virginia. Law School Alumni Association. University of Virginia Law School alumni. [Charlottesville] University of Virginia Law School, 1940-

An alphabetical listing of all the alumni of the School of Law from the first class in 1826. Kept up to date by supplements.

Alderman Stacks
LD 5679.8 .U59 1996

University of Virginia. Office of University Development. Lawn resident directory, 1895-1995. Charlottesville : Office of University Development, c1996.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 94-95).

Law Library Reference
KF292 .V57 A838

University of Virginia. School of Law. School of Law alumni. White Plains, N.Y. : B.C. Harris Pub. Co., c1984-
Most recent vol. held is 2005 at the Law Library.

An irregular serial prepared with the help of the University of Virginia Law School Alumni Association.

Health Sciences Library & Alderman Reference
R747 .V82 U566
University of Virginia. Medical Alumni Association. Medical alumni, University of Virginia, directory. Charlottesville : University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association, 1917-
Most recent vol. held is 1997-98 in Health Sciences Library.

Issued periodically, the directory contains an alphabetical list of the members of the association with addresses and a geographical list arranged by state and city. Medical specialties are noted.


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