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New Exhibition: Sound in Early America
Using manuscripts, rare books, and artifacts, this exhibit traces the rhythms and pitches that reverberate through the collections at the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. Sound in Early America is a collaboration between The Jefferson Trust, the McIntire Department of Music, U.Va. Music Library, and the Small Special Collections Library in conjunction with the Soundscapes of Jefferson's America Symposium. The exhibit opens on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 and runs through August 20, 2012. There will be a reception on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 5PM in first floor exhibit gallery of the Small Library. For more information...
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Visit our Civil War blog "150 Years Ago Today" and follow the war day by day with postings from letters, diaries and broadsides in our collections, including letters from Generals Robert E. Lee and Elisha F. “Bull” Paxton, Confederate belle Hettie Cary, and foot soldiers and civilians on both sides of the conflict. Previous collections of letters and diaries are still available.
Longtime supporters of the University and the Library, Albert ('46) and Shirley Small made a substantial gift toward the construction of the special collections library that bears their name and houses Mr. Small's remarkable collection of autograph documents and rare, early printings of the Declaration of Independence.