Video Report: “Small Collections Library at University of Virginia Archiving Events of August 12 Relics”
From WVIR/NBC 29
A University of Virginia library is preserving the events of August 12 and the Charlottesville community’s response to the “Unite the Right” rally.
The Small Special Collections Library at UVA houses hundreds of years of history of the university and the city of Charlottesville.
The library is collecting relics from the “alt-right” rally and the community’s response as a part of its August 12 archive.
“At first, it seemed important to document as a moment in Charlottesville history that would be very important to Charlottesville. And, it was only the course of the week after it happened that I think it dawned on everyone that this was transforming into an event of national and international importance,” said Molly Schwartzburg, Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections library curator.
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