University of Virginia (UVa) Library Archive Collects Community’s Perspective of Aug. 12
From The Daily Progress:
From neo-Nazis marching to a stone nose chipped of Stonewall Jackson’s standard bearer, the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia has collected fragments of local history forged in crisis.
The UVa collection on the events in Charlottesville, Aug. 11 to Aug. 13, 2017, includes digital and physical artifacts from the months leading up to the Aug. 11 torch march on the UVa Lawn and the following day’s Unite the Right rally in downtown Charlottesville.
A $28,000 grant dedicated to “Digital Collecting in Times of Crisis” from LYRASIS, a non-profit organization that supports libraries, museums, archives and cultural heritage organizations worldwide helped the Small Special Collections Library make a big impact on the preservation of a key moment in American history.
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