University of Virginia

The University of Virginia has contributed 14 collections to Project Stand, representing 26 linear feet of material. A majority of the collections relate to the protest movement(s) of the late 60’s and early 70’s. The largest collection are the files from the Office of Student Affairs, which includes scrapbooks and photographs, organizational files, reports, and other materials related to the interests of the student bodies and student organizations at UVA from 1980-2015. Other collections of interest include the Southern Student Organizing Committee Papers (1959-1977), Black Student Alliance Records (1980-2013), Files of the University Committee on the Admission of Women (1965-1970), and the Unite the Right Rally and Community Response materials (2017-2018).

Primary contact: Lauren Longwell (bio)

Featured Collection

take back the lawn

Image:“Take Back the Lawn”

Collection: “Unite the Right” Rally and Community Response Collection

Dates: 2017-2018

Description: Recognizing the significance of events on the weekend of August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, the University of Virginia Library is building an archive of materials surrounding the “Unite the Right” rally and counter-protests. The collection includes posters, flyers, websites, tweets, blogs, and other digital materials documenting the response of University of Virginia students and the Charlottesville community.