Category results for: History

Historic Fulton: Online oral history project

Find It VCU Libraries announces the next stage in telling an important and little-known story of the once-vibrant Historic Fulton community that fell victim to 1970s urban renewal. The Historic Fulton Oral History Project is now digital. Transcripts are searchable. Audio files that literally give these accounts voices are also available. “We are very excited […]

Flickr Commons: VCU digital special and archival collections

Find It VCU Libraries has been named as the 100th institution to take part in Flickr’s The Commons, an online project that seeks to share hidden treasures from the world’s public photography archives. As part of The Commons, VCU Libraries’ digital special and archival image collections that have no known copyright restrictions will be discoverable […]

Baist Atlas: 19th century digitized map

Find It Researchers and others interested in the history and architecture of Richmond can now explore the city as it was at the end of the 19th century, thanks to a newly digitized map from 1889 that Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries has posted online and made fully interactive. The map is from the “Atlas of […]

Data Project: Map illustrates roots of racism 1915-40

Find It John Kneebone, who chairs VCU’s Department of History, partnered with VCU Libraries to create “Mapping the Second Ku Klux Klan, 1915-1940.” This resource combines mapping, animation, information about primary sources, and an accompanying essay discussing the project. All of these aspects work together to present the story of the spread of the Klan across […]

19th Century Prints: Richmond historical print collection

Find It As the capital of the Confederacy, national and international attention were focused on Richmond, Va., throughout the mid-19th century. In a period when photography was still a new medium, news magazines relied on drawings and paintings for visual coverage of these scenes and events. The Richmond Nineteenth-Century Print Collection includes more than 140 […]

Sefer Torah: Alumni gift to VCU Libraries

Virginia Commonwealth University announced today the acquisition of a Sefer Torah, a powerful symbol and moving presence in Jewish worship and community life. Presented by an alumni couple with deep connections to the university, it will be held and safeguarded by the VCU Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives. Donors Martin L. Johnson, MD, and Olinda […]

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A transnational archive

Find It Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive traces the history and ongoing cultural impact of slavery. It provides access to thousands of full-text primary source documents and archival records, including those from: The American Missionary Association Archives from 1839-1882 The Office of the Secretary of the Interior Relating to the Suppression of the African Slave […]

Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Digital archive

Find It Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a global digitization project working to make primary sources from the 19th century available to scholars around the world. These sources provide a personal look at an age of massive change and expansion, with the birth of industrialization and nationalism, increasing literacy and the growth of culture. Nineteenth […]

Index Islamicus: Islam, Middle East and Muslim world records

Find It Where can you find information on every aspect of the Muslim world, from both Eastern and Western perspectives? Index Islamicus includes coverage of Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world on topics such as art, history, literature, medicine, politics, religion and science. Coverage dates back to 1906 and is updated annually by […]

Rarely Seen Richmond: Never seen before sights

Find It Visitors to Capital Alehouse, a popular restaurant located in downtown Richmond, may have noticed some unique pictures of the city hanging on the walls. What they probably don’t know is that these pictures are actually prints of Richmond postcards that Virginia Commonwealth University has been collecting for years. The images came from a […]

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