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Joan Gaustad (BFA ‘75/A) dedicates space to Gerald Donato and VCU students

Joan Gaustad came to VCU as a student in the early 1970’s. As the child of an Army officer, she lived in Thailand and Europe prior to her arrival on the Monroe Park Campus and her first impressions of Richmond were not terribly positive and she never thought she would remain. All of that changed […]

Gift from the James Branch Cabell Library Associates Establishes VCU Publishing and a Virtual Center for Cabellian Studies at VCU Libraries

VCU’s Cabell Library is named for Richmond author James Branch Cabell (1879-1958). Cabell was one of the most famous American writers of the early twentieth century and has a distinguished profile in the history of American letters and many genres. Cabell was well-known to readers of his time and part of contemporary literary circles that […]

Building Community, One Zoom at a Time

In a typical year, VCU Libraries hosts an impressive number of public events and welcomes the community to join us in our comfortable lecture hall. With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were forced to cancel an exciting schedule of spring events. To try and fill the void left by these cancellations and keep […]

How I Use the Library: a 2020 graduate reflects

James Branch Cabell Library. Photo by Corey Lightner (B.S.’20/H&S)Spring 2020 VCU graduates celebrated a little differently this year. A virtual graduation was held instead of in-person and their final months of classes switched to online. Justice Boyd Hughes graduated this spring with a B.A. in African American Studies and B.S. in Psychology and shares how the libraries were […]