Carter Family Letterbook

Robert “King” Carter (1662/3-1731) was born in Lancaster, Virginia, the son of John Carter and Sarah Ludlow Carter. One of the wealthiest colonists in eighteenth century Virginia, by the time of his death in 1732, Carter owned over 300, 000 acres of land, 48 plantations and owned over seven...

    Madison Friendship Lodge Grand United Order of Odd Fellows

    Madison Friendship Lodge Grand United Order of Odd Fellows

    The Madison Friendship Lodge Grand United Order of Odd Fellows collection (MSS 16411, Small Special Collections Library) contains minute books, financial records, correspondence, event programs, proceedings, a cemetary plot, a framed faternal collar, a fraternal apron, and a flag. Loose...

      Matriculation Books (University of Virginia) V.1 (1825-1855)

      Matriculation Books (University of Virginia) V.1 (1825-1855)

      The Matriculation Books of the University of Virginia (RG-14/4/2.041, Small Special Collections Library), document each new and returning student to the University of Virginia officially registered: name, birth date, parent or guardian, place of residence, and courses of study. Records for...

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        Sally Hemings Underground Newsletter

        Sally Hemings Underground Newsletter

        In May 1970, in response to the shooting of four unarmed students at Kent State University by National Guardsmen, about 1,000 UVA students engaged in several days’ worth of rallies and marches on the Lawn and on Grounds. They joined students across the country in protesting expansion of the...

          Watson Family Papers: "Slave Notebook"

          Watson Family Papers: "Slave Notebook"

          The Papers of the Watson family (MSS 530, Small Special Collections Library) of Louisa County, Virginia is comprised of 10,000 items: including, business and personal correspondence, , ledger books, bank books, farm account books, and various memorandum books of this Louisa County family. Of...