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Identifier: MSS 4966
Scope and Contents The papers of Anna Maria (Campbell Hickman) Otis Mead Chalmers (1809-1891) and her family offer a deep look into a 19th century American family with a sharp focus on enslaved and formerly enslaved persons. The collection documents the life of a young, widowed woman, Anna Maria Mead Chalmers, who was the granddaughter of General William Hull (1753-1825). She was a mother of four children and became a businesswoman in Richmond, Virginia. She was a writer, an editor of the Southern Churchmen,...
Dates: 1821 - 1897
Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RG 2/6/1
Content Description This collection contains materials collected by Alexander "Sandy" Gilliam in his role as University of Virginia Historian. Included are professional and personal correspondence, lectures, notes, letters, clippings, and promotional material. This addition pertains to committee's he served on, lectures and papers he produced about the University of Virginia, correspondence with guests to the university, correspondence to Gilliam on a variety of topics including his retirement, recipients of...
Dates: 1985 - 2016
Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16729
Content Description This collection documents the work of Susan Tyler Hitchcock, writer, editor, and former faculty member at the University of Virginia. This collection includes Hitchcock's correspondence, notes, photographs, research, and drafts of manuscripts. The bulk of the materials focus on the work surrounding her book The University of Virginia: A Pictorial History published by the ...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1990-1999
Identifier: MSS 16792
Content Description This collection contains two folders of Ladley Husted, a University of Virginia biology professor and the first chair of the President's Tree Committee later known as the Arboretum and Landscape Committee. The folders include correspondence, notes, and detailed maps of plantings on grounds from 1959-1962. The folders are titled "Tree Committee" and "Tree Locations." The Tree Committee folder contains correspondence and notes related to the...
Dates: Majority of material found within circa 1959-1963
File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16794
Content Description This collection contains a single letter from James Madison to Thomas Jefferson about submitting his first donation for founding the "Central College," which would become the University of Virginia. Docketed in Jefferson's hand on verso, "Madison Ja., Montpellier [missing text on margin] recd M [missing text on margin]"James Madison writes, "I take the oppportunity by Judge Holmes of sending my first installment for the Central College, which I beg the favor of you to have put...
Dates: April 20, 1818
Identifier: MSS 16747
Content Description This collection contains audio files and transcripts created by students as part of ENWR 2520: Writing the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at UVA in the Fall of 2021. Students were broken into four groups and each created a podcast episode and supplied the transcriptions. Students researched and reflected upon the history of slavery at the University of Virginia—including its connections to present day racism and white supremacy in Charlottesville and beyond. In addition to the four episodes,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1970-1998
Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16677
Content Description John Walter Wayland collection of correspondence,notes,photographs, and newspaper clippings about Henry Martin who was the bell ringer for the University of Virginia from 1868-1909. “Henry Martin rang the bell at dawn to awaken the students, and rang it during the day to mark the hours and the beginning and ending of class periods. He was beloved by generations of faculty, students, and alumni, and he remembered them all when they returned for visits.” Dr. Wayland, a former University of...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG 23/3
Scope and Contents The collection contains two minute books and three folders of loose papers taken from the minute books, a copy of the Constitution of the Women's Students Association, a letter from Dean of Women Robert Hollingsworth and Peggy Thompson, Acting President, to the Women Students of the University of Virginia, 1946, enclosing a copy of the Constitution, and explaining various regulations and describing organizations that welcome women, and in what capacity. It also includes papers regarding...