New and Updated Finding Aids – Part 1

All of these collections were processed by Amanda Brent and are available for use in the Special Collections Research Center. Harry Partch playing his Cloud-Chamber Bowls instrument photographs Two black and white photographs of Harry Partch playing his Cloud-Chamber Bowls instrument, taken March 10 and 11, 1962. Both photographs are Continue Reading

Looking Over Our Shoulder: The Cold War Comes Home for Supper

This post is part of a series pertaining to SCRC’s current exhibition, Looking Over Our Shoulder: The Cold War in American Culture. The text was borrowed from the exhibition. Not only were American politics and diplomatic relations greatly affected throughout the Cold War, but so were the home lives, shopping Continue Reading

New and Updated Finding Aids – Part Six

All of these collections are available for use in the Special Collections Research Center. “My Maryland” operetta stage guide and score manuscripts Collection processed by Amanda Brent. Piano/vocal score and stage guide to the operetta “My Maryland” by Dorothy Donnelly and Sigmund Romberg, both created circa 1929. Both volumes originated Continue Reading

Looking Over Our Shoulder: The Space Race

This post is part of a series pertaining to SCRC’s current exhibition, Looking Over Our Shoulder: The Cold War in American Culture. The text was borrowed from the exhibition. One of the most important struggles of the Cold War period was the Space Race, which, boiled down to its essence, Continue Reading

Virginia Archives Month 2021 – Activism and Archives

This text was borrowed from the Virginia Archives Month 2021 webpage, written by Amanda Brent. It hardly needs to be said, but 2020 and 2021 have been landmark years for the United States, and the world at large. Not only did 2020 bring a global pandemic, it also brought forth Continue Reading