Category Archives: Historical Collections

New Artifacts on Display

Earlier this year, the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library received a generous donation of medical artifacts and books from Robert and Ruth Carroll of Nacogdoches, TX. While practicing family medicine in Texas, Dr. Carroll spent years building an impressive collection … Continue reading

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UVA Libraries Digital Collecting Project

Recognizing the significance of the events that took place the weekend of August 12, the University of Virginia Libraries are building an archive of materials that are relevant to the “Unite the Right” rally and its aftermath. An online portal … Continue reading

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New Exhibit: From DNA to Beer

Bacteria, yeast, mold, and other microorganisms can be the catalysts for severe illnesses, but they can also be used to produce life-saving medications, not to mention food and beverage items that are consumed every day. A traveling exhibit from the … Continue reading

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New Exhibit: Surviving and Thriving

A new traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine is on display in the main lobby of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture documents the history of AIDS and the experiences of … Continue reading

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The Four Colleges of the UVA School of Medicine

Today each medical student at UVA is assigned to one of four colleges within the School of Medicine: Dunglison College, Hunter College, Pinn College, and Reed College, but this system is a relatively new practice at UVA. Of the 123 students who … Continue reading

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Anatomical Theatre Web Exhibit

A new web exhibit from Historical Collections is now available! The Anatomical Theatre at the University of Virginia Some of you might remember the physical display about UVA’s Anatomical Theatre which was in the library lobby last year. Now, an … Continue reading

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#ColorOurCollections

This week marks the second annual #ColorOurCollections event! #ColorOurCollections is a project launched last year by the New York Academy of Medicine Library. Inspired in part by the recent popularity of coloring books (even among adults!), #ColorOurCollections strives to take advantage … Continue reading

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New Exhibit: Frankenstein and the Secrets of Nature

Today Frankenstein’s reputation as a “monster story” has perhaps partially eclipsed the rich history of scientific inquiry, medical progress, and social evolution that underlies the text. Frankenstein was published in 1818, a time when a strong sense of scientific curiosity … Continue reading

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October is American Archives Month

  American Archives Month is a time to promote the work of archivists and celebrate archival collections around the country. From the National Archives in Washington, D.C., to local historical societies, institutions large and small use this month to highlight … Continue reading

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New Exhibit: George Washington & Medicine

The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library is currently hosting a new traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine. Every Necessary Care & Attention: George Washington & Medicine explores the role of medicine during the lifetime of first president, Revolutionary … Continue reading

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