U.Va. Resources

Websites

LEARNING in ACTION is a UVa website dedicated to connecting students, faculty and community members to academic community engagement and co-curricular service opportunities within and beyond the University. http://www.virginia.edu/publicservice/

Memorial for Enslaved Workers at UVa – The movement to establish a more adequate memorial to the University of Virginia’s enslaved laborers was officially launched in the Fall of 2009. The project idea came from community concerns raised over the infrequent presentation of the history of slavery at the University.  Initiated by the Diversity Initiatives Committee of Student Council, the project gained a lot of support from groups and individuals, from both within the university and outside of it. http://framingourfuture.wordpress.com

Eugenics in Virginia
http://www.hsl.virginia.edu/historical/eugenics/4-influence.cfm A resource in the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library regarding eugenics in Virginia.

A Documentary History of Desegregation and Coeducation in Jefferson’s Academical Village

http://www.virginia.edu/woodson/projects/kenan/home.html A documentary history by Priya N. Parker (CLAS 2004) that outlines the lives and courageous acts of three pioneers in the history of the fight for desegregation and co-education at the University of Virginia: Alice Jackson, Gregory Swanson, and Virginia Scott.

The Living Wage Campaign at UVA
http://livingwage.wordpress.com/ A website on the Living Wage Campaign at the University of Virginia, which has been active for several years but was revitalized with new enthusiasm Fall 2005 and then again in Spring 2010. The campaign insists that all UVa workers be paid enough to support their families in Charlottesville. It is a student-led organization, in solidarity with workers and in alliance with community members, faculty, alumni, and others.

Minority Rights Coalition (MRC) at UVA
http://www.student.virginia.edu/minority A group at UVA that advocates on behalf of minority groups at UVa, including but not limited to the Black Student Alliance (BSA), Asian Student Union (ASU), Feminism is for Everyone (FIFE), Latino Student Alliance (LSA), Middle Eastern Leadership Council (MELC), and Queer Student Union (QSU).

The Virginia Center for Digital History (VCDH) at The University of Virginia
http://www.vcdh.virginia.edu/index.php?page=VCDH The Virginia Center for Digital History (VCDH) advances historical scholarship and facilitates active dialog between scholars, researchers and educators in the digital age. Working collaboratively with other institutions, both within and outside of the University of Virginia system, VCDH promotes advances in historical scholarship by providing experience and expertise in digital publication; the design and development of innovative applications of technology for digital history; and exchanges among educators with a shared commitment to transforming how history is taught, learned and accessed in the digital age.

The View from Here: Central Virginia Local History Project
http://cti.itc.virginia.edu/~hius316/home.html A joint project of the Department of History and the Institute of Public History at the University of Virginia that seeks a local perspective on national issues and cultural trends. There is a focus from Charlottesville and Central Virginia in and around the 1960s about desegregation, coeducation, student protest, religious right, religion, and Jeffersonian tradition.

The Ideological Spaces of the Academical Village: A Reading of the Central Grounds at the University of Virginia
http://faculty.virginia.edu/villagespaces/essay/#42e In an essay by Jim Cocola, there is a reference to the high possibility of slaves living on Grounds.

Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village: The Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece
http://www.uvamblogs.com/jeffersons_academical_village/?p=196 February 27, 2009: An article by Karol Lawson about how the architectural history of the University of Virginia reveals the ideological underpinnings of Jefferson.

Enslaved Community at UVA
http://www.locohistory.org/blog/albemarle/2007/05/22/enslaved-community-at-uva/#comments May 22nd, 2007: An article covering the historical heritage of the enslaved population at UVA and the efforts to uncover artifacts regarding the enslaved and free black community at the university, as well as comments from community members.

Lundy assaulted behind Lawn, election postponed
http://www.cavalierdaily.com/2003/02/27/lundy-assaulted-behind-lawn-election-postponed/ February 27, 2003: A Cavalier Daily article regarding Daisy Lundy, second-year College student and Student Council presidential candidate, who was assaulted in Poe Alley, directly behind the West side of the Lawn. Police investigated the assault as a hate crime.  Largely as a result of this incident, then-President John Casteen created a task force headed by faculty members Michael Smith and Angela Davis, resulting in the position of the Vice-President and Chief Officer of Equity and Diversity, currently headed by Marcus Martin.

Jamestown, Virginia, 1607-1907: An Overview
Jamestown, Virginia, 1607-1907: An Overview A scholarly article written by Professor Ervin L. Jordan, Jr. of University of Virginia regarding Jamestown, Virginia.

Documents

Student Racial Climate: An Analysis and Assessment (thesis by P.N. Parker) April.2004
Archaeological Investigations at Foster Site: Aug2006 (.pdf)
Kitty Foster News Article: UVA News Jun2005 (.pdf)
Embracing Diversity Report 2004
‘Slave to Scholar’ Tours highlight African-American history: Feb-Mar2003 (.pdf)
Cultural Competency in the Curriculum Final Report June.18.2008
Statement by University Rector: May2007 (.pdf)
Kitty Foster Memorial: Apr2007 (.pdf)
Board of Visitors Statement of Regret: UVA Today, Apr2007 (.pdf)