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The University of Virginia in One Hundred Objects

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Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

AUGUST 24, 2017 - JUNE 22, 2018

Featuring artifacts from the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, other university entities, and private collections, this exhibition commemorates UVA’s Bicentennial. The one hundred artifacts included represent moments from two centuries of UVA history, and range across space as well as time: you can find seventy-nine objects in the galleries of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library, and twenty-one more may be found at sixteen satellite sites around Grounds. The exhibition is produced by the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library and is based on the UVA Press book Mr. Jefferson’s Telescope: A History of the University of Virginia in One Hundred Objects (August 2017). The book is, in turn, expanded from the popular article, “Object Lesson: Telling the history of UVA one piece at a time  in the Summer 2014 edition of Virginia Magazine. Learn more at http://100objects.lib.virginia.edu