Special Collections and Archives
Holocaust Surviving Torah
Alumni donate sacred symbol of faith and hope.
Thank you, Alumni.
Many treasured items, like this one from artist Charles Vess, are gifts from graduates.
Fascinated by the history of medicine?
Explore VCU's Medical Artifacts Collection, in person or online.
A Century of Leadership
New exhibit highlights achievements of Virginia Girl Scouts.
Rare photographs of 1963 civil rights protests tell new stories.
Freedom Now Project seeks public input.
Want to get your hands on some intriguing and inspirational book art?
Take a class or make an appointment.
Open to all researchers, the Special Collections and Archives departments at James Branch Cabell and Tompkins-McCaw Libraries provide access to rare publications and primary source materials. Archivists and special collections librarians welcome requests for research consultations, classes, community programs, and collaborative initiatives.
Collections at James Branch Cabell Library include book art, comic arts, manuscripts, and rare books and periodicals.
Collections at Tompkins-McCaw Library include manuscripts, medical artifacts, and rare books and periodicals.