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Special Collections and Archives

New digital collection tells inside story of building the VCU President's House.
New digital collection tells inside story of building the VCU President's House.

History grad students transcribed revealing letters. See the Collection

Medical College of Virginia and the Great War
Medical College of Virginia and the Great War

Exhibit explores medical practices at MCV's War War I field hospital and on the homefront. Learn More

Hispanic creators and characters in American comic arts
Hispanic creators and characters in American comic arts

Flickr set celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy! Flickr Album

New online gallery showcases materials, images and stories
New online gallery showcases materials, images and stories

VCUArts founder Theresa Pollack's art, ideas and life open the exhibits. VCU Libraries Gallery

Rare photographs of 1963 civil rights protests tell new stories.
Rare photographs of 1963 civil rights protests tell new stories.

Freedom Now Project seeks public input. Get Involved

Holocaust Surviving Torah
Holocaust Surviving Torah

Alumni donate sacred symbol of faith and hope. Learn More

Fascinated by the history of medicine?
Fascinated by the history of medicine?

Explore VCU's Medical Artifacts Collection, in person or online. Learn More

Want to get your hands on some intriguing and inspirational book art?
Want to get your hands on some intriguing and inspirational book art?

Take a class or make an appointment. Contact Us


Open to all researchers, the Special Collections and Archives departments at James Branch Cabell Library and Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences 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.

Contact Us

James Branch Cabell Library: libjbcsca@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1108.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed from December 8, 2014 to January 9, 2015. Appointments are recommended.

Tompkins-McCaw Library: libtmlsca@vcu.edu or (804) 828-9898.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are recommended.

VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
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Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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