Special Collections and Archives
Digitized, searchable documents and audio bring real voices to the tragic tale of a Richmond neighorhood.
2015-16 Common Book Program
"Secret History of Wonder Woman" available for checkout at VCU Libraries.
Learn and Explore
A New Look at Old Richmond
1889 atlas turned interactive map reveals change and history in RVA
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
Exhibit explores medical practices at MCV's War War I field hospital and on the homefront.
Rare photographs of 1963 civil rights protests tell new stories.
Freedom Now Project seeks public input.
Holocaust Surviving Torah
Alumni donate sacred symbol of faith and hope.
Fascinated by the history of medicine?
Explore VCU's Medical Artifacts Collection, in person or online.
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 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.