James Branch Cabell (1879–1958) was a Richmond author who enjoyed great success during his lifetime and helped establish the contemporary fantasy genre. This exhibit explores his life and work.
Exhibits at VCU Libraries
Adèle Clark (1882-1983), artist and art educator, championed the rights of women and promoted the arts in Virginia. Clark was a founding member of the Virginia women's suffrage movement and longtime president of the Virginia League of Women Voters. She was a progressive reformer, lobbyist and lifelong advocate for racial cooperation.
During his years practicing physical medicine and rehabilitation, Richmond native Herman J. Flax (1917–2012) amassed a large collection of physiatry books. This exhibit explores several of the rare volumes.
Respected poet Larry Levis (1946–1996) taught at VCU at the time of his death. His work continues to influence poets. This exhibit explores his writing process, examining multiple drafts of the same poem.
These highlights from the Medical Artifacts Collection housed in Special Collections and Archives at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences include surgical instruments, uniforms and medical furniture related to the history of Virginia health care.
This collection includes photographs and other materials from longtime VCU professor and supporter Edward H. Peeples, Jr., Ph.D. (1935–2019), documenting the racially motivated closing of schools in Prince Edward County, Va.
Theresa Pollak (1899–2002) was a Richmond-born artist and educator instrumental in the founding of the VCU School of the Arts. This exhibit explores her life and work and her impact on VCU history.