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James Branch Cabell: Man of Letters and Libraries

James Branch Cabell: Man of Letters and Libraries

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.

From the Library of Dr. Herman J. Flax: Physician, Poet, Collector

From the Library of Dr. Herman J. Flax: Physician, Poet, Collector

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.

Believing in Words: The Larry Levis Papers

Believing in Words: The Larry Levis Papers

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.

Medical Artifacts Collection

Medical Artifacts Collection

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.

Edward H. Peeples Prince Edward County (Va.) Public Schools Collection

Edward H. Peeples Prince Edward County (Va.) Public Schools Collection

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.

Remembering Theresa Pollak: An Exhibition on the Founder of VCUarts

Remembering Theresa Pollak: An Exhibition on the Founder of VCUarts

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.