Special Collections and Archives
From the Cold War to the Culture War: The Encampment for Citizenship
Scrapbook-like digital exhibit explores 70-year-old effort in educating young citizens
Encampment for Citizenship
James Branch Cabell: Man of Letters and Libraries
Online compendium celebrates Mr. Cabell's literary legacy.
Visit the Display
Digital collection tells inside story of building the VCU President's House.
History grad students transcribed revealing letters.
See the Collection
Fascinated by the history of medicine?
Explore VCU's Medical Artifacts Collection, in person or online.
Digitized, searchable documents and audio bring real voices to the tragic tale of a Richmond neighorhood.
A New Look at Old Richmond
1889 atlas turned interactive map reveals change and history in RVA
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.
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.