Project Spotlight

Jefferson Society Archives Project

The history of the Jefferson Society is in many ways the history of the University of Virginia. Over its 190 years of existence, the Society has played an integral role in the development of student life and intellectual culture at UVa. The approximately 32,491 items in our archives represent a crucial piece of University history that has, over the years, fallen into disrepair and become inaccessible to the University. The Jefferson Society Archives (JSA) Project will hire students to organize our collection and collect metadata to create a comprehensive archival inventory. We will create 600dpi images for 5,000 items in the collection using the Special Collections Library. Finally, the Society will develop a website to house its images and inventory and make them accessible to the community. The JSA Project will give the University access to important historical information, catalyze exciting new research, and offer students valuable archiving experience.

Jefferson Society Archives Project