note cards on sale soon
of University life around the turn of the century grace the covers
of note cards that will be on sale at the U.Va.
Bookstore in early September. Twelve photographs, including
the infamous 1895 Rotunda fire, were chosen from the library's Special
Collections department for the inaugural note card set.
black-and-white, 5-by-7-inch cards were designed by library publicist
Melissa Norris and produced by U.Va.'s Printing
Services. The 12-card set will sell for $12.95.
partnership gives the library an opportunity to make some of the
riches found in our collections available to the public," said
Ken Jensen, director of the library's Communications and Publications
note card project is one of a series of partnerships that have recently
been forged at the University," bookstore director Jonathan
Kates said. "It combines the strengths and resources of otherwise
separate departments to produce unique University-related merchandise
for our community. The project underscores the value of these partnerships;
working together has broadened our thinking and our creativity."
Lawn provides the background for the above shot, circa 1917, from
the collection of Charlottesville photographer Rufus W. Holsinger.