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This site is a digital complement to the physical exhibition, Private Passions, Public Legacy, displayed at the University of Virginia Library’s Special Collections department in Alderman Library from March through September 2001. The exhibition was co-curated by Michael Plunkett and Heather Moore. The site is housed at the University of Virginia.
 The site contains images of original letters, manuscripts, books, and a variety of printed material and ephemera. The site has been created to enable public access to these materials in support of teaching, research, and scholarship. Educational institutions or affiliated individuals, school teachers, news organizations, and members of the public are all welcome to link to individual images or other content posted on the site and to download selected material for the above-authorized purposes.

 Acknowledgment should be given to the site as follows: Private Passions, Public Legacy, Exhibition © 2001 by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia.


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Site Sources & Copyright Information

Texts: Unattributed text in this exhibition is the work of the U.Va. Library staff and is © 2001 by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia.

Images: Most of the images are from the collections of the University of Virginia. Others were generously contributed by private individuals, public institutions, and other entities.  Where known, the original photographer or source of the image is identified. For any items created and owned by the University of Virginia, high-resolution images should be requested from Digital Curation Services,