The University of Virginia Library is making available a selection of videos for its Online Annual Report. Enjoy!
Visitors to the Declaration of Independence exhibition at the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library feel closer to history than ever, as the new Microsoft Surface™ offers an interactive experience with the exhibition's rare documents.
WSLS TV: June 29, 1960 (no audio)Miss Hot Dog, from the Miss Hot Dog contest run by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, serves hot dogs and receives the key to the city of Roanoke, Virginia. Actress Jayne Mansfield got her start in show business as Miss Hot Dog of 1950.
WSLS TV: September 14, 1960 (no audio)Galax and Grayson County, Virginia schools finally integrate after dramatic anti-desegregation actions by the city of Galax. Footage shows the first day of school under integration orders from federal court.
WSLS TV: September 26, 1959General Omar Bradley visits Virginia Military Institute (VMI). The General offers comments on Premeir Khrushchev and Russians in Berlin.
Virginia's Galax High School opens, but refuses to acknowledge judge's orders to begin the desegregation plan.