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Unite the Right Rally Archive

A guide to the UVA Library's archive project to collect materials from the "Unite the Right" rally and counter-protests on August 11 and 12, 2017.

Collecting stories from August 11th and 12

Many members of our community are still reeling from the events of August 12, 2017. The days surrounding the “Unite the Right” rally and counter-protests saw loss of life, physical violence, and community turmoil significant enough to merit international media coverage in Charlottesville. Our community will be recovering, assessing, and attempting to move forward for a long time to come.  

Building the archive 

Recognizing the significance of events on the weekend of August 12, the University of Virginia Library is building an archive of materials surrounding the “Unite the Right” rally and counter-protests.

We are interested in your personal digital submissions (including images, stories, audio, or video) from the events at UVA and in the Charlottesville area, so that we may make these materials available to students and researchers studying these events. You have the option to keep your name private if you wish.

Statement of Values: The University of Virginia stands firmly behind the Society of American Archivists’ commitment to ensuring the diversity of archivists and the archival record. Read the SAA Council statement about events of 8/12.

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