Original plans based on Jefferson's vision for the Academical Village, the nucleus of the U.Va. campus, University of Virginia Special Collections.
Documentary History of the Construction of the Buildings at the University of Virginia, 1817–1828, by Frank E. Grizzard, Jr. -- Grizzard's 1996 dissertation forms a comprehensive documentary edition of the papers surrounding the
construction of the Academical Village, Jefferson's 19th-century
architectural masterpiece. This electronic database consists of 1,750 manuscript documents and
a lengthy historical narrative related to the construction of the
original buildings ofthe University of Virginia.
The Academical Village and the Lawn continue to be at the heart of U.Va. cultural life today, despite the expansion of the university over the past 180 years. University of Virginia photo.