Here you will find a range of useful resources relevant to the early life of Jefferson's University. They are links to related databases and digitization projects, some of which provided archival material that supplemented the work of the JUEL Project in visualizing the Academical Village, tracing genealogies of individuals and families associated with the university, and otherwise enriching our knowledge of the university's early life. The below links are in descending order, starting with the most recently added links.

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Anatomical Theatre at the University. This online exhibit describes the building, courses, faculty, and other individuals associated with the Anatomical Theatre, which began construction May 1825. This and other related exhibits are created by the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library of the University of Virginia Health System.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement SeriesThomas Jefferson's Monticello has several important projects and databases of direct relevance, such as Plantation and Slavery, as well as research "gateways" such as the Jefferson Library and the Retirement Series Papers, which provides print as well as digital full-text editions of Jeffersons' papers and correspondence from 1809-1826. 

Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery. A visual compendium of archaeological evidence to "foster inter-site, comparative archaeological research on slavery throughout the Chesapeake, the Carolinas, and the Caribbean," by the Archaeological Department at Monticello.

African-American Heritage at Sweet Briar. Dr. Lynn Rainville's research on enslaved individuals and the college slave cemetery; see also the Tusculum Institute at Sweet Briar College

Nau Center for Civil War History Digital Projects. The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History introduces two new digital projects, Black Virginians in Blue and Civil War Prisons.

The Vinegar Hill Project. Once known as Random Row; an African-American business and residential neighborhood in Charlottesville. 

University of Virginia Hospital. A history of the hospital, by the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

Proffit Historic District. An "online resource archive" about the area of Proffit, largely comprised of African-American familes from the 1870's onward (in present-day northeastern Charlottesville) 

Carr's Hill. This site contains a wealth of information about Carr's Hill at the University of Virginia, including its early history (adjacent to the academical village, the property quickly became the location of boarding houses). 

Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC), a project (like JUEL) involving the Institute of Advanced Technology in the Humanities. 

Founders Online. A resource by the National Archives with over 18,000 documents of which Thomas Jefferson was the author. 

Transect: Narratives of Slavery. Developed by UVA students in Professor Andrew Johnston's architecture course, this portion of the JUEL web site examines the academical village in relation to slavery. 

The Virginia Center for Digital History. An independent center within the University of Virginia, VCDH maintains several projects related to JUEL, such as the Geography of Slavery in Virginia

Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Virginia. The digitized text with over 100 engravings is provided by the University of Virginia. Howe's 1852 text is a typical nineteenth-century miscellanea with interesting chapters on slavery, Thomas Jefferson, and the University of Virginia. As a primary source, it provides insight into how slavery was perceived, including information from Professor George Tucker's biography of Jefferson.  

Unknown No Longer: A Database of Virginia Slave Names. A continually-updated database of Virginian slaves, as identified via unpublished documents. Maintained by the Virginia Historical Society.

The Garden Club of Virginia and the Pavilion Gardens. Maintained by the Virginia Historical Society, this site details the changes made to the academical village landscape in the 1950's in an effort of restoration. 

The Morven Property. Located near Monticello and Ashlawn-Highland, the Morvan farm and lands were first owned by Jefferson (1795) and later Professor Henry Francis Smith, who lived with his family in Pavilion V until 1928. This site provides a brief description of the property and its presence in the early life of the University. 

Students at the University of Virginia Jean L. Cooper, Genealogical Resources Specialist at the University of Virginia Library, presents her ongoing research in compiling the biographies of past students. 

University of Virginia Lifetime Learning podcast in which JUEL co-founder Maurie McInnis describes the parameters of the JUEL Project.  

Universities Confronting the Legacy of Slavery 2014 Symposium, of the University of Virginia President's Commission on Slavery and the University. 

Central Virginia History Researchers (CVHR) African-American Families Database. The CVHR, "a partnership among local historians, anthropologists, database designers, and community residents," has various finding aids and information on central Virginian landowners, slaves, and freedpeople. 

Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record. A collection of 1,280 images compiled by Jerome Handler and Michael Tuite, sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the University of Virginia Library.

Encyclopedia Virginia. A publication of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities in partnership with the Virginia Library, providing detailed entries on the history and culture of Virginia.

Library of Virginia. The Library of Virginia provides a vast number of resources, such as maps, court records, family letters, and cohabitation registries, many of which are digitized.

Jeffersonian Grounds Initiative: Restoring the Jeffersonian Grounds. The Office of the Architect, University of Virginia has provides detailed information on the early life of the university with historic structure reports on the Hotels and Pavilions and on the cultural landscape of the academical village. The following reports are online: Academical Village Cultural Report; Hotel A Historic Structure Report; Hotel F Historic Structure Report; Pavilion III Historic Structure Report; Pavilion IX Historic Structure Report; Pavilion X Historic Structure Report; Rotunda Historic Structure Report; Chapel Historic Structure Report.