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.

Want to donate your media? 

Great! Use this Collection Form to contribute your digital materials.

If you have a large number of items, or large-sized files (like video) to contribute:

  • The best way to submit materials is through the Collections Form. If your file is too big to upload, you can instead use the Collections Form to provide us with a URL for an album or file location (i.e. Dropbox folder, Flickr album, etc.).
    • Note: We will make our best effort to capture media linked in submitted URLs but, due to high volume, we cannot commit to fully capturing all materials received in this way. 
  • If you'd rather not use the individual uploader, you can contact us at

Read terms and conditions for submissions. 

If you wish to donate physical materials or media, please contact Special Collections directly. To nominate other people's online work for capture, please use our URL capture form.

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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