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From 1968 to 1971, noted environmentalist Newton Ancarrow documented and photographed more than 400 species of wildflowers along the banks of the James River in Richmond, Va. Here is a sampling of his work.
- Explore Ancarrow's work
- View the entire digital collection - individual images of all of the slides from Ancarrow's slideshow, as well as accompanying documentation such as Ancarrow's field notebooks, the script of the slideshow, and family photographs showing some of the boats he designed.
- More on Ancarrow from the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden - details of Ancarrow's life and work, including his campaign to clean up the James and the background of his boat-building business.
Mapping the Second Ku Klux Klan is a rough timeline of the rise of the second Ku Klux Klan between 1915 and 1940.
The first Klan of Reconstruction and the third Klan of the Civil Rights era were both concentrated in the Deep South, but the second Klan spread across the United States. That tells us that parts of the Klan’s appeal (racism, anti-Semitism, and above all, anti-Catholicism) were widespread.
This map invites you to learn about the second Klan in your area and across the U.S. and to study the courage of those who opposed the Klan.
- View the map
- Learn more about this project
- Read the essay on The New York World’s Exposé and the History of the Second Ku Klux Klan
- Download the dataset
The Atlas of the City of Richmond was compiled and published in 1889 by the Philadelphia firm of George William Baist (1859-1927). The interactive atlas presented here allows for an in-depth contextual exploration of each geographic area mapped by Baist via Points of Interest which contain information about selected panel points, reveal historical images juxtaposed with present-day Google maps and provide links to related VCU Digital Collections. Additionally, a street index created by VCU Libraries for the atlas allows for quick reference and research of atlas locations. Both the full atlas and the street index are available for download and use.