UMW Rare Books Spotlight

By Nick Onorato

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Antonio Barrenechea


In collaboration with Dr. Antonio Barrenechea, professor in English, and UMW Special Collections/Archives we were able to create a few videos (3 currently but 5 total planned) showcasing first edition books held in the university’s rare book holdings. This project was proposed to me by Dr. Barrenechea and the head of Special Collections/Archives, Angie Kemp. Dr. Barrenechea picked the books and wrote the script for each showcase. My job was to help film and edit the videos in order to bring his vision to life. The aim of this project was to show the depth of the University’s archives and hopefully spread awareness of a really neat on-campus resource that is, in my opinion, under appreciated.


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