Just received an e-mail from Edward Gaynor, the head of Collection Development at the Special Collections Library at UVA, about the UVA Quiz on this week’s cover. I didn’t tell Gaynor this, but I’ve always harbored dreams of becoming a librarian, especially since they’ve become so cool. So it was a little like getting a letter from a rock star. Who works in a library. Or something like that.
Anyway, he offered three clarifications to the quiz, which make the stories behind the questions that much more interesting to me.
Concerning the earliest documented streaking of the Lawn (question #10), Mr. Gaynor added this:
No word on if this involved kissing the ass end of the Homer statue. He also has the name of the first African American student to apply to UVA (#12):
As for the first Board of Visitors meeting (#21):