First UVA Students

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GUEST:  Jean Cooper, Director of Genealogical Resources at the University of Virginia’s Alderman Library, and editor of a blog about the first generation of students to attend UVA.


TOPIC:  Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia opened to students on Monday morning, March 7, 1825. Jean Cooper discusses her fascinating research into who those first students were and what life at the University was like.


ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Friday, August 30, 2013.