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Since 2004, our Rotunda imprint has published innovative peer-reviewed digital projects, both born-digital and from authoritative letterpress editions. Our core offering is the American History Collection of documentary editions spanning three centuries, from the work of young Ben Franklin through the presidential correspondence of Woodrow Wilson: more than 20 publications with content from over 550 letterpress and born-digital volumes, for a total of nearly 500,000 documents, diary entries, and editorial essays, all cross-searchable.

Our major stand-alone publications are the Presidential Recordings Digital Edition, with transcripts and audio of nearly 4000 conversations from White House recordings; People of the Founding Era, a biographical reference to over 75,000 individuals; the open-access SAH Archipedia, an authoritative encyclopedia of the American built environment, with over 25,000 entries and 5000 editorial essays. Finally, our Literature and Culture Collection features seven editions of literary work and correspondence from nineteenth-century America and Britain.

Accessing Rotunda Publications

If you are connecting via a campus Internet connection, you can expect to gain access to any Rotunda publication purchased by your institution. If your institution has not purchased a particular Rotunda publication, contact your institution’s library about ordering. You may also sign up for an individual free trial to evaluate Rotunda before making a purchase decision.

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Rotunda Collections

Rotunda publications are available to both libraries and independent scholars as single titles or as collections. The American History Collection includes the sub-collections American Founding Era; Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction; and the American Century.

Legacy Projects

The following digital projects were published on UVA Press's website before the Rotunda imprint was established, and are no longer updated.

Rotunda Contacts

David Sewell
Manager of Digital Initiatives and the Rotunda Imprint(434)
Jason Coleman
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Patricia Searl
Assistant Manager, Digital Initiatives and the Rotunda Imprint(434)

If you are the author or editor of a digital project that you think might be a suitable candidate for publication within Rotunda, please send an inquiry to UVa Press editor in chief Eric Brandt.


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