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Rachel Beanland & Meredith Baker

Richmond Theater Fire Book Talk

Rachel Beanland & Meredith Baker M.A. '07

On December 26, 1811, more than 70 Richmond residents, including the governor of Virginia, died when the Richmond Theater burned to the ground. At the time, it was the deadliest urban disaster in American history. This event has been revisited in "The House is on Fire" by Rachel Beanland and "The Richmond Theater Fire: Early America’s First Great Disaster" by Meredith Baker M.A. '07. They will discuss their books on Thursday, September 28.

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Posted August 4, 2023

VIVA, Virginia’s academic library consortium, has signed an agreement with KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. (KGL) to provide publishing services for its Open Grant program. This partnership ensures the production of high-quality grant-supported open textbooks and other open educational resources.