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Monthly Archive for May, 2012

Charles Francis Rice, Class of 1872, kept a diary as an undergraduate at Wesleyan.  We can gain a good understanding of Rice’s actions and values by reading his entries.  He faithfully records the high points of his day to give us a picture of his life on campus and at home in the early 1870s. […]

SC&A is on a roll.  We have another collection ready for your use: Cased Images Collection, 1849-1860.  What are cased images? Those are the nineteenth century photographs presented in protective, often decorative, enclosures. The cases were often small—about 3.25” by 3.75”—and could be larger. This collection includes daguerreotypes and an ambrotype. Not everyone is familiar […]

SC&A likes to give you a heads up when there’s a collection that’s ready for use. We have a good one for you—a collection of 19th century photographs. The Joseph W. Reed and George Creeger Collection of Human Likenesses, 1840-1900, is just about ready for you to use. English Department faculty members Joe Reed and […]