Great Hollow Wilderness School: Wes in the Woods

I recently came across an interesting collection of the Great Hollow Wilderness School, a Wesleyan run summer wilderness program for disadvantaged youth.  In the late 1960s, a 1,440 acre wildlife preserve on New Fairfield  (almost on the New York-Connecticut border) was will to Wesleyan and in 1969, the Great Hollow Wilderness School was created.  The … Read more

Middletown Manuscripts: A history through bills, deeds, and tickets

My latest processing project is that of the Middletown Manuscript collection dating from 1668 to 1937.  The collection is made up of a variety of documents from the Middletown area with no real common theme except for the location.  The collection is not very big, but it is filled with some interesting documents, not only … Read more