Last spring, a group of rare, Jewish-related books arrived at Special Collections & Archives, as a result of a new partnership between Wesleyan University’s Special Collection & Archives, Wesleyan’s Jewish and Israel Studies Program, and Middletown’s Congregation Adath Israel. These rare books from Adath Israel are now on long-term loan to Special Collections & Archives … Read more
A publisher’s proof copy of a novel, with the author’s own edits and revisions hand-written throughout, gives us a rare glimpse into the author’s writing process. What sections did he or she cut? How were phrases rewritten, or words exchanged for other, better choices? We have such a view into the writing process of the … Read more
Do you know where this window is at Wesleyan? Too often we are so caught up in our own lives and that we forget to look at the things around us. 115 years have passed since a certain Wesleyan student graduated but his generosity is still all around us to enjoy from one … Read more
NOW AVAILABLE AT SPECIAL COLLECTIONS & ARCHIVES The official SC&A pencil for only 25¢ ●Everybody did you know for the small sum of 25¢ you can buy a writing instrument that writes under water, in zero gravity and upside down!!!!!!!!! ●Thesis writers did you know a pencil can write 45,000 words. ●Art majors did you … Read more
Why do we love the pencil so much in Special Collections? Well, what’s not to love? It is easy to find, inexpensive, waterproof, and best of all, it has a handy-dandy eraser. It’s the eraser that makes pencils our writing instrument of choice in Special Collections & Archives. Although we know our users are careful, … Read more
We have started this blog to provide news and information about the archival and rare book collections at Wesleyan University. This site will keep you updated on events, exhibits, and new acquisitions, as well as glimpses of some of our holdings. Welcome to SC&A!