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On view in the exhibit cases outside Special Collections & Archives, 1st floor Olin Library, during library hours   This year, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the Center for African American Studies and the graduation of Wesleyan’s Vanguard class, the first group of actively recruited minority students. To help celebrate these occasions this exhibit […]

On January 16, 2019, Amanda Nelson joins the library staff as University Archivist.  Amanda comes to Wesleyan from the American Institute of Physics in College Park, Maryland.  At AIP, she had a wide range of archival duties, including both behind-the-scenes collection and technical management and outreach and public services.  Amanda worked extensively on AIP’s oral […]

Recently SC&A received an inquiry from Elizabeth Williams, a member of the Aqueduct Rowing Club in Rexford, NY.  She was looking for the names of the Wesleyan 1878 crew team, a vintage photo of which had been the basis for her club’s logo of over 30 years. She had already done some research, finding a […]

Leith Johnson, University Archivist since 2012, retired on June 29, 2018.  As archivist, Leith was responsible for all aspects of the Wesleyan archives, manuscripts, and local history collections.  He also served in other positions at Wesleyan throughout the years.  From 2007 to 2009, he was the project archivist for the William Manchester Papers in Wesleyan’s […]

WESEMINAR: WESLEYAN AND THE GREAT WAR Saturday, May 26, 2018 — 10:30-11:30 am — Room 112, Boger Hall In 1914, The Great War—known later as World War I—broke out in Europe. Wesleyan became a war campus in the years that followed. After the U.S. Congress declared war on Germany in 1917, college life at Wesleyan […]

    On exhibit through Fall 2018 During library hours Special Collections & Archives exhibit cases Olin Library, 252 Church Street, Middletown Free and open to the public Highlights from the Angling, Baskin, Beales, Husted, Lawrence, Moulton, and Williams collections. Curated by Suzy Taraba, Director, Special Collections & Archives.

Special Collections & Archives Open House   Image from State of the Planet: collage/effect by Giorgia Peckman ’18   View  artists’ books created by students in Introduction to Environmental Studies (E&ES 197) and other environmentally-themed artists’ books from the SC&A collection that inspired them. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 4:30-6:30 pm At 5:30, Giorgia Peckman ’18 and […]

The new exhibit of the cast of Glyptodon, a giant armadillo, outside of the Science Library, in the lobby of Exley Science Center has been unveiled.  Originally on exhibit in the Wesleyan Museum in Judd Hall, the Glyptodon had been in storage since 1957, when the Museum was closed and its collections were dispersed.   Here is […]

We’ve set up a coloring station in Olin Lobby so people can take a coloring break this week.  Printouts of Wesleyan’s Special Collections & Archives coloring book from the New York Academy of Medicine’s #ColorOurCollections online coloring fest are available there, as well as sample pages from some other collections.  If you can’t make it to […]

Wesleyan’s Special Collections & Archives is participating for the first time in the New York Academy of Medicine’s #ColorOurCollections coloring fest from February 5-9, 2018.  Download the Wesleyan coloring book, which features iconic campus architecture, such as Olin Memorial Library (above), archival collections, and illustrations from SC&A’s rare book collection. Send photos and scans of your […]

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