Pick of the week, Oct. 12: The Quest for the Mystery Sweater

This photograph taken in 1930 of the Varsity Club is our pick of the week. It comes from one of our student assistants, Abbey Francis. She writes: The Quest For The Mystery Sweater Last week, I received an unusual research request from Leith Johnson, the University Archivist here at Special Collections & Archives. I was … Read more

Pick of the week, Oct. 5

Osmon Cleander Baker attended the Wesleyan Academy (now Wilbraham Academy) in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, from 1827 to 1830.  He was a member of the Wesleyan University class of 1834, although he didn’t graduate with his class, perhaps due to illness.   The collection contains some notes from his time at Wesleyan and correspondence.  The subject of this excerpt,  … Read more

Pick of the week, Sept. 28

I was looking through pictures of College Row during the 1960s in response to a research inquiry and came across this print. It’s from the University Photographers Collection and was shot in October 1966—two years before Wesleyan returned to coeducation. The individuals in the photo are not identified. I don’t know what this photo was … Read more