Have fun with SC&A’s “Color Our Collections” coloring book

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 … Read more

A sampler of E&ES students’ artists’ books

This fall, students from Helen Poulos’ Introduction to Environmental Studies (E&ES197) class viewed artists’ books about environmental issues in Special Collections & Archives with Rebecca McCallum and learned basic bookmaking techniques from Michaelle Biddle, librarians at Olin Library.  Some students chose to create artists’ book for their final projects, and these, as well as posters … Read more

CDs of Wesleyan student groups in the Archives

SC&A doesn’t just contain the textual and photographic record of Wesleyan’s history, we also have some sound recordings — from speeches and lectures to cds of recent student groups, such as the Wesleyan Spirits, the New Group and Quasimodal.  If your group has produced a cd, please consider depositing one copy with SC&A (for safekeeping) … 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