Friday, November 1
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
WESEMINAR Inspired by Primary Sources
Join Suzy Taraba ’77, MALS ’10, Director of Special Collections & Archives, and Amanda Nelson, University Archivist, for a look at several students’ creative projects, research papers, and senior theses that began with encounters with primary sources in Special Collections & Archives. From medieval manuscripts to Shakespeare to local history to contemporary artists’ books, the rich collections in SC&A have inspired generations of students. Learn about some of this work and how your students can discover exciting sources that will spark their imaginations and lead to intellectually and creatively fulfilling projects at Wesleyan. Limited to 20.
Saturday, Nov. 2
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Special Collections & Archives Open House
Drop in at the University’s Special Collections and Archives to remember your student days—yearbooks, The Argus, Hermes, face books, and many other historical Wesleyan materials are all here. Chat with SC&A staff about the riches of the University’s rare book collection and how it supports Wesleyan’s educational mission.
Special Collections & Archives and Davison Rare Book Room, Olin Memorial Library
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
WESEMINAR Help Us Help You Help Your Students!
Calling all parents! Are you struggling to remember enough calculus to confidently help your student with their homework? Wanting to instill strong research, writing, or public speaking skills, but not sure where to start? Wesleyan’s librarians are here to help! Join us for a Q&A session on the academic resources and many support services that can help your students to be successful.
Develin Room (2nd Floor), Olin Library
Homage to Samuel Beckett — exhibit cases outside Special Collections & Archives, first floor Olin
Highlights of Wesleyan Football 1881 to present — exhibit cubes in the Campbell Reference area, first floor Olin
Henry Bacon exhibit — exhibit cases, basement Olin — Bacon was the architect for multiple buildings on campus, including Olin Library, and was the principal architect for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.