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The Friends of the Wesleyan Library present Wesleyan’s Annual Constitution Day Lecture   “The U.S. Constitution, Puerto Rico, and the Unfinished Business of Realizing our Best Ideals” by Professor José Luis Morín Chairperson, Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York Monday, September 18, 2017 […]

This summer was a busy one!     After more than a year of intensive preparation with our consortium partners at Connecticut College and Trinity College, Wesleyan’s library staff implemented a new library system and discovery tool to replace the former library catalog.  OneSearch is now the primary place to search for records of library materials, both print and electronic, and to discover and access journal articles, images, databases, and […]

Special Collections & Archives is full of materials no scholar has touched before. Email sca@wesleyan.edu for an appointment.

The library staff and Friends of the Wesleyan Library congratulate Wesleyan’s 2017 graduates and especially those who have worked in the library their senior year.  Student library workers contribute greatly to  the services the library is able to provide to the whole community. We wish you all the best as you head out into the […]

Exhibit: Posters from Kyle Schlesinger’s “A People’s Curriculum for the United States” Now through June 16, 2017 Lobby, Olin Memorial Library A People’s Curriculum for the United States is a public poster project written, printed, and distributed by the people and for the people. It asks us to ask ourselves and one another: what does […]

Special Collections & Archives Open House for students, graduating seniors, alumni, family and friends Davison Rare Book Room, Olin Memorial Library Saturday, May 27, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM   Drop in at the University’s Special Collections & Archives to show your friends and family the impressive Davison Rare Book Room.  If you […]

Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize!  The prize recognizes students who have used library resources creatively and productively to complete fascinating projects. Criteria: The research project, widely conceived, could be from any undergraduate course taken in Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, or Winter 2017 from currently […]

Wesleyan students from the course FREN 325, “Museums, Objects and Empire,” are proud to present their exhibition “Uncovering Wesleyan’s Treasures.” This exhibition, using objects from the Archaeology and Anthropology collections and documents from Special Collections & Archives, presents the history of Wesleyan’s former museum, which occupied Judd Hall from 1871 to 1957. It also displays the students’ […]

You are invited to a pop-up exhibition, “From Amate to Artists’ Books: Crafting Community through Media in Latin America,” organized by students in Corinna Zeltsman’s HIST321 course “Media and Power in Latin America,” with help from a team of campus collaborators. It brings together materials from Wesleyan’s Special Collections & Archives, general library collections, the […]

All Your Reading Habits Belong To Us: Digital Privacy and our Government —Catching up with the Connecticut Four  A discussion with Barbara Bailey and Peter Chase in honor of National Library Week Wesleyan University’s Olin Memorial Library (252 Church St, Middletown, CT) Tuesday, April 11th from 7-8:30pm in the Smith Reading Room with a reception […]

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