Talk: The Long War in Afghanistan: A Perspective

  In August of this year, the U.S. announced another policy and strategy for Afghanistan.  October 7th marks 16 years of war in Afghanistan, the longest American war of this century.  Where are we in our aims to dismantle and defeat Al Qaeda and to help stabilize and secure Afghanistan well enough to prevent the … Read moreTalk: The Long War in Afghanistan: A Perspective

Constitution Day Lecture: “The U.S. Constitution, Puerto Rico, and the Unfinished Business of Realizing our Best Ideals”

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 … Read moreConstitution Day Lecture: “The U.S. Constitution, Puerto Rico, and the Unfinished Business of Realizing our Best Ideals”

New library system, website, and roof!

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 … Read moreNew library system, website, and roof!

Special Collections & Archives Open House 5/27/17

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 … Read moreSpecial Collections & Archives Open House 5/27/17

Undergraduate Research Prize Winners

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 … Read moreUndergraduate Research Prize Winners

Exhibition “Uncovering Wesleyan’s Treasures” Monday, May 8

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’ … Read moreExhibition “Uncovering Wesleyan’s Treasures” Monday, May 8

From Amate to Artists’ Books: Crafting Community through Media in Latin America

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 … Read moreFrom Amate to Artists’ Books: Crafting Community through Media in Latin America