WESeminars and Exhibits in the library for Homecoming/Family Weekend

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. … Read more

Homage to Beckett: A Symposium

Homage to Beckett: A Symposium Speakers:  Dr. Jay Levy ’60 HON ’96     Lois Overbeck, PhD, Managing Editor, The Correspondence of Samuel Beckett, Emory University     Michael Meere, PhD, Assistant Professor of French, Wesleyan University Thursday, October 24, 2019, 3-6 p.m., followed by a reception Smith Reading Room, Olin Library, 252 Church St., Middletown Join us … Read more

Read the latest Library newsletter, now available online!

Stories in the Summer 2019 Check It Out — *Wesleyan has joined the Boston Library Consortium — *Richard Winslow Era Collection processed — *Intern works on Queer Archive Project Collection — *Olin and PAC site model donated to Olin — *Occupy Wall Street Library book makes its way to Wesleyan — *Librarians Michaelle Biddle and Alec McLane … Read more

Congratulations to the Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize Winners

The Friends of the Wesleyan Library are pleased to honor the winners of the third annual Undergraduate Research Prize for excellence in library research and writing: 1st place: Emma Leuchten ’19 (Anthropology and Religion), “Anthropology Beyond Belief: Navigating Dreams and Reality in the Burmese Weikza Tradition” – A Senior Essay submitted to the Anthropology Department (Prof. Traube) … Read more

Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to speak at the Library’s award ceremony on May 1

  Susan Campbell will speak at the Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize ceremony on Wednesday, May 1 at 7:00 pm in Smith Reading Room, Olin Library.  Her talk — “We Need the Churn” —  draws from her new book, Frog Hollow: Stories from an American Neighborhood (Wesleyan University Press, 2019), a love letter … Read more

Wesleyan Student Group Collecting Books for Local Children

Wesleyan Book Buds received a Wesleyan Student Innovation Grant to collect and re-distribute books to low-income children at local elementary schools, child centers, religious centers, and other educational organizations.  They hope to help bridge the book accessibility and achievement gap in the area.  The book drive runs March 26th through April 6th, 2019, and one of the … Read more

Check out the Winter 2019 library newsletter!

This issue’s stories include: — New Digital Scholarship Fellows program — Research into the 1481 edition of Dante’s Commedia — William Bender, Jr. — Cowboy Songbooks and Sheet Music — New University Archivist – Amanda Nelson — and more….. Click below to view the latest issue of Check it Out!