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From the Stacks: The Robinson Collection

I recently came across an older brochure for a collection of sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth century books in our stacks referred to as the Robinson Collection. I had not seen the brochure before and was intrigued by the description of the collection. I found a folder in the department files containing the records and correspondence pertaining to the Robinson collection, including a list of the books. … Continue reading


The 2nd Annual Special Collections Lecture: Telling the Stories of Freedom Summer

During the summer of 1964, the Western College campus in Oxford, Ohio served as the training ground for a remarkable undertaking: the coordinated and determinedly peaceful effort to register African-Americans to vote in the hostile and heavily segregated state of Mississippi. … Continue reading


Albums du Père Castor: "with that delicate gaiety which shows they come from the French..."

The Père Castor Albums published by Flammarion in 1930s were a huge contribution to children's literature, and not only in France. They were translated and reissued many times and many generations in many countries remember their animal and nature stories … Continue reading


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Our current and recent past exhibits are now available as digital stories in the style of the New York Times' Snow Fall project.

Announcing a new digital collection: the WMUB Archives, featuring student-produced radio and television programs from the late 1960s.

The 2014 Annual Special Collections Lecture will be held October 10th 4-6 PM, featuring a panel of three Freedom Summer volunteers: Roland Duerksen, Carole Colca, and Mark Levy.