Blog Archives

From the Stacks: The Call of the Wild

I picked Jack London’s The Call of the Wild for this blog post when the temperature was in the teens and snow covered the ground. Our fourth printing of the 1903 edition of London’s Yukon tale about Buck, the mixed

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Loaning Special Collections Materials for Exhibit

Occasionally Special Collections is approached by an outside institution wishing to borrow one or more of our items to include in an exhibit. There are all kinds of things to take into consideration when dealing with exhibit loan agreements –

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Digital Collections Update & Digital Storytelling Projects

It wouldn’t be my turn at writing a blog if postcards didn’t come up, so here you go: all the postcards we had sent away to be scanned by a commercial company are now completed and returned to us. In

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From the Stacks: William Watts’s Seats of the Nobility and Gentry (1786)

In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennett amusingly admits to her sister Jane that she may have begun to like Mr. Darcy just a bit more after visiting his grand estate at Pemberley. What’s fascinating about this development in the novel,

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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

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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

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News and Events

Our Spring 2015 exhibit will be titled The Ready Ones: American Children, World War II, and Propaganda. The exhibit will be guest curated by Katherine Wills, a graduate student in the History Department, and will run January 26 - May 15.

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.