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A Preservation Mindset

In recognition of Preservation Week (April 30-May 6), new Preservation and Conservation Librarian Eric Harrelson explains what preservation, archives and special collections mean to him. Charles Merewether said in his introduction to the 2006 collection of writings about the role

The Lytle Family Papers Collection

Virginius Cornick Hall devoted his life to historical research, collecting unique and unusual items and documenting his family chronology. In the last few years of Virginius’ life, we have had the pleasure of getting to know Virginius through a mutual

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Happy Birthday, Walter!

Photo of Walter Havighurst sitting at desk.

The Walter Havighurst Special Collections and University Archives has been the home for primary sources for 50 years. Our materials have helped our researchers answer their questions or have taken their research on a path that led to more than

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

As one year ends and another begins, November has been reserved as the time when we reflect on what we are thankful for. Here at the Walter Havighurst Special Collections and University Archives are beyond thankful. We are grateful for

Ohio Archives Month Comes to a Close

Thank you to all who attended our second lecture last week! We are partnering with the Miami University Alumni Association to present our final lectures next week for Ohio Archives Month. Our lecture on Monday, Oct. 24th at noon will

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Annual Ohio Archives Month Lectures Continues

Thank you to all who attended our first lecture last week! The panelists shared helpful information and answered many questions from our attendees. Our second lecture, “Archiving Oxford’s WWII History” featuring Brad Spurlock, Manager of Smith Library of Regional History

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