Virtual Film Screening and Discussion: Marvin McNeill and Edward “Juicey” Jackson—“From the Mouthpiece on Back”

Click here to join the event on Zoom Click here to RSVP to attend in person On Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm, join Marvin McNeill (Wesleyan alum and Assistant Professor of Music and African American Studies, Emory University) and New Orleans musician Edward “Juicey” Jackson in a virtual screening of the hour-long documentary From the Mouthpiece on … Read more

Constitution Day performance of “The Bill of Rights: Ten Amendments in Eight Motets”

Celebrate CONSTITUTION DAY with Festival Harmony and assisting instrumentalists conducted by the composer from the harpsichord the amendments read by Gregory Harris THE BILL OF RIGHTS: TEN AMENDMENTS IN EIGHT MOTETS music by Neely Bruce, composed in the style of William Billings the text from various sources, edited by James Madison 12:00 noon – 1:00 … Read more

Wesleyan Library’s Ongoing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Initiatives — Summer 2022 update

We are pleased to share highlights of Wesleyan Library’s most recent efforts to create more equitable and welcoming services and spaces for the Wesleyan community: Incorporating the FGLI Textbook Collection into the Science Library, including the creation of an online discovery interface, to increase access to textbooks. Installing the WSA BIPOC Browsing Collection in Olin … Read more

Enter the 2022 Library Prize Competition!

Library Prize poster

We are looking forward to receiving entries from currently enrolled Wesleyan undergraduate students of papers demonstrating excellent in library research and writing from courses taken from Spring 2020 through Winter 2022.  More information and the application form is available here.  Faculty and library staff may nominate students here.

Olin Book Exhibit celebrates Wesleyan Diversity Summit

A new exhibit in Olin Library’s east hallway celebrates Wesleyan’s 2nd annual Diversity Summit “Critical Race Theory: From Concept to Action” and the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Commemoration.  Come browse and check out works by featured speakers Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings and Andratesha Fritzgerald, as well as other books related to CRT.  Dr. … Read more

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice updates from the Library — Winter 2022

Folks, I’m pleased to share updates from the Wesleyan Library on our work towards a more just library, campus, and world. We welcome your questions, suggestions, and collaborations as we continue this crucial work. — Andrew White, University Librarian Team A – Walls of the Library Team A has been working on a few different … Read more

American Radio Art at the End of the Millenium

This guest post for World Day for Audiovisual Heritage was written by Stuart Wheeler, MA ‘21, who has spent the past several months working with the World Music Archives as well as Special Collections & Archives to help process collections from contemporary American composers including John Cage and Ned Sublette. One of his projects was … Read more

Ephemera in Special Collections & Archives: The Newtonian system of philosophy by Tom Telescope

Enlightenment ideas about science and philosophy take center stage in this small book of lectures presented to children by a boy called Tom Telescope, the “little philosopher.”  The pseudonymous Tom explains complex concepts through conversation and demonstration with “familiar objects, in an entertaining manner, for the use of young ladies and gentlemen,” as made clear in the publication’s subtitle.