Library closures this fall due to construction

  • Music Library service window and reading room are open. Although the Music Library staff is temporarily relocated, we are available to help you with your music research needs; just ask at the desk or email  The two listening rooms will reopen for browsing and study use on September 27.  Until then, staff will retrieve scores and recordings from the listening rooms for you and make arrangements for equipment use.
  • Smith Reading Room is closed through September. The collections may be requested via OneSearch and picked up at Olin Circulation.

Library Blog

Justin Peck delivers Wesleyan’s 2018 Constitution Day talk

On Monday, September 17, 2018, Assistant Professor of Government Justin Peck  delivered Wesleyan’s 2018 Constitution Day talk entitled “Progress, Preservation, and the Constitution After Trump.”  The event was held in the Hubbard Room of Russell Library, which was packed with about 90 Middletown and Wesleyan community members.         Photographs by Chloe de Montgolfier ‘22.

Constitution Day Talk: “Progress, Preservation, and the Constitution After Trump”

Assistant Professor of Government Justin Craig Peck will talk about the ways in which the Constitution aids and constrains reform movements in American politics.  He will examine how, to what extent, and in what ways we should be concerned with constitutional ‘preservation.’ Originally from Georgia, Justin Peck received his PhD in Government from the University […]
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SC&A Blog

1878 Wes Crew Team inspires New York club

Recently SC&A received an inquiry from Elizabeth Williams, a member of the Aqueduct Rowing Club in Rexford, NY.  She was looking for the names of the Wesleyan 1878 crew team, a vintage photo of which had been the basis for her club’s logo of over 30 years. She had already done some research, finding a […]

University Archivist, Leith Johnson, retires

Leith Johnson, University Archivist since 2012, retired on June 29, 2018.  As archivist, Leith was responsible for all aspects of the Wesleyan archives, manuscripts, and local history collections.  He also served in other positions at Wesleyan throughout the years.  From 2007 to 2009, he was the project archivist for the William Manchester Papers in Wesleyan’s […]
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