News from the Wesleyan Collections

Improved Online Course Reserve to support teaching and learning for Fall 2020

Library staff have implemented a new online course reserve system to support this fall’s diversity of teaching modalities and need for digital-only reserve materials. The system provides easy access on any device to text and audio visual course resources (including library e-content, web-content and faculty-uploaded material) through Moodle, a direct link in a syllabus, or ... Read moreImproved Online Course Reserve to support teaching and learning for Fall 2020

How to Move Your Shark

Transporting very large, yet delicate, objects is a never-ending challenge for museums and art installers, and, it turns out, a continuing point of fascination for consumers of print media. The cover page for the March 25, 1876, The Illustrated Christian Weekly ran a cover illustration depicting the in-progress installation of an enormous basking shark in ... Read moreHow to Move Your Shark

A Fish out of Water… Shark Tooth Weaponry of Micronesia

Unless you are preparing for a career in biology, “Don’t cut yourself on the shark teeth” is not something you expect to hear from your professors during class. But this is a liberal arts university, where (as you probably know by now) anything is possible. It is where shark teeth work alongside primary source documents ... Read moreA Fish out of Water… Shark Tooth Weaponry of Micronesia
Wesleyan Black Lives Matter Project

Wesleyan Black Lives Matter Project

Have you been affected by racism? Have you participated in Black Lives Matter activism? Have you worked against systemic racism in other ways? These stories are often not well-documented in university archives. Wesleyan’s Special Collections & Archives seeks to improve this gap in the historical record. To help center Black experiences in our collections, we ... Read moreWesleyan Black Lives Matter Project
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