Good news! For those of you who haven’t already visited the Archives & Special Collections this year, we got a makeover! Walls have been added, windows, doors, the whole shebang… but it doesn’t stop there! We just recently received our new reading room furniture! Spacious tables and comfy chairs brought to you in order to enhance your archival experience. But wait, there’s more! In the reading room you will find a new collection as well!
Our former President, Ronald R. Thomas, has donated some of his personal library to the Archives & Special Collections. This collection focuses on what RonThom calls “’the long nineteenth century,’ the period stretching from the Victorian Age through Modernity.” A period of big ideas, RonThom describes how these pieces of literature have peaked his curiosity, shaped his thoughts regarding life and literature, and informed his scholarly work. “Literature is everything,” he says, referring to this collection as the “X-ray of the heart of my collection. But there is always so much more to see.” So please come check it out and see what you can find!
The Archives & Special Collections is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12:00-3:00 p.m. or by appointment.
By Monica Patterson