At Homecoming this year, Special Collections opened a new exhibit showcasing selected items from our holdings arranged from A to Z. In Alphabetical Order: A Selection of Materials from Swem Library’s Special Collections was developed through a team effort with several staff and student workers involved.
I freely admit: I am a self-proclaimed craft nerd. In kindergarten, I was the kid who truly enjoyed gluing sticks into haphazardly-formed structures and insisted that every painting my little fingers lovingly created be prominently displayed on the family refrigerator. This creative passion has continued into adulthood as I thoughtfully knit gifts for friends and family and scrapbook every vacation taken. At first I didn’t think my graduate assistantship with the Special Collections Research Center in Swem Library would allow me to indulge my nerdy side. I thought it would be mostly processing collections, typing out finding guides, and helping patrons. And then I discovered the joy of exhibits.
You are sure to have heard us mention a time or two just recently that the College of William & Mary yearbook, the Colonial Echo, for the years 1899-1995 was recently digitized. A bookmark was created for the official launch of the Colonial Echo Digital Archive during Homecoming 2010. Here now, for those of you who have been curious, are the images that you see on the bookmark. Continue reading
The Earl Gregg Swem Library is pleased to announce the launch of the Colonial Echo digital archive. All volumes from 1899-1995 have been digitized in full color from cover to cover and are now available to the public. The Colonial Echo has been the student yearbook of the College of William and Mary since 1899. To view the collection, visit http://digitalarchive.wm.edu/colonialecho/. A reception to mark the launch of the Colonial Echo’s digital archive will be held during William and Mary’s Homecoming weekend on Friday, October 22nd, from 4-5 p.m., in Swem Library.