New and Updated Finding Aids – Part 1

All of these collections were processed by Amanda Brent and are available for use in the Special Collections Research Center. Harry Partch playing his Cloud-Chamber Bowls instrument photographs Two black and white photographs of Harry Partch playing his Cloud-Chamber Bowls instrument, taken March 10 and 11, 1962. Both photographs are Continue Reading

Looking Over Our Shoulder: The Cold War and Civil Rights in the United States

Cover of pamphlet "House Un-American Activities Committee: Bulwark of Segregation" by Anne Braden

This blog post is most of the exhibit case text from “The Cold War and Civil Rights in the United States,” part of the Special Collections Research Center’s “Looking Over our Shoulder: the Cold War in American Culture” exhibit, on display through January 2022. In the aftermath of World War Continue Reading

Processing from the Outside In: Buchanan’s Writing Process

Black and white photograph. Gordon Tullock sits on a couch in an office listening. To his left, James Buchanan sits on a chair, speaking.

How do you go about the process of writing? Nowadays we can choose from word processing software like Microsoft Word, collaborative tools like Google Docs, or professional-specific programs for screenwriters or mathematicians. For those of us used to the convenience of computers, it’s hard to imagine how the drafting process Continue Reading

The Latest Reincarnation of Fenwick Library, Wing A

Rebecca Thayer, Buchanan Papers Project Archivist, contributed the contemporary photos for this post. Completed in October of 1967, Fenwick Library’s A Wing has withstood the test of time. It opened to patrons in late October 1967 soon after a well-coordinated group of faculty, students, and staff hand carried all of Continue Reading