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

Looking Over Our Shoulder: The Cold War Comes Home for Supper

This post is part of a series pertaining to SCRC’s current exhibition, Looking Over Our Shoulder: The Cold War in American Culture. The text was borrowed from the exhibition. Not only were American politics and diplomatic relations greatly affected throughout the Cold War, but so were the home lives, shopping Continue Reading

Looking Over our Shoulder: Art and Entertainment During the Cold War

State department letter to Arena Stage

This post is part of a series pertaining to SCRC’s current exhibition, Looking Over Our Shoulder: The Cold War in American Culture. Through the Cold War years, artists working in a variety of mediums in both the United States and the Soviet Union used their work to challenge the narrative Continue Reading