Category Archives: Kate Matheny

Native American History Resources

The Division of Special Collections has some interesting resources related to the culture and history of local Native American tribes, both in the Williams Collection and at Hoole Library. For Native American Heritage Month, we’d like to share a few pertinent manuscript … Continue reading

New Finding Aids, Spring 2016, part one

As a welcome back to campus, we’re sharing some of the collection finding aids that have recently gone online in Acumen — over 100 last month! This week, the highlights focus on the community: businesses, churches and other organizations, and community life. (Click … Continue reading

New Finding Aids, Spring 2016, part two

Last month, we shared some of dozens of finding aids that had recently gone online in Acumen. This week, the focus is on personal collections, including several related to World War II. (Click on any of the images below to see a larger … Continue reading

Pedagogy Series 2: “In the Archives” themed Honors First Year Writing, Part I

By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow, and Kate Matheny, IT Technical Specialist I The Division of Special Collections and Digital Services collaborated to provide Honors First-Year Writing classes (English 103) with information pertaining to how best to search and discover … Continue reading

Pedagogy Series 2: “In the Archives” themed Honors First Year Writing, Part II

By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow, and Kate Matheny, IT Technical Specialist I On Monday, we discussed the collaboration between Amy and Brooke that led to this fall’s “In the Archive” themed Honors First-Year Writing classes. Today, we’re covering what Brooke … Continue reading

Radical South Zine Archive

zine n.  magazine; especially: a noncommercial often homemade or online publication usually devoted to specialized and often unconventional subject matter If you’ve never heard of zines, this is a good definition to start with, but it doesn’t really capture the wild … Continue reading

Recent Acquisitions, Fall 2015

Here are some of our recent acquisitions, all with finding aids online. Arthur Duncan papers (MSS.4153) A copy of the first issue of The Open Post (v. 1, no. 1), the news organ of the 57th College Training Detachment of … Continue reading

Recent Acquisitions, Spring-Summer 2015

What’s been going on since Amy Chen said goodbye? For one, you have two new blog managers: Chris Sawula and Kate Matheny. Chris is Director of Research & Academic Programs for the A. S. Williams III Americana Collection. Among other … Continue reading

Remembering Dr. Wade Hall (1934-2015)

It’s been difficult putting together this post commemorating Wade Hall’s life and meditating on his legacy. It’s not because there’s nothing to say; in fact, it’s just the opposite. “When I began working at the Hoole Library in 2001,” wrote Archivist … Continue reading

Scripture in Miniature

It’s not surprising that one of the best selling books in the world has been produced in miniature form. Still, I didn’t expect to stumble across these two turn-of-the-century specimens today. I was on a hunt in an artifacts box for something … Continue reading