News from the Wesleyan Collections

There are some new exhibits in Olin Library displaying the wide array of materials that can be found in Special Collections & Archives. Oftentimes in collections work, we come across items that surprise us… a long-lost catalog record, a document that answers a burning question, a work of art we did not know we had, … a poisoned arrow? Three poisoned arrows, to be precise. Since February of 2019, I have had the pleasure of working as an intern with Wesleyan's Special Collections & Archives. What started as a 60-hour practicum for my Masters of Library Science coursework became a six-month journey in learning about and working in archives. As the newly hired Preservation & Special Collections Librarian, several people have already asked me, “What can you tell us about mold?” and more specifically, “What kinds of mold do you find in libraries?”