W&M Libraries Blog

Wren Lawn from College Corner, 1915 Colonial Echo, front matter
August 31, 2020

Tracy Melton '85, member of the William & Mary Libraries Board of Directors, reflects on the university's previous experience with pandemic. Melton is generously donating the journal that he is keeping during the global health crisis; the journal will be open to research in 2022.

Previous Posts

Aug 2020

Jul 2020

  • Sketch (1979) in blue ink of planned renovations to the Commons Dining Hall to meet physical accessibility considerations.
    July 24, 2020
    As we reflect on the past thirty years of the Americans with Disabilities Act at W&M—and the even longer history of activism preceding it—now we ask: What might the next thirty years look like?
  • Table covered in zines and other ephemera
    July 9, 2020
    Did you know July is International Zine Month? To celebrate, Mosaic Fellow Shayna Gutcho introduces zines and their importance in our library.

Jun 2020

  • Pink, handwritten flyer announcing the first meeting of the W&M Gay Student Union for the fall 1997 semester.
    June 30, 2020
    In celebration of Pride Month, discover collections that highlight community and peer LGBTQ+ organizations.
  • Watercolor painting of take out pizza, gloves and Clorox wipes
    June 24, 2020
    Artist Jen Fisher documents the beauty of the everyday, and finding the silver linings in our new normal. Her artwork will become part of the Special Collections' archive of personal experiences and documentaries of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Black and white photograph of a crowd, comprised mostly of Black Americans, marching down a street in Richmond, Virginia.
    June 18, 2020
    Digitized manuscripts reveal the injustices of slavery, the hope for liberation, and opportunities to critically engage with the present.
  • Image of Shayna's black t-shirt with "Black Lives Matter" in white - zoomed in you can see the white text is made up of the names of all the black victims of police brutality.
    June 1, 2020
    The path to allyship is not easy; it is paved by unlearning practices, thoughts, and challenging those around you that hold onto racist ways. Changing our societal structure is not the mission of one person, but the mission of all of us.

May 2020

  • Headshot of Stuart Dopp - a woman with short light brown hair - in front of a blank grey background
    May 28, 2020
    Nature builds sharing into our DNA. Even the most cynical of us needs to be part of other people’s lives by giving at least a bit of our selves. During a pandemic, however, sharing is not a good thing.
  • headshot of Georgie - a woman with short brown hair - in front of a white background
    May 26, 2020
    When the Libraries closed our buildings for safety reasons, students and faculty who rely on our print collections suddenly found themselves in a bind. Librarians jumped in to help our scholars make it through this difficult time.
  • Black-and-white photographic portrait (oval-shaped on white background) of an unidentified Chinese immigration applicant.
    May 21, 2020
    Ferdison Cayetano '20 discusses collections at SCRC that document Asian and Pacific American history.