W&M Libraries Blog

February 26, 2021

By Jake Beardsley '21

Previous Posts

Sep 2013

  • September 30, 2013
    Another semester is coming to an end at Swem Library’s Special Collections and student employees are getting ready for the hustle of the last few weeks of classes. It is my last semester working at Special Collections, and the year I have spent as a graduate apprentice here has gone by in the blink of an eye.
  • September 26, 2013
    I have been researching, writing, and planning an exhibit on the Civil War Centennial to be displayed outside the Special Collections Research Center in the Nancy Marshall Gallery.
  • September 26, 2013
    It might be an exaggeration to say that it’s been a dream of mine to work at a library, but I was pretty darn excited when I found out that I would be serving my graduate assistantship in Swem Library’s Special Collections Research Center.

Jan 2013

  • January 6, 2013
    The generosity of Eloísa Cartonera and the relationship of Professor of Hispanic Studies Regina Root with this publishing cooperative has brought the book Nuevos Borders Argentinos : Antología Cartonera to the Rare Book Collection in Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center.

Dec 2012

Nov 2012

  • November 28, 2012
    If you have ever seen the PBS series Antiques Roadshow, then you can understand what I do here.
  • November 13, 2012
    In addition to an impressive archive of rare books, periodicals, photographs, and other physical documents, Swem Library'sSpecial Collections manages the W&M Digital Archive that includes both digitized versions of some parts of the physical archive (l

Apr 2012

  • April 30, 2012
    Currently, in Swem Library'sSpecial Collections Research Center (Swem SCRC), I have been working on uploading a number of small collections to the From Fights to Rights Transcription Project.  Some of the most interesting discussions I come across in these letters are about the variou
  • April 24, 2012
    As a graduate assistant in the Special Collections Research Center in Swem Library (Swem SCRC), I have had the opportunity to do a number of exciting things, from exhibit installation to assisting during special events.  One of the main things I have done this year, however, is processing collections.  Collections come in all shapes and sizes and c