Archive for November, 2006

Historic Campus Architecture Database

November 16th, 2006

The Council of Independent Colleges has released an architecture and landscape database of independent college and university campuses.  “This project presents information about significant buildings, landscapes, campus plans and heritage sites of American higher education…”  Include in the database are some entries from The College of Wooster.

The Libraries’ Annual Giving Tree: Nov. 14-Dec. 7, 2006

November 15th, 2006

For the ninth year in a row, The College of Wooster Libraries invites our patrons and friends to join them in donating NEW teen or children’s books, which will be delivered to People to People Ministries for needy families. People to People staff report they are especially in need of books for teens this year, although all children’s books are welcomed. Books may be dropped off at the Gault or Andrews Libraries’ circulation desks anytime the libraries are open, beginning November 14 and concluding December 7. Library hours are listed on our web site. Patrons can then fill out a donor card/ornament to hang on our Giving Tree for each book donated, thus decorating the tree more with each book donated. The books will be delivered after December 7 to People to People Ministries. Many, many thanks ahead of time for all those who donate to this worthwile effort.

New Exhibit in Special Collections

November 3rd, 2006

The exhibit “In Search of America: Selections from the McGregor Collection” is currently on display in Special Collections, The College of Wooster Libraries.

A native of Ohio, Tracy W. McGregor (1869-1936) spent a great portion of his life in philanthropic endeavors. In 1925, he and his wife, Katherine Whitney McGregor, created the McGregor Fund so that their wealth could be directed toward social service. Later in life, Mr. McGregor became quite interested in book collecting. Also, he was a great supporter of higher education and he wanted students to have the opportunity to handle and use rare materials. McGregor proposed a plan whereby he would select Americana for college libraries at $500 per institution. All colleges participating in the plan would provide a matching amount, allowing for a total of $1,000 for the purchase of primary source materials tied to early American history. The college’s McGregor Collection consists of 317 titles of rare and scare volumes of American history from discovery through the settlement of the Western frontier.

The current exhibit focuses on the early settlement of Ohio and Westward Expansion. Titles on display include: Letters and Sketches : With a Narrative of a Year’s Residence Among the Indian Tribes of the Rocky Mountains, Reminiscences of a Ranger, and A History of the Donner Party: A Tragedy of the Sierras.

Special arrangements can be made for classes or small groups to view more materials from our collection. These materials will be on display October 18 – December 15, 2006. For more information about the exhibit, contact Denise Monbarren at ext. 2527 or Elaine Smith Snyder at ext. 2155.

Our Blog Has Moved!

November 3rd, 2006

Welcome to the new home of our blog. We have moved the Libraries’ blog from the old site to the College of Wooster’s blog site. Check in for updates related to the Libraries. Try our RSS feed with your favorite blog reader.