Monday, December 21, 2015

New digital collection: Alice Riggs Hunt notebook

Special Collections & Archives is pleased to announce a new digital collection, the Alice Riggs Hunt notebook!

Alice Riggs Hunt was a journalist and women's rights activist. In 1916-1917, she travelled to West Virginia to campaign for equal suffrage. While there she kept a notebook detailing her travels, whom she met, where she spoke, and the responses that she received.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

New archives open for research 2016

Archives arranged and described in 2015 are now open for research. We are most grateful to all our generous donors!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

New digital exhibit : Harry Byers

Harry Byers instructing students

Special Collections & Archives is pleased to announce a brand-new digital exhibit, featuring the life of Harry Byers. Byers was employed by the Grain Trust to travel to the USSR between 1930-1931 to instruct Soviets on the operation of large machinery, as a part of the First Russian Five Year Plan. His wife, Violet, accompanied him, and the Byers lived and worked in various Russian cities, including Grozny, Moscow, and Nikolsk (now Ussuriysk), keeping a diary of their time there.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

New exhibit : back to school in Waterloo

Special Collections & Archives is welcoming students, both new and old, back to campus with our “Back to School in Waterloo” exhibit!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Recent acquisition

Title page of The Origin, Nature, and Object of the New System of Education by Robert Southey

Special Collections & Archives is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of The Origin, Nature, and Object of the New System of Education written by Robert Southey (1774-1843), published in 1812. 

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