2013 Honors Theses

Are you interested in seeing the theses our 2013 Honors graduates created?

Here is a list from Annie (the library catalog) of what we have processed so far.   Please note that we may have printed copies (in the University Archives in Special Collections) and/or digital copies available online.    As of late June, some of the printed theses are in the midst of the binding routine.

An earlier post in this blog contains more information about W&L’s honors theses.  If you have questions about the University Library’s preservation of these theses, you should contact Alston Brake, our Digital Scholarship Librarian.

Welcome our Director of Library Technology

The Washington and Lee University Library is pleased to introduce Jason T. Mickel as Director of Library Technology.  Jason started work on June 17 and has an office (M33) on the Main Floor of Leyburn Library.

Jason comes to W&L from Juniata College in Huntington, Pennsylvania, where he was Instructor of Information Technology and Computer Science.  He will earn his Ph.D. in Communications Media and Instructional Technology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania at the end of this year. In 2007, Jason received an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia and a B.S. in Computer Science from Juniata College.

As Director of Library Technology, Jason will be responsible for administering, planning, and developing library systems and will work closely with the library staff, the Law Library, and with Information Technology Services (ITS).

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Rare Books in Spring Term

Students in Professor Curtis Jirsa’s 2013 Spring Term course “The History of the Book” (English 314) got some hands-on experience with 18th- and 17th-century books from the Washington and Lee University Library’s Special Collections.

You can view the results of some of their work in the course’s Web site.  As you can see, students examined, researched, and described three works: Captain John Smith’s Historie of Virginia, Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, and Isaac Barrow’s A Treatise of the Pope’s Supremacy.

Clicking on the title of each book in the menu will take you to a preliminary page, and then clicking on the submenus will provide more historical and bibliographic information.

Questions about our Special Collections can be directed to Head of Special Collections and Archives Tom Camden.