Latino-American and International Security Databases

The Washington and Lee University Library has purchased access to two subject-based electronic products which give W&L researchers online access to hundreds of reference works and other materials.
The Latino American Experience is a “full-text database focusing on the history and culture of Latinos living in the United States.” It contains the contents of over 150 encyclopedias and other sources, 1,500 images, hundreds of primary documents, Spanish-language content, and more.
Praeger Security International Online is a database of “information on terrorism and security, covering regional security, humanitarian and peace operations, weapons of mass destruction, armed forces, intelligence, military history, defense and national security, and military affairs.” The growing content includes commentary from Oxford Analytica and other sources, over 600 encyclopedias and other books, primary source documents, and more.

What Annie Wore

Currently on display in the Main Floor lobby of Leyburn Library is an exhibit entitled “What Annie Wore: Fashion at the Turn of the 20th Century.”
Anne (“Miss Annie Jo”) Robertson White, Washington and Lee University librarian from 1895 through 1922, distinguished herself as originator of W&L’s Fancy Dress. In this role, she serves as inspiration for the library’s turn-of-the-century women’s fashion exhibit.
Come see books and memorabilia that represent the indulgences and excitement of dressing up in the late Victorian/early Edwardian period in the West.
The exhibit will be available through May.
After that, we probably will have no further Main Floor exhibits until 2009 because of renovation work in the library.