New in Digital Repository

Several small collections relevant to the history of Washington and Lee University and the Lexington-Rockbridge area have been added to the University Library’s online Digital Repository.

This developing project seeks to collect, preserve, and provide access to selected materials owned or created by W&L and members of its community.

  • Historic Lexington Parade (videorecording) is a film from 1930 which has been transferred to a digital format.  The parade, along Lexington’s Main Street, was in celebration of Warner Brothers Silver Anniversary.
  • The Spectator has been revived and issues will be added to the Digital Repository as they are released.  So far, two issues are available.
  • James McDowell Papers, 1795-1816 is a very small collection of legal documents centering around real estate transactions.
  • Library Construction and Renovation Records is a small collection of photographs from the 1979 construction of James Graham Leyburn Library, which was originally named the University Library.   (The term “University Library” now is a blanket term covering both Leyburn Library and Telford Science Library.).  There is also a slideshow from 2009, by Mary Abdoney and Karin O’Callaghan, about the renovation.

Questions about the Digital Repository can be referred to Alston Cobourn, Digital Scholarship Librarian.


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