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Jun 25 2013

Summer 2013 in Belk Library

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Belk Library is busy this summer. Our biggest project is related to the Writing Excellence Initiative. To create room for expanded writing, research and technology collaboration, we are removing print reference books that are duplicated electronically as well as reference items that are no longer relevant to the teaching and scholarship of the University. The view when you walk in the front door will be quite different by the end of the summer. We’re excited about the changes and the new ways we will be able to use the space.

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Reference Collection changes in process

The Archives and Special Collections staff is researching and organizing facts about Elon’s history to get ready for the University’s 125th Anniversary celebration. Stay tuned for exhibits, Facebook posts, tweets, and more.

Looking for something to read? Check out the Summer Reading display now through July 6. During the second half of the summer, we’ll highlight our audiobook collection.

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Summer Reading display

Belk Library is open all summer, with a short break for the July 4th holiday. Our hours are posted at: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/library/libraryinfo/hours.xhtml.

The Writing Center is also open this summer from June 4-July 2 and July 11-July 31. The Writing Center schedule is at: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/academics/special_programs/writing/.

Jan 02 2012

Archives to host 3 interns

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The Belk Library Archives and Special Collections Department will host three interns during the Spring 2012 semester. One intern is an Elon student and the other two are graduate students in the Library and Information Studies program at UNC-Greensboro. They will be working on a variety of projects throughout the semester. See below for more information about each intern and the interesting projects they will be working on.

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Oct 01 2010

Service Learning Collection podcast

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A new podcast is available from Belk Library.  Ingrid Ruffin, Belk Library’s intern, interviews Katie Nash, Archivist and Special Collections

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Sep 07 2009

Thomas Jefferson essays now online!

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The winning essays from the 2009 Thomas Jefferson essay competition are now online!  This year’s question was “Does commerce contribute to the happiness of mankind?” Follow the link to view current and previous year’s winning essays.

http://www.elon.edu/e-web/library/libraryinfo/carretessays.xhtml

Jul 13 2009

Digitized postcards preserve the past

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postcard_image.jpegThe Archives and Special Collections has completed its first digital project which involved digitizing historical postcards that feature Elon University’s campus during the 19th and 20th centuries. The postcard collection highlights Elon’s campus history with postcards showing the first campus buildings, and the development and progression of Elon College.

Read the feature article about the project on E-Net by following this link: http://www.elon.edu/e-net/Note.aspx?id=938803

Check out the postcard collection online: http://techapp.elon.edu/postcards/

May 30 2009

Service-learning collection

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servicelearning1.JPGIn May 2009, the Archives and Special Collections received seven boxes of materials from Robert L. “Bob” Sigmon relating to service-learning.  The Bob Sigmon manuscript collection contains materials pertaining to the National Service for Experiential Education, the North Carolina Internship Office, the Council of Independent Colleges, the Society for Field Experience Education, the Southern Regional Education Board, and many other newsletters, pamphlets, research notes, and unpublished manuscripts about service-learning. 

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Jan 28 2009

O’Kelly Chapel Record Books

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O’Kelly monumentDo you ever wonder who the O’Kelly monument on Elon’s campus was named after?  James O’Kelly was the founder of the Christian Church, and a prominent figure in Elon’s history.  We have original record books from the O’Kelly Chapel (located in Chatham County, NC), and now these books have been digitized and are available online.  To learn more about James O’Kelly, the O’Kelly monument, and the O’Kelly Chapel–click on the link at the bottom of this page.

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Jan 28 2009

Online guides to archival collections

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If you are researching a particular person or family associated with Elon University or are just interested in learning more about individuals who have passed through Elon’s doors–we might have a manuscript collection that suits your needs.  Many of our manuscript collections have finding aids (or guides) to accompany them in order to make your research a bit easier.  Now these finding aids are available online!

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Jan 27 2009

About the Archives and Special Collections

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Reading RoomEver wonder what is located behind the door next to the computer lab on the 2nd floor of Belk Library? No, it is not a closet–but a part of the library that holds documents and artifacts relating to the 120 years of Elon’s history!

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Feb 27 2008

Carret contest winning essays available online

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Thomas JeffersonStudents planning to enter the 12th Annual Philip L. Carret “Thomas Jefferson Essay Competition” now have another resource to use when conducting research for their work: past winning essays available on the Belk Library web site.

For the first time since the contest started in 1997, winning essays – along with the second- and third-place entries – have been digitized and posted online. Click on the link below to read past winners and to learn more about the history of the essay contest.

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