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W&L Purchases Times of London Digital Archive

Dick Grefe

Patrons of Washington and Lee University's Library may now read the digital archives of the Times of London, one of the best-known newspapers in the world, which has been covering world events since 1785.

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Launching the Digital Humanities Movement at W&L

Sara Sprenkle, Jeff Barry, Julie Knudson and Paul Youngman

Washington and Lee faculty members Sara Sprenkle, Paul Youngman, Jeff Barry and Julie Knudson have published a case study on blended learning in the liberal arts.

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Essential Personnel Keep W&L Open, Even When Closed

Celia Clark clears snow

When 10 inches of snow make it necessary to "close" Washington and Lee, not every employee stays home for the day—or the night. Nearly 1,000 people live on campus, depending on the University for food and beverage, health services, security, utilities and, of course, snow removal. Designated essential personnel make their way to campus regardless of the conditions, working as long as necessary to take care of the academic community.

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John Tombarge Named University Librarian at W&L

John Tombarge

Appointment of former associate librarian for digital services and strategies effective July 1.

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W&L’s Versatile Learning Classroom Turns Tradition Upside Down

Washington and Lee biology professor Helen I'Anson works with students in the University's new Versatile Learning Classroom.

An experimental classroom at Washington and Lee puts the professor in the middle, rather than at the front.

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W&L Creates Website for Stonewall Jackson Cemetery Census

Gravestone in Stonewall Jackson Cemetery of Miss Annie Joe White, the Washington and Lee librarian who organized the first Fancy Dress Ball

Washington and Lee University's Leyburn Library has created a new website that catalogues almost 60 percent of graves in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery in Lexington, Va.

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Gift of Civil War Newspapers Enriches W&L Collections and Classes

The New York Times, May 12, 1862

More than 150 Civil War-era newspapers have found a home in the Special Collections of Washington and Lee University’s Leyburn Library thanks to Fred Farrar, a member of W&L’s Class of 1941 and a retired teacher of journalism.

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W&L's Lisa McCown Honored for Service to Historic Researchers

Lisa McCown, Special Collections, Washington and Lee's Leyburn Library

Lisa McCown, the senior library assistant in Special Collections at Washington and Lee's Leyburn Library, has received the Ruth Anderson McCulloch Award from the Southern Shenandoah Valley Branch of Preservation Virginia.

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Barbara Brown, University Librarian and Professor Emerita at Washington and Lee, Dies at 69

Barbara Brown, Washington and Lee University Librarian and Professor Emeriti

Barbara Jeanne Brown, University librarian at Washington and Lee University from 1985 to 2003, died on Aug. 27, 2011, in Lexington, Va. She was 69. Brown was named University librarian in 1985 and served in that position until retiring in 2003. She had previously spent five years, from 1971 to 1976, as head of reference […]

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Washington and Lee Receives Gift of Alumnus’ Civil War Diaries

Paxton Diaries Donors and Washington and Lee University Faculty

Six Civil War diaries written by a Confederate soldier and providing a first-hand account of the war in Virginia are now part of Special Collections at Washington and Lee University's Leyburn Library, the result of a multi-donor gift to the University. Archivists and researchers would be delighted enough over this newly discovered set of diaries. […]

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