The Power of Networking During Times of Crisis: Processing the Flood Recovery Task Force, Inc. records

Transportation officials at a luncheon in Wilkes-Barre. Seated from left to right: Flood Recovery Task Force member Tom Kiley, unidentified, Senator Martin L. Murray, Governor Milton Shapp, Chairman of the Transportation Committee of the Flood Recovery Task Force Edward Schechter, State Secretary of Transportation Jacob Kassab, unidentified, County Commissioner Edmund Wideman. In addition to processing…… Continue reading The Power of Networking During Times of Crisis: Processing the Flood Recovery Task Force, Inc. records

We’re All in this Boat Together”: Processing the Francis J. Michelini Papers

“We’re all in this boat together,” Michelini said in a speech to Wilkes faculty in early July 1972, several days after Hurricane Agnes devastated the Wyoming Valley. On June 23, 1972, Hurricane Agnes flooded the levees protecting the Susquehanna River. It was described as the worst disaster in United States history. Over 25,000 homes and…… Continue reading We’re All in this Boat Together”: Processing the Francis J. Michelini Papers

Processing the Thomas Campbell subseries: A life of Language, Love, and Loss

Wilkes University Archives is excited to announce that Subseries V: Thomas Campbell prints and manuscripts, 1796-1848, of the Gilbert Stuart McClintock collection is now transcribed, processed, and digitized thanks to Juliana Lueders, a Sophomore English and Philosophy major, who worked on this collection in Spring 2022. Juliana is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, an International…… Continue reading Processing the Thomas Campbell subseries: A life of Language, Love, and Loss

The Power of the People: Exploring Wyoming Valley politics within the Robert Wolensky papers, 1954-2006

Photo captioned: “Sandbagging at the levee in Wilkes-Barre in June 1972,” found in the June 23, 2021 Times Leader article, “Agnes at 49: An observance, never a celebration,” by Bill O’Boyle, Accessed in May 2022. Wilkes University Archives is excited to announce that thanks to Sarah Phillips, Junior Political Science major, the Robert Wolensky papers,…… Continue reading The Power of the People: Exploring Wyoming Valley politics within the Robert Wolensky papers, 1954-2006

The Wyoming Valley in print: Processing the Publications series, 1785-1982, of the Gilbert Stuart McClintock collection

Wilkes University Archives is excited to announce that thanks to Bridget Hannon, a Junior History Major with a concentration in Public History and minors in English and Women and Gender studies, the Publications Series, 1785-1982, of the Gilbert Stuart McClintock special collection, is now processed and digitized. Bridget currently works a part time job at…… Continue reading The Wyoming Valley in print: Processing the Publications series, 1785-1982, of the Gilbert Stuart McClintock collection

Tough Acts to Follow: Processing the Theater Department collection, 1933-present

Camelot, 1967 Wilkes University Archives is excited to announce that the Theater Department collection, 1933-present, has been processed by Aariyana Gould, a Junior Public History and Musical Theater major. Aari is set to graduate in 2023, and she is proud to participate in so many different activities on campus. In addition to being a double…… Continue reading Tough Acts to Follow: Processing the Theater Department collection, 1933-present

A Study in Scientific Illustrations: Processing the Charles B. Reif collection of Natural History prints, 1485-1899

Wilkes University Archives is excited to announce that Dawson Sensenig, a Senior Geology major, has processed the Charles B. Reif collection of Natural History Prints, 1485-1899, in Spring 2022. Dawson is a member of the Geo Explorers and Wilkes Adventure Education clubs here at Wilkes; he is also a member of the Paleontological Society. He…… Continue reading A Study in Scientific Illustrations: Processing the Charles B. Reif collection of Natural History prints, 1485-1899

From Soldier to Settler: Processing the Butler correspondence subseries 1759-1854

A drawing, sourced from Fine Art America, created by Granger in an unknown date of the Battle of Wyoming, better known as the Wyoming Massacre, the most famous battle attributed to Zebulon Butler. Accessed March 18, 2022 Wilkes University Archives is excited to share that Conrad Middleton, a Sophomore History major with a focus on…… Continue reading From Soldier to Settler: Processing the Butler correspondence subseries 1759-1854

Progress towards a cleaner Wyoming Valley: Processing the Earth Conservancy Project files, 1963-2001, bulk 1988-2001 and Wilkes faculty contributions

From left, Mark Hendry, Stacy Rizzo, and Dr. Dale Bruns. At Solomon Creek Borehole on July 3, 2001. Picture provided by Dr. Dale Bruns. Wilkes University Archives is excited to announce that Megan Novak, a Freshman Environmental Science student, has processed the Earth Conservancy papers, 1963-2001, bulk 1988-2001. Megan is a member of the Air…… Continue reading Progress towards a cleaner Wyoming Valley: Processing the Earth Conservancy Project files, 1963-2001, bulk 1988-2001 and Wilkes faculty contributions

The Vibrant Social Sports Lives of the Wilkes student: A closer look at a scrapbooks collection

Wilkes University Archives is excited to announce that Trystan Griffiths, a Senior History major with minors in Gender and Women’s studies and sociology with a focus on anthropology, processed and digitized the Wilkes University scrapbooks and photo albums collection, in Fall 2021. Trystan is a member of the Men’s Basketball team while at Wilkes University…… Continue reading The Vibrant Social Sports Lives of the Wilkes student: A closer look at a scrapbooks collection