Ask a Librarian: Did WCU Freshmen Really Have to Wear Beanies?

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Yes! When WCU was WCC (Western Carolina College), freshmen were given beanies to wear. According to A Mountain Heritage: An Illustrated History of Western Carolina University, this ritual started in “1957 to strengthen school spirit, though freshmen must have wondered at the psychology behind the idea.” Evidence suggests that this… Read more »

New Friends of Hunter Library

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Hunter Library would like to thank the following individuals for your support: Corporate Level Contributor James Hunnicutt Associate Level Contributors Ken Wise Roger Wachob Timothy Martin Adam & Regina Tebrugge Hugh Alexander Member Level Contributors Mary Jo Cobb Becky Kornegay Danny Fisher Casey Brown Jason Brady Dean Campbell Ray Ashe… Read more »

Library Open 24/5 for Final Exams Beginning April 23

Students who need to work on a research paper or study for final exams will find Hunter Library open on a 24/5 schedule starting at noon on Sunday, April 23rd. The library will be open continuously until 10pm, Friday, April 28th. Library hours for Saturday, April 29th, will be 9am until… Read more »

Celebrate National Library Week

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Due to the April 12-14 holiday break, Hunter Library is celebrating National Library Week with a new activity every day April 17-21. Events planned include a library-wide egg hunt on Monday, a bookmark making station on Tuesday, a drop-in coloring session on Wednesday, our annual edible books contest on Thursday, and an opportunity… Read more »

Top Study Spaces in Hunter Library!

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Exams are right around the corner! Looking for a good place to study or to finish a project? Here are some of our favorite study spots at Hunter Library: The Booth. LOCATION: First floor to the left of main entrance. GREAT FOR: Group study, individual study; close proximity to research assistance,… Read more »

New Native American Archives Database

American Indian Studies, Archives Unbound is an online database of primary documents from collections including the American Indian Correspondence Collection of Presbyterian Missionary Letters, 1833-1893 and the documents from the War Department and Indian Affairs 1800-1824, as well as the Papers of the Panton/Leslie Company, Indian Trade in the Southeastern Spanish… Read more »

Special Collections Renovation Complete

After four months of construction, the renovation of Hunter Library’s Special Collections reading room has been completed. In addition to new carpet, a new ceiling, and new windows, the reading room now features an expanded atrium for exhibits. An open house and Friends of the Library program are being planned… Read more »