Manuscripts Archives and Special Collections

‘Where you come from is important. Who you are is important.’

Before walking across the stage at Beasley Coliseum, Ila Pinkham could hardly believe he was graduating.  For years, Pinkham looked up to his mother, father, and uncle, all of whom earned master’s degrees. He said college felt like just a step he should complete in his journey to something more important – “almost like washing […]
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Forty years, one collection, and no regrets

Whether she is nestled in WSU Libraries’ archives or traveling to England in search of paintings, English professor emerita Diane Gillespie brings the university’s collection of Virginia Woolf’s books to life.  For more than 40 years, Gillespie has studied the Leonard and Virginia Woolf Library, a collection of Woolf’s personal books and those of her […]
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