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October 2009

Rare Books Digitized

Earlier this year, the Wheelock College Archives began to scan rare volumes from our special books collection. By visiting the Archives web page, you will find links to some of these materials.

Included is a digitized copy of Lucy Wheelock’s My Life Story, an autobiography in which she describes her childhood in Vermont, her professional work nationally and internationally, and finally, the founding of the kindergarten training school that would become Wheelock College. While never formally published, this manuscript is a compelling contribution to the history of childhood education in the United States.

You will also find Miss Wheelock’s Talks to Mothers – part of the Kindergarten Children’s Hour series that she edited for the Houghton Mifflin Company in the 1920s.

Visit the Wheelock College Archives to learn more about our collections.


What was that white stuff?

Wondering what all that white stuff covering the quad was? Chemical & Engineering News has the answer. Curious about the faux snow industry? Check out British company Snow Business to learn about the different ways winter scenes can be staged.

If you missed the filming itself, the Boston Globe has a photo of “The Social Network” star Jesse Eisenberg dashing through the quad. Official information about the movie is sparse, but check imdb.com for articles and updates.

And of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t tell you that the movie is based on the book The Accidental Billionaires: The founding of Facebook, a tale of sex, money, genius, and betrayal by Ben Mezrich. While Wheelock does not own this title, you can borrow a copy from libraries statewide using the Massachusetts Virtual Catalog, linked through the Library’s online FLO catalog.