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Documenting the Wellesley College COVID-19 Experience

The Wellesley College archives is excited to announce the launch of "Documenting the Wellesley College COVID-19 Experience." This project aims to crowdsource born digital materials related to the Wellesley College community's experience with life during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The archives is seeking donations from members of the Wellesley College community, including staff, faculty, students, and alumnae. Donations can include anything from artistic endeavors such as poetry, to assignments that had to be transitioned amidst switching to virtual teaching, to photographs - anything that speaks to this unprecedented time and how it has affected life for the Wellesley community. Donations will become a part of the official college record of this time we are living through and will be preserved as a part of our emerging COVID-19 collection.

The archives needs your help! Please submit donations here:

We hope to collect material from the most diverse pool of community members as possible. If you have technology questions about submitting, or general questions about the process, please feel free to contact us at or 781-283-3745. Donations will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

Wellesley Library To Go Service

The Wellesley Library To Go service will continue for Fall 2021 (with a few modifications from last year). Students, staff, and faculty can request to have circulating materials pulled from the stacks and checked out; materials will then be available for pickup inside during open hours. Please see the request form to arrange pickups or for more information. 

2021 Student Library Research Award Winners

The Student Library Research Award Evaluation Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Student Library Research Awards, sponsored by the Friends of the Wellesley College Library (more about the awards).

Award recipients demonstrated a thoughtful, methodical, and scholarly approach to research and made creative use of diverse library resources, which contributed to their ability to produce an outstanding research project.

In spite of the challenges of the past year, we received a record number of submissions (75), and the Committee was impressed by the range and quality of students’ work and their insightful reflections on the research process. Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Wellesley College Library, we were able to award two prizes in each category, as well as one Honorable Mention. 

This year's winning entries are now available to read in the Wellesley College Digital Repository.

First Year Award

Fatima Djalalova ’24 has won a First Year Award for her WRIT 112/ECON 104 paper, "Increasing the Representation of Low-income High-Achievers at Elite Colleges." Supporting faculty: Casey Rothschild

Adeline Van Buskirk ’24 has won a First Year Award for her WRIT 144 paper, "‘Virtually Nobody': Protecting Older Adults in the COVID Era."  Supporting faculty: Jeannine Johnson

100/200-level Award 

Ky Fuller ’21 has won a 100/200-level Award for her ENG/AMST 248 paper, “‘Let’s exchange the experience’: Kate Bush’s Bodily Metamorphoses in Lyric and Voice.” Supporting faculty: Kathleen Brogan

Kayla Kane ’22 has won a 100/200-level Award for her ARTH 259 paper, Tadmor in Ruins: How Ruins of Palmyra Defaced a Living City.” Supporting faculty: Liza Oliver

300-level Award

Kelsey Dunn ’21 has won a 300-level Award for her ES/POL2 312 paper, "Seeing Green: An Analysis of Influences on Green Space in U.S. Cities.” Supporting faculty: Elizabeth DeSombre 

Caylee Pallatto ’21 has won a 300-level Award for her ARTH 345 paper, “Through the Eyes of the Federal Writers’ Project: Alabama’s African American Domestic Architecture and the ‘Old-Time Negro.’” Supporting faculty: Martha McNamara

Independent Study Award

Charlotte Diamant ’22 has won an Independent Study Award for her ES 350 project, “The Environmental History of the South Natick Dam.” Supporting faculty: Jay Turner

Ella Matticks ’21 has won an Independent Study Award for her WGST 313 paper, “Consumerism in the Cult of Domesticity: An Analysis of The House Beautiful Publication Following the First World War.” Supporting faculty: Rosanna Hertz

Honorable Mention

Abby Ow ’21 has won an Honorable Mention for her REL 350 paper, “Intimacy and Masculinity: The Body in Song of Songs 5:10–16.” Supporting faculty: Eric Jarrard

More info: Karen Storz,

Wellesley College joins HathiTrust

Wellesley College is now a member of HathiTrust, a global collaborative of research and academic libraries working towards its mission to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection.

Find out more about HathiTrust and how you can use it for your research here.