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See who’s speaking at our University history event on March 25

02.04.2021 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

We have a great virtual event planned on Thursday, March 25! Take a trip back in time as we a peek in the rich University history with some of our West Library faculty and staff members. Join us on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. as we hear about some of the significant milestones of our University and how they shaped the campus that we know today. This will also be a great time to reminisce with friends about your time on campus so don’t miss it!

About the speakers

Risa Brown, Reference Librarian
Risa Brown is the author of Polytechnic Days: Texas Wesleyan’s First Decade, 1891-1901. She has written fourteen series non-fiction books for libraries, three professional books for school librarians and a romantic suspense novel under the pen name, Risa Leigh. She was a public school librarian in elementary and high schools as well as Richland College Library, Andrews Public Library and others. Her children’s book, "Mimics: Robots that Move Like Animals," will be published next year and her essay “Aroma of Coffee” will appear in the upcoming issues of Ten Spurs: The Best of the Best Literary Nonfiction of the Mayborn Conference. 

Nancy Edge, Special Collections Archivist
Nancy Edge, CA, DAS manages and promotes the born-digital and analog materials within the Special Collections which includes the Rare Books Division, the University Permanent Art Collection, the Robert Randall “Bobby Bragan” Collection, the H. Howard Hughes Performing Arts Collection, the Mason Johnson Theatre Collection, the Mary Apple Art Collection and several smaller collections that comprise of art, music manuscripts, photographs and other ephemera. She also provides archival and special collections classroom instruction and reference service to community and campus researchers.

Before coming to Texas Wesleyan, Edge worked with the historical collections at the University of Houston, The Texas History Center in Rosenberg Library, and the Galveston Historical Foundation. She is a certified archivist and a digital archives specialist with degrees from Texas A&M University at Galveston and the University of North Texas.

Louis Sherwood ’89, University Archivist
Louis Sherwood has worked at Texas Wesleyan University since February 1990, serving on the staff of the Eunice and James L. West Library. He has served in his current position as University Archivist since 1997. He graduated from Texas Wesleyan in May 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and then went on to earn a Masters degree in Library Science from Texas Woman’s University in 1994. In 2015, Sherwood received the Wesleyan Flame Award at the annual Alumni Medal Dinner for his dedication to the University. That same year he, along with two professors, authored “The College on the Hill,” the University’s 125th anniversary book.

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At Texas Wesleyan, we have a rich history and a Texas-sized reputation. As stewards of the University, it is our responsibility to build a future as bright as our past.