Wesley W. Wilson
Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections
DePauw University Archives
11 E. Larabee St.
Greencastle, IN 46135
BORN AND LIVED: Born in Columbus, Ohio. Lived in Ohio until 1984, when I moved to Indiana.
EARLY LIFE: BA from The Ohio State University (Anthropology & Photography), MSLS from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES: Following three years at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland as a photographic archivist, have been at DePauw University for 27 years managing a joint archives of both university and Indiana United Methodist collections.
FAMILY: My wife of 29 years is a first grade teacher and we are the parents of three children, Sarah a graduate of DePauw University, Benjamin, a junior history major at Hope College, Holland, Mich., and Abigail, a high school sophomore.
IN MY SPARE TIME: Old house renovation, camping, fishing, hunting, hiking and target shooting.
FAVORITE BOOKS: The Conspiracy of Pontiac, Daniel Webster: the Man and His Time and The Magnificent Ambersons.
PET PEEVES: Over-use of popular phrases; the most recent being “talk off-line” to mean a discussion outside the current meeting.
PHILOSOPHY: Trust the people who work for you and lead by serving others.
MOST MEMORABLE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: Election as president of the Society of Indiana Archivists.
GOAL I HOPE TO ACHIEVE FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: To complete the conversion of our legacy finding aids to EAD and adding them to the DePauw Digital Library http://digital.library.depauw.edu/index.php
HOW/WHERE DO I SEE THE INDUSTRY IN FIVE YEARS: Federated searching of library catalogs will be the norm and will include archival collections and finding aids that were formerly omitted. Library of Congress cataloging will become irrelevant.