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.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.