I couldn’t believe my ears!

April 24, 2008

I was in the library atrium the other day when a tour of prospective students came through. The usual complaint is that the tour guide usually limits the commentary to “that’s the library, and if you look down there you will see the mummy.” I nearly fell over here I heard “that’s the library, the mummy and the archives are down there. The archives has a lot of stuff on the history of the colleges.”

A couple of years ago the standard comment, anywhere, re: archives was: “We have an archives?”

Here is a look at our mummy. She is hoping to perhaps go home to Egypt as part of the library renovation.

HWS mummy

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2 Responses to “I couldn’t believe my ears!”

  1. Abby Says:

    You have a mummy?

    All I have is a glass President Bush drank from.


  2. Interesting isn’t it. Hobart College was founded in 1822 so we were here when the tombs were being emptied.
    You can find out more at http://academic.hws.edu/library/archives/pdfs/mummy.asp


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