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Wesley Chenault

Head, Special Collections and Archives

Associate Professor
Research and Learning, Special Collections and Archives

(804) 827-3576
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 414A

Wesley Chenault, Ph.D., provides leadership for Special Collections and Archives at James Branch Cabell Library, including collections and programs development, staff mentorship and relationship-building with multiple and diverse stakeholders. His interests include public scholarship, archives and memory. Chenault has authored or co-authored articles in several publications, including Educational Programs: Innovative Practices in Archives and Special Collections, QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, and Queer South Rising: Voices of a Contested Place. A founding member of idea collective John Q, his work has been exhibited at Elsewhere, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and the Zuckerman Museum of Art. In addition to being a certified archivist and an alumnus of the Archives Leadership Institute, he holds a doctorate in American studies from the University of New Mexico, a master’s degree in women’s studies from Georgia State University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Auburn University. 

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