The Great Herb Janick (1929-2018)


Dr. Herb Janick has sadly left us but he has also left his mark on this University in many ways, but one of his most important achievements was his help in the creation of a WCSU Archive. He understood that, like the axiom that all politics is local, all history is local; he dedicated himself to promoting student and public interest in the history that is all around us – not just in world capitals and battlefields far away. Dr. Janick knew that part of promoting interest in the local was through creating opportunities for engagement with primary sources. That meant the use of archives, museums, and historical societies but also the preservation of those institutions. Dr. Janick helped students engage with primary sources even after his retirement through his Janick Fellowship in Archives. Thank you to Dr. Janick and farewell.