Happy Holidays from the Collins Memorial Library

Best wishes for the new year!

Jones in winter 1977, image from the Archives & Special Collections


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A family mystery

FloatingWorldAs hurricane Katrina is fast approaching the Louisiana coast, Cora Boisdore, refuses to leave. Her parents, Joe Boisdore, a decedent from slaves, and his white wife, Dr. Tess Eshleman, are forced to evacuate without her. This sets off events that leave their marriage in shambles and Cora catatonic: the victim or perpetrator of mysterious violence. When Cora’s older sister, Del, arrives from her successful life in New York City, she returns to her hometown in ruins and her family deeply alienated from one another. Follow Del as she attempts to figure out what happened to her sister.

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Studying vs. the Snow

Archives_snowman2With our stomachs still full from Thanksgiving dinner, we are forced to accept that finals are only a couple of weeks away. Of course it is easy to get distracted with this dark, rainy weather by imagining snow piles instead of rain puddles and mittens instead of umbrellas (but who uses one of those?). The snow could come though! But until it does, take a break from studying and check out the photos on A Sound Past to get some ideas of what to do when it does snow. You can build a snowman like the ladies from 1949 or get around campus on skis like these kids in 1993. One thing is for sure, when it snows, studying does not stand a chance.

The Archives & Special Collections is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 12:00-3:00 p.m. or by appointment.

By Sierra Scott

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Leaving a story to tell.

BeastsOrphaned and raised by wolves, Weylyn Grey knew he wasn’t like others. However when he single-handedly stops a tornado on a stormy winter day, he realizes just how different he is. The tornado was just the start of strange occurrences. But as great as his powers seem, they show themselves at inopportune moments. Weylyn’s powers are a danger to him and to the woman he loves, Mary. She doesn’t seem to care though as she knows once he wanders into your life you wish he’d never leave.

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Harunobu

archives_Harunobu1I noticed this wonderful little book with its unique cover as I was browsing the collection and it piqued my interest. Suzuki Harunobu was a Japanese woodblock artist who was actually the first artist to use full-color prints in 1765. Most of Harunobu’s life is unknown, but he is considered one of the great masters of Japanese woodblock. His art had the special ability to capture eternal girlhood, in that many of his subjects often had a child-like look about them. This book, simply titled Harunobu is a collection of the artist’s work along with the commentary of Lubor Hajek. Come look at this beautiful and influential artwork!

The Archives & Special Collections is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 12:00-3:00 p.m. or by appointment.

By Laure Mounts

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Art Sci Workshop with Makey-Makeys, Thursday, Nov. 30th, 5:30pm, Collins Library, Makerspace

MakeyMakey_Nov2017This November we have a special Art Sci workshop with Makey-Makeys (https://makeymakey.com)

At Puget Sound we now have a new Makerspace, with 3D printers, 3D scanners, small electronics and tools for innovation and creation.

On  Thursday November 30th, we issue a Makey-Makey challenge – Use them to design a device that can help differently abled people navigate the world better. Can you control a car without your hands, or help a blind person turn on a warning note while crossing the street. Part Art, Part, Science, Part Tech.

This event will happen in the new Makerspace in the basement of the Collins Memorial Library.
5:30pm with a brief introduction to the space with food and drinks.
At 6:00pm Makey-Makeys, their use and the challenge will be explained.
From 6:15pm to 7:15pm you will work in groups to create your devices.
From 7:15 to 8:00pm, we will share and test each others devices.

Come, converse, collaborate and change the world.

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Collins Library Links: Reminder: New York Times and Chronicle of Higher Education


Reminder: New York Times and Chronicle of Higher Education

Dear Puget Sound Colleagues,

This is a friendly reminder that Collins Library offers you full and unlimited access to two important online resources.

  1. We offer access to all of the content on the New York Times web site for our entire campus community.  ASUPS has provided some funding to support this program.

If you have not already signed up for your account we encourage you to do that.  Once you’ve registered for an account, which you must do from within the campus network (i.e. on-campus), you may “log in” to that account from anywhere, anytime.

To register go to: http://accessnyt.com

Click “Create Account” and complete the registration fields using your @pugetsound.edu email address.

Once you establish your account, there are many options.  We’d like to recommend you take a look at the Tools & Services page.  From this page you can set up email alerts, sign up for newsletters, and explore the TimesMachine which gives you the option to review archival content dating from Volume 1, Number 1 published in 1851 up until 2002.

  1. We also offer access to The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Use this link for access either on or off-campus.

You may also choose to set up an individual account on the Chronicle’s site in order to sign up for newsletters, comment on stories, and set up a personal profile.

If you have any questions about either of these resources, please contact Andrea J. Kueter, Social Sciences Librarian & Coordinator of Electronic Resources: akueter@pugetsound.edu.

Need Information? Don’t forget the Collins Memorial Library – Library Guides
Questions? Contact your liaison librarian
Comments: Contact Jane Carlin, library director
Remember – Your best search engine is a librarian!

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From the Archives & Special Collections: I Can’t Give Up the Puns Cold Turkey!

archives_Tday11-2017It’s that time of year again Loggers! Thanksgiving break, with finals on the swift approach! But right about now many of you are stuffed like a turkey from this year’s festivities, sick of being roasted by family or your relentless thesis. However, it is the holidays, so try to keep the fowl language to a minimum when trying to balance finals with family and friends. With tight budgets and tricky traditions, gift giving may be the last thing on your mind, but that’s why I’m here! Coming to you straight from the Archives & Special Collections, your personal Dairy Godmother has the perfect holiday gift suggestion.


College of Puget Sound students held a milk drive in the fall semester of 1947 in order to raise money for the European war relief…and what better holiday gift than milk by the truckload? It’s practical, it’s useful, and when canned, it won’t spoil. It’ll leave you so refreshed you’ll be asking for an udder one!

So raise your gobble-lets of milk for one last roast. We’re almost there!

The Archives & Special Collections is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 12:00-3:00 p.m. or by appointment.

By Monica Patterson

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Research Marathon! November 28 and 29, 9pm to midnight, Library 118

ResearchMarathon2Wherever you are in the research process, join the Peer Research Advisors and a librarian for expert help, camaraderie, and snacks.

Join in the Research Marathon!




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What is “The Game”?

BonfireAfter washing away her small-town roots, and becoming an environmental lawyer, Abby Williams is forced to return to her home town, Barrens, Indiana, for a case. She is tasked to investigate the town’s most high profile company: the economic heart of the town. Abby finds odd connections between the company and Barren’s biggest scandal, which took place over a decade ago.  The scandal, involving Kaycee Mitchell and her closest friends, happened right before Kaycee disappeared for good. As the investigation continues and Abby tries desperately to find out what really happened to Kaycee, she discovers an even more disturbing secret: a ritual called “The Game”.

Find this in the Popular Reading Collection!

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