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The Seedy Underbelly of American Adoption: “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate

It’s a child’s worst nightmare: being ripped from their home and loving parents and thrust into a system that prioritizes profit over welfare.  It is also the subject of one of the two parallel stories told in Before We Were … Continue reading

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Behind the Archives Door: Zines and More! Thursday, October 5, 4 p.m., Archives & Special Collections Seminar room, Collins Library

Katy Curtis, Humanities Librarian, will showcase our growing collection of zines and discuss how they can be used for teaching and learning. The Collins Library Zine Collection is a unique addition to our collections that came to Puget Sound from … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Welcome & About Me

Hi, and welcome back! My name is Julia Masur, and I am the Peer Research Specialist in the Archives and Special Collections. I’m a junior here at UPS, with a History major and a double minor in Education Studies and … Continue reading

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New Beginnings, New Ends, and the Journey Between: “Sycamore” by Bryn Chancellor

What could have easily been a murder mystery, focused on the newly discovered remains of a long-missing teenager, instead flourishes into a novel about new beginnings, sad endings, and what it means to be a community, a family and, most … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: A Welcome Message from the Assistant Archivist

Welcome back! My name is Laura Edgar and I am the Assistant Archivist in the Archives & Special Collections (A&SC) here at Puget Sound. I started working in the A&SC in 2012 as the Archivist for the Abby Williams Hill … Continue reading

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Welcome Back Edition – Part I

Welcome Back Edition – Part I  You’ll see a few changes in the Collins Library.  We’ve been busy this summer: Library 118 (classroom):  We’ve added new movable furniture to encourage group work, and replaced the PCs with laptops. 4th Floor:  … Continue reading

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Who Says Murder is for the Young? “Stone Mattress” by Margaret Atwood

Atwood’s tales live up to her reputation: nine frothy, witty, macabre stories, the first trio of which are carefully and tangentially intertwined, all of which are enough to draw out a snicker and to stand your hair on end. Atwood … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: A Welcome Message from the new Archivist & Special Collections Librarian

Hello! My name is Adriana Flores and I’m the brand new Archivist & Special Collections Librarian at the University of Puget Sound. I started working at the university in July and I’ve had a busy two months on campus so … Continue reading

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Bill & Vicky Stewart, Exploring Text & Image: A Conversation About Artists’ Books, Tuesday, October 3, 1 p.m., Archives & Special Collections Seminar room

Please mark your calendar for a return of Bill & Vicky! Bill and Vicky own Vamp & Tramp, a unique business representing over 400 fine press and book artists from around the world. They will share examples from their collection. … Continue reading

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Events at Collins Library – Summer 2017

JUNE Thursday, June 8:  Puget Sound Book Artists 2017 – Exhibit Opening Northwest Musings – Celebrate Unique Books that capture the spirit of the Northwest. June 1 – July 28, 2017 Opening Reception: 5:00–7:00 p.m., The Link, Collins Library. Thursday, … Continue reading

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