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From the Archives & Special Collections: Dictionary Data

I was one of those kids who would read the dictionary for fun. I always enjoyed opening it up and looking for one word I knew, and then that would usually lead to a cascade of finding weird new words. … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: In Bloom

The warm weather has finally arrived! Everyone is making their way outside to enjoy the sun and relax under the trees. It is hard to imagine the campus without large, shady trees and blossoming flowers, but it was not too … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Illustrations Galore!

If you’re anything like me, you enjoy illustrated books just as much as non-illustrated ones (okay, sometimes more; art is fun). For some fun and fancy-free illustrated books, look no further than Walter Crane’s Flora’s Feast, 1899, or Charles Lamb’s … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Which campus building has the most stories?

The library of course! With so many books and so many floors this “multi-story” building is the ultimate resource and refuge for any UPS student! We as students spend a LOT of our time in this building, so sometimes it’s … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Exploring the Northwest

It is finally spring time, which means nice weather and plenty of time to explore the great outdoors! From medicinal plants to conquering the mountains, people have been exploring the Northwest for many years and have made some amazing discoveries. … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Proper Parrot Tweetment

Do you like birds? Did The Birds of North America (see previous post) leave you wanting more? Well, you may be surprised to learn that the Archives & Special Collections is actually full of avian-related literature! The Speaking Parrots: A … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Bosch

Sometime last month, an interactive version of Hieronymous Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights” was released as its own website as part of a documentary. Now, I remembered that I’d spent a while staring at a book about this painting before … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: We’re Diggin’ It!

The construction of the field house additions is getting closer and closer to being finished. It has been fun to watch the development of the fitness area and the aquatic center and soon we will be able to use them. … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Tacoma’s Transformation

Did you know that the Archives & Special Collections has a collection of miniature books? Found right next to our oversized book collection we have a section dedicated to the miniscule. But don’t be fooled, because there are some grandiose … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Washington’s Family Tree

Every now and then, you stumble across an interesting title, which leads to an interesting book, which leads to even more interesting discoveries. While I was looking for some other books for research, I saw the title “Maternal Ancestry” and … Continue reading

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