Category Archives: From the Archives

images from the archives

From the Archives: Hiraki korekushon ukiyoe

Looking for some Japanese artwork for that ARTH 368 class project? Need some inspiration for your own art piece? Intrigued by Asian art in general? Then come and check out Hiraki korekushon ukiyoein the Archives & Special Collections! These oversized … Continue reading

Posted in From the Archives | Leave a comment

From the Archives: Just a School Project

Rarely do I come across a book that is as physically beautiful as the words inside. I usually read a book because the story is intriguing or wonderful. But those books are just words on a page. While I was … Continue reading

Posted in From the Archives | Leave a comment

From the Archives: Glenn T. Seaborg

If you’ve ever glanced over the table of elements in the past thirty years or so, you might be familiar with the name “seaborgium.” Turns out, the namesake of that element, Glenn T. Seaborg, was actually a speaker here at … Continue reading

Posted in From the Archives | Leave a comment

From the Archives: Proof They Are Watching Us

Do not be fooled by this book’s description! It may say the “Holy Bible” on the cover, but the truth of its ulterior motives is hidden in the spine—it is a “parallel bible.” If you’ve never heard of parallel bibles, … Continue reading

Posted in From the Archives | Leave a comment

From the Archives: The Howard W. Robbins Diary

Today I decided to revisit a manuscript notebook that I first came across over the summer, when we initially acquired it. The Howard W. Robbins diary is a WWI notebook (1917-1918) which features 88 pages of handwritten notes, diagrams, formulas, … Continue reading

Posted in From the Archives | Leave a comment

From the Archives: Aviary Interesting Read

Do you ever wonder who it is that’s keeping you up at night, chirping to their little heart’s content outside your window? Could it be a pinewood finch? How about a barn swallow? Well, birds come in all shapes, sizes, … Continue reading

Posted in From the Archives | Leave a comment

From the Archives: A Thoughtful Man

When Leonardo da Vinci is brought up, many think of his art: the Mona Lisa, the Last Supper just to name a few. However, I have discovered that da Vinci was more than just a man of art but also … Continue reading

Posted in From the Archives | Leave a comment

From the Archives: Bibliodeath

Last year I stumbled across Bibliodeath by Andrei Codrescu. The title is tantalizing–the death of books? Isn’t that a bit of a hot topic for libraries, especially with the rise of digitization (it is, but to me it’s the duty … Continue reading

Posted in From the Archives | Leave a comment

From the Archives: A Trip to the Tacoma Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

Despite having lived in Tacoma for the last three and a half years, I am the first to admit that much of the city remains a mystery to me, and in my last semester at UPS, I have been trying … Continue reading

Posted in From the Archives | Leave a comment

From the Archives: Greek Life

The Sigma Chi fraternity house in 1954. Check out more photographs on A Sound Past!        

Posted in From the Archives | Leave a comment