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From the Archives: Recent Additions

The Archives & Special Collections recently added quite a few items to the collections.  A small sampling is on display outside of the Archives & Special Collections.  Take a look at our video (link below) or stop by during our Open … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Collins Memorial Library will be hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on September 20th, from 2-4pm. The event, timed to take place as the Race and Pedagogy Conference approaches, will focus on improving the diversity of representation on Wikipedia, and specifically the … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Freshmen Traditions

Back in the older days of our highly esteemed university, there were some very… odd traditions pertaining to freshmen and their relationship with the sophomores. Trust me; if you haven’t heard of the freshman beanie, you’re missing out. Upon arriving … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Summer Wrap-up

I can’t believe the summer is coming to an end and that I’ll be wrapping up my work in the Archives and Special collections this week. This summer has been wonderful and I’ve absolutely loved exploring history through the archival … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Mable Electa Buland Campbell

This week as I was researching a past president of the University of Puget Sound, I stumbled upon someone I found a bit more interesting in a 1909 edition of The Trail: Mable Electa Buland. The Trail article introduced Buland … Continue reading

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From the Archives: The Irrepressible Reverend Henry Brown

I would like to open this blog post with a quote from my friend from this week’s archival research, Dr. Henry Brown: “Indeed our common Christianity is in jeopardy from the universal prevalence and insidious attacks of the forces of … Continue reading

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From the Archives: The Frank Williston papers

This week I’ve begun processing the Frank Williston papers, which I actually used for a Wikipedia article last week. Williston was a professor of “Far East Studies” at both the University of Puget Sound and at the University of Washington, … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Exploring China at the Turn of the Century, the Albert Bash papers

Postcard (left), and unidentified photo (right) from the Albert W. Bash Papers This week I’ve been working with a particularly fun collection- the Albert W. Bash papers- for an article I was writing for Wikipedia about the American China Development … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Arranging and describing the Walter S. Davis papers

I’ve just returned to the library after a wonderful trip abroad and am embarking on a new stage of my work in the Archives & Special Collections. While I’ve previously been editing and writing articles for Wikipedia based on our … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Blast from the past

I can’t believe it is already my third week in the archives! This week I’ve mainly been working on editing and writing my first ever Wikipedia article. One of the articles I edited had to do with Oregon and Washington state … Continue reading

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