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From the Archives & Special Collections: Monumental Surprise

In the Archives and Special Collections, just like the rest of the world, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. I pulled out a book and from the oatmeal colored cover and unassuming name, Haida Monumental Art by George … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Building Stories

Here in the Archives & Special Collections we have a myriad of intriguing items and unconventional books, including some books that are far too large to fit on a regular shelf. These books comprise our “oversized” collection, some of which … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: YESNOMAYBE

Here in the Archives & Special Collections we have an array of quirky items; among some of these items are the collections of Artist Books in the Shelmidine Room. Redefining the concept of a “book,” artists create many fun, educational, … Continue reading

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March Book of the Month! Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Paintings and Drawings

Leonardo da Vinci: The Complete Paintings and Drawings http://alliance-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/UPUGS:upugs_alma:CP71127511200001451 This is the next best thing to actually seeing da Vinci’s paintings in person. It’s a large book so all of the pictures are blown up to an amazing scale. There … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: The Mountain Is Out

If you’ve spent any time on campus, you’ve definitely noticed the incredible view we have of Mount Rainier. The Mountain that was “God” (being a little book about the great peak which the Indians named “Tacoma” but which is officially … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: The Parallel Bible

In my History 101 class we’ve been learning all about the spread of Christianity throughout the Roman Empire and as a giant history buff, I’ve been fascinated. Recently, this rather gigantic bible caught my eye with the intricate border work … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Man and His Becoming

So there’s been a new little green book sitting on our shelf for months that I hadn’t quite gotten an opportunity to look at until now. Imagine my surprise to find out that it’s actually from our university (even if … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: New in the Reading Room: Book of the Month!

This semester, we’ve added a featured Book of the Month to the Archives & Special Collections’ reading room. For the next three months (February, March, and April), a student worker will pick 1-2 books that they consider to be their … Continue reading

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Archives & Special Collections: “The grandly impressive scenery of the Pacific Northwest, once seen, can never be forgotten.”

The book, Pacific Coast Pictures, is a photo album of the mountains, forests, and waterways that make up this special region. Along with each picture, there are a few paragraphs describing the area and providing facts about it. Each black … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Students’ home destroyed 67 years ago!

This is the time of the year for winter storms, but most of them do not cost students their homes. A Sound Past includes a photograph of married College of Puget Sound juniors Gerald Perry ’51 and Ruth (Matlock) Perry … Continue reading

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