From the Archives & Special Collections: October is Archives Month!

The Puget Sound Centennial quilt is a great example of Puget Sound history and a great item to reflect on during Archives month! Alums worked together to craft this quilt in 1986 to celebrate 100 years of Puget Sound history. The quilt now lives in the Archives & Special Collections to be preserved for years to come!

The Puget Sound Centennial quilt is a great example of Puget Sound history and a great item to reflect on during Archives month! Alums worked together to craft this quilt in 1986 to celebrate 100 years of Puget Sound history. The quilt now lives in the Archives & Special Collections to be preserved for years to come!

Every year in October we celebrate American Archives Month to raise awareness about the importance of preserving, cataloging, and caring for important materials. This month we celebrate archives and archivists across the country. Join in on the American Archives Month celebration at the University of Puget Sound by exploring our digital collections: browse historic photographs of campus in A Sound Past, check out some cool university ephemera, or search our student newspaper “The Trail”.  Or stop by the Archives & Special Collections and look through old manuscripts, artists’ books, and many other collections. Archivists have the important responsibility of preserving the heritage of our country, state, and school so take the opportunity to discover these historical treasures.

Depicted here are the quilters who created the amazing Centennial Quilt. They are, from left: Joanne Neff Cross '53, Renae Paine '76, Liz Gallo, Rose Henry, Kathleen Weidkamp Peterson '67, and Karen Peterson Finney '67.

Depicted here are the quilters who created the amazing Centennial Quilt. They are, from left: Joanne Neff Cross ’53, Renae Paine ’76, Liz Gallo, Rose Henry, Kathleen Weidkamp Peterson ’67, and Karen Peterson Finney ’67.

The Archives & Special Collections is open on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 12:00-3:00 p.m. or by appointment.

By Sierra Scott

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