Events/Exhibits in Collins Library – Spring 2020

FEBRUARY

  • February 5 – May 17: Art Exhibit: “Craftmanship at its Finest: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Modern Day Tacoma”. Curated by Puget Sound student Chloe Brew, this exhibit explores the history and ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement, which originated in Great Britain with designer and artist William Morris. This exhibit connects current artistic practice in Tacoma with the movement. Featured prominently in the exhibit is the work of the Arts and Crafts Press run by Yoshiko Yamamoto and Bruce Smith. Located in Tacoma, this modern day press embraces the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement. Also featured are a number of local women artists whose work exemplifies the ideals of fine craftmanship.
    Collins Memorial Library, LINK Exhibit Area.

JUNE

  • June 5 – July 29: Puget Sound Book Artists’ Exhibit, featuring Artists with Unique and Original Books.

Fall 2019 Events

 

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Happy Jólabókaflóð!

Books checked out from Dec. 9th to Dec. 20th will have fine forgiveness if returned by Jan. 22nd. In addition, anyone checking out a Popular Reading Collection book between Dec. 9th and Dec. 20th will receive 2 Jolabokaflod gift tags (as long as supplies last).

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Happy Jólabókaflóð!

Books checked out from Dec. 9th to Dec. 20th will have fine forgiveness if returned by Jan. 22nd. In addition, anyone checking out a Popular Reading Collection book between Dec. 9th and Dec. 20th will receive 2 Jolabokaflod gift tags (as long as supplies last).

 

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Classes S(no)w more!

Winter Carnival Snow Queen Candidates, 1949

Snowfall on Campus, 1954

It’s almost finals week and yes, I do know that it is not snowing yet! A girl can hope, can’t she? As I look back on my final fall semester at Puget Sound and forward to the spring, I realize my favorite time on campus has always been when there’s a layer of snow covering everything. Here’s a couple of images of campus in the snow that make me so excited for winter break! I hope thinking about sitting by the window watching snow fall with a cup of hot cocoa in your hand helps get you through your finals. Good luck and have a restful break!

The Archives & Special Collections has drop-in hours on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM or is open by appointment.

By: Laure Mounts ‘20

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Library Extended Hours Dec. 15-20, 2019!

We wish you good luck on your Finals! Collins Library December 2019 Extended Hours are:

Sunday, Dec. 15:
10 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Mon-Thur, Dec. 16-19:
7 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 20:
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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Happy Jólabókaflóð!

Check out the Popular Reading Collection for winter break! Books checked out from Dec. 9th to Dec. 20th will have fine forgiveness if returned by Jan. 22nd. In addition, anyone checking out a Popular Reading Collection book between Dec. 9th and Dec. 20th will receive 2 Jolabokaflod gift tags (as long as supplies last).

 

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Thomas Commuck’s Indian Melodies

 Indian Melodies, by Thomas Commuck, was published in 1845 and is widely recognized as the first book of music published by a Native American author. Commuck was a member of the Narragansett tribe of Rhode Island. Indian Melodies contains 120 hymns to which Commuck assigned names of “noted Indian chiefs, Indian females, Indian names of place, &c [sic]. This has been done merely as a tribute of respect to the memory of some tribes that are now nearly if not quite extinct; also as a mark of courtesy to some tribes which whom the author is acquainted.” (Commuck, vi)

Commuck writes in the preface:

The author of the following original tunes wished to get some person better educated than himself to write a preface or introduction to his little work; but on reflection it occurred to him that he could tell the public all about it as well as any one else… He is, however, fully aware of the difficulties attendant upon an attempt to appear successfully as an author before a scrutinizing and discerning public, especially when unaided by the influence of wealth, or a long list of influential friends… Add to this the circumstance of having been born, not only in obscurity, but being descended from that unfortunate and proscribed people, the Indians, with whose name a considerable portion of the enlightened American people are unwilling to associate even the shadow of anything like talent, virtue, or genius, and as being wholly incapable of any improvement, either moral, mental, or physical, and the wonder will cease to be a wonder. In view of all these disadvantages, it is not without great diffidence that he attempts to appear at the bar of public opinion, not knowing but JUDGE PREJUDICE may preside, and condemn his work to the deep and silent shades of everlasting oblivion, without even a hearing.” (Commuck, iii)

Commuck’s Indian Melodies can be viewed in the Archives & Special Collections on the 2nd floor of the Collins Memorial Library.

The Archives & Special Collections has drop-in hours on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM or is open by appointment.

By Laura Edgar, Assistant Archivist

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Repertory Dance Group

The Repertory Dance Group (RDG) had their fall show, “Dancing on Sunshine,” this past weekend at Wilson High School. In honor of that, we thought we’d tell you a bit about the history of the RDG at Puget Sound.

RDG was founded in 1996 as a student-run dance group. Performances are choreographed by students and the club welcomes everyone, no matter what their dance background is, through their “no-cuts” audition process. The group had their first performance, titled “A Taste of Things to Come,” in 1997 with only 18 dancers. RDG quickly gained popularity on campus. The November 18, 1999 issue of The Trail reports that there were 90 dancers and 15 different dances in the show “Dancin’ Groovin’” that year. The performance took place in Norton Clapp Theater and the students performed three shows. The November 16, 2000 issue of The Trail reports that the RDG shows had sold out for the past two years and “will most likely do the same this year.”

RDG is composed of a diverse group of students that come together because they love to dance. Everyone who auditions performs in the show and the club has enjoyed great success over the past two decades.

The Archives & Special Collections has drop-in hours on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM or is open by appointment.

By Rowan Coates

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A celebration of a girl, her adoptive guardians, and the incredible bond they formed

Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. When her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom and his wife (Janine) operate in Port Au Prince. At age five, Chika is diagnosed with something a doctor there says, “No one in Haiti can help you with.” Mitch and Janine bring Chika to Detroit, hopeful that American medical care can soon return her to her homeland. Instead, Chika becomes a permanent part of their lives as they embark on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure. As Chika’s boundless optimism and humor teach Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learns that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost.

Find this and more in the Popular Reading Collection!

 

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Digital Commons Readership Snapshot for October 2019

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Monthly Readership Totals:
Last month, Sound Ideas had 14026 full-text downloads and 18 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works in the repository to 7447. University of Puget Sound scholarship was read by 1614 institutions across 151 countries.

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