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Fall 2020 In-Person Library Services FAQ

The Collins Library is providing limited local services for students and faculty who can visit the Library. Below is a series of FAQs that provide information on requesting books, using our space, and other details of local service. Is the … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: The Abby Williams Hill Journals

In August 2019, the Archives & Special Collections received a Washington Digital Heritage grant to digitize, transcribe, and make available online nine journals written by the artist Abby Williams Hill (1861-1943). These journals focus on Hill’s travels throughout the United … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month! September 15 through October 15

The National Hispanic Heritage Month web portal is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and U.S. National Archives … Continue reading

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New Streamroller Print in Library: A Tribute to Tacoma

Artist Statement Spring Munsel Gideon Born and raised in Tacoma, I’ve found myself now raising my own family in Kitsap County. This work explores what ‘Home’ means to me. Set against a background of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Museum of … Continue reading

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Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote, Pop-up display in Collins Library

Learn about the 19th Amendment and the right to vote for women: https://museum.archives.gov/rightfully-hers Rightfully Hers poster 1 Rightfully Hers poster 2 Rightfully Hers poster 3 Rightfully Hers poster 4 For additional thoughts on democracy and voting, check out these related … Continue reading

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Artists’ Books & Social Justice: Ballot BOX by Bonnie Thompson Norman

Bonnie Thompson Norman is a Seattle artist who is passionate about voting and civil rights. She has been a printer and book artist for over forty years, and is proprietor of The Windowpane Press. She learned printing at The Woman’s … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Constitution, Voting Rights and Elections by Fran Leskovar

With our Presidential Election in November, Constitution Day in September, and the Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Collins Library is pleased to host a series of blog posts by Fran Leskovar. Very often Americans do not realize the greatness of … Continue reading

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Events/Exhibits Fall 2020-21

SEPTEMBER Fall 2020:  Rising Together:  An Exhibition of Zines, Artists’ Books and Broadsides with a Social Conscience.  Unfortunately this exhibition has been cancelled, but please visit the web link to learn more about the artists and books represented and to … Continue reading

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New to Tacoma? Learn about our city by viewing these great resources published by the Tacoma Historical Society!

Speaking Out About Dreams That Matter This two-part presentation highlights some of the people who have fought for civil rights and social justice from throughout Tacoma’s history. The presentation supplements previous research with new interviews with several leaders that we’ve … Continue reading

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Overdue items and Returning Items

Information about overdue library items and how to return them during the Fall 2020 semester: Overdue Items: Summit Items: If you are away from campus and unable to return your SUMMIT items, please do not worry. Although we are unable … Continue reading

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