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From the Archives & Special Collections: Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and the Archives & Special Collections staff has put together a display of contemporary materials by and about women. On display in our Reading Room are approximately 20 zines from the Collins Library Zine Collection … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: The Past and Present of Greek Life on Campus

This semester I have been invited by multiple Greek houses to discuss the importance of revisiting our history and preserving the documents we create. These two acts are central to the work we do in the archives and I’m happy … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Happy Last Day of Classes!

Happy last day of classes, Loggers! It’s been a long semester but you made it. Here in the Archives & Special Collections, we’ve had a very busy (and exciting!) fall. We started the semester strong by welcoming two new student … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Celebrating Archives Month!

October is Archives Month and we are excited to celebrate! According to the Society of American Archivists, “Since 2006, American Archives Month has given the profession an opportunity to tell (or remind) people that items that are important to them … Continue reading

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A simple walk to school breaks a bond…

All starts off normal one morning when three little girls set off for school. Within an hour, one of them is dead. Fifteen years later, the surviving girls are going through their own struggles. Kitty can no longer speak and … Continue reading

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In praise of Librarians!

In praise of Librarians! Jane Carlin,  Director, Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound. May 2017 It’s that time of year when academic libraries across the country see a startling increase in the number of users.  Students who might never … Continue reading

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Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin

Five years after his death, Travyon has become a symbol of social justice activism, as has his hauntingly familiar image: the photo of a child still in the process of becoming a young man, wearing a hoodie and gazing silently … Continue reading

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How would it feel, to be labeled a criminal, simply for being born?

Born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by prison, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life. Born a Crime is the story … Continue reading

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We love Taylor- do you?

A book by fans, for fans. This book collects the best writing and images from the beginning of the Age of Swift to now. Covering ten years of change and developing styles, readers can follow the blazing trail of fame … Continue reading

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

And how better to celebrate than by giving you some behind-the-scenes tours? Let’s say there’s a class coming in tomorrow. The lesson plan was drawn up, the material was chosen, and the students were already notified that they’re going to … Continue reading

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