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

March is Women’s History Month in the United States. Puget Sound has hosted some incredible women on campus over the years. Here are some highlights from the archives: Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke at the Jones Hall Inside Theater on November … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Archives Open House Today

The Archives & Special Collections will host an open house today, February 26, from 3:00 to 5:00 in honor of Black History Month. We will have items related to the African American experience available for viewing. Some materials that will … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: One Tree, by Gretchen C. Daily and Charles J. Katz

The artists’ book One Tree, by environmental scientist Gretchen C. Daily and photographer Charles J. Katz, describes how one relict tree, the Ceiba pentandra, located in the village of Sabalito, Costa Rica, carries physical and spiritual importance far out into … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Image of the Week

Happy Spring Semester, Loggers! Nothing like some soggy weather to welcome you back to campus. For our new series, “Image of the Week,” we thought we’d share some photographs of Puget Sound students enjoying a January rainstorm in 1990. Here’s … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Abby Williams Hill

The Archives & Special Collections is home to over 70 manuscript collections, which are collections of personal or family papers. These collections contain materials that relate to the people, history, economy, and politics of the Pacific Northwest region and the … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Best Beard in Show

It is “No-Shave November,” an annual event which raises awareness and money to fight cancer. Here in the Archives & Special Collections we thought it would be an appropriate time to touch on a fun Puget Sound tradition from days … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Clarissa Sligh

Have you seen the beautiful paper cranes installed in the front of the library? The cranes were created by Clarissa Sligh, an African American artist and essayist who combines photography and text into powerful narrative artworks, artist books, and installations … Continue reading

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