Category Archives: From the Archives

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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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From the Archives & Special Collections: Halloween and Haunted Houses

Halloween is right around the corner, so here at the Archives & Special Collections we thought it would be a good idea to dive in and see what the ghosts of students past did for this spooky holiday. In 1979, … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: Upcoming Exhibit on Campus Journalism

University of Puget Sound has a long history of journalism and the Archives & Special Collections is currently working to explore this intriguing aspect of our school. From journalism courses of the past to The Maroon and The Trail, Puget … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections: The Ladies’ Repository

The Archives & Special Collections has many unique books that give a little glimpse into everyday life at different points in history. One such example of this is The Ladies’ Repository. The Ladies’ Repository was a magazine that was written … Continue reading

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From the Archives & Special Collections – Celebrating Archives Month!

October is American Archives Month and to celebrate the Archives & Special Collections is bringing our history to you! There will be a series of pop-up exhibits in the Wheelock Student Center every Monday this October from 12-2 PM. Stop … Continue reading

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