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 by to learn about Puget Sound’s history, from athletics to architecture. Each pop-up exhibit features items from the ephemera collection, some dating back to the 1920’s and 30’s.

On Monday, October 7th the Archives and Special Collections presented an exhibit on “Old School Athletics” at Puget Sound. We shared memorabilia and rare objects that highlighted the rich history of sports at UPS.

On Monday, October 14th our exhibit will be “Promoting Puget Sound to Prospective Students.” Many of the items in this exhibit are advertisements with the goal of inspiring recent high school graduates to come to Puget Sound.

On Monday October 28th the exhibit theme will be “First-Year Orientation Programs.” There will be items from the collection that highlight the history of this famous Puget Sound tradition. The exhibit features a small collection of Puget Sound handbooks which are little guides to campus life (they are literally tiny). These books give insight into the unique past of our university and highlight the strange traditions that first-years had to follow. Come check them out to learn more!

Archives Month is a great opportunity to realize the importance of archives and learn about fun aspects of our history. Come by our exhibits to get involved with Puget Sound history and celebrate the Archives!

The Archives & and 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 Julia Schiff

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