From the Archives & Special Collections: End of Year Wrap-Up

Happy last day of classes! For our last blog post of the school year, I thought we’d cover some of the highlights of the past year.

Our Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Adriana Flores ’13 has been with us for almost a full year now! She and Assistant Archivist Laura Edgar have been hard at work making the A&SC more accessible to researchers by assisting with classes, promoting and expanding our digital collections, improving our social media presence, and hosting open houses for special events like Spring Lu’au and homecoming. Laura also collaborated with the Tacoma Art Museum for an exhibit on Abby Williams Hill this past fall.

The student workers in the A&SC have made a huge impact here. Some major student projects include digitizing the ephemera collection, organizing collections like the alumni magazine and Logbooks (old student handbooks), running our Tumblr, working on new finding aids for university records, and acquisitioning items from student groups. We’re sad to see two of our four work study students, Sierra and Monica, graduate this year, but we know they’ll go on to do great things and we’re excited to get two new student employees in the fall!

If you want to keep up on our activities in the A&SC over the summer, you can follow us on Instagram at @psarchives or on Twitter at @PSArchives. Good luck on finals, and good luck in the real world to all of the graduating students!

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By Julia Masur

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