UW Libraries e-news
September 2009

From the Dean

Betsy Wilson, Dean of UW Libraries (photo by Cass Redstone)
Betsy Wilson

As we gear up for another academic year, our libraries are filling up with new and returning students and their boundless energy, curiosity and dedication. The Libraries plays such a vital role at the University and in the community. From the grand and glorious Suzzallo Library to the high-touch, high-tech Odegaard Undergraduate Library open 24-hours a day. More.

In the Spotlight

Alan Bennett holds an anchor stone unearthed from Tse-whit-zen Village (Photo by John Loftus)

UW Libraries to Archive
Tse-whit-zen Discoveries
Artifacts of Lower Elwah Klallam Tribe life, unearthed from Tse-whit-zen Village, will become part of the UW Libraries permanent collection and transformed into a virtual exhibit. More.

Media Center Films More Accessible to Students
From seasons of M*A*S*H to Goldie Hawn’s Overboard, students can now browse videos in Odegaard Library's Media Center on their own instead of making specific requests, just like in a traditional rental store. More.

Baltic Photo Project Comes Full Circle
A 2003 photo exhibit documenting King County residents with roots in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is now, six years later, being presented in libraries in these Baltic countries. More.

Man holding lit fuse between his lips

Lost and Found Films
A penguin on a treadmill. A Mission Impossible-style clip of a man with a lit fuse in his mouth. Special Collections has more than 1,200 reels of film from the late 1940s through the early 1970s of life at the University. Who shot these films and why? Film Archives Specialist Hannah Palin has solved some of the mysteries. Can you help? More.


Poster from AYPE, 1909 (Photo courtesy UW Libraries Special Collections #UW24316z)

AYPE Exhibit Tour
Oct. 14, 6-7 p.m.
Suzzallo Library 102
Exhibit Curator Carla Rickerson leads a tour of "The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: When the World Came to Campus." Cost is free; no registration required.

UW Reads the Constitution
Oct. 9, noon-1:30 p.m. / Suzzallo Library, 3rd floor
Listen to all or part of the U.S. Constitution as it is read aloud by 100 volunteer students, staff and faculty. Libraries Government Publications presents this fourth annual reading. Cost is free; no registration required.

Dignitaries visit the Igorrote Village, AYPE, Seattle, 1909; (Photo courtesy UW Libraries Special Collections #UW28061)

Race and Empire at the Fair:
The AYPE in Historical Perspectives
Oct. 16, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Petersen Room, Allen Library
To commemorate the AYPE centennial, the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest and UW Libraries present a symposium on Race and Empire at the Fair. How did the AYPE reflect, reproduce and, perhaps, challenge prevailing notions of race and empire? Free; no registration required.

Gold necklace by metal artist Mary Lee Hu

Anne G. Hauberg Artist Images Event
Mary Lee Hu, metal artist
Oct. 30, 7-9 p.m. / Suzzallo Library 101
Using traditional techniques such as wrapping, coiling, weaving, knitting and twining, Mary Lee Hu creates intricate and sophisticated wearable art from 18 and 22 karat gold. Meet the artist and learn more about her process, inspiration and recent world travels. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Preregister at 206-543-0540 or online at uwalum.com. Presented in conjunction with the UW Alumni Association.


Celebrating 30 Years of U.S.-China Relations
Opens Oct. 30 / Suzzallo 102
This exhibit, co-sponsored by the East Asia Library and the Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco, celebrates the 30th anniversary of the normalization of U.S.-China relations. The exhibit will include artifacts from the UW Libraries’ Anna Louise Strong collection.

Book by Donald Glaister of Vashon Island, Wash., titled 'A Few Questions'

Marking Time: Guild of Book Workers Traveling Exhibition
Opens Dec. 7 / Allen Library balcony
Opens Jan. 7 / Suzzallo 102 and Special Collections Lobby
The Guild of Book Workers was founded in 1906 in New York City. The objects in Marking Time are the result of the interplay of the craft traditions of trained bookbinders with book artists’ freer notion of what constitutes a book.

Discover more Libraries Events and Exhibits

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Pride Points

ScienceWatch.com recently ranked the UW fourth in a listing of the most-cited academic institutions by published journals.

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