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From the Dean
Each autumn, with the arrival of new students and faculty, I prepare to reflect on the past year and how the Libraries has supported research and knowledge at the University of Washington.
Tradition, teamwork, and transformation are themes that come to mind. Read more from the Dean.
In the Spotlight
Hannah Palin, film archives specialist in Libraries Special Collections, reports that “the films and videotapes out at Sand Point are starting to resemble an actual collection!” The films are part of the Husky Reels project, which aims to preserve and archive more than 7,000 films and reels of UW athletics. The five-year project is in its first year. Learn more, and watch a video about the project.
Paulina Przystupa, student in Anthropology & History, is a 2012 Library Research Awards for Undergraduates winner. Learn more about her accomplishments.
Exploring Indian Art & Architecture
KUOW reporter reveals "Secrets of a Blonde Bombshell"
KUOW editor Phyllis Fletcher was in the station's music library last year, preparing to fill in as host of "The Swing Years and Beyond." That day, the regular "Swing Years" host showed her a CD by Ina Ray Hutton, who conducted, tapped, and sang as the "blonde bombshell bandleader" in the 1930s, in front of her all–female swing band, the Melodears. It led to an award-winning story. Learn more, and listen to the story.
Events and Exhibits
Pulitzer Winner to Give Maxine Cushing Gray Fellowship Lecture
There is No Frigate Like a Book: Art & Artists' Books by Margery Hellmann
The latest exhibit in the UW Library spotlights the lengthy career of Seattle artist Margery Hellmann, who worked as a marbler, collage artist, papermaker, printmaker, and creator of letterpress-printed artists' books and broadsides. Learn more.
The Graduate School Public Lecture series started earlier this month and continues throughout the school year. It features notable speakers in several fields, including grammar, political affairs, and science.
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