UW Libraries e-news
October 2012

From the Dean

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

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

Husky Reels
Husky Reels Project
Takes Shape

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
Anthropology Student Wins
Research Award
Paulina Przystupa, student in Anthropology & History, is a 2012 Library Research Awards for Undergraduates winner. Learn more about her accomplishments.


Exploring Indian Art and Architecture

Exploring Indian Art & Architecture
Explore art and architecture from 1960s India and beyond via the Library's online Gairola Collection of Indian Art and Architecture. Twenty-five hundred images from the vast collection, selected by South Asian studies librarian Deepa Banerjee, have been digitized for online viewing. Learn more about the collection.


KUOW reporter reveals "Secrets of a Blonde Bombshell"

Phyllis FletcherKUOW 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.



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Events and Exhibits

Timothy EganPulitzer Winner to Give Maxine Cushing Gray Fellowship Lecture
Join the Libraries and Tim Egan, UW alumnus and author of the New York Times "Opinionator" weekly column, for the Maxine Cushing Gray Fellowship Lecture. Egan's most recent book, "The Big Burn – Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America," was a New York Times Bestseller and a winner of the 2009 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. Learn more about the event and how to RSVP.

There is No Frigate Like a Book: Art & Artists' Books by Margery Hellmann

"Wavewords" by Margery HellmannThe 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.

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Did You Know?

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