From the Dean
| Betsy Wilson
As I look forward to 2011, I am reminded of the Libraries’ critical role both as the stewards of years past and as the place where future discoveries are made possible by our rich collections and award-winning staff. More...
In the Spotlight
Meet Labor Archivist Conor Casey
Conor Casey, new labor archivist at the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, will oversee the development of the state's labor archives and manage labor-related materials in the UW Special Collections. More...
Unpublished Musical Manuscript Found
A summer project to inventory uncataloged manuscripts in the Music Library resulted in the discovery of an unpublished song, Birth, by American composer Amy Beach (1867-1944). More...
Letters Shed Light on Army General
UW Libraries Special Collections has received the papers of James W. Forsyth (1834-1906), a U.S. major general who had a distinguished military career and ties to Washington state. More...
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Shadows of a Fleeting World:
Pictorial Photography & the Seattle Camera Club
Friday, Feb. 11; 7 p.m. /
Henry Art Gallery Auditorium
Join us for a panel discussion and preview of the book, Shadows of a Fleeting World, which includes works by photographers from the Seattle Camera Club, a group of Japanese-American photographers, founded in 1924. Hear from Nicolette Bromberg, Libraries visual materials curator, co-author and art historian David F. Martin and Henry Art Gallery exhibit curator Elizabeth Brown.
Shadows of a Fleeting World, an exhibit of 100 works from the collection, runs Feb. 12-May 8 at the Henry Art Gallery. Learn more in Columns magazine.
Saturday, April 30; 6 p.m.
Join the Friends of the Libraries for the sixth annual dinner to benefit Libraries preservation, collections and student scholarships. Hear keynote speech by Erik Larson, author of Devil in the White City. Dine at one of the literary roundtables hosted by notable authors from the region, including Charlotte Cote, Stephanie Coontz, David Domke, Ellen Forney, Michael Gruber, Gordon Hempton, Michael Honey, David Horsey, Hanson Hosein, Linda Johns, Stephanie Kallos, Larry Matsuda, Lorraine McConaghy, Frances McCue and Nancy Rawles. More...
Dream Design Build
Special Collections Lobby, Allen Library South and
Allen Library North, 1st Floor Balcony
Through March 12
The UW Architecture Student Drawing Collection 1914-1947 archive contains exemplary student work, including that of such influential artists as Minoru Yamasaki, Paul Thiry and Paul Hayden Kirk. More...
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