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Using photos taken by Caitie Patterson as inspiration & donated paint, the AS club “Library Maniacs” have begun beautifying the stairwells in Wilson Library.
The goal is to paint murals on all the drab plywood by the end of February. Combined with improved lighting in the stairwells & halls of Wilson, the murals add interest & life.
Wines, Water Rights, Coulees and Cultures: The Winemaker's Daughter by Timothy Egan
Members of the North Cascades Audubon Society visited Special Collections January 22, to see reproductions of John James Audubon's Birds of America illustrations.
"The Original Water-Color Paintings by John James Audubon for the Birds of America, Reproduced in Color for the First Time from the Collection at the New York Historical Society," is the full title of the set, published in 1966. It is a collector's edition, one of 750 copies.
The book and print collection is the gift of Joe and Roberta Eblen in honor of their daughter, Anna Eblen, who is chair of the Communications department at Western.
A new list of titles added to the Fly Fishing Collection from July to December 2010 is now available. All books added to the Fly Fishing Collection are donations from our friendly fly fishers in the Northwest.
The Purpose of the Fly Fishing Collection at Western Washington University Libraries Special Collections is to collect, preserve, and provide access to diverse materials supporting study of the sport of fly fishing.
The collection includes books, periodicals, manuscripts, photographs, artworks, audio and video personal interviews and histories, and fly fishing artifacts such as rods, reels, flies, and fly tying materials.
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Our friends John Freeman, Danny and Dave Beatty visited Special Collections January 7, 2011. John Freeman donated a rare book, The Compleat Angler, with decorations by Frank Adams, published in 1930.
The Compleat Angler, or, the contemplative man's recreation, being a discourse of fish and fishing not unworthy the perusal of most anglers, is the full title of the book by Izaak Walton, first published in 1653.
This gift is one of 450 copies, signed by the artist Frank Adams. With gilt edges and gilt lettering on the spine, illustrations like the one here, and facsimile printing with original spelling, this is a beautiful book just for viewing. Gift of John and Lynne Freeman.
During the same visit, Danny Beatty returned a bamboo rod made by Letcher Lambuth. Danny had the middle section ferrule repaired by Tom Fulk.
The rod was found by Danny in Ruth Sumner's garage, was loaned to the International Fly Fishing Center, and now is part of the Fly Fishing Collection in Special Collections.
Western Libraries launches “Second-Hand Zoe’s” book and magazine SWAP.
“Second-Hand Zoe’s” is a place where Western students, faculty & staff can share & swap popular reading, now located in Zoe’s Bookside Bagelry
If you have books and magazines to share, or want a book to read, stop by the two Zoe’s for a cuppa and a read.
NO RULES: if you find something you want to read, just take it & read it…, then keep it, return it to the swap shelf, or bring in something else & add to the shelf … no need to check out…so join us and remember no textbooks.
Our initial contributions have been generously donated by the Student Book Store and the Western Libraries staff.
Special Collections is proud to house a large archive of materials by Western alumna Elizabeth Rider Montgomery, one of the team of writers that created the "Dick and Jane" reading series so nostalgically recalled by Americans who learned to read using them from the 1930s through the 1960s.
Gift of Walter and Jean Walkinshaw