Special Collections Exhibits at Western Libraries

Harry Potter has shared his wizardly wonders with us for twenty years. Featured here are several books housed in Special Collections, as part of the Helene Whitson Collection.  * Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: magical scenes from the sixth film in the Harry Potter series,... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 7/26/2017
Special Collections Case 05
James Prosek is the focus of this years donation of books by Paul and Mary Ann Ford. Prosek was the recipient of the 2016 Izaak Walton Award sponsored by the American Museum of Fly Fishing. He is a brilliant author and artist and his books combine both elements. His skills were made evident... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 4/14/2017
Special Collections Case 07
With the current exhibit, Western Tableaux: Redux, focusing on Western's history, this display emphasizes the individual, those who have left a "trace."  Highlights include: a 1903 diploma awarded to Esther Wallace; a class pin from 1906 (provenance unknown); a dance card to... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 7/26/2017
Special Collections Table Case
It is readily assumed that the content of a book (fiction, poetry, memoir, essay, etc.) can be art. What is not always considered is that the book itself can be a work of art. The Fly Fishing books gathered in this display fit this criteria. The boxes, paper, font, ink, artwork and design are... more
Display by: Paul Piper
Display Date: 6/01/2015
Special Collections Case 09
It is readily assumed that the content of a book (fiction, poetry, memoir, essay, etc.) can be art. What is not always considered is that the book itself can be a work of art. The Fly Fishing books gathered here fit this criteria. The boxes, paper, font, ink, artwork and design are carefully chosen... more
Display by: Paul Piper
Display Date: 6/01/2015
Special Collections Case 10
In addition to classic and fine fly fishing literature, Paul and Mary Ann Ford, also value associated art pieces. This case features a piece of driftwood turned artwork, by Bill Marts, a master international salt water fishing guide and fly tier -- and clearly wood craftsman (note the handcrafted... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 7/26/2017
Special Collections Case 08
The current exhibit in Special Collections is Western Tableaux: Redux.  It was originally developed for the Centennial Celebration in 1999-2000, and has been updated to reflect Western's history to the present date. As part of that effort, this display case provides a... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 9/29/2016
Special Collections Case 01
In line with the current exhibit, Western Tableaux: Redux, this display case features sports "realia," that documents in a tangible way the athletic successes of our students, alumni and alumnae, and their stories.  The exhibit itself features a decade-by-decade series of... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 5/09/2017
Special Collections Case 02