Special Collections Exhibits at Western Libraries

View of the two display cases in full (Case 05 and 06)
Books are not just about texts. They are also about art and design. Studying them in their original "packaging" can help us better understand how people communicated whether verbally or visually, in times gone by.  Book bindings are one of the many channels through which books have... more
Display by: Michael Taylor, Special Collections Librarian
Display Date: 4/06/2018
Special Collections Case 05
Paul and Mary Ann Ford Fly Fishing Collection corner photo
This year Paul and Mary Ann Ford have chosen to focus their gift on Dana S. Lamb (1899-1986). Lamb was a socially prominent mid-twentieth century sports writer, whose work included many angling stories. Professionally he was a successful investment banker, but his passion was the outdoors. He... more
Display by: Tamara Belts, Special Collections Manager
Display Date: 6/12/2019
Special Collections Case 07
Image of display case featuring Ford books with an emphasis on bibliographies
For those times that the avid fly fisher is not on the water, here are some treasures to guide their reading, or fuel their reflection -- all donated by Paul and Mary Ann Ford. Featured books include bibliographies and auction catalogs as well as a "coffee table" style book featuring the... more
Display by: Tamara Belts, Special Collections Manager
Display Date: 6/13/2019
Special Collections Case 08
Image of display cases 09 and 10
These display cases feature more of the Nineteenth Century Publishers' Bindings as found in display cases 05 and 06, these with a fly fishing bent. As noted, books are not just about texts. There are also about art and design. Studying them in their "original" packaging can help us... more
Display by: Michael Taylor, Special Collections Librarian
Display Date: 4/06/2018
Special Collections Case 09
Gallery including table case showing images from the exhibit
Nobody goes home sad is an exhibit featuring intimate portraits of Beat poets Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, Michael McClure, Philip Lamantia, and Jack Kerouac. Presented by Western Libraries Heritage Resources is is on loan from Utah State University, April 1 through June 28, 2019.... more
Display by: Michael Taylor, Special Collections Librarian
Display Date: 4/16/2019
Special Collections Gallery