Exhibits & Galleries

Past Special Collections Exhibits at Western Libraries


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Display by: Special Collections staff
Display Date: 1/14/2016
Allen is the author of five published books. Meanwhile in the shroudy world of self publishing he has 32 novels, 50 poem/story collections, a book of essays and a partridge in a pear tree. Special Collections is priveledged to be home to most of these one-of-a-kind specimens and this display... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 11/14/2011
Each year Paul and Mary Ann Ford donate a selection of books on fly fishing, this year's donation are all fine books published by William Trego under the imprint, Meadow Run Press. These are high quality, finely produced original works by established authors, and reprints of some of the... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 4/05/2016
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: 4/06/2016
Since 2003 Paul and Mary Ann Ford have been supporting the development of a fly fishing collection at WWU Libraries Special Collections. Each year they donate a fine selection of first edition, fine print, limited edition and other specialized books, often on a specific topic. This year marks the... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 4/15/2013
This is part II of the 2013 Exhibit of American Fly Fishing Literature generously donated by Paul and Mary Ann Ford. 2013 marks the tenth anniversary of their ongoing support to develop a fly fishing collection within the WWU Libraries Special Collections. Thank you Paul and Mary Ann Ford!
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 4/15/2013
Featured here is this year's exhibit of new acquisitions generously donated by Paul and Mary Ann Ford. Subtitled Of Fish Tails it includes publications of The Anglers' Club of New York, recording their shared stories and tails through club bulletins, club histories, and privately printed works as ... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 6/05/2015
More of this year's Paul and Mary Ann Ford exhibit is featured here including an original watercolor painting, Brown Trout (1996), by noted angling artist, James Prosek. This piece was done by Mr. Prosek while he was still a Yale undergraduate. On display also is Steelhead Flies from Wenatchee... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 6/05/2015
Each year Paul and Mary Ann Ford make a generous donation of materials from their private collection of fly fishing books and related materials. This year's donation included 26 books about fly fishing by popular contemporary writers. Part One shown here features books by well-known Montana artists... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 7/24/2014
Each year Paul and Mary Ann Ford make a generous donation of materials from their private collection of fly fishing books and related materials. Featured here are the last two of twenty-six, Paul Rossman's two volume set, Creative Salmon Fly Art: an Ornithological Schema. Volume 1 covers pheasants... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 7/24/2014

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