Exhibits & Galleries

Past Special Collections Exhibits at Western Libraries


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Fairy tales, folktales, and other stories from Germany
Featured in this display case are fairy tales, folktales and other children's stories with ties to Germany and/or written in German -- all courtesy of the Western Libraries Circulating Collection or Special Collections Children's Collection. 
Display by: Margaret Fast and Tamara Belts.
Display Date: 10/24/2017
Fly Fishing Mysteries
For the past several years Special Collections has actively collected Fly Fishing mysteries, a little-known mystery fiction niche, but a growing one. Which is not at all unusual, since fly fishing is a rapidly expanding sport, and mystery readers number in the mid millions world-wide. We would like... more
Display by: Paul Piper.
Display Date: 6/09/2014
Germany Making Choices... Germany in USA
This cabinet features items courtesy of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Academic Exchange Service. 
Display by: Margaret Fast and Tamara Belts.
Display Date: 10/24/2017
These are photographs showing the installation of the exhibit, Germany: Integrating Immigrants
This exhibit is offered as part of Germany’s annual ‘German Campus Weeks’ program. Western’s  very own Cornelius Partsch, Professor of German, was awarded a grant to sponsor this special exhibition, and Western Libraries is excited to partner with him and the Department of Modern and... more
Display by: Cornelius Partsch and the staff of Western Libraries.
Display Date: 10/24/2017
Goethe's Works: Illustrated by the best German Artists
This display features a set of Goethe's works, published by George Barrie, Philadelphia in 1885 from Special Collections Rare Book Collection. The library's copy includes a letter written March 21, 1874, by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen to W. R. Darlon (?), affixed to the preliminary page of volume 1... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 10/24/2017
Goethe's Works: Illustrated by the best German Artists
This display features a set of Goethe's works, published by George Barrie, Philadelphia in 1885 from Special Collections Rare Book Collection. The library's copy includes a letter written March 21, 1874, by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen to W. R. Darlon (?), affixed to the preliminary page of volume 1... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 10/24/2017
Photo of books about Harry Middleton donated by Paul and Mary Ann Ford.
On July 28, 1993, a very promising fly fishing writer was lost, dying at age 44 of a massive coronary or brain aneurysm. Five books were completed in his life time, and a sixth, a gathering of his uncollected works, was published posthumously. We are fortunate to have this legacy of words to... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 1/09/2019
Helene Whitson Collection Treasures
Featured in this exhibit case are some of the treasures from the Helene Whitson Collection along with a sampling from the Miriam Snow Mathes Reading Figurine Collection. 
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 4/15/2013
Honoring James Prosek
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
Honoring Steve Raymond
Life-long fly fisher and acclaimed author of works exploring the many facets of the sport, Steve Raymond was born in 1940 in Bellingham, Wash. A graduate of the University of Washington, he went on to a long career as a journalist for the Seattle Times. In addition to books, Raymond has been a... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 3/14/2012

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