Exhibits & Galleries

Past Special Collections Exhibits at Western Libraries

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More fairy tales, folktales, and other stories from Germany
Featured here are more fairy tales, folktales and other children's stories with ties to Germany and/or the German language -- 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
More 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: 6/10/2014
More from the Children & Teen Poetry Collection
The Children & Teen Poetry Collection is a new initiative at Western Libraries, including materials written and published for children and teens, birth through age 20, from 1920 to the present. Rare, signed editions are housed in Special Collections, while the remainder is part of the... more
Display Date: 1/14/2016
More Images From the Water
This display features 18 of the 30 new titles added to The Paul and Mary Ann Ford Fly Fishing Collection in 2011. Highlights include Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon by Bruce Ferguson, Les Johnson and Pat Trotter and Sea Run by Les Johnson. Also included are stories from the Adirondacks a popular... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 10/20/2011
More Selections from the Fly Fishing Collection
This summer Special Collections will be hosting a special speaker, John Alevras, a renowned collector of fly fishing books, who will be sharing his story of building a fly fishing book collection. The title of his talk is, "Building a Collectible Angling Library," and will be held in the Special... more
Display by: Paul Piper
Display Date: 4/08/2016
More Summer and Friendship
Two other great friends, fellow fishermen, and writers are Dave Hughes and Rick Hafele, whose works are featured here. Books featured here are from The Paul and Mary Ann Ford Fly Fishing Collection and The Fly Fishing Collection.
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 12/16/2010
More Treasures from the Helene Whitson Collection
This case features more treasures from the Helene Whitson Collection including some new purchases. It also features special stuffed friends -- also part of the Helene Whitson Collection.
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 4/15/2013
More Treasures from the Western Collection
This case features more highlights from The Western Collection showcasing the non-fiction work of John Simpson, Barry Gough, Terence Wahl, James Scott, Michael Vouri, James Davis, Sean Anderson, Robert Clark, Maurice Schwartz, Henry Schwarz, Guy Stricherz, Derald Win Sue, David Sue, Paul Grim, and... more
Display by: Paul Piper
Display Date: 6/27/2014
Mysteries in Special Collections
Featured highlights include Bitch Creek, Gray Ghost and Dark Tiger all by William Tapply (Fly Fishing Collection). Works by Jo Dereske (library staff member), Rob Lopresti (library faculty), Meredith Cary, R.D. Brown (English dept. faculty) and Linda Mariz (alumna) from The Western Collection.
Display by: Alex Wenrick
Display Date: 12/16/2010
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