Exhibits & Galleries

Past Special Collections Exhibits at Western Libraries


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Of Streams and Dreams - Part I
2012 Exhibit: The Paul and Mary Ann Ford Fly Fishing Collection This year's exhibit features 32 books about fly fishing and the beloved waters and streams that entice us. Included are the River Journal series published by Portland publisher Frank Amato, several steelhead titles, and lastly a more... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 8/01/2012
Of Streams and Dreams - Part II
2012 Exhibit: The Paul and Mary ann Ford Fly Fishing Collection This case features the remaining 13 titles from the River Journal series. Showcasing beautiful scenery to be appreciated by fisher and non-fisher alike.
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 8/01/2012
Poetry Selections from The Western Collection
Always a nice read, this display features works of poetry featuring campus faculty and staff works from The Western Collection. Sit down, relax and reflect! 
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 6/27/2014
PoetryCHAT Collection
A new library initative is PoetryCHAT a collection that includes materials written and published for chilren and teens, birth through age 20, from 1920 to the present. Materials in this collection are housed in both the circulating collection as well as Special Collections. Special Collection items... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 6/27/2014
Remembering David Ishii
David Ishii passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012, but not before doing a last great act of kindness towards an institution that he had no ties to, beyond a shared love of fly fishing. In the Fall as his health failed he made arrangements to donate his collection of 400 plus fly fishing related books... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 3/14/2012
Remembering Jack C. Hutchinson
This display as always, features books that Jack would love. An avid fly fisherman and student of entomology and angling history he donated many books to us during his life. Following his passing a memorial fund was established that has been used to purchase books that continue to represent his... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 12/16/2010
Selections from the Fly Fishing Collection
John Alevras is a renowned collector of fly fishing books who will be speaking about his collection and the art of collecting on July 13th, at 2:00 pm in Special Collections. The title of his talk is, "Building a Collectible Angling Library."  Featured in this case are books recommended by Mr... more
Display by: Paul Piper
Display Date: 4/08/2016
Selections from the Fly Fishing Collection
Featured here are an eclectic selection of books donated to the Fly Fishing Collection in the past and present. Special treasures include Bill and John McMillans' new book, May the rivers never sleep, donated by Trudy and Bill Kindler. Three deluxe, limited edition books donated by Paul and Mary... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 4/15/2013
Special Collections Children's Collection
Featured here are new additions to our Children's Collection courtesy of Bellingham Public Library and WWU's Department of Modern and Classical Languages. Children's tales from around the world.
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 12/21/2011
Still more from the Children & Teen Poetry Collection
The Children & Teen Poetry Collection is a new initiative of of Western Libraries and includes materials written and published for children and teens, birth through age 20, from 1920 to the present. Rare and signed editions are housed in Special Collections, while the bulk of the materials are... more
Display by: Special Collections staff
Display Date: 1/14/2016

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