Robert Herrick (1591-1674) was a seventeenth-century poet, vicar, and Cambridge man, who never married. His writing centered on pastoral themes reflecting English country life and customs. His own career as vicar was briefly interrupted by the English Civil War, but he regained his position after the restoration of Charles II.
The Compleat Angler, is a classic angling book first published in 1653. With countless subsequent editions, it rivals the St. James version of the Bible as the most frequently reprinted book in the English language. The author -- Izaak Walton -- continually expanded the text throughout the course of his life, with the final (5th) version completed in 1676.
Renowned for its summer run steelhead, the Dean River is a dream destination for many. For the Totem Flyfishers of British Columbia, it's been an annual tradition since 1976. This book is an illustrated history of their expeditions, featuring the individuals, the camps, the catches, and even the farewells - as two club members' ashes were scattered on the waters during summer excursions.
Barney Scout Mann to Discuss His Recent Book ‘The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail’
A backpacker for 50 years, Barney Scout Mann was 13 when he went on his first 50-miler – a week-long backpack in the Sierra Nevada. In 2007, he and his wife Sandy thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, spending more than five months walking a 2,650-mile continuous line from Mexico to Canada. The New York Times calls Mann “the informal historian for the trail” and Backpacker Magazine calls him a “geek for trail history.”
Earlier this year, Mann co-authored the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s new book, The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail, along with Mark Larabee. The book tells the gripping saga of this true American wilderness trail through a series of 250 historic and scenic photographs. It was recently named “Book of the Year” by Backpacker Magazine.
During his presentation, Mann will present stories, photos and videos from the trail, followed by book sales and signings.
This talk is being offered as part of the Heritage Resources Distinguished Speakers program, which are events featuring presenters who are authorities in their respective fields and who have used Heritage Resources collections significantly in their research.
Jose Marti was a writer and revolutionary who lived in Cuba from 1853 until his untimely death in 1895. Referred to as the "Apostle of Cuban Independence,” Marti’s name became a symbol for liberty and intellectual freedom not just in Cuba, but throughout Latin America. He fought with pen and sword for Cuba's independence from Spain, and was ultimately killed in battle for that cause. Seven years after hi
The Fall 2016 edition of Heritage Highlights is now available! In this issue we explore Western's campus history, including a timeline of past presidents, the development of the university's physical and built environment, and recollections and reminiscences of former faculty and staff told through oral histories.
Heritage Resources is a division of Western Libraries which includes the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Special Collections, and University Archives & Records Management.
Image: 620 High Street, circa 1950, University Archives.
Art Flick was a revered fly fisherman and tier who was largely known for one simple, useful and insightful book, Art Flick's Streamside Guide to Naturals and Their Imitations. Published in 1947, then reprinted in 1969 and 1974, it was written at a time when fly fishers were feeling the urge, and the need to become amateur entomologists.
This set of eighteen volumes represents a historically significant collection of reprints of primary source materials dealing with the Holocaust. Through a series of letters, official orders, transcripts and other documents readers can experience first-hand the atrocities that were committed in the name of white supremacy.
Fly fishing and fine book art have been brought together in this latest treasure recently added to the Fly Fishing Collection at Western Libraries Special Collections. Tom Morgan's Favorite Flies, Favorite Waters, is a collaborative effort by Tom Morgan, well known fly rod designer, and his wife Gerri Carlson, skilled rodmaker and passionate book artist.
The Fathnamah-i-Sind, also known as the Chach Nama, describes the invasion of the Indic subcontinent, specifically Sindh and adjacent areas, by the Arab forces in 712-715 CE. The text was originally written in Arabic, but -- as has happened many times in the history of literature -- unfortunately the Arabic text was lost and the work only survives in a 13th century CE Persian translation.