Fall 2022 Newsletter from Archives & Special Collections

Western Libraries Archives & Special Collections is pleased to share the Fall 2022 issue of our newsletter, newly renamed The Primary SourceIn this issue we discuss our recent divisional name change from Heritage Resources to Archives & Special Collections (A&SC), and related work in support of accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion (ADEI) goals. We also describe our most recent exhibitionLooking Abroad: Photography, Tourism, and Empire, 1870-1920, and welcome a new colleague to our staff. 

We sincerely hope you enjoy this Fall 2022 issue, and we invite your questions and feedback. 

Recent News

From the Dean

Dean of Libraries John Danneker with a welcoming smile, standing in the Wilson Reading Room of Western Libraries.
Dean of Libraries John Danneker shares his first message welcoming you to Western Libraries as the new academic year begins.

Welcome New and Returning Students, Faculty, and Staff

Exterior view of the entrance to the Wilson building of Western Libraries framed by trees in fall colors with orange, yellow, and green leaves.
Western Libraries is here to help you start the new academic year off right by offering students, faculty, and staff a wide range of services and support.

New Longer Loan Period for Summit Items

Good news: the loan period for items borrowed through the Summit system is now twelve weeks, with an option to renew your borrowed materials for an additional six weeks!

John Danneker Named Western's New Dean of Libraries

John Danneker sits at a table and smiles at the camera.
John Danneker has been selected as the new dean of Libraries at Western Washington University, WWU Provost Brad Johnson announced on June 20, 2023.