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From the Archives & Special Collections: Behind the Archives Door: Dennis Flannigan’s “Letters from Mississippi”

On Thursday, October 18th, Dennis Flannigan, a member of Puget Sound’s Class of 1961, will join us for our “Behind the Archives Door” lecture series. In his 20s, rather than finishing his studies in American literature at Puget Sound, Flannigan decided to join the 1964 Freedom Summer campaign to help register African American voters in Mississippi and build community resources such as libraries. 

Memory Lame: An Unforgettable Installation by Jessica Spring and Scott Gruber, Opening Reception Dec. 5, 6:00pm, Collins Library

Exhibit open October 22–January 25.
A multi-faceted installation by Jessica Spring and Scott Gruber, “Memory Lame” focuses on retention and loss of memory, and our collective knowledge. As humans we employ many memory aids—from digital apps to old-fashioned mnemonic devices—to readily access facts we need.  READ MORE...

Fall 2018 Zine Series, Tuesday evenings 5:00-6:00pm, Archives & Special Collections and the Makerspace

Join Collins Library for an informal series of reading hours and drop-in making sessions:
- 9/25: Race & Identity Reading Hour (A&SC)
- 10/2: Intro to Zines (Makerspace)
- 10/23: Social Justice Reading Hour (A&SC)
- 10/30: Zine Design (Makerspace)
- 11/6: Self-Care Reading Hour (A&SC)
- 11/13: Collaboration & Work Space (Makerspace)

Letters From Mississippi, Thursday, October 18, 5:00–6:00pm, Archives Seminar Room, Collins Library

Behind the Archives Door event:  Dennis Flannigan, former Washington state legislator and pioneering Tacoma community leader, will be visiting the Archives & Special Collections to discuss his time at Puget Sound and his experience as a civil rights worker in the 1964 Freedom Summer campaign in Mississippi.  READ MORE...

Darcy Mitchell from Tinkertopia, October 29, 4:00–5:00pm, Makerspace, Collins Library

Darcy Mitchell from Tinkertopia, will visit and discuss the creative process and how Tinkertopia came to be. Tinkertopia is a creative reuse organization located downtown on Pacific Avenue that encourages innovation and recycling. 

Call for entries! Enter the Book Collecting Contest 2019 by 5:00pm, March 29, 2019

Open to full-time Puget Sound students, this contest aims to encourage them to read for enjoyment and to develop personal libraries throughout their lives, to appreciate the special qualities of printed or illustrated works, and to read, research and preserve the collected works for pleasure and scholarship.  READ MORE...

Celebrating LGBT History Month

Celebrate the achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Icons. Check out this great resource:

Congratulations Kyrianna Bolles, 2018 Library Senior Art Award Winner

Kyrianna Bolles is the 2018 recipient of the 6th annual Library Art Award for her mixed media artwork, connecting with her subjects through a shared experience of chronic pain. Congratulations, Kyrianna!  READ MORE...

The Green Amendment: Securing our Rights to a Healthy Environment, presentation by May K. van Rossum, Oct. 29, 6:00-7:00pm, The Rotunda

The Collins Memorial Library and ASUPS are pleased to sponsor Maya K. van Rossum, leading environmental rights advocate. Maya is the Delaware Riverkeeper and leader for the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. The role of the Delaware Riverkeeper is to give the Delaware River, and the communities that depend upon it and appreciate it, a voice at every decision making table that could provide help or do harm.  READ MORE...

Veritas Editions presents Puget Sound Book Artists: the story of our journey, Sunday, November 18, 2:30–4:30pm, Archives & Special Collections Seminar Room

Veritas Editions is honored to present the Puget Sound Book Artists the story of our journey in Fine Press Artist Book Editions. Formed in 2015 by photographic artist Craig Alan Huber, Veritas Editions’ goal is to communicate the message of truth through the publication of premium limited editions of combined word and image.  READ MORE...

Peer Research Advisors for Fall Semester 2018

Marcelle Rutherfurd '19 and Lindsey Rachel Hunt '19 are Peer Research Advisors in Collins Library for Fall Semester 2018. Their primary focus is to help first-year students find resources for the research paper in the Seminars in Scholarly Inquiry and in other introductory courses. One of them will be available for drop-in research questions Sundays through Wednesdays, 7:00pm-9:00pm in the Collins Library Learning Commons.  READ MORE...

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