From the Archives & Special Collections: The Abby Williams Hill Journals

In August 2019, the Archives & Special Collections received a Washington Digital Heritage grant to digitize, transcribe, and make available online nine journals written by the artist Abby Williams Hill (1861-1943). These journals focus on Hill’s travels throughout the United States between 1895 and 1906 and provide a unique female perspective on significant issues affecting the nation at that time... READ MORE...

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month! September 15 through October 15

The National Hispanic Heritage Month web portal is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.  READ MORE...

Reserve a Study Space

Looking to reserve a library study space?

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New Streamroller Print in Library: A Tribute to Tacoma

Collins Library has acquired a new steamroller print by artist Spring Munsel Gideon. This print was created by carving a 3’x3’ linoleum block and printed using a steamroller for 2019 Wayzgoose Kitsap.  READ MORE...

Spotlight on the Constitution, Voting Rights and Elections by Fran Leskovar

With our Presidential Election in November, Constitution Day in September, and the Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Collins Library is pleased to host a series of blog posts by Fran Leskovar. 
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Artists’ Books & Social Justice: Ballot BOX by Bonnie Thompson Norman

Ballot BOX, part of the Collins Memorial Library Special Collections is a book intended to educate and inspire viewers to recognize the power and right to vote.

Bonnie Thompson Norman is a Seattle artist who is passionate about voting and civil rights. She has been a printer and book artist for over forty years, and is proprietor of The Windowpane Press. 
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New to Tacoma?

Learn about our city by viewing these great resources published by the Tacoma Historical Society! Highlights: People who have fought for civil rights and social justice, the COVID-19 Diary Project, the Tales of Tacoma Blog, and Audiobooks! 
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Loggers - check out this ebook "Algorithms of Oppression" by Safiya Noble

Learn about How Search Engines Reinforce Racism and Bias. This is important to reflect upon as you Loggers start classes. Great time to read it with your friends! You will need to login with your Puget Sound ID. Find it by looking the title up in our catalog or go to https://tinyurl.com/AoOebookREAD MORE...

Overdue items and Returning Items

Information about overdue library items and how to return them during the Fall 2020 semester. 
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Check out how Puget Sound Research is being used by remote learners around the world!

March 2020 Readership Snapshot - Sound Ideas:  Last month, Sound Ideas had 22430 full-text downloads and 6 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works in the repository to 7493. University of Puget Sound scholarship was read by 1638 institutions across 163 countries.  READ MORE...

Bridget Myers Wins Library Art Award 2020 for “Climate Change in the Time of Coronavirus.”

Bridget's work comments on the single-use nature of today’s society, while necessitating the production of throw-away products for our safety and health. Displayed collectively, these masks underscore the uniformity of our fearful human response to crisis, uniting us in the desire to overcome and find a cure for this pandemic.  READ MORE...

COVID-19: Archive Your Experience!

We are living during a time of immense change and uncertainty--a time that researchers in the future will be eager to learn about. What records are we leaving behind for future Loggers to learn from? The Archives & Special Collections is launching a campus-wide project to encourage Puget Sound students, faculty, and staff to document their personal experiences and contribute them to the archives.  READ MORE...

Black Lives Matter

Collins Library Supports Black Lives Matter.  We are updating resources during this difficult time.  Please check our LibGuide and also this resource list on resources that address racism. 

Please feel free to email libref@pugetsound.edu for resources you would like to see added to our collection.

Collins Memorial Library joins with our colleagues from the American Library Association and libraries  across the nation in condemning violence and racism towards Black people and all People of Color:  http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2020/06/ala-executive-board-stands-bcala-condemning-violence-and-racism-towards-0

 

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