From the Archives & Special Collections: One Tree, by Gretchen C. Daily and Charles J. Katz

The artists’ book One Tree, by environmental scientist Gretchen C. Daily and photographer Charles J. Katz, describes how one relict tree, the Ceiba pentandra, located in the village of Sabalito, Costa Rica, carries physical and spiritual importance far out into the world.  READ MORE...

Celebrate Valentine’s Day week with a book from the Popular Reading Collection!

Author Mariko Tamaki and illustrator Rosemary Valero-O’Connell bring to life a sweet and spirited tale of young love in “Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me.”  READ MORE...

Black History Month featuring Kendrick Lamar

During the month of February, in celebration of Black History Month, Collins Library will be featuring posts on some of the men celebrated in the traveling exhibition “Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.” currently on display at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma.  READ MORE...

African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond

African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond presents works dating from the early 1920s through the 2000s by black artists who participated in the multivalent dialogues about art, identity, and the rights of the individual that engaged American society throughout the twentieth century.  READ MORE...

Visit THE MAGICIAN at Collins Library, January 20 - May 29, in the exhibit room

The Magician (2013) is an epic graphic novel, a bookmaking tour de force, a mesmerizing art object, and the completion of over a decade-long obsession of author Chris Byrne. This enigmatic box of wonders houses a dozen separate publications, printed and hand bound using a variety of techniques.
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Celebrating Black History Month, Open House, February 26th, 3-5pm, Archives & Special Collections

In honor of Black History Month, this exhibit highlights artists’ books that focus on the African American experience. Artists’ books combine powerful narratives with visual insights, which engage the viewer and reader in new ways of seeing.  READ MORE...

Craftsmanship at Its Finest: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Modern Day Tacoma, February 5 – May 17, 2020, Collins Library

Curated by Puget Sound student Chloe Brew, this exhibit explores the history and ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement, which originated in Great Britain with designer and artist William Morris. This exhibit connects current artistic practice in Tacoma with the movement.  READ MORE...

The Arts & Crafts Press: A personal insight by artist Yoshiko Yamamoto, March 5, 2020, 4-5pm, Archives Seminar Room, Collins Library

The Behind the Archives Door Series is pleased to support Women’s History Month:  Located in Tacoma, Washington, the Arts & Press produces outstanding letterpress, multi-color and linoleum block prints in a modern interpretation of the Arts & Crafts aesthetic. READ MORE...

Stitching a Living – The WPA Sewing Rooms, with Nancy Brones, March 12, 2020, 4-5pm, Archives Seminar Room, Collins Library

The Behind the Archives Door Series is pleased to support Women’s History Month. Local artist and historian Nancy Brones shares her journey in the creation of her book. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, sewing rooms, established by President Franklin Roosevelt, became life sustaining work for women.  READ MORE...

Peer Research Advising

Hello! Our names are Ilana Dutton and Kate Roscher and we are the peer research advisors in Collins Library this year. Ilana is double majoring in International Political Economy and Politics and Government, with a minor in Spanish. Kate is an International Political Economy major with Spanish and Global Development Studies minors. We are excited to meet you and to help out with any research questions you may have throughout the year!  READ MORE...

Hack Hack – Chop Chop - Yearbooks Online!

The Collins Library is pleased to announce that the University yearbooks are now available online and open freely to the public through the Historical Publications section of Sound Ideas, our institutional repository.  READ MORE...

Did you know that Collins Library has a collection of children’s books?

Hannah Turner is a new student at Puget Sound and we are delighted she is working in the Library. Recently Hannah had the chance to learn more about our children’s literature collection and below is a review of some of our most recently purchased books and an introduction to our new “book basket” that is now in the Pacific Northwest Room – or as some call it the Rocking Chair Room.  READ MORE...

Collins Library Links - The Library as Publisher

Lever Press: Did you know that the Collins Library is one of the founding members of the Lever Press? The Press arises out of an initiative of the Oberlin Group to study how the libraries of liberal arts colleges could offer a new and compelling alternative to authors of scholarly works for a way of publishing their work.  READ MORE...

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