Collins Memorial Library celebrates the 125th anniversary

Collins Memorial Library is pleased to recognize University of Puget Sound's 125th anniversary. We invite you to join in our many events and browse our 125th anniversary resources.

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Celebrating 125 Years in the Stacks

125 Years in the Stacks Exhibit
Jan. 25–March 14, 2013
Collins Memorial Library

On view will be 125 items from our collection that we hope will delight, surprise, and perhaps even make you laugh, as well as reflect on our changing society over the last 125 years. Interspersed among our 125 selections will be a collection of Puget Sound memorabilia and photos from the university archives.

125 Years in the Stacks Blog

Go behind the scenes of the Celebrating 125 Years in the Stacks exhibit to view Puget Sound through the lens of the library collection. Preview the books on display and gain insight into the selections from library staff bloggers.

125 Years in the Stacks Lecture Series
All presentations will be held in Trimble Forum. Please join us for tea and cookies at the start of each event at 4 p.m.

No Woman Has Ventured as Far: The Art and Adventures of Abby Williams Hill
Living history performer Karen Haas bring landscape painter and activist Abby Williams Hill to life in her one-woman performance.
Monday, Jan. 28

The Woman Behind Jones Hall: The Life and Times of Franke Tobey Jones
Local historian and author Darlyne Reiter shares insights into the life of Franke Tobey Jones and her impact on Puget Sound and the city of Tacoma.
Monday, Feb. 4

A Brief History of University of Puget Sound
George Mills ’68, M.S.'72 and John Finney ’67, P'94 provide a brief overview of our 125-year history in this illustrated presentation.
Monday, March 11
NEW LOCATION: Rasmussen Rotunda, Wheelock Student Center
A reception in honor of George and John will follow at 5 p.m.

The university archives serves as a rich resource for the study of the history of University of Puget Sound. Explore historical texts, including presidential histories and interviews, commemorative volumes, archival university promotional materials, and Puget Sound memorabilia.

A Sound Past

Experience Puget Sound through thousands of historic campus images chronicling the people, facilities, events, athletics, and activities of the university. See what life was like for generations of Loggers and what has made Puget Sound such a special place for 125 years.

"From the Archives" Series

Originally published in Arches magazine, these are the stories behind some of Puget Sound's iconic buildings, influential people, and historic moments, collected and told by John Finney ’67, professor emeritus, retired associate dean, and unofficial university historian.


Maroon/The Trail Online, 1903–53

Coming soon!