Instruction and Events

The Archives & Special Collections hosts a variety of events and programs throughout the year for the Puget Sound community. From individual class sessions to open houses to lectures and exhibits relating to the university's history, we hope you'll find a reason to visit us soon! 

Class Sessions 

We work with our liaison librarians and faculty members to develop unique class sessions using materials from the Archives & Special Collections that complement and enhance course content. Class sessions may focus on a particular era or topic, primary source research, or book history. Classes take place in the Archives Seminar Room on the 2nd floor of the Collins Library. Please contact to discuss a specialized class session.

Public Events

We host several events during the year that are open to members of the Puget Sound community and the general public, including our informal lecture series, "Behind the Archives Door". In addition to the guest lectures that occur several times per semester, we also have regular open houses that may showcase an array of items from our collections or focus on a specific campus club or event. 


Behind the Archives Door with Regina Glenn: Discover How Archival Treasures Can Connect and Teach

Wednesday, February 20, 4:00 - 5:00 PM, Archives Seminar Room

Join the Archives & Special Collections as we welcome noted alumni leader Regina Glenn '70 to campus. While on campus in the late 1960s, Glenn was an active member of the Black Student Union, vice-president of the Associated Students of the University of Puget Sound, president of the women's business honorary society, Phi Chi Theta, and manager of the Puget Sound Bookstore. She went on to be invited to join the Puget Sound Board of Trustees and is the current president of the Black Alumni Union and the Class of 1970. Glenn will be speaking about her experiences and the importance of collecting documents to preserve our past and build our future. She will also be sharing how these historic documents can be used as unique marketing tools to engage current and graduating students, staff and supporters. At this event, we will discuss the types of materials that the A&SC collections and the process of donating them.