Collins Memorial Library

Programs and Events

The Archives & Special Collections hosts a variety of events and programs throughout the year. 

Class Sessions and Group Tours

Class sessions and groups tours can involve a general introduction to the collections, with examples of books and materials from the 15th to 21st centuries.  Specialized sessions can be developed to complement and enhance course content and can focus on a particular era or topic, primary source research, or book history.

Please contact to discuss a specialized class session or group tour.

Behind the Archives Door 

Behind the Archives Door is an informal lecture series that meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. in the Archives & Special Collections space.  Join us for light refreshments and an informal lecture from Puget Sound faculty, staff, or students on one of our rare and unique items.
Spring 2017 Schedule


Summer Fellowship in the Archives & Special Collections


  • "The People of Puget Sound: Frances Fullerton Chubb" (Arches, Summer 2015)
  • "University Place" (Arches, Spring 2015)
  • "The People of Puget Sound: Charles Arthur Robbins" (Arches, Winter 2015)
  • "The People of Puget Sound: Warren Everett Tomlinson" (Arches, Autumn, 2014)
  • “Advertisements Across the Years,” (Arches, Summer 2014)
  • “Memorial Fieldhouse: the Commencement Story” (Arches, Spring 2014)
  • “The People of Puget Sound: Coolidge Otis Chapman” (Arches, Winter 2014)
  • “The Methodist Connection” (Arches, Summer 2013)
  • “The Intercollegiate Sport that Couldn’t go the Distance: Boxing at Puget Sound” (Arches, Spring 2013)
  •  “Facts and Lore” (Arches, Winter 2013)
  •  “My Life as a Cold War Spy” (Arches, Winter 2013)
  •  “Edward Howard Todd: The Man who Saved Puget Sound” (Arches, Winter 2013)
  •  “The Gail Pauline Day Memorial Chapel” (Arches, Autumn 2012)

Other Programs and Initiatives

  • Digitization of material from the Archives & Special Collections is ongoing, visit our Digital Collections page for the latest updates.