Western Libraries Display Case Exhibits

Library Case 1 - see map

What your grandparents may have called the funiies, and what some of your parents implored you to read less of, could become an interdisciplinary study involving art & illustration, creative writing, history, the sciences, cultural studies, sociology, psychcology, political science, marketing, and so much more.  


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Display By:
Pattie Moon
Library Case 2 - see map

Summer is a time for travel and adventure. This “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” exhibit has been installed to inspire students to get out of their comfort zone and travel to (or at least aspire to) places all around the world. There are all kinds of adventures to be had and culture to soak up across this Earth, and now is the time to start exploring! This display case features maps that are on loan from the Map Collection, plus a selection of fiction books and atlases with place names in the title. If anyone would like to check out any of the books, or put them on hold for when the exhibit ends, please speak to the Circulation Desk. If cool and interesting maps are what you’re after, head down to the Map Collection (M-F 11-4) to start planning your own trips!


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Display By:
Emma Sieh and Nora Burmeister
Library Case 3 - see map

This case features a selection of local maps from Western Libraries' Map Collection.  The colleciton is located in Wilson Library, first floor, west side, room 170. 

The Map Collection houses a wide variety of resources including: topographic maps of the western United States and Canada, nautical and aeronautical charts, globes, and gazetteers.  We also have many other types of maps (physical, political, geologic, climatic, road, etc.) from all over the world.  More than 15,000 maps are in our catalog, and we are adding more every day.


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Display By:
Dennis Matthews
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Library Case 4 - see map

If you have something to share or something to say, there are opportunties to get your words in print.  The Western Front, Klipsun Magazine, The Planet, Jeopardy, Labyrinth, and The AS Rview are WWU student publications.  Faculty, Staff, and Alumni can, in some cases, also contribute their work.  Check the publications out online.

 


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Display By:
Pattie Moon
Library Case 6 - see map

“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” – Tom Paine, one of the founding fathers of the United States.

Summer is time for fun in the sun and going on vacation, but an important holiday is housed within July: Independence Day for the United States. Our forefathers fought many long and hard battles to become what it is today a strong and independent nation. The plight of those on the front line and those remaining at the home front should be celebrated and remembered. These men and women gave their time and lives to creating a better nation for the future; the nation that we live in today.

 

As a tribute, this case displays novels on topics ranging from the Civil War to the Revolutionary War, including both nonfiction and historical fiction genres.

 

If you’d like to check out any of these books, please contact the Circulation Desk or put a hold on the item. And do please have a great summer everybody!


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Display By:
Emma Sieh
Library Case 7 - see map

What’s in a name? W.H. Auden wrote that “Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry, they are untranslatable”. Names are how we define and recognize ourselves. Names can indicate geographic origin, familial lineage, or religious affiliation. The  “Hello, My Name is---” display highlights books that prominently feature names in their titles. The items featured in this display range from tried and true classics – “Emma”, “The Picture of Dorian Gray” – to newer award-winning titles – “ Fat Angie”, “Elijah of Buxton”, “And Miguel”. This exhibit encourages readers to explore personal identity through the convention of naming, and invites them to consider how their own name shapes their understanding of self. Patrons are welcome to speak to circulation staff to check out or place holds on any featured books.


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Display By:
Nora Burmeister and Emma Sieh
Library Case 8 - see map

Pride Month is celebrated every year during the month of June in recognition of the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals have had on local, national, and international history and culture. Pride Month commemorates the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, which were widely regarded as a tipping point for the gay liberation movement and struggle for gay rights in the United States.

 

This display present copies of archival resources from the three programs that make up Western Libraries Heritage Resources: the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Special Collections, and University Archives and Records Management. For more information about primary source materials related to LGBTQ+ experiences, please contact Heritage.Resources@wwu.edu .


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Display By:
Rozlind Koester
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Mathes Figurine Exhibit - see map

"Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered." - - - Giorgio Armani

"Elegance is a question of personality, more than one's clothing." - - - Jean-Paul Gaultier

"Elegance isn't solely defined by what you wear.  It's how you carry yourself, how you speak, what you read." - - - Carolina Herrera

Featured figurines:   Chinese lady standing with scroll ;  Girl in lace reading  ; Repose  ;  Sweet & fair  ;  The reader

 

 

 

 



 


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Pattie Moon
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