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Library Case 3 - see map

July 22, 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of an avalanche on Mt. Baker which killed six students and alumni.

It was the 20th annual climb, beautiful weather, and no expectation of ill. But so it is with avalanches. The group of twenty-five were all swept away in a moment. The six taken were apparently spread amongst all sections of the hiking group. This display features photos of previous hikes, and hikes that followed (yes, they were back again the very next year), as well as photos of the recovery and maps courtesy of the Western Libraries Map Collection.

 

Memorial Poem

Now you will be forever young:

Now you will never grow old in a silence, knowing the early music sung.

For now you there will be the slow breaking

Of the early dream, the abandoned undertaking,

The fine plans forgotten and put aside………

There will be none of this for you now: you were young when you died.

You will never listen now for music finished:

For you the song ends on the high note, unfaltering, undiminished.

And you will be forever climbing upward now, ‘the long splendid climb’:

Weariness can never hold you back, nor the world, nor Time.

Goodbye: the dream endures.

You will be young forever; the heights will be forever yours.

--Charles E. Butler, Reference Librarian at the time to the incident.


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Display By:
Tamara Belts, Heritage Resources
Library Case 4 - see map

Do you have something to say?  Check out the WWU Student Publcations!  There are a number of options to seeing your work in print. 


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Display By:
Pattie Moon
Library Case 5 - see map

This exhibit of Asian ceramics celebrates the annual conference of ASPAC (Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast) being held at Western this year. The Western Gallery has graciously loaned pieces of their collection from the gift of Floyd Whittington which includes ceramics from Thailand, Korea, China and Vietnam from c 1400 to 1650. In addition, Korean tomb pottery from the Third Kingdoms Period (57 BC - 668 AD) are displayed from the gift of William J. Rathbun, Curator Emeritus of Asian Art, Seattle Art Museum, in honor of Julia Sapin, Art Historian, Department of Art, Western Washington University.


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Display By:
Sarah Clark-Langager, Paul Brower, Margaret Fast
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Library Case 6 - see map

The North Coast Rainforests display features books from the Northwest Collection located in the "Harry Potter" room, Wilson 4 Central's reading room.


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Display By:
Pattie Moon
Library Case 7 - see map

Western Libraries is proud to bring awareness of the beauty and culture of the place we call home by highlighting our Northwest Collection, located in Wilson, 4 Central.  Visit and get inspired!


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Display By:
Amy Sedovic
Library Case 8 - see map

Western Libraries Heritage Resources invites faculty and students to explore the many unique resources and archival collections available here on campus. The Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Special Collections, and University Archives & Records Management work together to collect unique and primary source material documenting the culture and history of Western, the local community, and the Pacific Northwest region. Our staff are pleased to offer tours and organize class sessions for faculty and students of all ages, and we invite you to visit us in person on the 6th floor of Wilson Library and at the Goltz-Murray Archives Building at Bill McDonald & 25th Street. Contact: Heritage.Resources@wwu.edu; website: http://library.wwu.edu/heritageresources .


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Display By:
Rozlind Koester
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Mathes Figurine Exhibit - see map

Traditional painted clay storyteller doll from Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico, featuring long braids, necklace, and a decorated cape and sash, and represented singing to eleven children, nine on her arms and two on her ankles.  Modeled by Santana Seonia.  Item made ca. 1980's.

Text & image from Western Washington University Libraries Special Collections.


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Display By:
Pattie Moon
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