Western Libraries Special Collections Exhibits

Special Collections Case 01

This display in Special Collections highlights the works of Western Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni. It features books, games, art pieces and musical scores. The diversity and imagination displayed is amazing. Even though Western's emphasis is on teaching and instruction, our faculty, staff and aumni possess great creativity and research skills.

This case features fiction and mysteries by Allen Frost, Robert Lopresti, Jo Dereske, William Dietricch, Carrie Brown (Meredith Cary) and Bruce Beasley. Environmental studies, history and political science works by alumni Charles Le Warne, brothers Lawrence and Jack O'Donnell, Ming-ho Yu, Nancy Van Deusen and David Zeigler. Dick and Jane reader with stories by Elizabeth Rider Montgomery, the game of Pictionary by alumni Robert Angel, and a wood bowl created by Phil Ager. In addition it features some kitchen objects designed by alumna Sabrina Wright.

 


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Special Collections Case 02

This case features more highlights from The Western Collection showcasing the non-fiction work of John Simpson, Barry Gough, Terence Wahl, James Scott, Michael Vouri, James Davis, Sean Anderson, Robert Clark, Maurice Schwartz, Henry Schwarz, Guy Stricherz, Derald Win Sue, David Sue, Paul Grim, and the fictional work of  Kathryn Trueblood and Carol Guess. Included also is a score by David Schaub.


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Special Collections Case 03

The Children & Teen Poetry Collection is a new initiative at Western Libraries. It includes materials written and published for children and teens, birth through age 20, from 1920 to the present. Materials housed in Special Collections are either rare, or signed editions. Most are beautifully illustrated. 


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Special Collections Case 04

The Children & Teen Poetry Collection is a new initiative at Western Libraries, including materials written and published for children and teens, birth through age 20, from 1920 to the present. Rare, signed editions are housed in Special Collections, while the remainder is part of the circulating collection. 


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Special Collections Case 05

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Special Collections Case 06

The Children & Teen Poetry Collection is a new initiative of of Western Libraries and includes materials written and published for children and teens, birth through age 20, from 1920 to the present. Rare and signed editions are housed in Special Collections, while the bulk of the materials are part of the circulating collection. 


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Special Collections Case 07

Featured here is this year's exhibit of new acquisitions generously donated by Paul and Mary Ann Ford. Subtitled Of Fish Tails it includes publications of The Anglers' Club of New York, recording their shared stories and tails through club bulletins, club histories, and privately printed works as Well dressed lines edited by Samuel Stratton Jennings, and Sparse Grey Hackle edited by Austin M. Francis. Added are other publications by and about Sparse Grey Hackle, Fishless Days, Angling Nights and An Honest Angler: the Best of Sparse Grey Hackle, as well as another noted club member Princeton professor Henry Van Dyke, his Fisherman's Luck and Some Other Uncertain Things, and The Travel Diary of an Angler. The "fish tails" continue with the works of John Gierach, prolific contemporary story teller of the sport and his friend A. K. Best, A. K.'s Fly Box


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Special Collections Case 08

More of this year's Paul and Mary Ann Ford exhibit is featured here including an original watercolor painting, Brown Trout (1996), by noted angling artist, James Prosek. This piece was done by Mr. Prosek while he was still a Yale undergraduate. On display also is Steelhead Flies from Wenatchee River (1997) by Bill Marts. Marts is a a master international salt water fishing guide and fly tyer. He created this artwork from a driftwood piece he found while fishing the Wenatchee River and includes Marts' handcrafted wood flies.  

The bottom shelf features more of John Gierach's work, The View from Rat Lake, Where the Trout are as Long as Your Leg, Even Brook Trout Get the Blues, Another Lousy Day in Paradise, All Fishermen are Liars, Dances with Trout, Fool's Paradise, and Still Life with Brook Trout


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Special Collections Case 09

It is readily assumed that the content of a book (fiction, poetry, memoir, essay, etc.) can be art. What is not always considered is that the book itself can be a work of art. The Fly Fishing books gathered in this display fit this criteria. The boxes, paper, font, ink, artwork and design are carefully chosen to creat a holistic work of art. This display contains John Gierach's, Fishing Bamboo (Deluxe limited edition) and (Limited edition), Ernest Schweibert's, The Henryville flyfishers, Eldride Hardie's work, The paintings of Eldridge Hardie: art of a life in sport, Jane Timken and Carolyn Chadwick's, An angler's alphabet, Jim Harrisons's, Just before dark, Peter Fromm's, Blood knot: stories, Russell Chatham's, Dark waters: essays, stories, and articles,  Jeffrey Cardenas's,  Marquesa: a time & place with fish, Thomas McGuane's Sons and more. Presses include Meadow Run Press, Barre Press, and Lord John Press. 


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Special Collections Case 10

It is readily assumed that the content of a book (fiction, poetry, memoir, essay, etc.) can be art. What is not always considered is that the book itself can be a work of art. The Fly Fishing books gathered here fit this criteria. The boxes, paper, font, ink, artwork and design are carefully chosen to create a holistic work of art. Russell Chatham's, One hundred paintings, Paul Ford's, Angler's Hope, Everett Garrison and Hoagy Carmichael's, A master's guide to building a bamboo fly rod, Joseph Seccombe's, A discourse utter'd in part at Ammauskeeg-Falls in the fishing season, 1739,  Trey Combs', Bluewater fly fishing, Roderick Haig-Brown's, Return to the river, Thomas McGuane's, The sporting club, and Cecil E. Heacox's, The compleat brown trout


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