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On October 8, 2010, a representative of the fine facsimile publisher M. Moleiro, based in Barcelona, visited Special Collections while participating in the 2010 Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair. The M. Moleiro company specializes in the reproduction of codices, maps, and works of art usually made on parchment, vellum, paper, or papyrus created between the 13th and 16th centuries. Many national as well as major museum libraries hold facsimiles created by the company. Here, Jeanne Armstrong of the library faculty and Kathryn Vulic of the English department examine examples of Moleiro’s outstanding work.
Thanks to the generosity of Paul and Mary Ann Ford, Special Collections can now offer deluxe seating to visitors interested in the Paul and Mary Ann Ford Fly Fishing Collection and other fly fishing resources. In May 2010, the Fords donated funds enabling the purchase of special furniture and in September, two new wing-back chairs, upholstered in fabric with a fly fishing theme, were installed in the corner of our Research Room where fly fishing books and related materials are continuously displayed. We thank the Fords for their continuing support of our efforts to develop a premiere resource for fly fishing research.
A guide to the newly-processed Claude C. Hall Papers is now available online. Housed at the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, this archival collection documents the work of Claude C. Hall (1896-1977) while employed with the United States Army Corps of Engineers on the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, during World War II. Hall worked for Seattle-based Pacific Huts, Inc., setting up pre-fabricated wooden structures that were used to house troops in Alaska during the war. World War II materials include a scrapbook and photographs documenting construction and use of Pacific Huts throughout the Aleutian Islands, a copy of The Battle of the Aleutians: A Graphic History 1942-1943 (written by Cpl. Dashiell Hammett and Cpl. Robert Garland Colodny), and a 1944 limited edition of This Is The Pacific Hut, describing the history and production of Pacific Huts. The collection also includes some of Hall's World War I papers, as well as a small selection of personal items.
Relax & refresh, curl up with something new from the Daylight Lounge Collection.
Read the latest collection and program news from the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies.
Full facsimile reproduction of a 13th century illuminated
manuscript, a bestiary, created in England, perhaps in
Salisbury, possibly commissioned by Roger de Mohaut.
Special Collections -- Rare Book Collection -- Oversize
Call Number: PR275.B47 H36 2008
Full facsimile reproduction of a 13th century illuminated manuscript, a bestiary, created in England, perhaps in Salisbury, possibly commissioned by Roger de Mohaut.
On the jacket cover there are two illustrations, cropped from illustrations in this wonderful book.
The lucky winners of the prize drawings from the Brain Dead? Open House in the Library are:
Emily Prather, who won a $50 gift card to the AS Bookstore.
Theresa Gonzales, who won a $50 giftcard to the AS Bookstore
And strangely enough Theresa's boyfriend, Dylan Koch was the $100 gift card winner. The odds of that? About 1 in 81,225!
The winner of the iPod Shuffle was, Jacki Ford.
The favorite staff costume prize goes to Randi Sanders for her Smarties costume.
Interested in seeing all of the fun photos from this year' event? Follow the link below!
Fly fishing is more than a sport and this book, The Fly-Fisher's Craft: the Art and History, by Darrel Martin, is testimony to the passion it can ignite and the incredible quest it can lead on on.
The latest monthly installment on Inside Higher Ed by our very own, Carmen Werder and Education Faculty member, Karen Hoelscher, is now available. This installment focuses on avoiding the temptation to procrastinate by structuring and sustaining writing momentum, follow the link below to read more.