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AAUW chapter donates historical records to WSU Vancouver

By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver

aauw_vancouver_logoVANCOUVER, Wash. – The Vancouver chapter of the American Association of University Women has donated its historical records to WSU Vancouver. » More …

March 22 reception opens women’s exhibit at WSU

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – Before 1900, women were denied entrance to many eastern colleges; but in the West, with fewer people, many colleges were coeducational. This included the small, land-grant Washington Agricultural College and School of Science, today’s Washington State University. » More …

Grant funds expansion of indigenous digital archiving

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – Representatives from indigenous archives across the country are at Washington State University through Thursday for planning and training on a free, open-source platform to help tribal communities share their digital cultural heritage. » More …

Feathered ‘fiend’ has long played on our fears

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – It’s Halloween, when this Washington State University Libraries patron’s mind turns to things that go bump – or, in this case, flap – in the night from a literary and not-so-literary point of view. This year, the subject is birds, the stuff of nightmares for many since Alfred Hitchcock’s film “The Birds” was released in 1963. » More …

Exhibit on student protest opens at WSU library

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

protestersPULLMAN, Wash. – A new exhibit from Washington State University’s Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections reveals the history of student protest on the Pullman campus during the incendiary years of Kent State and Vietnam. » More …

Through June 30: ‘Nuclear Hanford’ exhibit at Terrell Library

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

The-Villager-front-pagePULLMAN, Wash. – A brief history of the Hanford nuclear site – from pre-Manhattan Project to the present – is the subject of an exhibit in the atrium case at Washington State University’s Terrell Library through June 30. » More …

April 12: Author to speak about notorious rare map thief

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Michael-Blanding-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Rare map dealer E. Forbes Smiley III, who stole more than $3 million worth of antique maps before he was caught in 2005, is the subject of a talk by award-winning investigative reporter Michael Blanding at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Avery Hall Bundy Reading Room at Washington State University. A reception will follow. » More …

Nov. 18: Exhibit opens about 12-year-old sheriff killer

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

NiccollsPULLMAN, Wash. – How would Herbert Niccolls, the 12-year-old who shot and killed Asotin County’s sheriff in 1931, have fared in today’s criminal justice system? A new exhibit at Washington State University Libraries will prompt this and other questions related to the treatment of juvenile offenders past and present. » More …