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WSU-led cultural preservation initiative wins award
July 31, 2017

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

digitizing documentsPULLMAN, Wash. – The Society of American Archivists has presented its Council Exemplary Service Award to the Sustainable Heritage Network, a project led by Washington State University for digital preservation of cultural heritage.

Exhibit on student protest opens at WSU library
June 28, 2016

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.

Archives lauded for presenting Japanese experience
June 27, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University has become a “key resource” in the U.S. for documenting the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, according to a recent National Park Service publication.

Nov. 18: Exhibit opens about 12-year-old sheriff killer
November 16, 2015

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.

Thanks, George Clooney – the worth of ‘Monuments Men’
March 31, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Mon-men-80PULLMAN, Wash. – When we think of World War II heroes, museum curators and archivists aren’t who come to mind. Unless, of course, we’ve seen the box-office hit, “Monuments Men,” based on a true story about a ragtag group of men and women who risked their lives in Europe – not by killing the enemy but by saving art.

Apple Cup coverage part of online football collection
November 25, 2013

Apple-Cup-football-program-cover-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University and University of Washington football teams tied 5-5 in their first Apple Cup on Nov. 29, 1900, in Seattle. Coverage in The Evergreen, WSU’s student newspaper, fanned the flames for the rivalry that continues today: “No one denies that our defensive work was far superior to that of the U. of W.,” the front page reported on Dec. 5, 1900.

Nov. 14: Lab tour, open house for new libraries conservator
November 8, 2013

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By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – In November 1966, the flooding Arno River fouled some 3 to 4 million books and manuscripts and 14,000 movable works of art in the libraries and museums of Florence, Italy.

Opening reception for book preservation exhibit
September 9, 2008

 

 

Have you ever wondered how to care for family heirlooms, such as letters, photographs, and scrapbooks?

 

The public is invited to a special opening reception of :

Preserving the Past for the Future: Conservation of Book and Paper Based Materials to be held in the Terrell Library ground floor – Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections – this Friday, Sept. 12, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 

This exhibit highlights the tools and techniques used by professional conservators to conserve and preserve rare books and other artifacts in the collections of Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.

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