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WSU-led cultural preservation initiative wins award

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. » 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 …

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 …

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

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. » More …

Apple Cup coverage part of online football collection

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. » More …

Opening reception for book preservation exhibit

 

 

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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