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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.

April 21: Reception opens exhibit on Grand Coulee Dam
April 16, 2015

man-damPULLMAN, Wash. – The experiences of those who lived near and worked on Washington’s Grand Coulee Dam, built in the 1930s-40s, are explored in images, documents and objects in an exhibit at Washington State University April 21-Sept. 2.

Through March: ‘Ephemera’ exhibit details trash to treasure
December 11, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Greek-museum-ticket-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The passengers aboard the S.S. Spokane cruising through Alaskan waters in 1903 probably didn’t give their lunch menu much thought beyond what they would have to eat. Granted, its totem-pole shape was interesting – a clever play by cruise company marketers to remind them of where they were sailing and maybe to buy a miniature souvenir while on shore.

WSU exhibits provide intriguing links to the past
October 7, 2009



PULLMAN – After nearly 300 years, angels and demons are still battling in the depths of WSU’S Holland- Terrell Library for Paradise lost – preserved in a folio edition.


This epic poem, written by John Milton in 1667, can be found in the Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections (MASC) unit, as can thousands of other exquisite books and novels.


Trevor Bond, interim head of MASC, said the unit exists to provide students a chance to interact with the raw sources of history on a personal level.


“In 1978, the library fused the humanities special collections with University Archives and Manuscripts … » More …