PULLMAN, Wash. – A free, public screening of the Emmy-winning documentary, “Witness: The Legacy of Heart Mountain,” a panel discussion and reception will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Washington State University. It is in conjunction with the WSU art exhibition, “Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff.”
PULLMAN, Wash. – The impact of the Depression-era Works Progress Administration often is measured by the millions of jobs it created, the billions of dollars spent on national public works projects and even a song about the Grand Coulee Dam by folksinger Woody Guthrie. In the Pacific Northwest, one WPA project had a different benchmark: the column inch.
Thanks to the generosity of Joan and Vernon Gallup, Washington State University has acquired a remarkable collection of Izaak Walton’s classic book, The Compleat Angler.
In December 2006, the Gallups, who live in Spokane, donated 506 copies of the book to the WSU Libraries.
Housed in Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections (MASC) in Terrell Library’s rotunda ground floor, the collection includes all of the 17th century editions, beginning with the edition printed in 1772.
Trevor Bond, MASC’s interim head, said the book is a “festive, rambling discourse set as a dialogue” which Walton revised and expanded throughout his lifetime (1593-1683). The … » More …