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Gary Adkins (video)
Seattle Channel - November 10, 2004 (video approx 30 min) | Gary Adkins, author of Gay Seattle, talks about the importance of the University of Washington Libraries and their rich collections.
Bloedel's Forest Resources library to fold into Allen's Natural Sciences
University Week - August 19, 2004 | The task might sound simple enough -- at first, that is. Just blend the smaller library into the bigger one. We're talking about 40,000 books and periodicals here.
Libraries Receives Highest Honor for Academic Libraries
University Week - February 12, 2004 | University Libraries was awarded the prestigious Excellence in Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
The power and the glory of the restored Suzzallo reading room
Seattle Weekly - December 4, 2002 | Suzzallo's architect, Carl F. Gould, was a conservative designer — until late in his career he typically raided the past for his inspiration. But he was ambitious and passionately idealistic. Beauty, he insisted, "is the very soul of our profession."
One of earliest Buddhist manuscripts acquired by Libraries
University Week - August 20, 2002 | A birch bark manuscript from a Buddhist monastery, believed to have been written in the first or second century A.D., was recently acquired by the University of Washington Libraries and will become a key component of the Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project.