‘It’s a roller coaster … but for the most part, it’s been a pretty fun ride’

In Tuscaloosa, Ala., a crimson flag — seemingly out of place with its white cougar symbol — floated above the heads of excited fans on ESPN game day Nov. 9, 2019.  Puzzled, Erica England asked her nephew about the flag. She realized it was the same logo as the university job she recently applied for, […]
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Angling and Adventure: One collector’s journey to making WSU Libraries history

Vernon Gallup wanted something different. Something unique. Something no one else had. In 2008, he made history at the WSU Libraries by donating the largest single gift of rare books in the Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections’ 120-year past—about 20,000 volumes valued at $1.8 million.  “He had a love affair with his books. I’ve never […]
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Humanities librarian earns scholarship for workshop abroad

Alongside her love of travel, history, and microfilm, humanities librarian Erin Hvizdak holds a special place in her heart – and her research – for preserving stories of everyday women that are often lost in archives.  “There’s so much we don’t know about the history of women because the sources haven’t been preserved, they haven’t […]
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