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Humans of WSU Libraries: Spring Break Edition

Similar to the “Humans of New York” photoblog series, where New Yorkers are interviewed and photographed, WSU students are interviewed about themselves and their experiences at WSU. In this edition, Browse intern Elyse Donley spoke with students about their spring break plans and their time at WSU Libraries.  From Petaluma, California, Ellie Iribarne is a […]
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WSU Libraries preserve local photo collection susceptible to vinegar syndrome

The grand opening of Dissmore’s. A family’s new washer and dryer. Weddings. Graduations.  Ralph Raymond Hutchison captured about 50 years of these milestones in black and white, but thousands of his photographs remained hidden. Some became brittle over time.  Until now.  WSU Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections initiated a project to digitize the entire […]
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WSU alumna, environmental historian is a storyteller at heart

Jen Corrinne Brown was known as WSU Libraries’ “fishing girl.” She spent hours in Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections working on her dissertation in 2012, debunking fly-fishing myths about the Rocky Mountains.  “I’m just a storyteller at heart,” Brown said. “I want to tell stories that people think are interesting or might not know about.” […]
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Archived history of student unrest and activism

By Jay Lee For Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 15, WSU held many events to commemorate and reflect on the principles of King’s life and work, such as the Coug Caring Card Program, MLK Day of Service, MLK Film Series: “Selma” and For Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 15, WSU held many events […]
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Humans of WSU Libraries: Senior Edition

Similar to the “Humans of New York” photoblog series, where New Yorkers are interviewed and photographed, WSU students are interviewed about themselves and their experience at WSU. In this edition, Browse intern Elyse Donley spoke with WSU seniors, who reflected on their past four years and their final semester at WSU.  From Sammamish, Washington, Julia […]
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Student reference assistants play vital role in WSU Libraries

By Pamela Martin As the reference coordinator and undergraduate services librarian, I believe WSU’s reference assistants play a vital role in the WSU Libraries. The Reference Assistant Program is an investment in students; our goal is to empower these student employees to develop fundamental research and critical inquiry skills. Reference assistants provide support to their […]
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Humans of WSU Libraries: Preparation and Finals Weeks

While Preparation and Finals Weeks are notorious for being stressful, exhausting, and even defeating, students find peace of mind when they retreat to Terrell or Holland Library. Preparation Week consists of everything that goes into Finals Week—hours of studying, finishing up final projects, last days of classes, and all while anticipating winter break. The WSU […]
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Why I give: A couple’s WSU experience leads to lifelong donations

It was 1964 in Pullman, and just under 10,000 students attended WSU.  Two of those students were Monica Bartlett and Don Peters, who were in awe of the campus compared to their small Washington hometowns of Tekoa and Pasco, respectively.  Monica, whose high school graduating class was 26 people, said she loved everything about college, […]
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