January 9th, 2012
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens in February 1812, check out our substantial exhibit of British and American first editions of Dickens and Wilkie Collins.
The exhibit focuses on A Christmas Carol
, Oliver Twist
, David Copperfield
, Our Mutual Friend
, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
, The Moonstone
, and Dan Simmons’s Drood
. First editions are displayed along with examples of parts and periodical issues of the novels and other memorabilia. Other cases explore the topics of illustration, serial publication, the two American reading tours by Dickens, and issues of copyright in nineteenth century England and America.
This exhibit is a collaboration between the Watzek Library and English Department. Exhibit text by English faculty members Pauls Toutonghi and Andrea Hibbard, junior Dana Bronson, and Watzek staff member Paul Merchant. Design by Jeremy Skinner.
November 2nd, 2011
Congrats to our very own Robyn Ward and Jeremy Skinner on their first place win
in an exhibition of broadsides! The Bend exhibit "Broadsides 2011"
includes over 60 pieces, coming from more than 10 states around the country.
Jeremy and Robyn designed this broadside for Michael McGriff's poem, "Don't Explain," and letterpress printed the design at Em Space Book Arts Center
September 8th, 2011
Join us at 3:30 pm, Thursday, October 27 in Diane Gregg Pavilion for a poetry discussion between Diane Wakoski and Matthew Dickman.
For more information about these poets, browse the shelves of Watzek:
and Matthew Dickman
. You can also hear readings by Matthew Dickman
in our growing archive of Oregon poets, Oregon Poetic Voices.
This reading is presented by the Regional Arts & Culture Council
and the Mountain Writers Series
July 27th, 2011
Ever wonder what’s in the LC Special Collections? Discover materials about the Lewis and Clark Expedition, William Stafford Archives, College Archives, and much more! We’ll be pulling out rare materials for you to view. Meet at the Watzek Library Reference Desk (2nd floor) at 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10th.
May 9th, 2011
Watzek Digital Initiatives is excited to present The Spiders of Lewis & Clark, a recent collaboration with Greta Binford and seventy BIO 100 students.
The goal of this project is to share information about the spiders that are generally found in Portland, Oregon, and specifically on the campus of Lewis & Clark College. During the Fall 2010 semester, students collected local spiders either on the campus of Lewis & Clark College, or in and around their homes in Portland. The students isolated DNA from the spiders, used PCR to amplify the Barcode gene CO1 (cytochrome oxidase 1), and photographed the spiders. We have compiled these photographs and made them available on this site with descriptions, DNA sequences, and links to further information about the species and groups we found.
We hope this information will foster appreciation of the little creatures with whom we share our world.
April 11th, 2011
Please join us for Afternoon Tea in celebration of William Stafford Archivist Paul Merchant and his generous gift of rare books to the Lewis & Clark College Special Collections.
Merchant will share examples from the collection, including early editions of books by Charles Dickens and other notable works of English Literature. Tuesday, April 19, 3:00-5:00 PM, Pamplin Room, Watzek Library.
April 7th, 2011
Watzek Library’s Special Collections will host an Open House during the Presidential Inauguration festivities on Friday, April 8 from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm. Highlights include College memorabilia, rare materials from the collection, and items from the William Stafford Archives.
March 25th, 2011
A series of digital initiatives developed by Watzek Library is influencing the study of the humanities around the world.
In just a few busy years, library staff and their collaborators have built cutting-edge, compelling resources for disciplines as diverse as arachnology and poetry, graffiti and ceramic art. Read more about these initiatives via the College Newsroom.
January 28th, 2011
Check out the new Visual Resources Center location at an Open House, Friday February 4th, 2:30-4pm. The VRC is now nestled among the art books on the 3rd floor of Watzek (Room 343). Hope to see you in our new digs for refreshments on the 4th!
For more info about the Visual Resources Center and locating visual resources for your projects, contact Stephanie Beene (firstname.lastname@example.org).
July 7th, 2010
On May 2, Great Northwest Bookstore in Portland was destroyed in a fire
and lost over 100,000 books. The antiquarian bookstore was a long time associate of Watzek Library and Special Collections. Through July 30, Splendorporium Gallery
hosts a photography show of the fire with a percentage of the proceeds going to the Great Northwest Bookstore Fire Fund.