Building Humanities Collections for the Community

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Lewis & Clark $331K in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds for Building Humanities Collections for the Community. Under the leadership of Project Director and Head of Watzek Library Special Collections and College Archivist Dr. Hannah Crummé, this project will rebuild the Special Collections program of Watzek Library and help reinvigorate related curriculum post pandemic shutdown.

LC participates in Multnomah County Library’s Everybody Reads 2022

Join Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement (IME), ONE L&C, and Watzek Library in reading Multnomah County Library’s Everybody Reads 2022 selection by Mira Jacob, Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversation.

This graphic memoir explores the author’s reflections on issues which inform her identity: race, color, sexuality, and love, in conversational form.

Library Research Award

Are you writing a research paper this term? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the James J. Kopp Library Research Award! Students doing research in classes with a Bibliographic Research in Writing (BRW) designation are invited to apply for the award between December 8 and December 19.

Indigenous People’s Heritage Month

In recognition of Indigenous People’s Heritage Month in November, Watzek is displaying a selection of titles by and about Indigenous peoples. A selection of titles may be found near the library service desk and are available to check out.  

Ray Warren Symposium Art Exhibition

The theme of “Joy and Justice” in this year’s Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies is represented by student art exhibited in Watzek Library through the end of November. The complete exhibition is available to view as a virtual gallery

Joy, Community, and Resilience in Vietnamese Portland

This exhibit explores joy and community as forms of resilience for Vietnamese Portlanders by showcasing photographs, writings, and quotes from a diverse range of Vietnamese voices.Curated by L&C students Ben Warner ’22 and Mei Bailey ’22, it is on display on the top floor of Watzek Library through the end of the fall semester and is available to view online.

Lake Oswego Reads Art Show

Visit the collaborative space in Watzek Library to view local artists’ responses to Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. The pieces were created and assembled for the traveling Lake Oswego Reads Art Exhibition. The exhibition will be in place through the end of the month.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Watzek Library recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, October 11. This holiday celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures.

Renowned Portland Poet Gifts Personal Archive to Watzek

Kim Stafford, founding director of Lewis & Clark’s Northwest Writing Institute and former Oregon poet laureate, has gifted his personal archive to Watzek Library Special Collections and Archives. It will be available to the public in 2022.

Hispanic Heritage Month Display

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, a selection of books brought to you by Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement (IME) and Watzek Library are on display in the library atrium.  All titles are available to check out.

Banned Books Week

Celebrate the Freedom to Read during Banned Books Week, September 26-October 2.  Watzek Library has a display of challenged titles located in the New Books alcove.  All titles are available for check out.

Watzek Spins!

Stream our mixtape for Fall 2021! Original vinyl rips of ’60s -’80s pop and psychedelic women singers from Asia, Europe, and Africa.  Link to the playlist:

New to Watzek?

Welcome to Watzek Library!  An overview of library services for undergraduate students and other library users is available to peruse, with many links to additional details.

Contribute to the LC Covid Archive

Do you have any digital objects related to the pandemic year at Lewis & Clark? Please consider submitting ANY digital object that symbolizes something about your experience of the pandemic year to the forthcoming LC Covid Archive. Visit to make your digital contribution.

History Independent Study Exhibit

With the help of Watzek Library Special Collections, students Margarete Maneker, Lily Schaffer, Ashley O’Leary, and Olivia Weiss created an online exhibit for their History independent study project, “The Nuremberg Laws: Nazi Race Laws”.