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Exhibitions Celebrate 40 Years of the Gender Studies Symposia

Two exhibitions in Watzek Library are celebrating the 40-year anniversary of the gender studies symposia. One, located online and on the top floor of the library, examines “Lack and Absence”. The other, found near the writing center and online, examines the history of the symposia.

5th Annual International Photo Exhibit

Please take a moment to swing by the Watzek Library Atrium to view the winning photos of the LC Overseas and Off-Campus Programs 5th Annual International Photo Contest!

Exhibition: Visionaire

Explore the publication, “Visionaire: Fashion, Capital & Art,” in the Aubrey R. Watzek Library atrium.

Digital Exhibit: Movement and Resistance in 20th Century Albina

Albina was the center of Black life in Portland through most of the twentieth century. City-led urban renewal efforts and systematic disinvestment by financial institutions have led to displacement of the neighborhood’s Black residents. Yet through all this runs a thread of resistance by Albina’s Black community.

This digital exhibit, created by Watzek’s Special Collections and Archives in support of the 17th Annual Ray Warren Symposium at Lewis & Clark, seeks to depict ninety years of Albina’s history with a special focus on acts of resistance by Albina’s Black residents.

Remote learning in Watzek

Do you need to attend a class remotely while on campus? Watzek has some resources to help you.
  
  

Delivery to the Grad Campus has resumed!

As of Monday, July 27, 2020 we have resumed delivery of library materials to the Graduate Campus in York Commons. Library materials may be returned to Watzek by placing them in the book drop also located in York Commons.

Health and Safety Expectations

Watzek Library has reopened and implemented the health and safety expectations for current students, faculty, and staff. Please note we are closed to members of the public until further notice.
 
 

4th of July Weekend

The Pick Up Shelf will not be available on Friday, July 3 and there will be no librarians on-duty for chat. Please have a fun but very safe holiday weekend.

Request Books, Music, and Movies

Beginning June 15th, Lewis & Clark students, faculty, and staff may request items from Watzek Library for pickup the following business day.
  
  

We are stronger together

Learn about library and community resources on equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

https://library.lclark.edu/equity


  

From the Archives: Angela Davis - A Call to Action

On the night of October 10th, 1974, political activist, Angela Davis spoke to a packed audience at the Portland State University auditorium. As reported for the Lewis & Clark College Pioneer Log newspaper by managing editor Rob Rowe ’77, in attendance was a mix of “Old grey radicals, middle-aged revoltationaries, and dissent college students.” Davis, a well known activist, author, and academic, has spoken and taught on the subjects of class, feminism, and the U.S. prison system and was actively engaged with lefitis causes including the Black Panther Party, the Communist Party, and Marxist Feminism.
 
 

The Ferrara Hours: Teaching Medieval Europe in Special Collections at Lewis & Clark

Lewis & Clark College has a strong record of teaching that relies upon the medieval and early modern works housed in Special Collections produced during this moment. This year, thanks to the Breslauer Foundation Grant and to Professor Karen Gross for collaboration on our application, we have acquired a Book of Hours produced in the Italian city of Ferrara in the late fifteenth century, a moment when several of the most severe outbreaks of plague ravished the city. 
  
  

From the archives: The Katherine Dunn Archives

Katherine Dunn (1945-2016), an award-winning author, poet, and journalist, is best known for her critically acclaimed novel Geek Love, first published in 1989. A National Book Award finalist, Geek Lovepropelled Dunn to cult-figure status and amassed a fan base for its unusual characters and imaginative story of the Binewski family carnival. Lewis & Clark College is home to the Katherine Dunn Literary Collection and Archive, which celebrates Dunn as writer, and her novel Geek Loveas a landmark text.

  

From the Archives: Ben Johnson, The Workes of Ben Jonson (1616)

The workes of Beniamin Ionsonappeared in the fall of 1616 in a large, imposing folio volume. Running nearly 575 leaves, Ben Jonson’s Workesis a testament to his skills, popularity, but most primarily his determination to have his writings published together in a single volume, demonstrating his flexibility and progression as an English writer. At Lewis & Clark we use our copy of the folio - one of only two held at a liberal arts - to teach lessons about print culture in the sixteenth century.

  

From the Archives: Vietnamese Portland

The Vietnamese community comprises 2% of the population of Portland, one of the largest among major U.S. cities. The experiences of this community in Portland offer an important corrective to the traditional picture of Oregon’s past. In an effort to create a more rounded history of Portland, Lewis & Clark students created podcasts using our growing archive, Vietnamese Portland: History, Memory, Community. From accounts of immigration to the experiences of later generations born in the US, they tell stories from our community.