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  • Bryan Miller BA ’20 and Hanna Merzbach BA ’20 edit their groundbreaking podcast series.
    April 24
    Portland has one of the highest per-capita Vietnamese populations in the country, yet Lewis & Clark is the first academic institution to develop an archive documenting their history. Two Lewis & Clark students organized scores of interviews from the Portland Vietnamese population into a five-episode podcast series about coming to America, finding a home in Portland, education, making a living, and social activism.
  • February 7
    Watzek Library’s Special Collections and Archives has recently added another rare book, an Italian book of hours, to its growing collection of archival materials. The book, valued at more than $45,000, was acquired thanks to a highly competitive grant from the B.H. Breslauer Foundation. Starting next spring, students will have the opportunity to examine the text in depth in Professor Karen Gross’s manuscript analysis course.
  • A bauhaus-inspired chess set is one of the pieces on display at the new special collections retro...
    October 30
    The Staatliches Bauhaus, an art school founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany, was a pioneer in arts education. On the 100th anniversary of its founding, two German studies majors collaborated with faculty and Watzek Library’s Special Collections to curate a collection featuring replicas of iconic Bauhaus furniture, art, and photographs.
  • Geneva Bible engraved title page, Jan Fredericksz Stam, Amsterdam, c. 1638
    September 12
    Since the Reformation, editors, printers, and scholars have experimented with the text, creating volumes that are more appealing, easy to understand, and readily accessible than they had been before. Our current exhibit can be found in the Atrium of Aubrey R. Watzek Library through July 2019.
  • Interior page showing notes and silk bookmark.
    September 2
    A copy of Cicero’s speeches, published in 1735, was returned to Watzek Library by 1968 alumnus.
  • Cover of College & Research Library News
    March 9
    This month’s cover of College & Research Libraries News features  the “Mouth of the Willamette River, Oregon” from The West Shore: An Illustrated Western Magazine. The image is part of the Lewis & Clark College Digital Collections and was provided courtesy of Watzek Library’s Special Collections and Archives Department.
  • January 26
    After 24 years of service, Doug Erickson will leave Watzek Library at the end of January to become the Director of West Linn Public Library. Read more about Doug’s accomplishments and his new role at the College in the Source.
  • November 26

    Caleb Dahl (LC ’17) caught up with Watzek’s Assistant Archivist, Zach Selley, about the library’s most remarkable resources. Selley routinely points both seasoned writers and Lewis & Clark first-years to the countless historical photographs, journals, and illustrations in Watzek’s special collections and archives.

  • October 2
    In this candid interview, The Portland Tribune talks to Doug Erickson, Watzek’s Associate Director for Special Collections, about Monica Lewinsky, the college’s acquisition of one of the greatest Lewis & Clark collections in the world, and more.
  • August 11
    Did you know our new Special Collections & Archives Librarian EJ Carter wrote his dissertation on German gambling casinos? The Source caught up with him to find out more about his expertise and cutting-edge developments in his field. Check out his interview in The Source.


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