Current news at the WSU Libraries.
"The National Park Service Nez Perce Historic Images Collection: A Dynamic Photographic Legacy of the Nimiipuu"
Location: Manuscripts and Archive & Special Collections (MASC) - Ground Floor Terrell Library
Please visit our exhibit featuring photos preserved by the park service and digitally hosted by WSU Libraries. Some artifacts on loan from the Nez Perce National Historical Park are also part of the display. This exhibit is curated by the the graduate students of Robert McCoy's HIST 529: Interpreting History through Material Culture, where they learn to present and interpret historical artifacts for a public audience.
The display will be available into September of this 2013.
The Little Black Dress in American Culture
Atrium Exhibit Case Terrell Library
April 8 – 21, 2013
Exhibit by Mary Gilles
Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel is often credited with introducing the little black dress. Her design for a simple dress, referred to as a “Ford” because it could be mass produced, was published in the US edition of Vogue in October 1926. Since then the little black dress has become a staple in women’s wardrobes: a dress that’s simple enough to appear effortless, yet elegant enough to mark the wearer as a woman of taste. The little black dress has also permeated American culture as few other garments have. The exhibit features examples of the little black dress and its appearance in song, film, poetry, fiction, scholarly articles, and wine.
The garments are from the Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles Department’s Historic Costume and Textiles Collection.
The exhibit complements the Annual Mom’s Weekend Fashion Show, April 12.
National Student Employment Week
The WSU Libraries would like to thank all of our wonderful student workers during National Student Employment Week, April 8 - 12. Each of our students will receive a letter of thank you for their service as well as a coupon for $1 ice cream scoops from Ferdinand's!
Thank you, students, and enjoy your ice cream!
Last week a number the WSU Librarians participated in the annual Academic Showcase.
Exhibitors included Lihong Zhu, Kay Vyhnanek, Al Cornish, Vicki Croft, Marilyn Von Seggern, Corey Johnson, Erica Nicol, Linda Crook, and others.
Below is a compilation of some of the posters put on display by Library staff and faculty this year.
Great job, Cougars!!!
April is National Poetry Month! Did you know that the WSU Libraries have a wide selection of poetry - poems to help celebrate spring, poems that wail and cry, poems that make you laugh, poems that make you think! We hope you'll check out some poetry during the month of April. And, if you're looking for some inspiration or ideas of what poetry and poems to read, our April Reference Items of the Month may help you out.