A new year has begun, and we welcome three new graduate student assistants to the PNW team: Amanda Demeter and Erika Kerr are both first-year students in the iSchool, and Jen MacDowell is a first-year Museology student. Their work includes assisting to accession and process manuscript collections and to process new books and serials. Each student will join me in new efforts to promote the materials in our collection.
To start with we bring you some new titles being added to the collection. These books—some that are newly-published, and some just new to us—fall into a wide range of categories, from regional non-fiction to the outdoors and the environment, and from anthropology to poetry. Come by Special Collections to look at these new titles (some may be in the Libraries general collection http://www.lib.washington.edu/), or add one to your own collection!
People of the Middle Fraser Canyon by Anna Marie Prentiss and Ian Kuijt
A study of archaeological sites in the Middle Fraser Canyon in British Columbia enables Prentiss and Kuijt to tell the history of the St’át’imc, or Upper Lillooet, people from 8000 years ago to the present.
They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School by Bev Sellars
Xat’sūll chief Bev Sellars, as well as her mother and grandmother, attended the St. Joseph’s Mission at Williams Lake, British Columbia, where they were forced to conform to an unfamiliar culture.
White Grizzly Bear’s Legacy: Learning to Be Indian by Lawney L. Reyes
A blend of history and autobiography, this is the story of the author’s early life in the Indian village of Inchelium, which was destroyed by the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam.
Waiting to Be Heard: A Memoir by Amanda Knox
Drawn from the journals and letters she kept during her time in prison, Knox shares her story in this new memoir.
Outdoors and the Environment
Full Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest by Sandi Doughton
Scientists predict that the next big earthquake in North America will happen here—and that this earthquake might be long past its anticipated date.
Home to the Nechako: The River and the Land by June Wood
The Nechako River has transformed drastically due to the construction of dams and other environment-altering projects. Wood tells about the land and the communities that were affected by the river’s change.
Land Snails and Slugs of the Pacific Northwest by Thomas E. Burke
This book has been called “the definitive and comprehensive guide to the snails and slugs of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Western Montana.”
Northern Exposure: An Adventuring Career in Stories and Images by Jonathan Waterman
Praised as “a call to action…to protect the North,” this book of striking images and engaging stories transports the reader to the Northern wilderness.
Oil and Water by Mei Mei Evans
This novel about an oil spill of the Alaskan town of Selby is influenced by the author’s own experience during the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
To Curve by Michael Daley
This book of poetry moves seamlessly between the past and the present.
Boom Towns & Relic Hunters of Washington State: Exploring Washington’s Historic Ghost Towns & Mining Camps by Jerry Smith
Visitors to Northeastern Washington can find themselves traveling through long-lost and forgotten ghost towns and historic sites that were once home to miners, prospectors, and pioneers.
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown
In 1936, the University of Washington’s crew team—composed of nine working-class boys—drew new attention to the sport as they competed to win gold at the Berlin Olympics.
Douglas County Chronicles: History from the Land of One Hundred Valleys by R.J. Guyer
This collection of stories tells the rich history of the communities in Douglas County, Oregon.
Ghost Towns of the Pacific Northwest by Phillip Varney
The maps, histories, photographs, and detailed directions included in this book will help readers plan a trip to these towns throughout Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.
Journal of Everett and Snohomish County History, Winter 1982
This special issue features an index of Everett photographers from 1890 to 1935.
Murder and Mayhem in Portland, Oregon by JD Chandler
This book tells the gritty details behind many of Portland’s infamous crimes.
The Last Great Stand: Some Interesting Sidelights on the Pacific Northwest Lumber Industry
Facts about the logging in the Pacific Northwest fill this 1922 publication.
Vacation Land: The National Forests in Oregon produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, 1919
Be inspired to visit Oregon’s National Forests as your read how they were described almost one hundred years ago.
Washington: Our Home published by Gibbs Smith Education
Learn about the history of Washington and its people, both past and present, with this textbook.
Jen MacDowell with Anne Jenner, PNW Curator