Announcements – September 2008

What’s New in the Archives

Carsten Lien papers (27.36 cubic feet), circa 1980’s-2005. Research files, correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, clippings, government publications, reports, audio reel tapes, microfilm, index card files, and maps, primarily relating to Lien’s books, Olympic Battleground: The Power Politics of Timber Preservation, and; Exploring the Olympic Mountains: Accounts of the Earliest Expeditions, 1878-1890; and a planned book on the Cascade division of the Northern Pacific Railroad.

Ronald P. Phillips papers (29.86 cubic feet), 1863-2004. The Ronald P. Phillips papers document the personal and professional activities of long-time Seattle Symphony Orchestra clarinetist Ronald P. Phillips (1906-2004) and his first wife, Gladys Bezeau Phillips (1892-1978). The materials consist of biographical material, books, clippings, correspondence, musical scores, newsletters, notes, pamphlets, periodicals, photographs and photographic material, printed ephemera, scrapbooks, scorecards (golf), souvenir books, and yearbooks/directories.

Empty Space Theatre records (62.1 cubic feet), circa 1970-2006. The third and largest accession of the Theatre’s records (51.26 cubic feet) contains productions files­—including audiovisual materials—and administrative files dating from its inception through its termination in 2006.

New Staff

Jennifer Spamer joined the staff of the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections on April 1 as Acquisitions Specialist. She oversees the accessioning of all new manuscripts/archives/photograph collections. Jeni is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan’s School of Information, and comes to the UW from a contract position at Microsoft.

Upcoming Events

The Pacific Northwest Collection will be highlighting recent archival acquisitions in an exhibit, December 2008-February 2009, in the Special Collections Lobby, Allen Library South.


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