Randy Hayes: Unfamiliar Territory

Randy Hayes is a highly regarded Seattle painter and photographer who creates mixed media works based on his travels to Europe and Asia and his ongoing relationship with the American South, especially his birthplace of Mississippi. A major exhibition of Hayes’ work, Randy Hayes: Unfamiliar Territory, will open June 2 and continue through August 26, 2012, at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

Born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1944, Hayes spent his early childhood in the South. After graduation from high school in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1962, he attended Rhodes College and the Memphis College of Art, where he earned his BFA degree in sculpture in 1966. He moved to Seattle the same year to work as a Vista volunteer, and in the early 1970s he moved to Boston to work as a freelance painter and set designer for the PBS affiliate, WGBH. He returned to Seattle in the mid-1970s and has lived there ever since.

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Construction in WU Archives & Special Collections

Under ConstructionThe summer renovation continues at Willamette University Archives and Special Collection.

The offices  of University Archivist Mary McRobinson, Archivist and Records Manager  Rose Marie Walter, and Administrative Assistant Veronica Ramos will be  relocated on the first floor of the library during this time. Please  direct questions to Mary McRobinson at mmcrobin@willamette.edu or 503-370-6764. Information will be provided when the archives is open again.

Below are images of the renovation process, so keep tuned!

 

"Swingin' It." A construction worker is seen in action swinging a sledge hammer.
"Ready to Swing" The construction worker pulled back, ready to demolish a wall with a sledge hammer. The archives had a wall of cinder block that was knocked down yesterday in order to change the entrance to the Archives & Special Collections in the Hatfield Library.
Silhouette of construction worker at rest.
It is fun to watch the silhouettes of the construction workers behind the walled off demolition area in the archives.
A closer look at the expanded area of the Archives and Special Collections.
Inside the expanded Archives and Special Collections. The pillars were originally behind the walls of the old archives.
The protective demolition plastic is down, and the structure for the new wall is up. This is the view from the double doors by the elevator and Hatfield room.
Temporary storage space of equipment and furniture from the Archives & Special Collections.
The view from the double doors on the second floor shows that the drywall is up.
The inside the archives looks much larger and functional already!
A closer look at the entrance of the Archives and Special Collections.

 

 

The pictures below are of the small renovation taking place in the library instruction room.

Originally the instruction room had a movable according wall to split the room in two.
The south wall and entrance of the instruction room was moved a few feet to make better use of the space. This is the new entrance.

Summer Reading

Check out the Hatfield Library’s Popular Reading Collection. This collection includes a wide variety of materials such as fantasy, science fiction, mysteries, biographies, memoirs, and more. All titles from this collection are included in the library’s catalog so you can search by title or author to locate these items. You can also do a keyword search of the phrase: “Hatfield Popular Reading collection.”


Watch Your Belongings

A word to the wise…

DON”T LEAVE YOUR STUFF UNWATCHED IN THE LIBRARY!!!

This time of semester your guard is down, you’re concentrating on finishing before looming deadlines. You walk away from your belongings to get a printout, visit the restroom, chat with friends, whatever. When you come back, your stuff is missing.

There was a backpack stolen from Goudy recently, and Campus Safety is concerned that the library may be another target since such items have been stolen from our building in the past.

This is just a reminder to keep an eye on your belongings, and to be extra aware of suspicious individuals. If you suspect anything, please let a library staff member know. We will call Campus Safety. So please don’t leave your belongings unwatched, EVER!

 


Construction in WU Archives & Special Collections

Willamette University Archives and Special Collections will be closed for renovations during the month of June.

The offices of University Archivist Mary McRobinson, Archivist and Records Manager Rose Marie Walter, and Administrative Assistant Veronica Ramos will be relocated on the first floor of the library during this time. Please direct questions to Mary McRobinson at mmcrobin@willamette.edu or 503-370-6764.  Information will be provided when the archives is open again.


Watch Your Belongings

A word to the wise…
DON”T LEAVE YOUR STUFF UNWATCHED IN THE LIBRARY!!!

This time of semester your guard is down, you’re concentrating on finishing before looming deadlines. You walk away from your belongings to get a printout, visit the restroom, chat with friends, whatever. When you come back, your stuff is missing.

There was a backpack stolen from Goudy recently, and Campus Safety is concerned that the library may be another target since such items have been stolen from our building in the past.

This is just a reminder to keep an eye on your belongings, and to be extra aware of suspicious individuals.  If you suspect anything, please let a library staff member know.  We will call Campus Safety.  So please don’t leave your belongings unwatched, EVER!