This coming Sunday morning, February 2nd, the library catalog will be unavailable due to a hardware upgrade. The catalog will be unavailable from 12 a.m. until 7 a.m. While the catalog is down, you can still use Summit/Worldcat to look for resources available in the Summit catalog and all of our article databases will still be available.
The initiative for this program came from the Hatfield Library’s Reading Group, which has a goal to encourage life long reading habits. One idea the group had been considering was to create a book exchange area somewhere in the library for books (or dvds, magazines, etc.) that had been donated to the library, but we already owned or didn’t fit with our collection guidelines. One of the librarians noticed that an “ancient” wooden book cart was on its way to the campus surplus. The library staff really wanted to reuse the book cart in some fashion, so the thought of reusing it for a Book Swap bookcase occurred to a librarian who had seen a similar arrangement at another university.
The wooden cart most likely came from the original Willamette Library that was housed in Smullin Hall. Someone from Willamette’s facilities department back in the 1950s or 60s most likely built it.
Over the winter break the wheels were removed, a wood base added, and a fresh coat of paint and customized graphic were given to the former cart. And voilà! We now have a creative “new” way to share books. It is kind of neat to incorporate and reuse such an interesting bit of Willamette’s history.
The concept for “take a book, leave a book” is not new. Various renditions of this sharing system have existed for many years and occurs nationally. Salem, for example, has a few similar public “Little Free Library” stations scattered about the city. Willamette University had a similar system several years ago that essentially functioned out of a wicker basket in the Dean’s Office. The new bookcase in the Fish Bowl makes this much more accessible to students, faculty, staff, and others connected to Willamette.
We encourage our Willamette community to participate in our Take a Book, Leave a Book program. For comments and questions, please contact Joni Roberts, Associate University Librarian for Public Services and Collection Development, email@example.com.
The Mark O. Hatfield Library is housing a temporary exhibit of Whiting Tennis, a contemporary mixed media artist from Seattle, in conjunction with the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University. While the main Whiting Tennis exhibit is held at the Hallie Ford Museum January 18th through March 23rd (2014), we have one 3-dimensional art work and two paintings on display near the entrance of the library.
The architectural forms that are commonly present throughout Tennis’s work are abstracts of human and animal characteristics. They consist of repurposed wood or collaged prints made from wood grain.
For more details about the Whiting Tennis exhibit, visit http://www.willamette.edu/arts/hfma/exhibitions/library/2013-14/whiting_tennis.html.
Below are a few photos from the exhibit, and some suggested books from our library that compliment the exhibit.
|Title and Author||Call Number|
|Black : the history of a color / Michel Pastoureau.||BF789.C7 P3813 2009|
|The last American man / Elizabeth Gilbert.||CT275.C768 G5 2002|
|Faces in the forest : First Nations art created on living trees / Michael D. Blackstock.||E78.B9 B57 2001|
|Listening to our ancestors : the art of native life along the north pacific coast / introduction by chief Robert Joseph.||E78.N78 L58 2005|
|Tangible visions : Northwest Coast Indian shamanism and its art / Allen Wardwell.||E78.N78 W283 1996|
|In the spirit of mother earth : nature in Native American art / text by Jeremy Schmidt ; captions by Laine Thom.||E98.A7 S358 1994|
|Folklore recycled : old traditions in new contexts / Frank de Caro.||GR105.D42 2013|
|Signs, streets, and storefronts : a history of architecture and graphics along America’s commercial corridors / Martin Treu.||HF5841 .T74 2012|
|Loneliness as a way of life / Thomas Dumm.||JA66 .D84 2008|
|From head to hand : art and the manual / David Levi Strauss.||N71 .S879 2010|
|Architecture : art / Philip Jodidio.||N72.A75 J63 2005|
|Christ to COKE : how image becomes icon / Martin Kemp.||N72.S6 K36 2012|
|Culture or trash? : a provocative view of contemporary painting, sculpture, and other costly commodities / by James Gardner.||N6493 1980 .G37|
|Collage, assemblage, and the found object / Diane Waldman.||N6494.C6 W35|
|Minimalism : art of circumstance||N6494.M5 B34|
|Pop art : a continuing history||N6494.P6 L58|
|Lifelike / Siri Engberg ; with contributions from Michael Lobel, Josiah McElheny, and Rochelle Steiner.||N6494.R4 E39 2012|
|Raw + material = art : found, scavenged, and upcycled / Tristan Manco.||N6498.E26 M36 2012|
|American visions : the epic history of art in America / by Robert Hughes.||N6505 .H84 1997|
|Louise Nevelson : a passionate life||N6512.5.A25 A33 2008|
|Abstract expressionism||N6512.5.A25 A89 1990|
|Basquiat||N6537.B233 A42 2006|
|Heat waves in a swamp : the paintings of Charles Burchfield||N6537.B86 A4 2009|
|John Cole : the enduring northwest landscape / essays by Deloris Tarzan Ament.||N6537.C5927 A4 2003|
|Louise Nevelson : the fourth dimension.||N6537.N478 A4 1980|
|Claes Oldenburg : an anthology.||N6537.O4 A4 1995b|
|James Castle : his life & art||N6537.C363 T78 2004|
|Paradise garden : a trip through Howard Finster’s visionary world / by Robert Peacock with Annibel Jenkins||N6537.F464 A4 1996|
|Arshile Gorky : a retrospective||N6537.G65 A4 2009|
|Jasper Johns||N6537.J6 C74 1994|
|Tony Smith : architect, painter, sculptor / Robert Storr ; with essays by John Keenen and Joan Pachner.||N6537.S618 A4 1998|
|Whiting tennis||N6537.T47 A4 2012|
|Cy Twombly: a retrospective||N6537.T86 V374 1994x|
|Andy Warhol : a retrospective||N6537.W28 A4 1989|
|Franz West, to build a house you start with the roof : work 1972-2008 / Darsie Alexander ; contributions by Tom Eccles, Rachel Harrison and Eric Banks.||N6811.5.W454 A4 2008|
|Picasso black and white / Carmen Giménez ; with essays by Dore Ashton, Olivier Berggruen, Carmen Giménez, and Richard Shiff.||N6853.P5 A4 2012a|
|The artist outsider : creativity and the boundaries of culture / edited by Michael D. Hall and Eugene W. Metcalf, Jr. ; with Roger Cardinal.||N7432.5.A78 A78 1994|
|Art in every-day life / by Harriet Goldstein and Vetta Goldstein.||N7438.G6 1940|
|Details in contemporary architecture / [edited by] Christine Killory and René Davids.||NA2840 .D454 2007|
|Main Street to Miracle Mile : American roadside architecture / Chester H. Liebs.||NA6212.L54|
|Eccentric objects : rethinking sculpture in 1960s America / Jo Applin.||NB212 .A67 2012|
|Claes Oldenburg / edited by Nadja Rottner.||NB237.O42 C59 2012|
|H.C. Westermann||NB237.W44 A4 2001|
|Drawing Surrealism||NC95.5.S9 J66 2012|
|The reality of appearance; the trompe l’œil tradition in American painting, by Alfred Frankenstein.||ND210 .C3 1970|
|Philip Guston||ND237.G8 S76|
|Charles E. Heaney : memory, imagination, and place||ND237.H42 H85 2005|
|Artifice and illusion : the art and writing of Samuel van Hoogstraten / Celeste Brusati.||ND653.H79 B78 1995|
|Trompe-l’oeil, painted architecture / by Miriam Milman.||ND1410.M5513|
|The paintings of Charles Burchfield : north by midwest||ND1839.B8 M33 1997|
|Recycled, re-seen : folk art from the Global Scrap Heap / Charlene Cerny and Suzanne Seriff, editors ; studio photography by John Bigelow Taylor.||NK600 .R4 1996|
|American anthem : masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum / Stacy C. Hollander with Brooke Davis Anderson||NK805 .A644 2001|
|Five star folk art : one hundred American masterpieces / Jean Lipman … [et al.].||NK805 .F56|
|Folk art / Carol Crown & Cheryl Rivers, volume editors.||NK805 .F65 2013|
|The colossus of roads : myth and symbol along the American highway / Karal Ann Marling||NK805.M27|
|Marvelous monsters : recent works by Heidi Preuss Grew / essay by Ricardo de Mambro Santos.||NK4210.P748 D45 2010|
|Quilts : masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum||NK9112 .W37 2010|
|Artists in wood; American carvers of cigar-store Indians, show figures, and circus wagons.||NK9712.F73|
|Essays on the blurring of art and life / Allan Kaprow ; edited by Jeff Kelley.||NX504 .K36 1993|
|Abandoned New England : landscape in the works of Homer, Frost, Hopper, Wyeth, and Bishop / Priscilla Paton.||NX653.N48 P37 2003|
|On the highest hill / Roderick Haig-Brown ; introduction by Laurie Ricou.||PR9199.3.H29 O5 1994|
|Home ground : language for an American landscape||PS169.L35 H66 2006|
|Westernness : a meditation||PS271 .W55 2006|
|The contemporary American comic epic : the novels of Barth, Pynchon, Gaddis, and Kesey||PS374.H86 S23|
|Franny and Zooey||PS3537.A426 F7|
|Angle of repose||PS3537.T316 A8|
|The best of Edward Abbey||PS3551.B2 A6 1984|
|The hermit’s story : stories||PS3552.A8213 H47 2002|
|Cathedral : stories||PS3553.A7894 C3 1989|
|I am one of you forever : a novel / by Fred Chappell.||PS3553.H298 I15 1987|
|Ricochet river||PS3553.O336 U6 1992|
|Wild life : a novel||PS3557.L65 W5 2000|
|Native / William Haywood Henderson.||PS3558.E4944 N38|
|Sometimes a great notion / Ken Kesey ; introduction by Charles Bowden.||PS3561.E667 S65 2006|
|Postcards||PS3566.R697 P67 1992|
|House Keeping / Marilynne Robinson||PS3568 .O3125 H6|
|My abandonment||PS3568.O327 M9 2009|
|Set this house in order : a romance of souls / Matt Ruff.||PS3568.U3615 S48 2004|
|The power of the dog||PS3569.A83 P6|
|The forest lover / Susan Vreeland.||PS3572.R34 F67 2004|
|The orchardist : a novel / Amanda Coplin.||PS3603.O647 O73 2012|
|A painter’s life : a novel / by K. B. Dixon.||PS3604.I954 P34 2010|
|Mink river : a novel / Brian Doyle.||PS3604.O9547 M56 2010|
|The girl who fell from the sky : a novel||PS3604.U757 G57 2011|
|West of here : a novel / Jonathan Evison.||PS3605.V57 W47 2011|
|The greening of Ben Brown : a novel||PS3619.T7456 G74 2005|
|Lean on Pete : a novel / Willy Vlautin.||PS3622.L38 L43 2010|
|The story of Edgar Sawtelle : a novel / David Wroblewski.||PS3623.R63 S76 2008|
|Out stealing horses / Per Petterson ; translated by Anne Born.||PT8951.26.E88 U813 2007|
|Julie of the wolves / by Jean Craighead George ; pictures by John Schoenherr.||PZ7.G2933 Ju|
|My side of the mountain / written and illustrated by Jean Craighead George.||PZ7.G2933 My|
|Island of the Blue Dolphins / Scott O’Dell.||PZ7.O237 Is|
|Wildwood||PZ7.M516353 Wi 2011|
|Harmony and conflict in the living world / by Alexander F. Skutch ; illustrated by Dana Gardner.||QH501 .S54 2000|
|Images of animals : anthropomorphism and animal mind / Eileen Crist.||QL751 .C8824 1999|
|In defense of garbage / Judd H. Alexander.||TD791 .A528|
|Walker Evans : signs / with an essay by Andrei Codrescu.||TR654 .E918 1998|
On February 15, 2014 ProQuest will make improvements to its internal systems to accommodate a growing number of users and to reduce the need for future downtime.
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The Hatfield Library has special hours during Thanksgiving.
Wed, Nov. 27 7:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thur – Sat, Nov. 28 – 30 CLOSED
Sun, Dec. 1 1 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Normal building hours resume Monday, November 26th. The Hatfield Library staff wish the Willamette Community a most wonderful and safe Thanksgiving Break!
All are invited to the following lecture being given by Ed Folsom, the world’s foremost expert on Walt Whitman. Folsom is visiting WU as this semester’s Senior Humanities Seminar guest scholar.
Thursday, October 24, 4:15-5:15pm
“‘That towering bulge of pure white’: Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, the Capitol Dome, and Black America”
Dr. Ed Folsom
This lecture examines how Walt Whitman and Herman Melville responded to the decision to expand the national Capitol building and to crown it with a massive white dome, and it explores how the dome was perceived in racial terms as it was being built and completed.
Folsom is the Carver Professor of American Literature at the University of Iowa. An award-winning teacher and scholar, he is the author, co-author, or editor of many books including Walt Whitman: The Measure of His Song (1981), Walt Whitman’s Native Representations (1994), Walt Whitman and the World (1995), Whitman East and West: New Contexts for Reading Walt Whitman (2002), Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman (2005), Re-Scripting Walt Whitman (2005), and Leaves of Grass: The Sesquicentennial Essays (2007). He edits the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review and co-directs the Walt Whitman Archive (http://www.whitmanarchive.org/).
More on Folsom:
Sounds of Harmony: Traditional Music in the Reconstruction of Identity and Healing/Therapy of the Modern Mind-And-Heart
The Hatfield Library will have on display bamboo musical instruments from Yunnan, China, October 26-November 3rd. Also of note, there will be a public concert on traditional Chinese music and a seminar on traditional music and identity reconstruction (details below).
The Willamette University Archives is excited to announce that the diary of Janette McCalley Stowell (1847-1916), which details the everyday life of a wife and mother at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth in Portland, Oregon and Sitka, Alaska is now available online.
Janette McCalley was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland on January 29, 1847. She came to America with her parents in 1851 and the family moved to Salem, Oregon in 1859. Janette McCalley graduated from Willamette University with a B.S. in 1865 and taught for a time in the Preparatory Course at Willamette University. She married George Stowell on February 20, 1870 in Springfield, Oregon. She and George had four children.
By 1888, the Stowell family had moved to Corbett Street in Portland, Oregon. In January, 1890, Janette Stowell began a diary which she kept, in an irregular fashion, until 1906. She died on February 4, 1916, and was survived by her husband, and three of her four children.
Stowell’s diary details the everyday life of a wife and mother at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. She writes of keeping a garden and growing flowers, caring for her children, entertaining friends, going to church and her involvement in a branch of the Chautauqua Institute.
In February of 1890 the Portland area experienced a damaging flood which covered Ross Island and washed away many buildings and homes. Mrs. Stowell describes walking to where the family could see the flood waters covering Ross Island and watching debris pile up at the Ross Island Bridge.
In the late 1890s she joined a reading club and was more involved in growing roses. By 1900, after a break in the diary of two years, she reports the family is in Sitka, Alaska where her husband is working. The final entry in the diary is for August 25, 1906.