Library News

Display of Political Collections Showcased

From the Willamette website:
University congressional archives brimming with opportunities for research
Legislative papers, speech transcripts, constituent gifts, photos, campaign files, appointment records, personal notes, videotapes — these are just some of the elements of the congressional archive collections housed at Willamette University’s Mark O. Hatfield Library.
The seven collections — featuring items from three U.S. senators and four U.S. representatives, four of whom are Willamette alumni — provide an inside perspective on negotiations at the state and national level, while highlighting paper trails through history that have started to disappear with the advent of modern technology. [ read more ]

Hurricane Katrina Book Display

Since August 29th, 2005, artists, photographers, and writers have been responding to Hurricane Katrina and her impact on the Gulf Coast region. A collection of books reflecting these responses can be seen in the display cases on the second floor of Eaton Hall through December, 2010.
Various genres are represented in this collection: poetry, fiction, drama, short stories, essays, mysteries, fantasy, romance, photography books, art exhibition catalogs, graphic novels, comics, children’s books, personal narratives, and even food writing.
Willamette University’s Humanities & Fine Arts Librarian, Doreen Simonsen, created this display. She also created a list of these books, which may be found in either the Mark O. Hatfield Library or within the Summit or WorldCat collections.
If you have any questions about these books, please contact

Display Highlights Political Collections

The Willamette University Archives and Special Collections announces a new exhibit on the second floor of the Mark O. Hatfield Library highlighting materials drawn from our political collections.
The display covers seven Oregon politicians: Mark Hatfield, Robert Packwood, Gordon Smith, Dennis Smith, Darlene Hooley, Robert Smith and Michael Kopetski. A short biography is included for each, as well as photographs, awards and other memorabilia.