New Art in Archives

We recently added a few works of art that are on display in the Archives. Four artists represent this collection of art, and their works range from the year 1946 to 1996 circa.  These artworks are on loan from the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University.  To view the art, please visit the Archives and Special Collections between the hours of 9 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

 

Image of Art: The Dance, 1946 Artist: Carl A. Hall

Title: The Dance

Date: 1946

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Image of Art: Not by a dam site, 1959 Artists: Eunice Parsons

Title: Not a Dam Site

Date: 1959

Medium: Oil on canvas

Image of Art: Untitled horsemen, 1964 Artist: Eunice Parsons

Title: Untitled

Date: 1964

Medium: Collage on
canvas panel

Image of Art: Clover Small Vetch Seed Pods and Horsetails, 1996  

Artist: Stephan Soihl

Title: Clover, Small Vetch
Seed Pods, and Horsetails

Date:1996

Medium: Charcoal pencil
and watercolor

Image of art: ColburnJon Night Play, 2003  

 

Artist: Jon Colburn

Title: Night Play

Date: 2003

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

 

 

For comments and questions about this art, please contact Mary McRobinson (mmcrobin@willamette.edu), University Archivist at Willamette University, and Jonathan Bucci (jbucci@willamette.edu), Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University.


12×16 Gallery Records

In 2005 seven artists came together to open an art gallery in Portland, Oregon named 12×16 after its first location on 1216 SE Division Street. Its inaugural show consisted of a smattering of collage, photography, mixed media, and paintings from its seven artists: Cary Doucette, Eunice Parsons, Luke Dolkas, Maureen Herndon, Israel Hughes, Lee Ann Slawson, and Edward Story. 12×16 Gallery would go on for twelve more years, hosting a number of shows each month and eventually expanding to a larger space in the historic southeast Portland district of Sellwood. It featured the works of its gallery members as well as artwork from guest artists from across the Pacific Northwest area. Known for its modest and reasonable prices, the collective gallery would become a launching pad for young collectors and space for local artists to help one another. After these successful contributions, the 12×16 Gallery’s last show was in December 2017, closing that same year.

The 12×16 Gallery records cover the years 1997 through 2018 and feature promotional postcards and brochures, Myron Filene’s documentary photographs of the gallery, and an archived version of the website. The collection contains the 12×16 Gallery’s administrative files such as insurance and lease information, business registration forms, meeting notes, price lists, and artist statements from exhibitions. Also included are folders on specific artists, such as Cary Doucette, Serena Barton, Israel Hughes, Ray Keller, Beate Scheller, and others. The rest of the collection consists of a scrapbook with newspaper clippings and 12×16 Gallery promotional postcards and brochures, employee log books from December 2005 to December 2017, and the gallery visitors’ books from December 2005 to December 2017.

The 12×16 Gallery records were processed by Ivy Major-McDowall ’18. For more information on the 12×16 Gallery and its records, please see the finding aid.


Using Free Photos

By John Repplinger

Not everyone has the time, resources, or talent to make their own graphics.  So for those of us who fall into this group, below is a list of some incredible tools that will help you locate millions of free images that can be used legally.  You may not know that an artist who takes a photo or creates a graphic has the legal right to share or distribute copies of their work.  This legal right is known as copyright, and permission must be granted by the artist to legally use the image.

It is important to note that there are some limits to copyright, such as the Fair Use guidelines (details at copyright.gov).  Nonprofit educational purpose is probably the most common copyright exception.  For example, students may use images for a class paper and instructors are in most cases allowed to use images for class instruction since it is for educational purposes.  Just make sure to cite where you found it so you don’t plagiarize!

Pexels – This site offers hundreds of thousands of high quality professional-grade photos.  All photos on Pexels are free for personal and commercial purposes, and each picture has been reviewed for high quality.

Pixabay – Over 1.5 million royalty-free professional stock photos and videos are shared by the Pixabay community.

Unsplash – Similar to Pinterest, the images on Unsplash can be browsed by keyword on a single ever-scrolling page of photos.  All of the 550,000+ images are free.

Flickr Creative Commons – With over 55 million images, Flickr is one of the largest photo-sharing platforms around.  Most Flickr users have chosen to offer their work for free under a Creative Commons license.  This means you are free to use the photos by attributing the artist, not changing the photo, and not using it for commercial purposes. Anyone can upload photos, so some of the images are not high quality.

Every Stock Photo – Over 29 million free photos from various organizations such as NASA and the Library of Congress.

Stock Vault – This is a free community where photographers and artists share their own high quality photos and illustrations.  There are thousands of high quality images that range from people, animals, plants, buildings, landscapes, textures, and even concepts.

Google Images – Major search engines such as Google can usually limit results to specific usage rights (e.g. free to use, share, or modify, even commercially).  These limits are typically found under the advanced search option. Bing is another search engine that offers this same feature.

Free Images – Browse through thousands of professional photos, some of which may require attributing the photographer.

Ancestry Images – Besides genealogical info, Ancestry Images includes historical maps, images, and prints, most of which come from around the 1800s.

Free Digital Photos – This site has thousands of high quality photos of people in settings that range from weddings to business, but the results can sometimes blend with the professional for-profit work.

Photo Pin – Photo Pin is an image search engine for the Creative Commons, and also suggests high quality for-purchase images.


A Tribute to Water

August is the time of year when many of us take a vacation and find ourselves heading towards a body of water.  We go wading, swimming, boating, and fishing. We walk along the shoreline, relish the beauty of the river, lake or sea, and contemplate our place in the world. Water has been an inspiration to artists and writers for centuries. About 60% percent of our body is made up of water. It is an essential element for all life and yet we often take it for granted. Clean water is crucial for everyone and yet millions of people around the world live without access to safe drinking water. In light of all this, we are taking the opportunity this month to acknowledge the importance of water…check out an assortment of water-related books listed on our WU Reads Reading Guide.


Here Comes the Sun

July in the Pacific Northwest is typically a glorious month of long days and wonderful weather.  This month we celebrate the primary contributor to this golden period in time…the sun!  Now is the ideal time to sit on your porch, hang out at a local park, or lounge at the beach with a good book.  It is the perfect way to stimulate your mind and soak up some vitamin D all at the same time.  So head to the library, bookstore, or your very own bookshelf, grab up a book and head to your favorite outdoor spot.  Need a little inspiration?  Check out an assortment of sun-related books listed on our WU Reads Reading Guide.

 

 


Jack Eyerly papers

Jack Eyerly was a resident of Portland for almost all of his life, and was continuously involved in the art of the Northwest from an early age. Starting in the 1950s and continuing until his death, Eyerly was the foremost artists advocate, facilitator, and friend of the arts in the Northwest. He maintained consistent correspondence with hundreds of artists from the Northwest but also with others from across the country. Though he was an artist himself, Eyerly was a prolific connector of artists, often offering extensive lists of artists, galleries, museums, and non-profit programs to his various correspondents. Among his many achievements, Eyerly was a board member of the Northwest Film Study Center during its early years at the Portland Art Museum. He was a consultant for the Portland Art Museum, a long time supporter of Wacky Willy’s, and collaborated with many individuals and groups in both an artistic and consultation role.

Eyerly’s support of the arts went far beyond being a facilitator of more traditional styles of creating art. Beginning in the early 1970s he was a member of many different video art groups, giving his time to support the development of films and photographs as a respected modern art mode. However, this is not to say that he neglected painters, printers, sculptors, poets, and musicians. His work to connect the artists of the Northwest led to many interactions between different mediums, bringing together the more traditional modes with experimental modes, such as puppet theatre or dancing for the disabled.

This collection encompasses seven decades of notes, correspondence, artists papers, gallery showcards, posters, artworks, and other assorted pieces of historical material exchanged between Eyerly and artists from across the Northwest and beyond. With more than 200 artists represented in the collection, there is a clear sense that Eyerly crafted this archive over his lifetime with the goal of establishing a definitive catalogue of Northwest artists.

The Jack Eyerly papers were processed by McKelvey Mandigo-Stoba. Processing of this collection was funded in part by generous donations from Jack Eyerly’s friends and supporters. Part of the Jack Eyerly papers remains to be processed and more will be added to the finding aid as processing is completed.

For more information on the collection please see the finding aid.

Jack Eyerly standing with a painting.


LGBT Pride Month

The LGBT Pride Movement began in New York City in June of 1969 when a police raid of the gay club, Stonewall Inn, turned violent. Customers and sympathizers finally had enough of the police department’s discriminatory practices and rioted…in commemoration, a year later, the first Gay Pride Parade occurred in NYC and other cities and the Gay Pride Movement was born.

All these years later, there have been great strides in the rights and treatment of LGBTQ people and there is much to celebrate.  At the same time, the struggle continues.  It is important that we understand the history of discrimination against LGBTQ people while also acknowledging how people have worked together to overcome injustice.

Join us in celebrating LGBT Pride Month by checking out one of the recent LGBTQ-related books listed on our WU Reads Reading Guide.


Robert Bibler Exhibit

The Mark O. Hatfield Library has on display four pieces from the current exhibition “Robert Bibler: Works on Paper” at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. Robert Bibler lives in Salem, Oregon, and taught studio art and film studies for 30 years at Chemeketa Community College. He also helped bring classic and contemporary films to Salem for 40 years as Coordinator of the Wednesday Evening Film Series.

The art is on display on the first floor of the library throughout the summer. Read more about Robert Bibler and the exhibition at: http://willamette.edu/arts/hfma/exhibitions/library/2017-18/robert_bibler.html

 

 


New Chairs

Notice anything different about the library?  Over the summer we replaced many of our old wooden chairs with a style of chair that we already have.  If you prefer the old wooden chairs, rest assured that we still several scattered throughout the library.  Interestingly, these wooden chairs came from the original library which was located in Smullin Hall.  The new chairs are able to tip back more easily and safely.

 


Mysteries…

The inspector is in! Come investigate some of our mystery books from our collection.  Below are just a few tantalizing titles!

Crime scene chemistry for the annchair sleuth by Cathy Cobb
Call Number: HV8073 .C584 2007

Russian Pulp by Anthony Olcott
Call Number. PG3098.D46 043 2001

Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Call Number: PG3326 .P7 2014

A Night In the Cemetery by Anton Chekov; Peter Sekirin
Call Number: PG3456.A 13 S45 2008

Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel by Boris Akunln; Andrew Bromfield
Call Number: PG3478.K78 P4613 2009

The Curious Casebook of Inspector Hanshichl by Kldo Okamoto; Ian Macdonald
Call Number. PL813.K3 H36213 2007

Out by Natsuo Kirino
Call Number: PL855.I566 08713 2005

Villain by Shuichl Yoshida
Call Number: PL865.O658 A7513 2010

Fatal Fascinations by Suzanne Bray
Call Number: PN56.C7 F38 2013

The silence of the lambs by Barry Forshaw
Call Number. PN1997.S4966 F67 2013

Crime Fiction by Richard Bradford
Call Number: PN3448.D4 B648 2015

A Moment on the Edge by Elisabeth George
Call Number: PN6120.95.D45 C75 2004

Road to perdition by Max Allan Collins
Call Number: PN6727.C573 R635 2002

Kill my mother : a graphic novel by Jules Feiffer
Call Number: PN6727.F4 K55 2014

The homeland directive by Robert Venditti
Call Number: PN6727.V455 H66 2011

Apocalypse hebe : roman by Virginie Despentes
Call Number: PQ2664.E7895 ABB 2010

The Map and the Territory by Michel Houellebecq
Call Number: PO2668.O77 C3713 2012

Possessions bv Julia Kristeva: Barbara Brav
Call Number: PO2671.R547 P67131998

Paris Nocturne by Patrick Modlano
Call Number: PQ2673.O3 A6413 2015

So You Don’t Get Lost In the Neighborhood by Patrick Mediano
can Number: PQ2673.O3 P6813 2015

Missing Person by Patrick Modiano
Call Number: PQ2673.O3 R813 2005

53 Days by David Bellos
Call Number: PQ2676.E67 A16131999

The Seventh Function of Language by Laurent Binet
Call Number: PQ2702.157 S4713 2017

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Call Number: PQ4865.C6 N613 2014

Numero zero by Umberto Eco
Call Number: PQ4865.C6 N8613 2015

Iberian crime fiction by Nancy Vosburg
Call Number: PQ6147.D47 124 2011

El secreto de la modelo extravlada by Eduardo Mendoza
Call Number: PQ6663.E54 S43 2015

The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte
Call Number: PQ6666.E765 T3313 2004

La marca del meridlano by Lorenzo Silva
Call Number: PQ6669.I3877 M37 2012

Artful Assassins by Fernando Fabio Sanchez
Call Number: PQ7207.O48 S36 2010

The Black Minutes by Martin Solares
Call Number: PQ7298.429.O43 863 2010

Adl6s Hemingway ; &, La cola de la serpiente : novela by Leonardo Padura
Call Number: PQ7390.P32 A65 2001

Rosaura A las Diez by Marco DeNevi
Call Number: PQ7797.O394 RB 2006

Ripper by Isabel Allende
Call Number: PQ8098.1.L54 D47132014

The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton
Call Number: PR4453.C4 M4 2007

The Body In the Ubrary by Agatha Christle
Call Number: PR6005.H66 86 2011

Dorothy L Sayers: the Complete Stories by Dorothy L Sayers
Call Number: PR6037.A95 C65 2013

Not to disturb by Muriel Spark
Call Number: PR6037.P29 N6 2010

Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
Call Number: PR6063.C4 E53 1998

Star of the Sea by Joseph O’Connor
Call Number: PR6065.C558 S73 2003

The golden house : a novel by Salman Rushdie
Call Number: PR6068.U757 G65 2017

Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
Call Number: PR6111.E524 P54 2011

Detecting Canada by Jeannette Sloniowski
Call Number: PR9197.35.D48 048 2014

The book of memory by Petina Gappah
Call Number: PR9390.9.G37 B66 2016

The White Tiger by Aravind Adlga
Call Number: PR9619.4.A35 W47 2008

Murder on the Reservation by Ray B. Browne J
Call Number: PS374.O4 B765 2004

Sleuthing Ethnicity by Dorothea Fischer Homung (Editor); Monika Mueller
Call Number: PS374.D4 S58 2003

New Orleans Nolr by Julie Smith
Call Number: PS558.L8 N49 2007

The Hunter and Other Stories by Dashiell Hammett
Call Number: PS3515.A4347 A6 2013

A father’s law by Richard Wright
Call Number: PS3545.R815 F38 2008

Origin by Diana Abu-Jaber
Call Number. PS3551.B895 074 2007

Those Bones Are Not My Child by Toni Cade Bambara
Call Number. PS3552.A473 T471999

Talk Talk by T. C. Boyle
Call Number: PS3552.O932 T35 2006

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Call Number. PS3552.R685434 03 2003

The Hot Country by Robert Olen Butler
Call Number: PS3552.U8278 H68 2012

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
Call Number: PS3553.H15 Y54 2007

Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra
Call Number. PS3553.H27165 S33 2007

The Big Seven by Jim Harrison
Call Number: PS3558.A67 854 2015

Ambrose Bierce and the Queen of Spades by Oakley M. Hall
Call Number: PS3558.A373 A84 1998

Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Call Number. PS3558.1366 A6 1999

The tremor of forgery by Patricia Highsmith
Call Number: PS3558.I366 T7 2011

Give Me Your Heart by Joyce Carol Oates
Call Number: PS3565.A8 G58 2010