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Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor) - Western Libraries - Western Washington University

516 High St., Bellingham, WA



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Featured Event

Nobody Goes Home Sad: Photographs of the Gallery 6 Poets, 1956-2015

Art Show, Installations, History/Science, Photography

Historical photographs by Walter Lehrman and John Suiter showing intimate portraits of trailblazing poets and authors from the Beat generation of the 1950s. Featured poets include Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Michael McClure, and Philip Whalen, who are shown attending parties, sitting for impromptu portrait paintings, and giving public readings of their work. This series of rare photographs and original publications gives a glimpse into the lives and inspiration of these great figures of 20th century literature. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and is available for viewing Monday-Friday from 11:00am-4:00pm (closed weekends and holidays) in Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor) on the Western Washington University campus.


• Mon 6/17/19 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Tue 6/18/19 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Wed 6/19/19 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Thu 6/20/19 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Fri 6/21/19 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Mon 6/24/19 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Tue 6/25/19 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Wed 6/26/19 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Thu 6/27/19 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Fri 6/28/19 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Other Upcoming Events

Fly Fishing - Beyond the Sport

Talks/Lectures, Green/Environmental

Western Libraries Heritage Resources' 2019 Summer Fly Fishing Speaker Hugh Lewis will explore the fundamental connections between the natural world and the activities of fly fishing. He will discuss his personal journey into fly fishing and environmental awareness which culminated in the formation of the Wild Fish Conservancy celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. He will conclude with his vision of the future of fly fishing in the context of ethics and environmentalism. Lewis is an avid conservationist and founding member of the Wild Fish Conservancy. He currently sits on the Board of the Wild Fish Conservancy, and is a longtime member of 4th Corner Fly Fishers and a lifetime member of Trout Unlimited.


• Tue 7/9/19 at - 2:00 PM