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  • visual resources centerThe Visual Resources Center at Lewis & Clark links images and ideas through the lens of a liberal arts college. Go

  • Doug Erickson thumbDoug Erickson, head of Special Collections and college archivist, blogs mines the Internet for interesting articles about the book world to present a glimpse into the literary happenings of society. Go

  • Mark Dahl thumbMark Dahl, interim director of Watzek Library, blogs about everything from digital scholarship to evolving catalogs. Go



  • Bryan Miller BA ’20 and Hanna Merzbach BA ’20 edit their groundbreaking podcast series.
    April 24
    Portland has one of the highest per-capita Vietnamese populations in the country, yet Lewis & Clark is the first academic institution to develop an archive documenting their history. Two Lewis & Clark students organized scores of interviews from the Portland Vietnamese population into a five-episode podcast series about coming to America, finding a home in Portland, education, making a living, and social activism.
  • February 7
    Watzek Library’s Special Collections and Archives has recently added another rare book, an Italian book of hours, to its growing collection of archival materials. The book, valued at more than $45,000, was acquired thanks to a highly competitive grant from the B.H. Breslauer Foundation. Starting next spring, students will have the opportunity to examine the text in depth in Professor Karen Gross’s manuscript analysis course.
  • A bauhaus-inspired chess set is one of the pieces on display at the new special collections retro...
    October 30
    The Staatliches Bauhaus, an art school founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany, was a pioneer in arts education. On the 100th anniversary of its founding, two German studies majors collaborated with faculty and Watzek Library’s Special Collections to curate a collection featuring replicas of iconic Bauhaus furniture, art, and photographs.
  • Physics professor Bethe Scaletter with Cyan Cowap BA '19 and James Abney.
    May 13

    Watzek Librarian Parvaneh Abbaspour recently presented new alumna Cyan Cowap BA ’19 with an intriguing opportunity to illustrate the biomedical imaging textbook that Professor of Physics Bethe Scalettar and Lewis & Clark law school alumnus James Abney are writing.

  • December 3
    At first glance, chemistry and English have little in common. Yet two courses from these disciplines are now intertwined, thanks to a rare tome acquired in 2014 by Watzek Library’s Special Collections: an illuminated 15th-century book of hours.
  • October 26
    Health is an issue that impacts us all, yet many struggle to receive adequate health care. In hopes of better understanding these inequities, the 15th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies—titled Bitter Pills: Race, Health, and Medicine—focuses on the racialized dimensions of health, highlighting the voices of communities of color. Running November 7 through November 9, the symposium is free and open to the public.
  • Mae Johnson BA '19 and Sydney Owada BA '19 at the opening reception for their new exhibit.
    September 24
    Two Lewis & Clark seniors have crafted a new Special Collections exhibit to present religious texts spanning 500 years. The students used an interdisciplinary approach to understand the impact that annotation and translation have had on how societies view and engage with Christianity. The final exhibit showcases their efforts in a detailed and nuanced analysis of how religious materials have influenced broader participation.
  • July 5
    Watzek Library’s Special Collections has been awarded a $30,100 competitive grant in support of a five-year project to interview members of Portland’s Vietnamese community, collecting oral histories that will document the region’s complex and changing urban landscape.
  • March 27
    The Horror of Normalcy: Katherine Dunn, Geek Love, and Cult Literature opens to the public April 4. This exhibition provides a first look at the literary archive of the cult Portland author, who arranged to bequeath her collection to Lewis & Clark before her death in 2016.
  • October 14
    The Washington Posttells the story of how a student’s curiosity, and some librarian detective work, uncovered the unique and peculiar history of a 400-year old Geneva Bible. The tome is part of Watzek Library’s Special Collections and Archives.
  • Emma Hoch-Schneider and Hannah Swernoff
    December 8
    Watzek Library would like to thank superstar research assistants Emma Hoch-Schneider and Hannah Swernoff for helping us staff the reference desk Sunday and Monday evenings this past semester.
  • Doug Erickson became Lewis & Clark’s archivist in 1991.
    January 9
    Comings and Goings: Doug Erickson to leave Watzek Library. See the full list of new faces, new titles, and a few farewells.
  • November 26

    Students and Portland writers discover treasures among Lewis & Clark’s rare library materials.

  • August 18
    With master’s degrees in both art history and information studies, Visual Resources Coordinator Stephanie Beene helps meet faculty and student research needs.
  • August 11
    Everett Carter recently joined Lewis & Clark as the special collections and archives librarian.
  • August 4
    The Source caught up with Instruction Services Librarian Kate Rubick to learn about her expertise and cutting-edge developments in her field.
  • June 9
    Effective of June 1, 2014, Doug Erickson’s position at Watzek Library will be Associate Director for Special Collections and Archives.
  • January 23
    Media outlets from Oregon Public Broadcasting to Publisher’s Weekly reflect on the legacy of the renowned poet and Lewis & Clark professor.
  • January 15
    William Stafford (1914–93) achieved international acclaim as the author of dozens of volumes of poetry, winner of a National Book Award, consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress, and Oregon Poet Laureate. He also taught at Lewis & Clark for 30 years. And, thanks to the Stafford family, we hold his literary archives.
  • Dorothy Hope Frantz Stafford
    October 18
    Dorothy Hope Frantz Stafford, a member of the Lewis & Clark community for more than 60 years, has passed away at the age of 97. A memorial service is planned for November 3.
  • October 9
    We honor the acclaimed poet and teacher who made Lewis & Clark his academic home.
  • September 23
    18 tips all LC employees should know: A quick reference for accessing technology, saving money, and making community connections.
  • William Stafford won the National Book Award in 1963 and served as Poet Laureate from 1971-72.
    June 7
    Lewis & Clark launches a yearlong centennial celebration for the revered professor and former U.S. and Oregon poet laureate William Stafford.
  • February 6
    A free program hosted by Watzek Library gives students the opportunity to experience esteemed international films throughout the academic year.
  • Jay Odenbaugh, associate professor of philosophy, made a guest appearance on the nationally syndi...
    December 10
    From helping to develop a pet therapy program to being honored for outstanding teaching, Lewis & Clark staff and faculty made headlines in 2012 for numerous accomplishments.
  • August 10
    After several months as director of Aubrey R. Watzek Library, Mark Dahl has no doubt that he landed his dream job.
  • Mark D. Dahl, director of Aubrey R. Watzek Library
    May 14
    Mark D. Dahl has been appointed the Director of Aubrey R. Watzek Library at Lewis & Clark College. 
  • January 23
    Locals in search of an interesting destination in the metro area need look no further than Lewis & Clark, according to a recent article in The Oregonian.
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