Monthly Archives: January 2009

more new old stuff

We recently received an item that is part of an interesting story with a connection to an important alum.  The item is a zither — yes, a zither.  It’s a complex musical instrument that was quite familiar a hundred years … Continue reading

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new old stuff

I mentioned previously that we rely on donors to acquire new material for our collections.  In this post, I will highlight our latest acquisition. Recently Mr. Cox left this comment on the blog: I live in Seattle Wa. and i … Continue reading

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Mystery Image #12

The holidays have passed, spring semester work has commenced and winter couldn’t get any worse.  Blah.  This probably won’t cure the doldrums, but it may entertain you for a moment.  I thought of inviting captions for this one, but I … Continue reading

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