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August 23, 2017

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Release Date: 07/11/2017

Discover The Seattle Public Library's Special Collections: Tours and Workshops This Summer

View of the Space Needle being constructed

The Seattle Public Library invites everyone to take a peek into the Seattle Room and the Library's Special Collections through a number of upcoming events. All events will take place at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., 206-386-4636.

 

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. To sign up for a specific event, visit the calendar listing for registration instructions. Parking is available in the Central Library garage.

 

Dates, times and topics for the Discover Special Collections events are as follows.

 

House and Building History

Curious about when a house was built and who lived there? Join the Library for a look at the resources to uncover the pasts of local buildings.

 

'The North American Indian,' Volume 8

Edward Curtis' "The North American Indian" is a collection of 20 informational books and 20 books of large images, written and photographed by Curtis and his collaborators over the course of nearly 30 years, detailing the traditions and customs of more than 80 of North America's native nations. This viewing of Volume 8 covers the Nez Perce, Wallawalla, Umatilla, Cayuse and Chinook nations.

 

'The North American Indian,' Volume 17

Edward Curtis' "The North American Indian" is a collection of 20 informational books and 20 books of large images, written and photographed by Curtis and his collaborators over the course of nearly 30 years, detailing the traditions and customs of more than 80 of North America's native nations. This viewing of Volume 17 covers the Tewa and Zuni nations.

 

Seattle's Music Scene

From its rich early jazz roots through 90s grunge, hip hop and beyond, Seattle's music history is as varied as its people. Take a tour through items related to this city's music scene.

 

Back to School

Head back to school with Special Collections as we showcase scrapbooks, photographs, yearbooks and other ephemera related to the history of Seattle's schools.

 

'The North American Indian,' Volume 11

Edward Curtis' "The North American Indian" is a collection of 20 informational books and 20 books of large images, written and photographed by Curtis and his collaborators over the course of nearly 30 years, detailing the traditions and customs of more than 80 of North America's native nations. This viewing of Volume 11 covers the Nootka and Haida nations.

 

For more information visit Special Collections online, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.


For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director
206-386-4103


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