SAA-UW, archives and special collections, and history-related events in the Seattle area for the month of September.

Neighborhood History Tours – South Lake Union: Big Ideas, Big Design
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10 am-12 pm
Meet at Carroll’s clock outside MOHAI, 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle
MOHAI and Seattle Architecture Foundation are co-sponsoring a history tour of the South Lake Union neighborhood.  For more information, see the MOHAI website.

History Cafe – Miss Aunt Nellie: Celebrating Cornish’s Centennial
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7-8 pm
Compass Cafe, Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)
Come hear about the history of women’s social clubs in Washington state history, including the Women’s Century Club and the Women’s University Club. Shanna Stevenson, Mimi Sheridan and Karen Lane will present. For more information, see the MOHAI website.

All iSchool Fair
Friday, September 19, 2014, 2:30-4:30 pm
3rd and 4th floors, Mary Gates Hall
SAA-UW will have a table at the All iSchool Fair.  Come meet us!

SLA/SAA Information Lunch
Monday, September 22, 2014, 12:30-1:30 pm
Room 271, Mary Gates Hall
Join us for lunch and learn about two great professional organizations for librarians that have student chapters here on campus. The Society for American Archivists (SAA) and the Special Libraries Association (SLA) student chapters are hosting a pizza lunch for all MLIS students. Come and meet second year students involved in SLA and SAA and learn what these organizations can teach you about life after the iSchool!

SAA Happy Hour
Monday, September 22, 2014, 4-7 pm
College Inn Pub, 4006 University Way NE, Seattle
Come meet fellow archives-minded students over drinks and snacks at the historic College Inn Pub.  SAA-UW officers will be on hand to answer questions if you missed the information lunch.

2014 A. Scott Bullitt Lecture in American History
Monday, September 29, 2014, 7-8:30 p.m.
Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, Seattle
From Seattle Public Library calendar: “George Packer discusses his award-winning book The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, an unsettling history of the past three decades in the U.S.”
More information:  http://www.spl.org/calendar-of-events#/?i=5

Exhibit at UW Special Collections – From the Lowly Lubok to Soviet Realism: Early Twentieth Century Children’s Books from Russia
Ongoing through September
Lobby and Reading Room, Special Collections, Allen Library, UW
From UW Library website: “This exhibition in Special Collections, curated by Pamela K. Harer, brings together rare and scarce Russian children’s books from early in the 20th century and represents some of the most striking book design and illustration known to the field.  Most of the books included date from between the two World Wars, during the period of the Russian Revolution and were considered ‘a major weapon for education.’ See the work of Pakhomov, Konashevich, Lebedev and Lissitzky. The names of the artists may be unfamiliar but the images and design elements are unforgettable.”  Check Special Collections website for current hours, though some of the exhibit is visible in the lobby during Allen Library open hours even when Special Collections is closed.

Exhibit at MOHAI – Shalom! Open for Business: Tales of Jewish Merchants in Washington State
Ongoing through January 2015
Museum of History & Design
From the MOHAI website: “From the mid-19th century through the early-20th century, Jewish immigrants from Central Europe, Eastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean arrived in Washington state. […] In search of opportunities within a new frontier, they set up shop – and shops – to build better lives for their families. Wholesalers and retailers, these enterprising immigrants – most speaking little or no English – served the unique needs of the Jewish community and met the commercial demands of a growing region.”

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