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Visual Resources Collection, College of Built Environments

Thursday, June 2, 2016 | All Events (see all)

Digging Deeper is Historic Seattle’s multi-session program designed to provide attendees with behind-the-scenes insight to primary research materials in the many archives and libraries in Seattle and King County. Each month we visit a selected archive or library and receive expert advice as to what is available and how staff can assist with research projects. This program helps you to explore buildings, architecture, and history. By the time you are through, you will want to attend one or more of the events during National Archives Month in Seattle in October 2016.

On Thursday June 2, we’ll have a rare opportunity to learn about the Visual Resources Collection at the College of Built Environments, University of Washington. Director Josh Polansky will provide us with an overview of the collection, which consists of approximately 90,000 digital images and 130,000 circulating 35mm slides, representing the worlds of architecture and related fields, design, and art history. He’s graciously agreed to provide us (non-UW students) with insights to the collection. While the Built Environments Library serves the UW community and the general public, this collection serves faculty and students in the departments of Architecture, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design & Planning with limited use by the public.

Photo: Visual Resources Collection, College of Built Environments, University of Washington / Credit: Luci Baker Johnson

Series of eight sessions: $65 general public / $50 members
Individual sessions: $10 general public / $8 members

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June 2, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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330 Gould Hall, University of Washington