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DATE: October 4, 2012 3:54:14 PM PDT
Western Libraries to Host 'Western Front Goes Digital: 110 Years of History' Oct. 9

Contact: Western Libraries staff Robyn Adcox at (360) 650-4897 or Peter Smith at (360) 650-3175

BELLINGHAM – Western Libraries will host its first “WWU Connections” lecture of the new school year, “Western Front Goes Digital: 110 Years of History,” from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Village Books in Fairhaven.

The discussion, led by Peter Smith, Special Collections librarian at Western, and Marian Alexander, the retired head of Special Collections at the university, will detail the 100 years of publication of Western’s student newspaper. Published continually since 1899, the paper has chronicled the social, academic, ath­letic, and creative life of the Western community.

This presentation outlines the history of the digitization project to this unique resource, reveal highlights of Western’s past and its close connections to Bellingham and the region, and demonstrate how to search and find articles in the Western Front Historical Collection.

For more information on the lecture, contact Robyn Adcox at Western Libraries at (360) 650-4897 or Peter Smith at (360) 650-3175.

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