The Brooks Library of Central Washington University is pleased to debut a variety of new Digital Collections from our Library Archives and Special Collections. We have a number of publicly available collections that highlight the history, nature and culture of Central Washington University and the greater central Washington region, as well as one collection highlighting the history and art of manuscript illumination. We welcome the public to visit our new Archives and Special Collections on the Library's Fourth Floor.
Breviaries combined all the sung and spoken portions of the Divine Office into one volume. This leaf bears three markers of French origin: first, the dorsal motif in the bar ornament; second, the Angular Gothic script hand; and third, the lemon tone of the gold illumination. The overall effect is a bright, joyous page full of movement. Text shown is a reading for a Sunday within the Octave of Epiphany.
This item is part of the Illuminated Manuscripts collection.
The Frederick Krueger Collection contains images of the upper Kittitas County of Washington State from the 1880s to the 1960s. The images were scanned from photographic prints, glass negatives and rare publications and visually document the communities of Cle Elum, Roslyn, Liberty, Ronald, Easton and other towns and villages in Kittitas County. The collection focuses upon the industries of mining, logging and fur trapping that occured in the region during the later part of the 19th Century and early half of the 20th Century. Included in the collection are images from the record setting snowstorm and great flood of 1916 and the tragic fire of 1918 that destroyed half the city of Cle Elum. It is important to note that many images could not be identified accurately. If our viewers can accurately identify people and places in these images please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.