Tamara Belts

Tamara Belts, Special Collections manager at Western Libraries, will retire on April 1, after working at Western Washington University for over 42 years.

Belts got her start at Western as a transfer student in 1974, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history in 1976.

She…

It’s hard to imagine Western without the Mabel Zoe Wilson Library. Its elegant, Italianate brick façade has graced the south end of the green swathe in front of Old Main since 1928. But when the famously feisty, determined woman for whom the building is now named first set foot on campus, there…

It seemed like a rather benign phone call.

It turned out to be something much larger than a simple plea to come look at a collection of fly rods, in order to price them for a garage sale.

Danny Beatty of Anacortes got that call back in 1986. And when the Fidalgo Fly Fishers club…

More than 550 faculty and staff have already contributed to the Western Stands for Washington campaign, a comprehensive $60 million campaign to raise funds for student scholarships, faculty research and campus programs. Now, Western is inviting its faculty and staff to make history as a…

From student life in the early 1900s to a campus strike after the Kent State shootings in 1970, The Western Front has covered goings-on at Western Washington University for more than a century.

Until recently, people who wanted to read old issues of the student newspaper had to visit…

Lifelong fly fisher, writer and outdoorsman Steve Raymond will present “Return to the River: Exploring the Literary Legacy of Roderick Haig-Brown” from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in the Special Collections area on the sixth floor of the Wilson Library on the Western Washington…

One hundred years ago, the graduating class at Western Washington University started a school tradition by burying a time capsule on campus.
But what they intended for the future to find remains unclear.
University workers opened the 1912 time capsule - along with the 1913 one -…

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