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15th Annual SVC Wayzgoose

September 17, 2016 | 15th Annual SVC Wayzgoose

What’s a Wayzgoose? The origin of the word is fuzzy, as it could be a misspelling of “wasegoose” from Middle English for “harvest goose.” Or, it could come from the Dutch term “wegshuis,” a roadside banquet hall. Some say it’s a reference to “Waes” in Belgium. Whatever. Today, Wayzgoose means: “Traditional late summer feast and frivolity  Read more...

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Libraries Conservation Center tour

September 29, 2016 | Libraries Conservation Center tour

The UW Libraries recently completed construction of a new conservation facility to provide care for book and paper materials from throughout the 9-million item collection. The 4,000 sq.ft. space was built in part to support an endowed conservator position partially funded by an Andrew W. Mellon award. Previously, the conservation staff w  Read more...