University of Washington

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The University of Washington was founded in 1861, when Seattle was a tiny village. It struggled to survive during its early years, but after Washington achieved statehood in 1889, the university grew along with the region it served. A world's fair on its campus attracted international attention in 1909. A century later, the University of Washington is known worldwide for research and teaching in fields ranging from arts and sciences to health sciences and high technology. With three campuses (Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell), extensive programs of professional and continuing education, and hundreds of thousands of alumni, the University of Washington has grown beyond anything its pioneer founders could have imagined.
ISBN: 9781467131827
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Campus History
Images: 182
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Antoinette Wills received her doctorate in history from the University of Washington in 1975. A staff member for more than three decades, she retired as an information specialist in 2012. She received the first University of Washington Heritage Award in 2011, honoring her knowledge of the university's history. John D. Bolcer received his master of librarianship degree from the University of Washington in 1995. He is the university archivist, having joined the staff of the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Division in 2001. The Libraries Special Collections are the source for most of the historic images in this book.
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