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July 21, 2017
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The Day Louie the Lumberjack Visited Special Collections and Archives

It isn’t often we get celebrities in the archives, but we had a special one on Monday July 1th. He came striding in, Ax in hand just like he owned the place!   Louie the Lumberjack came to the Cline Library, … Continue reading

November 7, 2016
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Victory Bell?

Inquiring minds want to know: Where is the Victory Bell? In the image above is a small piece of NAU’s (or more properly ASC’s) campus history- the “Victory Bell”.  As the cropped piece of NAU Archive image NAU.ARC.1956-9-8  shows, here … Continue reading

January 6, 2016
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Elizabeth M and PT Reilly Internship Announcement

Northern Arizona University Cline Library Archival Internship Announcement Summer 2016 Reilly Internship The Cline Library at Northern Arizona University invites applications for The Elizabeth M. and P.T. Reilly Internship. The 2016 Reilly intern works closely with Cline Library’s Special Collections … Continue reading

January 5, 2016
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Archives and Instruction

Happy New Year to all. This past year Special Collections and Archives at Northern Arizona University has embarked on a little experiment involving class instruction and the use of primary source materials. To that end we began partnering with willing … Continue reading

December 9, 2015
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History 498C and Stories from the Colorado Plateau

Special Collections and Archives is dedicated to supporting faculty and students in many ways. We support student success, critical thinking, and advanced research skills by working with faculty to integrate primary source content and research into their course curriculum. This … Continue reading

May 17, 2015
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Congratulations Class of 2015 and Class of 1965

It’s that time of the year when all the hard work and studying is magically transformed into a diploma. Graduation weekend saw nearly 5,000 NAU students graduate beneath a light blanket of rain, snow, and hail. Graduation is also the … Continue reading

February 11, 2015
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Northern Arizona Normal School History

Unlike the University of Arizona and the Normal School at Tempe, (both of which were legally established by the Territorial Legislatures of 1885 and 1887 respectively), Northern Arizona Normal School traveled a more circuitous path to establishment. Beginning in 1893, … Continue reading

August 4, 2014
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That’s the Way He Rolled – Blast from the Past

President J. Lawrence Walkup was one of our most active, involved, and energetic university presidents. He served NAU for 30 years (1949-1979), 22 of them as president (1957-1979). According to Platt Cline, author of Mountain Campus- The Story of Northern … Continue reading