Answered By: Gabe [Research & Writing Studio] Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016 Views: 125
Selected Audubon plates are on display for a limited time in the Library Skybridge on the second level near the Wilson side of the library.
The Western Libraries Special Collections owns a limited edition printing of the original water-color paintings by John James Audubon from Birds of America. Normally, kept in loose plates in a wooden cabinet, selected prints are on display in coordination with the 2012 WWU Children’s Literature Conference. Due to the fragile nature and light sensitivity of these plates, they will only be on display for the week of February 20 – 27.
Our collection of plates, published by the New York Historical Society, is a gift of Joe and Roberta Eblen in honor of their daughter, Dr. Anna Eblen, Communication Dept. Contact WWU Library Special Collections for additional information on our holdings of The Original Water-color Paintings by John James Audubon for The Birds of America http://library.wwu.edu/specialcollections
Selected plates, library skybridge display case:
Arctic Tern - Plate CCL
Red-Throated Diver - Plate CCII
Large-Billed Puffin - Plate CCXCIII
Black-Backed Gull - Plate CCXLI
Yellow Shank - Plate CCLXXXVIII
Snowy Heron - Plate CCXLII
Fork-Tailed Petrel - Plate CCLX
Brown Pelican - Plate CCLI
Great Esquimaux Curlew - Plate CCXXXVII