Answered By: Gabe Gossett
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016     Views: 156

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


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

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