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The following items are located in the Special Collections Reading Room.
The University of Washington Publications collection began in 1970 with a large transfer of publications and imprints from the Libraries’ Pacific Northwest Collection. Since that time materials written, compiled, or produced for distribution by UW offices, departments, or organizations have been solicited and collected by the University Archives.
The collection includes newsletters, newspapers, announcements and invitations, catalogs, bulletins, yearbooks, flyers, journals, directories, handbooks, brochures, calendars, circulars, guides, manuals, instructions, maps, pamphlets, posters, programs, reports, rosters, and ephemeral material. Some titles are serial in nature, others are collected individually and accessioned as part of a collection.
Although many of these publications may be in other parts of the library system or duplicated in departmental files, the University Archives maintains the principle, official, non-circulating copy for reference and access in perpetuity.