The Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities Series recognizes scholars in the humanities and emphasizes the role of the humanities in liberal education. The series is name after Solomon Katz, who served for 53 years at the UW, as an instructor, professor, Chair of the Department of History, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Provost, and Vice President for Academic Affairs. All Katz Lectures are free and open to the public.
The University of Washington Libraries Special Collections holds the Solomon Katz papers spanning 1921 through 1994. The collection contains papers documenting Katz's membership in numerous Seattle arts and civic organizations and his activities at the University of Washington, as well as correspondence, speeches and writings, course files, minutes, financial records, photographs, clippings, newsletters, conference and conventions, and committee files. It also includes a taped interview covering the years 1890 to 1985, with transcript and summary from July 1985. More information is available in the Solomon Katz papers, 1921-1994 finding aid.
The Katz papers are open to all users, but access to portions of the collection is restricted. Contact Special Collections for details.
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