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The power and the glory of the restored Suzzallo reading room
Seattle Weekly - December 4, 2002 | Suzzallo's architect, Carl F. Gould, was a conservative designer — until late in his career he typically raided the past for his inspiration. But he was ambitious and passionately idealistic. Beauty, he insisted, "is the very soul of our profession."
One of earliest Buddhist manuscripts acquired by Libraries
University Week - August 20, 2002 | A birch bark manuscript from a Buddhist monastery, believed to have been written in the first or second century A.D., was recently acquired by the University of Washington Libraries and will become a key component of the Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project.