A visual journey through Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s personal library and other Woolf related collections at the Washington State University Libraries
Bond, Trevor James
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Shortly after Leonard Woolf’s death in 1969, Washington State University purchased the bulk of Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s personal, working library: some 9,912 books. Since this initial acquisition, librarians in the Department of Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections have added books published at the Hogarth Press and an array of rare Woolf related ephemera. This lavishly illustrated talk will highlight the rich variety of titles in the Woolf collection and how connections between books and their owners may be used to illuminate relationships of between the Woolfs, family members, friends, and colleagues. The presentation will also demonstrate the discovery tools available to the general public for research on the Woolf Library and Hogarth Press collections including the availability and interpretation of detailed cataloging records and the recently published Library of Leonard and Virginia Woolf Short Title Catalog.