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In this episode Government Documents Specialist Lindsay O'Neill talks with Government Information Librarian Dan Stanton about The Federal Depository and State Documents Collections at the ASU Libraries.

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For over 200 years the United States makes government information available to its citizens through the Federal Depository Library Program, a network of over 1200 libraries.  Arizona State University has been a depository library since 1944, and also has publications from the Arizona State Government, local entities, and the United Nations.

Dan and Lindsay share treasures from this collection:  first they explore original pages from the War of the Rebellion (The American Civil War), Arizona Highways (the first full color magazine), NASA technical reports, Native American information, and urban development in Arizona. The collection encompasses all types of materials from traditional reports, stories of discovery, and even includes medical imagery (which as Dan says, is not for the squeamish).

Access all this information from one place at ASU Libraries Government Documents. Visit us, meet Dan and Lindsay in person and get personal service for your research needs.

Location and Hours:  Open Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm on the 3rd floor of the Hayden Library ASU Tempe campus.

Phone: 480-965-3387

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Mar 10, 2014 · Exhibits

Washington Elementary School District Art ShowLocation:  Second and third floors of Fletcher Library at the West campus, during normal library hours.  (For Parking information please see

Available:  March 7 through March 31st, 2014.

Description:  The Washington Elementary School District is made up of 32 schools.  They consist of schools that are   K-6th  grade, K-8th grade, K-5th grade, 6-8th grade and 7-8th grades.  Every March we celebrate Youth Art Month with a student art show.  We are honored to be able to exhibit our students’ artwork at ASU West in the Fletcher Library. 

Reception:  We have an evening event on March 25th from 5pm-7pm when family and friends come to the library and enjoy viewing the varied artwork.

Mar 07, 2014 · Events

Event:  Meet and Greet Reception With Edgar Heap of Birds
Part of the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community

Date:  Thursday March 20, 2014
Time: 10:30am
Location:  Labriola Center, Hayden Library, 2nd Floor, Tempe campus

Description:  Please join us for this informal gathering with Edgar Heap of Birds. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

This event is in celebration of Edgar Heap of Birds’s presentation of the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community set for 7:00 p.m. on March 20, 2014 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. The lecture is sponsored by Arizona State University’s American Indian Policy Institute; American Indian Studies Program; Department of English; Faculty of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies; Women and Gender Studies in the School of Social Transformation (all units in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences); Indian Legal Program in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law; School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts; and Labriola National American Indian Data Center; with tremendous support from the Heard Museum. 

About the Artist:  The artworks of Hock E Eye VI Edgar Heap of Birds (Cheyenne and Arapaho) include multi-disciplinary forms of public art messages, large scale drawings, Neuf Series acrylic paintings, prints, works in glass, and monumental porcelain enamel on steel outdoor sculpture. 

Named a USA Ford Fellow in 2012, Professor Heap of Birds teaches in Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, where he has been since 1988. His seminars explore issues of the contemporary artist on local, national, and international level. Heap of Birds received his Master of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art, Temple University (1979), his Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Kansas (1976) and has undertaken graduate studies at The Royal College of Art, London, England. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts (2008). Heap of Birds has received grants and awards from The National Endowment for the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Lila Wallace Foundation, Bonfil Stanton Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trust, and the Andy Warhol Foundation. 
Heap of Birds’ art work was chosen by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian as their entry towards the competition for the United States Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale. He represented the Smithsonian with a major collateral public art project and blown glass works in Venice, June 2007 titled: “Most Serene Republics." The artist has exhibited his works across the world at venues from New York's Museum of Modern Art to the Grand Palais in Paris and the Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia.
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Feb 20, 2014 · Exhibits

Exhibit: ColorScapes”

Location: Polytechnic campus Library

Available: February 15, 2014 – May 15, 2014

Description: Rachel Houseman’s ColorScapes Series vividly create the colorful landscapes of the Southwest.   Rachel’s art is always about color, connecting with the land and exploring beyond what the eye can see into the realms of dreams and visions. Of particular interest is her 5’X6’ acrylic on canvas titled “Spirit of Arizona” which depicts the connections that the indigenous inhabitants of Arizona had with the land and the spirit.  Created for the 2012 Arizona Centennial, this piece shows the how the ancient people viewed the body and the land as one in the same.  Check out more of Rachel’s work at .


Photo information:  “The Spirit of Arizona” 2012


Feb 05, 2014 · Events

Event: William Morris and the American Arts and Crafts Movement

Date: Monday February 17

Time:  5:30pm Reception; 6:15 Lecture

Location: Hayden Library, Room C6A/East

Description:  The “William Morris: The American Arts and Crafts Movement” lecture features two of the leading experts on this subject.

The evening will begin with a presentation by Design Professor, Beverly Brandt, titled “Purveyors of ‘Art Produce’:  Sources for Morris & Co. and Other Arts and Crafts Wares in Boston, 1880 – 1920.” Her talk will demonstrate that Boston was a hot bed of design reform as well as an influential American center for both the Aesthetic and the Arts & Crafts movements.  Architects, designers, artists, and craft workers cultivated an atmosphere of “Usefulness” and “Beauty” in church, home, and work place.  The reformed interiors in which they worshipped, lived, and worked—or which they helped to create—demanded suitable finishes and furnishings.  As a result, Boston’s merchants were quick to stock innovative goods from the Boston area, the Northeastern United States, and across the seas, hoping to satisfy the tastes of the most discerning clients. Chief among these goods were the works of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Numerous Boston stores began stocking Morris & Co. goods in the 1889s as well as artistic merchandise by key American craft workers.  Bostonians relied upon their city’s local merchants to help them achieve a standard, evoked by the romantic historicism of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, and worthy of the products sold by Morris & Co. This talk will also touch upon sources for Asian goods as well as Colonial antiques.  Trade catalogues and cards, postcards, period photographs, and illustrations will bring to light the impact of Boston’s important “purveyors of ‘art produce’” upon its reformed interiors.

Beverly Brandt is an award-winning Professor in The Design School at Arizona State University, where she teaches courses on design history, theory, and criticism.  She received her Ph.D. from the American and New England Studies Program at Boston University in 1985.  Her dissertation and subsequent publications have focused upon the Arts & Crafts Movement, specifically The Society of Arts & Crafts in Boston.  Her work has been featured in numerous magazines and journals including American Craft, American Ceramics, Metalsmith, Designers West, Historic New England, the American Society of Interior Designers Report, Tiller, The Tabby, the Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, the Journal of the Archives of American Art, the Journal of Interior Design, and the Journal of Interior Design Education and Research.  She has contributed essays to The Encyclopedia of Arts & Crafts, the International Arts Movement, 1850 - 1920 (1989; reprinted 1998); The Ideal Home, The History of Twentieth-Century American Craft, 1900 - 1920 (1993), Innovation and Derivation: The Contribution of L. & J.G. Stickley to the Arts and Crafts Movement (1995), the Substance of Style: Perspectives on the American Arts and Crafts Movement (1996), The Craftsman on CD-ROM (1998), the award-winning Inspiring Reform: Boston's Arts and Crafts Movement (1997), Country Houses and Collections:  An Anthology (2002), and Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement (2010.)  Her 2009 monograph, The Craftsman & the Critic: Defining Usefulness and Beauty in Arts and Crafts-Era Boston, was underwritten in part by the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, the Craft Research Fund, and the Hildegard Streuffert Endowment.


Boston-area based art historian, Maureen Meister, will present a slide lecture titled "William Morris and Arts and Crafts Architecture: From England, to New England, to Phoenix, Arizona."  Her talk will include commentary about Phoenix’s Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, which was designed by Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge of Boston and represents the movement of Arts and Crafts ideas from England, through Boston, to the Southwest.

Meister’s specialty is American art and architecture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  She is the author of Architecture and the Arts and Crafts Movement in Boston: Harvard's H. Langford Warren (2003) and is volume editor for H. H. Richardson: The Architect, His Peers, and Their Era (1999). Her articles include "Two Arts and Crafts Houses: Paradigms in Pasadena and Boston," which appeared in the Magazine Antiques (Sept. 2007). Her latest book is entitled Arts and Crafts Architects and Their Advocates: History and Heritage in New England and is scheduled for release this fall.

Meister has taught at Tufts University since 1998 and has also taught at Northeastern University, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. She holds a doctorate from Brown University and an A.B. from Mount Holyoke College.

Jan 29, 2014 · Exhibits

"On the Road" exhibit - South Mountain High School, 1995-2010Exhibit: "On the Road" a mixed media visual arts exhibition
Sponsored by the Cultural Arts Coalition

Location: Second and third floors of Fletcher Library at the West campus, during normal library hours.
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Available: January 21 through February 27, 2014

Description: This exhibit features the work of South Mountain High School alumni – visual art students, teachers, artists-in-residence and friends—all who have collaborated on this community project. In the past the SMHS teachers/students have regularly exhibited within the local community, expanding the students' creativity and visual communication. Now the SMHS art program (1995-2010) is still "On the Road" after all these years. This exhibit is curated by Janet Broyles, SMHS Visual Arts teacher (1992-2010), and Marc Arvallo (SMHS 2009), and assisted by the SOUTHarts Collective.

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Jan 17, 2014 · Exhibits

Exhibit: Artificial Curiosities by Johnathan and Regula Sanchez / The Dark Forest Project by John F. Gallaher

Location: Vault Gallery, Downtown Phoenix campus Library, Lower Level of the University Center Building, 411 N. Central

Available: December 6th, 2013 through March 31st, 2014 during normal library hours

Description:  Regula and Johnathan Sanchez formed a creative partnership more than a decade ago – writing music and creating visual art together. This is their first joint exhibit, featuring several works that they created together. The Artificial Curiosities exhibit contains: Roadside Ruin, Junkyard of Lost Souls and a variety of Curiosity Cabinets.

John Gallaher’s Dark Forest Project is a compilation of images which he created to set a mood of the foreboding forest. It is a place where light reigns not and mighty trees stand as monuments to their own death. Twisted and contorted branches reach out like spider webs blotting out the sky from view and roots which undulate through the earth like giant arteries. Found within the depths of the forest are strange and peculiar things, remnants of trespassers. Orphaned belongings are left to slowly decay, ultimately to be seized and digested by the forest. It answers to no one and judges not the treasures within its domain; life and death are its only decree.

In the forest's silence, one senses a strange and spine-chilling feeling -- the forest knows of your presence! 

Jan 09, 2014 · Exhibits

Exhibit:  DevCon @ West Campus

Available:  January 11 – 12, 2014, Fletcher Library

Description:  As part of the DevCon Convention on West Campus, Fletcher library has created a display highlighting graphic novels and games available to students.  Fletcher will be an open “gaming” area, will be showing movies, and will also participate in Pokémon geocaching in addition to the artwork showcase.

DevCon is Arizona State University‘s first fan convention. It will be held on the West campus, and features a 10,000 square foot vendor hall, costume contests, panels hosted by ASU professors and students, Pokémon geocaching, Nerd Prom, video and table-top game tournaments, an art show, kids’ zone, and much more. Most importantly, it’s completely FREE!  For Information:

Dec 09, 2013 · Podcasts Events, podcasts

The ASU Library Channel presents the twelfth installment of The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community with Detoxifying Aboriginal Self-perception and Outward Identity with Buffy Sainte-Marie

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Buffy Sainte-Marie shares stories from her musical career, grassroots activism, Sesame Street in the 1970's, and being censored by Lyndon Johnson for her stance against the Vietnam War. She talks about being in opposition with political administrations and touches on the challenges and importance of education.

Sainte-Marie, a Canadian native, describes herself as a "natural musician," whose love for music and pictures began at the age of three. Over the years she has crossed many genres, including rock, pop, powwow and folk. Heavy industry hitters such as Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Janis Joplin and Chet Atkins have covered her songs.

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Recorded Oct. 10, 2013 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix.

ASU Sponsors: American Indian Policy Institute | American Indian Studies Program | Department of English | Faculty of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies | Women and Gender Studies in the School of Social Transformation (all units in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) | Indian Legal Program in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law | Labriola National American Indian Data Center

Community Partner: Heard Museum 

Dec 06, 2013 · Exhibits

Exhibit Gary K. Herberger Young Scholars Academy Fine Arts Elective

Sponsors:  Herberger Young Scholars Academy, Sam Eddis Fine Arts Teacher

Available:  December 4th through December 18th, 2013 during normal library hours.

Description:  Exhibition of Student Artwork created during Fine Arts Fall Elective at Herberger Young Scholars Academy (FABNX)  Students were given freedom of  expression  along an A-Z topic structure to creatively explore and express themes and create pieces of art.  Mediums and types of art vary from textiles, paintings, Photoshop and 3-D art.  Currently there are up to 25 pieces of hanging art, and 1-2 3D pieces.