QRC Resource Center


QRC Resource Center conference area
QRC Resource Center conference area

Hours and Location

Monday - Friday
12:00pm to 5:00pm

Johnson Hall, Room 377A
University of Washington
206.543.1167

Curator / Collections Manager
Bax R. Barton
baxqrc@u.washington.edu

Meeting Room Calendar

About the QRC Resource Center

The Special Collection of the QRC Resource Center represents one of the finest sources of information in North America about the Quaternary Period. Its extensive collection of books, journals, serials, and reprints provides a valuable resource for students, resident faculty, and visiting scholars. The Collection includes works from many related disciplines including: geology, geography, meteorology, geophysics, forestry, paleontology, archaeology, and oceanography.

QRC Resource Center
QRC Resource Center Collection

The QRC Resource Center houses approximately 25,000 items. It includes the libraries of A.L. Washburn, Professor Emeritus and first Director of the QRC, and the late Richard Foster Flint, a prominent Yale University Professor of Geology as well as the reprint collection of Troy Péwé. The incorporation of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences Library and donations from other sources have expanded the size and scope of the collection. The collection is cataloged in the an online database, which offers rapid searches. The QRC Special Collections are a non-circulating collection, but materials may be borrrowed briefly for copying.


Searching the QRC and UW Library Collections

Search the QRC Special Collections
The QRC has over 25,000 items within it stacks. The search page will help you locate what you need.

Search the University of Washington's Library
The University of Washington Library system contains over 25 libraries on its campuses, as well as various resource centers. These facilities offer a rich source of research materials, particularly indexes and journals, which supplement the QRC collection.

Search the Natural Sciences Library at the University of Washington
The Natural Sciences library is part of the University of Washington and is located on the ground and first floors of the Allen Library Building. This library contains the most complementary collection to the QRC library.Searching the QRC and UW Library Collections.

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