According to tradition, Mabel Zoe (also referred to simply as Zoe) is a ghost who haunts Wilson Library. She has been described as haunting the Microform Collection in the west wing of the second floor.[1] Malfunctions in the elevator near the Microform Collection have also been attributed the Mabel Zoe.[1] She is said to be the ghost of Mabel Zoe Wilson, after whom the library is named.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hurley, Moira (April 26, 2007). "The ghost of Wilson Library". The Western Front. 
  2. "Mabel Zoe Wilson". Western Libraries. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  3. Belts, Tamara; Chorba, Sonja (August 18, 2004). "Mary Ann Fisher". Special Collections Oral History Program. Western. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  4. "History". Monday Club Records. Center for Pacific Northwest Studies. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  5. Washington State Library: Vol. 29–31 (1962). Library News Bulletin. 
  6. Public Libraries: Vo. 23. Chicago: Library Bureau. 1918. 
  7. Loizeaux, Marie D. (1956). Wilson Library Bulletin. p. 753. 
  8. Washington Library Association (1905). Bulletin. p. 17. 
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