Join us on October 6th and 7th for the annual Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration! There are activities across campus that connect the Chapman community, and the Leatherby Libraries is proud to take part. Check out what the Leatherby Libraries have to offer while visiting Chapman University.
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Center for American War Letters (B03), Lower Level, Leatherby Libraries
Join us for a discussion on literary characters with faculty members Richard Bausch, James P. Blaylock, Douglas R. Dechow, and Anna Leahy. These participants will read short excerpts from their latest books and discuss the ways writers build and convey characters on the page, whether in novels, short stories, nonfiction, or poetry.
Buy a book for $1! The Leatherby Libraries is selling hundreds of gently used books—both academic and popular—along with other featured items! This year’s Chapman Family authors will be Anna Leahy and Douglas R. Dechow! Stop by to meet the authors and pick up your own copy of their book, Generation Space: A Love Story.
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 3 – 4 p.m.
Huell Howser Archives (B11), Lower Level, Leatherby Libraries
Join us for a special showing of A Golden State of Mind, a film about Huell Howser’s life and career. This touching documentary takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the amazing world of Huell Howser and his iconic TV series “California’s Gold,” “Visiting,” and “Road Trip.”
Open House at the Leatherby Libraries
While you’re on campus, don’t miss these spaces within the Leatherby Libraries!
Located in the lower level of the Leatherby Libraries, the California’s Gold exhibit celebrates the life and career of Huell Howser. The joy that the late TV legend Huell Howser shared with generations of Californians infuses a permanent exhibit sponsored by the Automobile Club of Southern California and housed in Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries. The exhibit includes images, texts, and artifacts that depict Howser’s career and legacy in California. The exhibit is free and open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Center for American War Letters (CAWL) is a unique and extensive manuscript collection of previously unpublished war letters from every American conflict, beginning with handwritten missives composed during the Revolutionary War and continuing up to emails sent from Iraq and Afghanistan. The archives reading room features banners and displays of selected letters and artifacts from the CAWL collection. The exhibit is free and open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and located in the lower level of the Leatherby Libraries.
The Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives is the principle repository for the preservation and access of the Leatherby Libraries’ rare and unique collections. Located on the fourth floor of Leatherby Libraries, Special Collections holds rare books, manuscripts, maps and collections of enduring value while the Archives preserves the history of the university and the Chapman family. The Library is free and open to the public Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and will be open to the public from 12:30 – 4pm on Saturday, October 7.
Also located on the fourth floor of the Leatherby Libraries, the Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library houses permanent and rotating exhibits that tell of the individual lives affected, and all too often ended, by the Holocaust. The library’s non-circulating collection includes photographs, documents, oral histories and books, as well as reference works to support research on the Holocaust in its historical context. The Library is free and open to the public Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will be open to the public from 12:30 – 4pm on Saturday, October 7.
For a complete schedule of all Homecoming events, click here.