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Special Collections & Archives

  

Kids of the Black Hole: The First Two Decades of Punk in Orange County New exhibit in Special Collections draws crowds

August 20, 2019 by | Exhibits and Displays

A somewhat unusual audience crowded the fourth floor lobby of the Leatherby Libraries Saturday evening, chatting, enjoying refreshments on the terrace, and, most importantly, taking turns making their way through the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives. The crowd, made up mostly of current and former “scenesters” (people associated with a particular

Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing Archival material from the space race, the Challenger disaster, and more

August 5, 2019 by | Exhibits and Displays

Just over two weeks ago, on July 20th, 2019, the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon. From re-airings of the original live television broadcast of the landing to special events at the Smithsonian Institute National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., this exceptional achievement in the history of

Pinoy Panthers: The History of Filipino and Filipina Students at Chapman University A new display curated by John Carlo Encarnacion and Annie Tang

June 27, 2019 by | Exhibits and Displays

The displays near the elevators in the Leatherby Libraries tend to be filled with books, and it’s no surprise – we are a library, after all! But the latest display to take that spot is a little bit different, and showcases some of the remarkable treasure trove housed in the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of

Liberation Heroes The Last Eyewitnesses, a documentary

June 6, 2019 by | Exhibits and Displays

Recently Chapman University’s and the Leatherby Libraries Center for American War Letters Archives contributed some materials to a documentary that in conjunction with June Beallor Productions and the USC Shoah Foundation. The documentary, entitled “Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses,” aired May 1 on the Discovery Channel. This is a documentary about the liberation of concentration

The Chapman University Pennant Scales El Capitan New plaque added to the Doti-Struppa Mountaineering Alcove

May 31, 2019 by | Exhibits and Displays

Panthers: have you ever found yourself on the second floor of the Leatherby Libraries, between the Doy and Dee Henley Library of Social Sciences and the Donna Ford and Fahmy Attallah, Ph.D. Library of Arts and Humanities, gazing at a wall full of pictures of mountain climbers? You’ve encountered the Doti-Struppa Mountaineering Alcove, which honors

Kishi Bashi and Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa Musician and Chapman sociology professor discuss Japanese-American incarceration and music

March 13, 2019 by | Events

On Wednesday, February 27th, the Center for American War Letters Archives on the lower level of the Leatherby Libraries transformed from a well-lit study and event space into a cozy, jazzy salon. Between portions of his conversation with Chapman sociology professor Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa, musician Kishi Bashi played songs from his latest album and film,

Everything’s Coming Up Bibles at the Leatherby Libraries From the twelfth century to the twenty-first

February 8, 2019 by | Exhibits and Displays

As detailed in an earlier blog post, Chapman University is currently hosting the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible, and the Bible is on display in the Leatherby Libraries lobby. In concert with and in celebration of the Bible’s stay at Chapman University, a number of other displays have been created, and a number of events

Artists’ Books Art students take reading off the shelves and art off the wall

December 13, 2018 by | Special Collections & Archives

“What is an artist’s book?” Leatherby Libraries Special Collections & Archives Librarian Rand Boyd asked Professor Elizabeth Bedford’s Art 123 class. The class fell silent for a moment. “You guys know this,” prompted Professor Bedford, “What is it?” One hand crept up tentatively. “An artist’s book is, well, anything,” the student offered. “Exactly,” Rand replied,

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