The Leatherby Libraries has moved online for the duration of the current crisis. Inspired by the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University, we are now presenting “Leatherby Libraries from Home,” posting on our Facebook and Instagram pages one interesting item or collection per day, with a quick-read story about the item or collection.
Growing up on the East Coast, I had never heard of Huell Howser. It wasn’t until I began school at Chapman that I became familiar with his extensive amount of work. I remember the first day I arrived and I was walking around the library with my first-year roommate and our families. He had grown
The new display in the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives is called “Can You Judge a Book by Its Cover?: Examples of the Bookbinder’s Art.” This display contains a wide variety of bindings that showcases the craftsmanship and beauty that is inherent in wrapping a book to protect it. Examples include
Henri Temianka was a world renowned violinist, educator, conductor, and writer whose career spanned over 3,000 concerts worldwide and comprised over 100 published articles and books. Temianka founded the Paganini Quartet and the California Chamber Symphony, the first chamber orchestra in Los Angeles. Throughout his successful career, Temianka performed and trained with many of the
Next year’s presidential election, in November 2020, will mark the 100th anniversary of the first U.S. presidential election in which women in all states had the right to vote, as the 19th Amendment, granting women that right, was passed in 1919. In celebration of this centennial, the Leatherby Libraries currently has a fantastic display on
At the Leatherby Libraries, we have an interview series highlighting the work our amazing librarians/archivists accomplish each day. These interviews help inform the community about all the different areas of the library and all the services we have! Wendy Gonaver, our Special Collections & Archives Assistant, was kind enough to answer some questions for us!
On August 18, 1920, Congress ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, which guaranteed women’s constitutional right to vote. This display, in the hallway leading from the lobby to the Lewis Family Lounge on the first floor of the Leatherby Libraries, chronicles the struggle for voting rights and first sixty years of the women’s movement in the United
As you head to the elevators on the first floor of the Leatherby Libraries, take a look at the tall, narrow display case to your left. This case, a recent addition to the Leatherby Libraries, is meant specifically to showcase some of the most interesting rare books from the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special
The Leatherby Libraries Hall of Art, on the first floor of the library, has a brand-new exhibit up showcasing an interesting part of Chapman’s history – the architecture. Read exhibit curators Annie Tang and John Encarnacion’s write-up of the exhibit below, and come on by to check it out! Allison & Allison – Architectural Firm
Last year, the Leatherby Libraries helped organize the first ever Orange County Archives Bazaar, which was a smashing success. This year, we are happy to be participating again in this excellent cultural heritage event, which will take place on Saturday, October 26th, from 11 AM to 5 PM at the Hilbert Museum of California Art.