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Special Collections & Archives

  

OC Archives Bazaar: A Success

November 26, 2018 by | Events

In early November, Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries Special Collections and Archives division helped organize the first Orange County Archives Bazaar. The event was comprised of over 30 history organizations in the county including libraries, historical societies, and institutions coming together to share their collections. The Archives Bazaar was hosted by the Bowers Museum in Santa

Orange County Archives in Action A Showcase of Orange County’s Cultural Heritage

October 25, 2018 by | Events

This year, the Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University is hosting the Orange County Archives in Action where the Libraries, along with other institutions, will exhibit their collections, share stories, and answer questions about Orange County history. This countywide, daylong event will also include several presentations from community members dedicated to preserving and increasing awareness and access

Librarian Interviews: Annie Tang

October 13, 2018 by | Special Collections & Archives

At the Leatherby Libraries, we have an interview series highlighting the work our amazing librarians accomplish each day. These interviews help inform the community about all the different areas of the library and all the services we have! Annie Tang, our Coordinator of Special Collections & Archives, was kind enough to answer some questions for

New Acquisition and Exhibition! Orange Dream: California’s Citriculture Through Advertising

August 27, 2018 by | Special Collections & Archives

Have you ever heard the phrase “an orange a day keeps the doctor away”? The health benefits commonly associated with oranges today became widely known as a direct result of the booming citrus industries in California. Before then, oranges were considered a luxury item only available to the wealthy. The unlikely story behind the orange’s

“The Bard on Campus” A new display highlighting Othello folios loaned to the library from Professor Tom Bradac

February 2, 2018 by | Exhibits and Displays

The Bard on Campus is a new display in the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives that commemorates the long history of Shakespeare on the Chapman University campus. On display are photographs and programs highlighting the work of Henry Kemp-Blair, who started the Henry Kemp-Blair Shakespeare Festival in the 1960s and Tom

Reading Revamp Exhibition at the Leatherby Libraries By Chapman University Graphic Design Students

December 19, 2017 by | Exhibits and Displays

We’re often told that we “cannot judge a book by its cover”, but that’s not always true. Especially not when it comes to the elaborate book jackets created by Professor Rachelle W. Chuang’s graphic design students. These students participated in a rigorous process to research, redesign, and physically produce two conceptually different book jackets for

Celebrating Fiesta Mendez California's Gold "Manzanar" episode screening and discussion

October 16, 2017 by | Events

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, Orange County celebrated Fiesta Mendez, a day-long celebration of equality and freedom. Among a number of events, Fiesta Mendez hosted a screening of the episode “Manzanar” from Huell Howser’s television show, California’s Gold. The screening was followed by a discussion about the relationship between Japanese American incarceration and the landmark Orange

Library Contributes to PST: LA/LA Exhibition Special Collections loans materials used in Argyros Forum displays!

September 22, 2017 by | Exhibits and Displays

Last week, Chapman University celebrated the opening of “My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County,” an exhibition that is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. An initiative of The Getty, PST: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious project in which over 70 Southern California institutions explore Latin American and Latino art in