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.
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
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
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