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Special Collections & Archives

  

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,

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