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Special Collections & Archives


The Quarantine Diaries: A Chapman University Archiving Project

July 14, 2020 by | News

Who tells your story?* You. Inspired by university archives across the country, the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives of the Leatherby Libraries invites contributions to The Quarantine Diaries: A Chapman University Archiving Project. The project aims to capture the experiences of the university community during the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and the unrest our nation has faced during these

New Research Guide for the Center for American War Letters Archive

July 13, 2020 by | Resources

If you’re a seasoned user of the Leatherby Libraries, you’re probably quite familiar with our Research & Study Guides. Compiled by our wonderful subject liaison librarians, they contain links to searches, virtual resources, and lots of great advice on how to perform the best research in a given field. We also offer Research Guides to

Leatherby Libraries from Home Keep up with us on social media

April 9, 2020 by | News

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.

Exploring the Library: Temianka Collection and Study Room

December 6, 2019 by | Special Collections & Archives

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

Librarian Interviews: Wendy Gonaver

November 4, 2019 by | Special Collections & Archives

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!

The 19th Amendment: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote in the United States Display in Leatherby Libraries lobby August 18 - December 18, 2019

October 10, 2019 by | Exhibits and Displays

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

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