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Researching a Disaster Through the Making of Challenger: The Final Flight Mark your calendar for the Leatherby Libraries' first virtual event on April 7th

March 9, 2021 by | Events

Join librarians Doug Dechow, Ph.D., and Annie Tang, MLIS, as they moderate a discussion with a panel of researchers about the legacy of the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster and the behind-the-scenes research process involved in the production of the Netflix documentary series Challenger: The Final Flight. Researchers from the film project will share their

New Publication by Coordinator of Special Collections & Archives Annie Tang

January 15, 2021 by | News

The Leatherby Libraries is always happy to celebrate the scholarly achievements of our librarians and staff, and we’re delighted to announce the latest of these: Coordinator of Special Collections & Archives Annie Tang has recently co-authored an essay, “Shared Service in the Archives: The Johns Hopkins University First-generation Students Oral History Project,” published in the

Orange County Japanese American Youths Scrapbooks New archive added to the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collection & Archives

December 1, 2020 by | News

One of the primary goals of the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives is to preserve materials related to the history of Orange County, which has been the home of Chapman University since 1954. The newest archive added to Special Collections and accessible to the public through the Chapman University Digital Commons,

Leatherby Libraries Involved in New Netflix Documentary Series Challenger: The Final Flight uses materials from the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives

October 6, 2020 by | News

In early September, Netflix released a new documentary series, “Challenger: The Final Flight,” which chronicles the buildup and aftermath of the devastating Space Shuttle Challenger disaster on Jan. 28, 1986. The series has already received a great deal of praise from critics and space program experts alike. Emily Carney, founder of the Facebook group Space

Leatherby Libraries Services for Graduate Students Returning to Campus

October 5, 2020 by | Resources

The Leatherby Libraries is happy to welcome those graduate students who are returning back to the Chapman University campus. For the time being, the Leatherby Libraries building is still physically unavailable for browsing, studying, and classwork. We have been working hard to offer remote resources for all Chapman University students and faculty, and we are

Google Doodle Uses Leatherby Libraries Materials Doodle honoring Felicitas Mendez uses images from the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives as resource

September 30, 2020 by | News

Many of us who spend a great deal of time on the internet – and who doesn’t, these days? – are familiar with Google Doodles, those pictures that take the place of the Google logo in honor of particular holidays, anniversaries, or just in celebration of specific individuals, places, or moments. On September 15, 2020,

Homecoming 2020 and the Leatherby Libraries

September 16, 2020 by | Resources

Like so much else this year, Chapman University Homecoming 2020 will look very different from its previous iterations. Instead of a short weekend of in-person activities, there’s an entire week of virtual activities planned, from October 5th through October 10th, meaning that Homecoming is coming home to each of you. Likewise, the Leatherby Libraries will

Archives of Chapman University Opening Convocation and Homecoming Added to Digital Commons

August 27, 2020 by | Resources

Earlier this week, we shared how happy the Leatherby Libraries is to be participating in Chapman University’s Orientation Fall 2020, even though Orientation looks very different this year. One key change to this year’s Orientation is that the Welcome Ceremony, this year’s version of the Opening Convocation, will be livestreamed this Saturday evening, August 29th,

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

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