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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,

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New Materials for December

December 4, 2018 by Reference Desk | Exhibits and Displays

Finals week is upon us! Grab some last minute guides to help get you through the end of the semester. A student’s guide to history will help you in more than just history class with sections on how to work with all types of sources and how to avoid plagiarism. Need some background on music

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The Mentoris Project: The Lives of Filippo Mazzei and Louis Palma di Cesnola Learning about two key Italian-Americans in American History

December 4, 2018 by | Events

When Robert J. Barbera founded The Mentoris Project as a part of The Barbera Foundation, his goal was to add to the canon of names most U.S. students learn over and over again from fifth grade through high school. He remembered hearing the names of people like George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln

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Display in Honor of Vernon Adams, Free Font Designer

November 29, 2018 by | Exhibits and Displays

Chapman’s graphic design students designed posters using fonts from Vernon Adams and are creating their own fonts inspired by his work. Allison Adams also came to speak about her late husband’s legacy and memory. This font, Oswald, is featured in more than 5,300,000 websites and 51 free Google Font Families are available. Vernon’s philosophy was

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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

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New databases and journals! AccessEmergencyMedicine and American Physical Society journals

November 14, 2018 by | Uncategorized

The Leatherby Libraries have expanded their holdings in the health and physical sciences through two new resources: AccessEmergencyMedicine and the American Physical Society journals. AccessEmergencyMedicine AccessEmergencyMedicine is a comprehensive online resource that provides quick diagnosis and treatment answers for complaints ranging from neurologic emergencies to poisonings to various kinds of traumas. It includes emergency medicine

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Quartetto di Cremona visit to the Temianka Archives

November 7, 2018 by | Uncategorized

  On Sunday, November 4th, Chapman hosted the Quartetto di Cremona, a quartet of musicians from Italy. Since its formation in 2000, the quartet has grown to be one of the most exciting chamber ensembles on the international stage. Quartetto di Cremona is an ambassador for the international “Friends of Stradivari” project. Regularly, the quartet

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A Month at the Leatherby Libraries

November 7, 2018 by | Uncategorized

Before I started working at the Leatherby Libraries as a student assistant, my concept of libraries was quite simple. I looked at libraries as institutes that circulate books, articles, journals, and any other form of educational documents. That was it. That’s all that I thought libraries did. I was exponentially mistaken. While at its core,

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New Materials for November

November 7, 2018 by Reference Desk | Exhibits and Displays

While stopping by the library for research materials, be sure to check out some of the newest books we have added to the collection: Sure to be a good read, The hate u give is a young adult best seller, among the top 10 most challenged books of last year, and was recently released as