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Special Collections and Archives

  

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

Library Contributes to PST: LA/LA Exhibition Special Collections loans materials used in Argyros Forum displays!

September 22, 2017 by | Exhibits and Displays

Last week, Chapman University celebrated the opening of “My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County,” an exhibition that is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. An initiative of The Getty, PST: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious project in which over 70 Southern California institutions explore Latin American and Latino art in

“The Spirit of Our Leaders: Presidents of Chapman University” Exhibit Opening New Special Collections Exhibit Reflects on Chapman's Presidential History

September 20, 2016 by | Exhibits and Displays

Located in the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, the newest exhibit, “The Spirit of our Leaders: Presidents of Chapman University” has recently been installed. This exhibit was curated by Chloe Van Stralendorff,  Special Collections Intern, in celebration of the upcoming inauguration of President Daniele C. Struppa. The exhibit features various archived materials

Intern Interviews: Chloe Van Stralendorff

July 27, 2016 by | Meet the Librarians

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! Now, we’re doing the same with our hard-working interns. Chloe Van Stralendorff, our Special Collections Intern, was kind enough

Magic, Witchcraft, and Prophecies . . . Antiquarian-Style New Exhibit in the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library

March 10, 2016 by | Exhibits and Displays

400 Years of Mysticism: Selections from the Merle Bobzien Collection is one of the newest displays housed in the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library in Leatherby Libraries. This collection of sixteenth through nineteenth century books explores the topics of magic, sorcery, prophecies, witchcraft, apparitions, spirits, astrology, and physiognomy. Curated by Merle Bobzien, a private Southern California

Librarian Interviews: Stephanie George

February 24, 2016 by | Special Collections & Archives

Last summer I conducted a series of interviews with all the student workers around the Leatherby Libraries. These interviews helped inform the community about all the different areas of the library and all the services we have! Now, we’re doing the same with all our hard-working librarians. Stephanie George, our Special Collections & Archives librarian,

Please Visit—and Stay: California Promotional Literature A peek into Special Collections and Archives

December 8, 2015 by | Exhibits and Displays

It’s difficult to believe that at one time, Southern California needed to promote itself to tourists, house hunters, and even those seeking health benefits. The number of posters, pamphlets, and other material generated from the late 1800s through the early twentieth century, however, indicates that capturing the attention of those who lived east of the

Librarian Interviews: Rand Boyd

October 26, 2015 by | Special Collections & Archives

Last summer I conducted a series of interviews with all the student workers around the Leatherby Libraries. These interviews helped inform the community about all the different areas of the library and all the services we have! Now, we’re doing the same with all our hard-working librarians. Rand Boyd, ourCoordinator of Special Collections and Archives,

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