KFWB Re-Airs Historic D-Day Recordings from the USC Libraries’ Collections

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In honor of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, KFWB is re-airing historic recordings of its news coverage that day, which were recently discovered in the USC Libraries' Allan Hancock Foundation Collection. Unheard since their original broadcast, the recordings were restored and digitized with generous support from USC alumnus Ken Hayashida. Listen live to KFWB 980 or KNX 1070 on Friday, June 6 (two long features will be repeated throughout the day), or find the recordings here on the KFWB website.

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Harman Academy Inducts New Fellows

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/27

On Thursday, May 15, the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study inducted 23 new fellows—its largest class yet. Keep reading to learn more about the induction ceremony.

How ‘Trillion$’ Inspired a USC Student’s Internship With the Federal Reserve

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/21

The USC Libraries' exhibition Trillion$: The Awesome Power of the Federal Reserve may have closed this past December, but it's made a lasting impression on at least one USC student. As Allison Engel writes for USC News, Brandon Chang secured an internship with the Federal Reserve after visiting the exhibition in Doheny Library. He will work this summer for the Fed's Board of Governors in Washington, DC. Read Engel's article to learn more about Chang's story. 

2014 Wall of Scholars Honorees Etched into USC History

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/16

A ceremony in Leavey Library on Thursday, May 14, honored 67 exceptional students whose names will soon be etched in glass on the Wall of Scholars in the library’s Weingart Reading Room.

Student Workers Reflect: Reich and Hayman Family Papers

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/01

Students working in the USC Libraries' Special Collections department routinely come into close contact with amazing archival materials. Here on Libwire, we're sharing occasional dispatches from these students about the collections they work with. Click through to read USC undergraduate Emily Hodgkins' reflections on the Reich and Hayman family papers.

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Winners Announced for Inaugural USC Libraries Research Award

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Two undergraduate students utilizing testimonies from the USC Shoah Visual History Archive earned the top prizes for papers submitted to the first-annual USC Libraries Research Award competition, which encourages the use of primary source materials in student research.

International Relations major Nitya Ramanathan took the first prize with her paper entitled How Do We Put Ourselves Back Together? An Analytical Comparison between Transitional Justice in Rwanda and South Africa. History major Diem-Tran Nguyen took second place with The Paradoxical Treatment of Male Homosexual Prisoners During the Holocaust. Both papers were submitted as part of Professor Wolf Gruner's course.

New Exhibit Commemorates the Upcoming Centennial of World War I

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/30

A new exhibit on the second floor of Doheny Memorial Library utilizes the libraries’ Arthur Mansback papers to highlight the upcoming centennial of the “War to End All Wars.” The Mansback papers form part of the Military Archival Collections in Special Collections, and consist of letters, postcards, telegrams, photographs, training materials, and printed ephemera written and collected by Private Mansback on his tour in France during the second half of 1918 with the 143rd Field Artillery of the American Expeditionary Forces. Mansback was one of 4 million American soldiers sent to fight overseas. 

 

Newly Processed Collections at ONE Archives

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/29

Researchers can now access thousands of historical records and photographs from previously untouched collections thanks to a recent NHPRC grant to the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. Newly processed collections include the records of the Christopher Street West LGBTQ pride organization, the photographs of Miles Everitt, who strongly influenced the work of Robert Mapplethorpe, and photographs, invitations, and other materials from the 2006 wedding of Melissa Lopez and Teresa Wang. Keep reading for photographs and more project updates.

NHPRC Grant Helps to Restore Edward H. Fickett’s Los Angeles

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/24

Thanks to a recent NHPRC grant, USC Libraries archivists are processing the papers of mid-century architect Edward H. Fickett FAIA. The project will make available a wealth of historic photographs and drawings revealing Fickett's vision for buildings that have become emblems of Southern California architecture and mid-century living. Keep reading for 1954 photographs of the Hollywood Riviera apartments by George de Gennaro and the latest project updates.

Media Coverage of Wonderland X and Lewis Carroll Letter Acquisition

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Last week's Wonderland Award festivities, which culminated with the Visions & Voices multimedia event Wonderland Unbound, marked the tenth anniversary of the multidisciplinary competition. The Daily Trojan highlighted Wonderland Unbound with an article by Jinny Choi. In conjunction with the Wonderland Award's tenth anniversary, the USC Libraries announced the acquisition of a previously unpublished letter by Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll). The New York Times, io9, and Smithsonian.com all featured the purchase, made anonymously at a London auction house in March to keep the acquisition a surprise. The USC News website also featured a photo slideshow of the letter, which accompanied an article by Robert Perkins.