The Scout Report, a weekly publication of the Internet Scout Project, recently highlighted the USC Libaries' Los Angeles Examiner Collection. Keep reading to learn more about the collection, publicly accessible through the USC Digital Library.
Students from USC and other participating institutions have submitted 43 entries in the Ninth-Annual Wonderland Award competition. Winners will soon be announced at a reception on Friday, April 5. Join us in the Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall (DML 240) at 5:00 p.m. to browse through the imaginative submissions and congratulate the winners. Keep reading to learn more about the Wonderland Award.
For decades, dancer and choreographer Rudy Perez pushed the envelope of dance, inspiring audiences and fellow practitioners to reimagine the art form’s possibilities. When the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance opens in 2015, Perez may inspire a new generation of dancers through his personal archive, part of the USC Libraries’ Special Collections. Keep reading to learn more about the Rudy Perez Archive.
On Wednesday, March 27, the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study hosts Women of Troy, a special lunchtime discussion co-sponsored by the USC Trojan Battalion Army ROTC. A panel led by Jane Harman — USC trustee, president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and former member of the U.S. House committees on Armed Services, Intelligence, and Homeland Security — will draw upon the Homeric epic of Troy to discuss the role of women in national defense. RSVP online, or keep reading to learn more about the event.
On Friday, March 1, the USC Libraries welcomed a capacity crowd for Just Food and Fair Food: A Multidisciplinary Exploration. Presented by USC Visions and Voices, the event explored issues at the intersection of nutrition, urban policy, and social justice through a panel discussion and also featured a fair-food bazaar. To learn more about the event, check out this companion resource guide with suggestions for further reading and research, prepared by the USC Libraries' Rita Romero, Chimene Tucker, and Sue Tyson. Click through for photos from the event.
The Los Angeles Times and LA Weekly recently highlighted Just Food and Fair Food: A Multidisciplinary Exploration, an event presented by USC Visions and Voices and hosted by the USC Libraries. On Friday, March 1, a panel of writers and experts will discuss issues at the intersection of nutrition, urban policy, and social justice. Following the panel discussion will be a fair-food bazaar. The event is free and open to the public. The USC Libraries' Rita Romero, Chimene Tucker, and Sue Tyson have created a companion resource guide with suggestions for further reading and research.
Thanks to a $133,577 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives launched a project that will make its archival holdings on LGBT activism and history dramatically more accessible to researchers. The collections selected for the project document the beginnings of the LGBT civil rights movement in the United States and the daily lives of a number of prominent artists, activists, and writers. Keep reading for photos from several collections that will be made available through this project.
The story of Hernán Cortés’ 1535 misadventure in Baja California is told in W. Michael Mathes’ The Conquistador in California. The book is one of several on display inside USC’s Doheny Memorial Library as part of an exhibit honoring Mathes, a historian and USC alumnus who died August 13, 2012. Click through to learn more about the Cortés expedition and Mathes' award-winning career.
The Advocate recently highlighted Queers Print, a new exhibition of materials from the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. The exhibition explores six decades of LGBT history in the Los Angeles region through more than forty publications, including ONE Magazine, The Lesbian Tide, and The Advocate. Also included is a 1947 issue of Vice Versa, possibly the first lesbian publication in the United States. Stop by the ONE Archives Gallery and Museum on 626 W. Robertson Blvd. in West Hollywood by March 17 to see Queers Print for yourself. Keep reading to learn about a related panel discussion about queer zines.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has chosen the USC Libraries' Chimene Tucker and Melanee Vicedo as fellows in its 2013–2014 Leadership and Career Development Program. Keep reading to learn more about Tucker's and Vicedo's fellowship, which the USC Chornicle recently featured the news in its Family Matters section.