Leonard Maltin Blogs about Barrymore Family Exhibition

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costelloposter2_100Read film critic and USC professor Leonard Maltin's blog post about the opening of The Barrymores: Hollywood’s First Family and see his photos of rare items from the exhibition. The exhibition runs through July 31 in the David L. Wolper Center in Doheny Library.

Wonderland Award Ceremony Coming on April 21

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rabbit_100We had a record 57 entries for this year's USC Libraries Wonderland Award. Stop by the 5th-annual awards ceremony on April 21 in Doheny Library to see the creative efforts of USC students and find out who won top honors this year.

Photographs from Seeing Los Angeles: Exploring the InVisible City

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/03

seeing_la_011_100There was a great turnout of students, faculty, and guests from the greater L.A. area for the March 30 Visions and Voices event in Doheny, featuring panelists Theresa Chavez, Aaron Paley, USC professor George Sanchez, and D.J. Waldie.

Monthly List of New Books at the Libraries

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Each month, the USC Libraries provide an updated list of recently acquired books. Our latest acquisitions include titles in Asian studies, astronomy, internal medicine, numismatics, physics, the visual arts, and more. You can view this month's list from the HOMER catalog page, search for specific titles, and browse by subject area.

Barrymore Exhibition Featured in L.A. Times

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/02

tg_500b_barrymore_lionelsm_100_01Susan King profiled The Barrymores: Hollywood's First Family, the exhibition running through July 31 in the David L. Wolper Center in Doheny Library. Her article appears in today's Los Angeles Times.

Heather Ewing Explains the Meaning of America for James Smithson

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/02

ewing_100Heather Ewing, author of The Lost World of James Smithson, spoke at the USC Libraries Literary Luncheon on March 12. In this clip, she speculates about why Smithson left his fortune to the government of a country he never visited.

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James Smithson’s Early Career and Voyage to the Hebrides

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ewing_100Heather Ewing, author of The Lost World of James Smithson, spoke at the USC Libraries Literary Luncheon on March 12. In this clip, she describes Smithson's rise in London scientific circles and voyage of discovery to the Hebrides islands west of Scotland.

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Springer Electronic Resources for Science and Engineering

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The USC Libraries offer an array of electronic databases, journals, books, and other resources from Springer Verlag. The university community can access more than 34,000 electronic publications in computer science, engineering, the life sciences, mathematics, medicine, the physical sciences, and more.

Heather Ewing Delves into James Smithson’s Childhood and Family History

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 03/31

ewing_100The author of The Lost World of James Smithson was the USC Libraries Literary Luncheon speaker on March 12. In this clip, Ewing describes James Smithson's childhood and complicated relationship to his parents.

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1920s Fashion Images from the USC Libraries Special Collections

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le-bon-ton-d-apres-guerre-2_100Today's USC Chronicle featured two colorful illustrations from the Gazette du Bon Ton. The French magazine captures the 1920s aesthetic, and it is just one of the many resources in our special collections for learning more about the history of design, fashion, and popular culture.