Heather Ewing, author of The Lost World of James Smithson, spoke at the USC Libraries Literary Luncheon on March 12. In this clip, she shares two anecdotes featuring the bones of Smithsonian founder James Smithson.
In the vast geography of Southern California, communities and histories disappear between freeway exits. Offering new ways of looking at L.A., the Visions and Voices panel discussion features award-winning poet Marisela Norte, USC professor of American studies and ethnicity George Sanchez, and writer and Lakewood city official D.J. Waldie. The event is scheduled for Monday, March 30 at 4:00 p.m. in Doheny Library.
The Barrymores: Hollywood’s First Family opened at a private reception yesterday in the David L. Wolper Center on the ground floor of Doheny Library. The exhibition features never-before-seen still and moving images, diaries, correspondence, and various pieces of theatrical and Hollywood memorabilia.
Heather Ewing, author of The Lost World of James Smithson, spoke at the USC Libraries Literary Luncheon on March 12. In this clip, she describes the U.S. government's response to a mysterious gift from a reclusive English scientist who'd never visited America.
John Heffernan and Lawrence Woocher of the Genocide Prevention Task Force, co-chaired by Madeleine Albright and William Cohen, will share the findings from the task force's report at a panel discussion on Wednesday, April 1, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 240 of Doheny Memorial Library. Associate Dean Carola Weil of USC Annenberg will moderate, and Dean Howard Gillman of USC College will share opening remarks.
Leavey Library head Karen Howell and Jude Higdon--the former assistant director of USC's Center for Scholarly Technology--will share their experiences during a pilot project that helped students gain a critical awareness of new media tools such as wikis, blogs, podcasts, and YouTube. The free Web seminar is scheduled for April 6 at 10:00 a.m., and it is open to all members of the USC community and anyone affiliated with an EDUCAUSE member institution.
The exhibition--featuring rare family photographs, diaries, film clips, and colorful vintage theatre and film posters--will be displayed in the David L. Wolper Center on the ground floor of Doheny Library March 27-July 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
February Literary Luncheon speaker MaryAnn Bonino discussed her recent book, The Doheny Mansion: A Biography of a Home. In this clip, she describes the Doheny family's passion for education and collecting rare books.
Innovative oral historians speak about their craft at the SOHA conference in downtown L.A. and USC next week from March 26-29. The conference features tours of the Shoah Foundation Institute, Leimert Park, and the California African American Museum and panel discussions in Doheny Library about digital concepts in oral history, Latino oral histories, military stories, and many other topics.
February Literary Luncheon speaker MaryAnn Bonino discussed her recent book, The Doheny Mansion: A Biography of a Home. In this clip, she describes Edward Doheny's social circle--which included Charlie Chaplin, Albert Einsten, Earl Grey, and Thomas Lipton--and brushes with history.