The Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in America has donated roughly 30,000 books related to Japanese Culture to the USC Libraries. In a November 29 ceremony inside USC's East Asian Library, Vice Dean Martín Gomez of the USC Libraries and Bishop Hiroshi Alexander Fukaya of the Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters signed documents formalizing the gift. USC students, faculty, staff, and other researchers will soon have access to collection, which covers a range of subjects, including Japanese literature, history, and art. Keep reading to learn more about the donation.
In recent months, the USC Libraries have added several electronic resources that complement the rich collections of the Boeckmann Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies. The new resources include an online archive of more than 125,000 pages from Latin American newspapers. Keep reading to learn more about the recent acquisitions now available to USC students, faculty, and staff researching Latin America.
Yesterday, USC faculty, staff, and students remembered the legacy of the late journalist Rubén Salazar at a special event—featured on the front page of today's Daily Trojan newspaper—in USC's Doheny Memorial Library. The USC Latino Forum organized the event, which coincided with the unveiling of selections from Salazar's papers. Keep reading to learn more about the Salazar archive and Tuesday's event.
The USC Libraries recently acquired the personal archives of television writer, director, and producer Walter Doniger. Doniger is the creator of Peyton Place, a long-running late-night soap opera that aired on ABC from 1964 to 1969. His archives, recently featured in an article by Dan Knapp on the USC News website, document the creative decisions that made the series such a commercial success—at its peak, the show attracted more than 60 million viewers. Keep reading to learn more about Peyton Place and the USC Libraries' Walter Doniger Collection.
The finalists for the 2011 Man Booker Prize—an annual award for writers of contemporary fiction from the British Commonwealth and Ireland—were announced today. Before the winner is announced on October 18, you can discover some of the shortlisted books at the USC Libraries. Keep reading for a list of the finalists and to learn how to find them at the USC Libraries.
Latino journalist Rubén Salazar, whose papers the USC Libraries recently acquired, was killed 41 years ago today while covering the National Chicano Moratorium. Keep reading to learn more about the award-winning journalist, his controversial 1970 death in East Los Angeles, and his personal and professional archives, which are featured in today's edition of the USC Chronicle.
Daily Trojan writer Rebecca Gao recognizes the tremendous value of the USC Libraries' resources to students' academic success. In an op/ed inside today's edition of the student newspaper, Gao—a sophomore majoring in global health and biological studies—noted that while many students may rely on Internet search engines, "there is a wealth of resources at their fingertips through the USC Libraries." Keep reading to learn more about Gao's article.
USC's Norris Medical Library will offer a one-day workshop later this month on the bioinformatics resources available to USC researchers. The workshop—presented by the USC Libraries and USC Vice President of Research Randolph Hall—will be held July 27 on USC's University Park Campus (UPC) and then repeated July 29 on the Health Science Campus (HSC). Eight bionformatics tools, including five newly-acquired resources, will be covered. Keep reading to learn more about the workshop, or register online.
Earlier today, we announced that the family of the late journalist Rubén Salazar had donated his archives to the USC Libraries. The story has received significant media attention in Los Angeles and beyond. Writing for the Los Angeles Times, Robert J. Lopez described Salazar as “a trailblazer whose work helped inspire a generation of Latino reporters who followed in his wake,” and quoted the libraries’ Barbara Robinson, who said, “"I hope this will be an inspiration and educational tool for a lot of years.” 89.3 KPCC, La Opinion, the Los Angeles Daily News, and the USC News website also featured the acquisition.
The USC Libraries have received the personal archives of the late journalist Rubén Salazar. The collection—a gift from Salazar’s children—documents the life of the Los Angeles Times columnist and KMEX news director who died in 1970 while covering the National Chicano Moratorium march against the Vietnam War. Keep reading to learn more about Salazar and his archives. Photos and a story by Tanya King appear after the jump.