Special Collections

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

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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.

Primary Sources Research Award Reception on April 24

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Congratulate the winners of the first-annual USC Libraries Primary Sources Research Award on Thursday, April 24. Designed to encourage the use of primary source materials from library collections, the award recognizes excellence in an undergraduate USC student paper written as coursework during the 2013 calendar year. Light refreshments will be served at the award reception, which begins at noon in Doheny Memorial Library room 206. RSVP to ullmann@usc.edu.

USC Libraries Acquire Rare Lewis Carroll Letter

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The USC Libraries acquired a rare 3-page letter from author Lewis Carroll at a March 19 auction in London. The USC Libraries bid anonymously to surprise longtime supporters and founders of the libraries' Cassady Lewis Caroll Collection, Dr. George Cassady and his wife Linda. Dean Catherine unveiled the letter before an audience of 350 students at last night's Wonderland Unbound Visions and Voices event. Keep reading for more details.

Student Workers Reflect: The Oscar Kohnstamm Papers

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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 Oscar Kohnstamm papers.

Exhibit Explores Career and Legacy of Dance Pioneer Rudy Perez

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On Tuesday, the Visions & Voices event Unperformable honored the legacy of dance pioneer Rudy Perez with a special performance and an exhibit of rare items from the USC Libraries' Rudy Perez Archive. Now, those items are on display inside the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library, located on the second floor of Doheny Library. Stop by before noon on Monday, March 10, to see the exhibit.

Discover the Art of Latin American Books (And Make Your Own) at ‘Subversive Works/Sustainable Art’

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On Friday, February 28, the USC Libraries present Subversive Works/Sustainable Art—a workshop, panel discussion, and exhibition exploring the artistry and social vision of Latin America's book-making traditions. Keep reading to learn more about the Visions & Voices event.

Student Workers Reflect: Civil War Letters Collection

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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 Lisa Ebiner Gavit's reflections on the June and Gilbert Krueger collection of Civil War letters.

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Student Workers Reflect: The Schnurmann Family Papers

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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 Lisa Ebiner Gavit's reflections on the Schnurmann Family Papers collection.

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Society of California Archivists Newsletter Highlights Freshmen Orientation Workshops

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Writing in the Winter 2014 edition of Society of California Archivists Newsletter, USC librarians Elizabeth Namei and Michaela Ullmann profile "a unique collaboration" that incorporated materials from the libraries' Special Collections into orientation sessions for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Held in fall 2013, the sessions introduced the wealth of library services and collections available to the students. They also included a "petting zoo" portion during which students could see rare books and other library materials up close. Click through for the full text of Namei's and Ullmann's article.

Research Award Recognizes Undergraduate Use of Primary Sources (Deadline: Jan. 21)

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The USC Libraries are accepting submissions for the USC Libraries Primary Sources Research Award through Tuesday, January 21. Designed to encourage the use of primary source materials from library collections, the award recognizes excellence in an undergraduate USC student paper written as coursework during the 2013 calendar year. An award reception on April 24 will honor the author of the winning paper, who will receive a $500 prize, and the author of the honorable mention, who will receive a $200 prize. For full rules and guidelines, please see this LibGuide.