What happens when collecting becomes more than a hobby? In an ongoing partnership among KCETLink, USC Libraries and the libraries’ LA as Subject partners, KCETLink’s Emmy Award-winning arts and culture series Artbound presents “Monomania L.A.” The one-hour episode profiles five LA as Subject collectors and their monomaniacal obsession with a particular aspect of Los Angeles history. It premieres at 8 p.m. March 17 on KCET in Southern California and at 8 p.m. March 23 on Link TV nationally. Keep reading to learn more about "Monomania L.A."
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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.
Tunisian author, literary critic, journalist, and translator Hassouna Mosbahi will read from his novel A Tunisian Tale in a special event on Thursday, October 11 in USC's Mark Taper Hall. A conversation about the role of literature in post-revolutionary Tunisia will follow Mosbahi's reading. Keep reading to learn more about the event, sponsored by the Francophone Research and Resource Center, the USC Dornsife Department of French & Italian, the USC Libraries, and Villa Aurora.
Since 2002, the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture and the USC Libraries have partnered with archives around the world to digitize more than 82,000 historical photographs by Christian missionaries and make them publicly available through the USC Digital Library. Now, two new grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) totaling $305,000 will allow USC and partner archives to add an additional 20,000 images to the International Mission Photography Archive (IMPA) database. NEH funding will also support development of video essays that bring IMPA collections together with scholarly analysis and digital storytelling methods. Keep reading to learn more about IMPA.
The Scout Report, a weekly publication of the Internet Scout Project at the University of Wisconsin, recently highlighted the USC Digital Library's Charlotta Bass/California Eagle Collection. The publicly-accessible collection includes photographs from the personal papers of Charlotta Bass and from the archives of her newspaper, the California Eagle. Keep reading to learn more about the collection.
The Scout Report, a weekly publication of the Internet Scout Project at the University of Wisconsin, recently highlighted the USC Digital Library's Chinese Historical Society Collection. Keep reading to learn what The Scout Report editor Max Grinnell wrote about the collection, which documents more than 1,000 artifacts from Los Angeles' original Chinatown.
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.
In a page 2 article by Faaria Aalam, today's Daily Trojan highlights the new USC Libraries Special Collections exhibit on the civil rights movement. Keep reading to learn more about Aalam's article, and stop by Special Collections on the second floor of Doheny Library by the end of the month to view Civil Rights: A View of the Struggle.
Rare books and other items related to the African-American civil rights movement are now on display in the USC Libraries' Special Collections display case. The exhibit, titled Civil Rights: A View of the Struggle, coincides with Black History Month (February in the United States) and features a collage of black-and-white photographs, press clippings, and other documents chronicling the struggle for equality in the United States. Photos of the exhibit, which is located on the second floor of Doheny Memorial Library, appear after the jump.
This week the Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance's annual meeting comes to the USC Libraries. Librarians and library administrators from more than 30 universities will explore themes relevant to Pacific Rim research libraries in two full days of sessions in USC's Doheny Memorial Library. Coinciding with the Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance (PRDLA) meeting is a panel discussion and the opening of the USC Libraries' first internationally crowdsourced exhibition, both on Wednesday, November 9. Keep reading to learn more about the conference and the new exhibition.