The USC Libraries are accepting submissions for the USC Libraries Primary Sources Research Award through Tuesday, January 20. Designed to encourage the use of primary source materials from library collections, the award recognizes excellence in USC student papers and essays written as coursework during the 2014 calendar year. There are four prizes: $1,000 for the first-place graduate student submission and $400 for the second-place entry; and $500 for the first place undergraduate submission and $200 for the second-place entry. Winners will be announced at an award reception on April 7. For full rules and guidelines, please refer to this LibGuide.
A new exhibit of photographs, news clippings, leaflets, and other materials from the USC University Archives documents the creative — and sometimes destructive — hijinks inspired by USC's interscholastic rivalries. Among USC's earliest rivals was Occidental College; in 1919, USC students kidnapped Occidental's mascot, a stuffed tiger. In more recent times, rivalries with UCLA and the University of Notre Dame have sparked playful pranks. In 1958, the Daily Trojan's managing editor oversaw the production of a fake edition of the Daily Bruin, which Trojan students then distributed across UCLA's Westwood campus. Stop by the the Special Collections display case on Doheny Library's second floor to see the exhibit.
A new exhibition of materials from the USC Libraries' Special Collections honors the late Leo Buscaglia, a USC alumnus and professor who earned the nickname "Dr. Love." Keep reading to learn more about the exhibit, on display on the second floor of Doheny Library through the end of June.
In an article in this week's USC Chronicle, Allison Engel profiles University Archivist Claude Zachary. “I enjoy doing the research and working with our patrons,” he tells her. “I get to learn new facts and new faces from USC’s rich history almost every day.” Find the story on page five of the April 1, 2013, issue, or read it online at the USC News website.
The USC Libraries have launched a new version of the USC Digital Library, providing improved search and discovery tools to help the USC community integrate digital collections more easily into teaching, learning and research. Several recently digitized collections are available now, and more will come online throughout the remainder of 2012 and in early 2013. Keep reading to learn more about the new USC Digital Library.
The USC Libraries recently hosted a homecoming for Robinson Jeffers, the celebrated writer who studied at USC before moving to the rugged Big Sur coast and establishing himself as California’s preeminent poet. Scholars, authors, and readers assembled inside Doheny Memorial Library on Oct. 25 for an afternoon festival honoring Jeffers’ legacy and his connections to Los Angeles and USC.
What do the torches on the University of Southern California seal signify? A new exhibit in Doheny Memorial Library explores the history of the seal through items from the USC University Archives. Keep reading to learn more about the exhibit, located in the Special Collections display case on the second floor of Doheny Memorial Library.
A new exhibition of materials from the USC University Archives honors the late composer, conductor, and USC Thornton School of Music professor Ingolf Dahl on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Keep reading to learn more about Dahl and the exhibition, located on the second floor of Doheny Memorial Library at the entrance to Special Collections.
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.