During World War II many Japanese Americans were relocated and detained in camps, most located in western states, including California. Special Collections holds several collections of materials focused on Japanese internment. Recently, Hilary Blum, a CGU student, discovered materials in one of those collections, the Carey McWilliams War Relocation Authority Records. Read what she had to say about her discovery and learn more about Japanese internment collections in Pictures and Conversations, the Special Collections blog.
If you're a Downton Abbey fan, you may remember mention of Mary Augusta Ward, also known as Mrs. Humphry Ward, as a woman opposed to women getting the vote. She was also a well-known writer in her day. Special Collections houses the Mrs. Humphry Ward Papers. Mary Augusta Ward (1851-1920), born Mary Arnold, was a British writer at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries, a niece of Matthew Arnold and the aunt of Aldous Huxley. Read more in Pictures and Conversations, the Special Collections blog.
Social Justice and Water,
4:15 PM, Wednesday, February 8th
Founders Room, Honnold Mudd Library
With Professor Richard Haskell (Harvey Mudd College, Professor of Physics; Hixon Center for Sustainable Environmental Design) ; Lance Neckar (Pitzer College, Professor of Environmental Analysis); Teresa Sabol Spezio (Pitzer College, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Analysis); Jonas Becker (Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Scripps College)
Moderated by Char Miller (Pomona College, W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis)
Claremont Discourse is the Library's signature faculty lecture and discussion series. Social Justice and Water is the first of a series of three panels, Social Justice and the Environment, that will explore the natural environment, social justice, and art, with an eye to the current political and cultural environment. This series coordinates with the Special Collections exhibit, Home Ground: Water, Politics, and Power in Claremont and the Inland Empire, which will include materials from the Water Resources Collection and other collections in Special Collections of the Claremont Colleges Library. The exhibit will be on display February 7-March 31.
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