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What's New in Special Collections

SC Exhibit banner.jpgVisit Special Collections summer exhibition:

Staying Alive: What's New in Special Collections
On display now through August 29, 2014
Honnold/Mudd Library Special Collections Gallery

Special Collections keeps its collections alive through donations and purchases of materials which support the academic missions and curricula of The Claremont Colleges (TCC). The materials take on a life of their own as they are preserved for and made accessible to future generations of TCC students, faculty and staff. The experiences of the people who created these items come to life as their book is read, their manuscript researched, or the materials they have collected are analyzed.

TMoore.jpgThis exhibit reflects a selection of publications, archival collections, and manuscripts acquired by Special Collections within the last 18-24 months. This sample of what our collections hold reflects but a glimpse of how these materials can bring your research and your passion for learning to life.

You can read about the painted fore-edge book (pictured above) and other items showcased in this exhibition by visiting Pictures & Conversations, the Claremont Colleges Library Special Collections blog.

FMI: Special Collections

2014 Senior Theses Now Available Online

What does undergraduate research look like on your campus?

The two campuses that require deposit in Scholarship@Claremont (the Claremont Colleges faculty and student repository and publishing platform) have added the theses of their most recent graduating class to their collections.

CMC added 173 senior theses this spring, bringing their total to almost 1000. Scripps College added 163 for a total of over 500 theses. Scripps includes some interesting multimedia capstone projects from the media studies department.

The intercollegiate Environmental Analysis Program collects theses from across the colleges and has over 100 hugely popular theses available to researchers, policy makers and people around the world who are interested in the environment.

HMC has 52 (mostly math) theses available. Pitzer has 59 and Pomona has 116 theses available, predominantly in environmental analysis.

Faculty and students are using theses as a pedagogical tool. Researchers and scholars are interested in what our students and faculty are studying. Connections, jobs and kudos are being offered.

Want to learn more? See Scholarship@Claremont and the Claremont Colleges Theses & Dissertations Guide | Contact Allegra_swift@cuc.claremont.edu

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