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Summer is a time for piling family, maybe even grandma, friends, and pets into the family car - be it a station wagon or covered wagon - and head off for a great adventure. Let Special Collections's current exhibit help you reminisce about your experiences of this time-honored tradition. The exhibit offers glimpses into travel throughout the western United States. The materials on display reflect various modes of travel in the region taken up by individuals and families during the 19th and 20th centuries. On display are first-hand accounts such as diaries and photographs, and ephemera such as road signs and marketing materials. See how these road trips from the past could lead you to your next great adventure! This exhibit will be on view in the Claremont Colleges Library North Lobby from June 6th to August 4th.

POETRY IN CLAREMONT: From Manuscript to Print

miller-songs-ms-sm.jpgbarnes-kazoo-sm.jpgPOETRY IN CLAREMONT: From Manuscript to Print draws on the rich literary holdings in the Claremont Colleges Library Special Collections and in Denison Library at Scripps College. The exhibit focuses on the creation and evolution of poetry, bringing together authors' manuscripts and typescripts, published works, and book artists' interpretations. Among the manuscripts featured in the exhibit are those of Emily Dickinson, May Sarton, Joaquin Miller, Yone Noguchi, and Dick Barnes. Poetry by Omar Khayyam, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Maurya Simon has inspired artists' books in the exhibit.

The manuscripts shown here, Joaquin Miller's "The Arizonian" and Dick Barnes' "When Erastus Plays His Old Kazoo," are two of many from Special Collections and Denison Library included in the exhibit, which will be on display in the Honnold North Lobby through the end of May.

Special Collections presents this exhibit in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Claremont Garduate University's Tufts Poetry Awards. These are two of the most prestigious poetry prizes given in the U.S. to contemporary poets.

Claremont Discourse: Social Justice and Water

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.

Public Art, Identity, and Space: Celebrating the CCDL's Murals of Northern Ireland Collection

Save the Dates 3-6 October

The Murals of Northern Ireland collection at the Claremont Colleges Digital Library (CCDL) forms an archive of images of murals in Northern Ireland painted from 1979 continuing through the present day. The images record the representation of history, the expression of political standpoints, the articulation of community concerns, the formations of memory, and modes of ideological address. The murals range from overtly political declarations, to graphic depictions of conflict, to comments on the peace process, to humor and irony. The Murals collection and project began as a collaboration with Dr. Tony Crowley, Professor of English Language at the University of Leeds, during his time at Scripps College. Dr. Crowley worked as a journalist in Northern Ireland earlier in his career and has written widely on both the murals and the politics of language in Ireland. Dr. Crowley will visit Claremont for a week of events examining the Murals and the topic of public art, co-sponsored by Pitzer College.

Please join us for the events of the week:

Monday, 3 October: Panel, "Public Art, Identity, and Space" with Tony Crowley, Jessica McCoy (Pitzer College), Frances Pohl (Pomona College), and documentarian Tadashi Nakamura. 11-12:15 in the CCL Founders Room. Co-sponsored by Pitzer College Art Galleries.

Wednesday, 5 October: Tony Crowley Lecture, "Understanding The Contemporary Murals of Northern Ireland." 12:15-1:15 in the Pitzer College Founders Room.

Thursday, 6 October: Interactive workshop led by CCL librarians and special guests, 2-4pm in the CCL's new Collaborative Commons. Participants will have the opportunity to work directly with images from the collection and capture images from the Colleges using equipment from the Digital Tool Shed. More details and RSVP link to follow soon.

Visit the collection at http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/mni

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