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Archives Bazaar Talk: "Researching L.A. 101"

ArchivesBazaar.jpgPlease join us on Saturday, October 21 at 9:30 a.m. for a special talk by Lisa Crane and Stephanie George.

"Researching L.A. 101"

Presented by Lisa Crane, Claremont Colleges Library Special Collections, & Stephanie George, Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum

Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, Doheny Library
3550 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

The Claremont Colleges will also host a booth from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Archives Bazaar. Come and visit our representatives Sara Chetney, Lisa Crane, Dorran Boyle, and Michael Palmer from Special Collections, Denison Library, and Harvey Mudd College.

Learn more about the Archives Bazaar here: https://www.facebook.com/laassubject/

For more information: Ashley Larson | 909-607-3987 | ashley_larson@cuc.claremont.edu

Learning to Perform - New Special Collections Exhibit

mozart.jpgLearning to perform music using the technology and performance conventions of the time when the music was composed requires finding the primary sources from that era to create a historically informed performance. These primary resources include performance directions written by composers; contemporary method books, dictionaries, and instructional texts; first published editions; annotations left in scores by musicians from first performances; ethnomusicological transcriptions; and early accounts of musical performances.

In this exhibit you will learn about instruments like the Chinese qin and the Grand Harmonicon, about musical notation such as figured base and shapenote, and much more. The exhibit will be on view in the North Lobby of Honnold/Mudd through Fall 2017.

For more information, please contact Special Collections: spcoll@cuc.claremont.edu or 909-607-3977.

Image credit: Mozart, Leopold. Versuch einer gr√ľndlichen Violinschule. Augsburg: J.J. Lotter, 1800. Special Collections, MT262 M87 1800x

Extra-Illustrated: Literary Scrapbooking

Published texts have been embellished by their owners in many different ways: for example, beautiful leather and gilt bindings or fore-edge paintings. New in Special Collections, Facing the Text: Extra-Illustration, Print Culture, and Society in Britain 1769-1840 by Lucy Peltz discusses another method of embellishment, known as extra-illustration.

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Peltz, Lucy. Facing the Text: Extra-Illustration, Print Culture, and Society in Britain 1769-1840. San Marino, California: Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, [2017]. Z1023 P45 2017

To find out more about extra-illustration visit Pictures and Conversations, the Special Collections Blog.

New in Special Collections - The Noblest Roman

Roman1.jpgIn Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Mark Anthony names Brutus the "noblest Roman of them all." New in Special Collections, The Noblest Roman: A History of the Centaur Types of Bruce Rogers (Z232 R67 K45 2016) offers another candidate for that title.

For more information, visit Pictures & Conversations, the Special Collections Blog.

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