Peek in the Stacks
Scheherazade and the Arabian Nights have enchanted readers for centuries. The history of the book is as fascinating as the stories themselves. Scholars have concluded that the Arabian Nights are a composite of stories written by numerous individuals over several hundred years, likely dating to...Read more. . .
Mexico has had a tremendously rich cultural history. Pre-Columbian Mexico had a fascinating blend of native cultures. There were many different native groups that inhabited the land throughout those early years. Post-Columbian Mexico was an interesting and exciting time full of discovery for the...Read more. . .
Special Collections and Archives holds a letter from abolitionist, John Brown, to his wife and children dated November 23, 1855. Brown is best known for attempting to to start a liberation movement among enslaved African Americans and for his unsuccessful seizure of the United States Armory located in Harpers Ferry, Virginia in 1859, which is considered a precursor to...Read more. . .
In the 1920s, the film industry exploded and Hollywood became the capital of the movie business. Young women from all over the country began coming to Los Angeles to try to make it big as screen stars. In some cases, women were exploited, taken advantage of, or became embroiled in scandals...Read more. . .