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Peek in the Stacks: publications

Allied Propaganda in the Lodge Collection

Major William J. Lodge served as a Statistical Officer in the VIII Fighter Command, 417th Night Fighter Squadron, of the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He kept copies of propaganda leaflets and newsletters dropped over Germany and occupied Europe during the last several months of World War II....

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American Planning Association California Chapter Collection

CSUN is home to the records of the California Chapter of APA. The American Planning Association California Chapter Collection documents the administrative activities of the Chapter, as well as the broader history of planning in California in the 20th and early 21st centuries.

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Asceticism & Eroticism in the Mythology of Śiva

Asceticism & Eroticism in the Mythology of Siva was written by American Indologist and scholar of Sanskrit and Indian textual traditions, Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty. This is book is available in the main stacks of the University Library, and in Special Collections and Archives where it is part of the  Vern and Bonnie Bullough Collection on Sex and Gender.

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(Re)Introducing the CSUN Snacketeria

The University Archives and Digital Collections in the University Library house a complete run of the campus newspaper, the Daily (and Summer) Sundial. A lot has happened in CSUN’s 64 years, and for some things our only record of them exists there. While that will hopefully change, for now let’s get (re)acquainted with the CSUN Snacketeria. 

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Bentley's Miscellany, "Boz," and Oliver Twist

In 1836, English publisher Richard Bentley created and produced his first periodical publication, a literary magazine titled Bentley's Miscellany. He invited Charles Dickens to be the publication's first editor, banking on Dickens's fame and connections in the literary world to help make a success of the....

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Area E Alternative School

n 1970, the notion of alternative or open schools under the public school system was proposed at the White House Conference on Children, and in 1972 Congress appropriated millions of dollars for cooperative education research. This concept of alternative schools was picked up by the education- and innovation-minded in California under the Los Angeles Unified School District’s wing and arose as a resolution to many educational problems in the state. This proposal coincided with....

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Floriography: The Language of Flowers

A rose is generally accepted in the United States as a symbol of love, but roses aren't the only flowers imbued with cultural meaning. During the Victorian period in Britain and the United States there was a rise in popularity for the codification of culturally-created floral meanings in dictionary form. This "language of flowers" is known as floriography....

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Lorrin A. Thurston and the U.S. Annexation of the Hawaiian Islands

Special Collections & Archives holds a pamphlet from 1897 titled A Handbook on the Annexation of Hawaii written by Lorrin A. Thurston (1858-1931). Thurston, the son of American Protestant missionaries, was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He attended law school at Columbia University in New York beginning in 1880, and opened a law practice....

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