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Oviatt Library eNews - Fall 2017

Featured Article: A New Home for Unique Treasures

Have you noticed anything different on the second floor of the Library?  Special Collections & Archives has reopened a sparkling new facility after a major renovation and much-needed expansion.

After much collaboration, planning, and noisy late-night construction the Oviatt Library’s second floor has been transformed.

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What's Up: Special Collections & Archives Grand Re-Opening

The Oviatt Library cordially invites you come explore and get to know the unique wonders of the new and improved Special Collections & Archives. After two years of renovations and a complete transformation Special Collections & Archives is ready, and it shouts “all eyes on me.”

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Oviatt Spotlight: Sources of Inquiry - Exploring the Foundations of Primary & Archival Research

Discover Special Collections & Archives new Exhibition. Archivists and librarians at CSUN have been building primary and archival research collections for several decades to help students and other researchers discover and analyze critical information about our collective past. On display in the gallery are items selected from all parts of the holdings in Special Collections and Archives.


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Thanks & Recognition: Dennis Bakewell

Meet Dennis Bakewell, Oviatt Library's first Special Collections Librarian, who helped shape the Library's early collections.

Dennis Bakewell was a quiet man, who lived a mostly quiet life, but he left a great legacy in the Special Collections and Archives at CSUN.

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We Would Like You to Meet: Ellen Jarosz

Meet Ellen Jarosz, Head of Special Collections & Archives. Ellen manages the Oviatt Library's rare and archival collections, as well as a number of services including reference and research assistance for students, faculty and community members who want to use Special Collections materials.

Dean Mark Stover

Message from the Dean: A Most Special Place

One of my favorite parts of the Oviatt Library is Special Collections & Archives (SC/A). I’m not an archivist myself, but one of my first mentors taught me that Special Collections & Archives is the jewel in the crown of every library. The SC/A rare books are amazing to look at and study, and the archival collections are truly unique. Every time I visit this space I’m reminded of the importance of curating and caring for these materials, as well as the positive academic impact on students and researchers who are afforded access to these collections.