Local Elementary School Students See a Future at the Oviatt Library
One of the many delights we have the privilege to enjoy in the Oviatt Library is the awe and spark of imagination that ignites every time students from local community schools visit us for a field trip tour. Over the last five years, the Oviatt has conducted 302 tours welcoming 5,435 visitors.
What's New: Alumna Julieanna Hever Brings Plant-Based Nutrition Expertise to the CSUN Community
In a collaboration between the Marilyn Magaram Center and the College of Health and Human Development, the Friends of the Oviatt Library are pleased to welcome Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., C.P.T. back to the campus to share the essence of her bestselling book, Plant-Based Nutrition (Idiots Guide) 2nd Edition. Julieanna travels the globe to share her passion for healing and happiness through a whole food, plant-based diet.
Oviatt Spotlight: The Tom & Ethel Bradley Center
Did you know that the Tom & Ethel Bradley Center at CSUN has over one million images produced by Los Angeles-based photographers that document the social, cultural and political lives of the diverse communities of the Southern California region between the 1910s and the present? The archives, now held within the Oviatt Library, contain one of the largest collections of African American photographers west of the Mississippi and the most extensive collection in Southern California.
Thanks & Recognition: Gus and Erika Manders
It is with heavy hearts that we join the Manders family in remembering the life and legacy of CSUN alum Gus Manders, who passed away in December 2018 at the age of 97. The Oviatt Library is forever grateful for the generous contributions from Gus and his wife, Erika. Their active participation and thoughtful support over the last several years has facilitated library student employee scholarships, exhibit receptions, special lectures, rare books, and archival collections dealing with U.S. history, especially World War II history.
We Would Like You to Meet: The Bradley Center Team
Behind the scenes at the Tom & Ethel Bradley Center, you will find a driven and dedicated team working on a myriad of projects. The Center’s formal mission is to collect, preserve, and disseminate the visual history of the region with an emphasis on ethnic minority communities and photographers. The Bradley Center, featured in the Oviatt Spotlight article also promotes research, serves as a center for the exchange of ideas about our visual history, and contributes to the region’s educational efforts through our exhibitions, programs, and digital archives.
As you can imagine, it takes extensive coordination to accomplish these goals. Let’s meet the people who make it happen!
Building a Thriving Community
I have belonged to many different communities throughout my life. Sometimes communities are geographical in nature, and with that lens in mind, I have lived in over twenty different neighborhoods. But just as often, communities are seen through a different lens, whether ethnic, religious, gender identity, or other categories. Sometimes communities are fluid, and people can pass in and out easily, but other times they have rigid boundaries with circumscribed membership requirements.
The Oviatt Library is in many ways its own community. This community includes employees (such as our 90 staff and faculty and our 140 student assistants); campus faculty and staff; local users and supporters; and of course, the 38,000 CSUN students who make excellent use of our resources and services.