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Past Exhibitions

  • YWCA of Los Angeles Girl Reserves
  • What She Said: 100 Years of Women's Civic and Community Engagement

    Library Exhibit Gallery

    August 31, 2018 to July 31, 2019

    Civic engagement, or advocacy on behalf of the public, has long been a critical component of American life. While American women have been involved in public life for centuries, their early engagement was typically via male relatives. It was not until the 19th century that women truly entered the public sphere, engaging in public discourse around specific issues as a bloc. While these early actions helped women learn the power of civic participation, the 19th and early 20th century's suffrage movement, in which women engaged in advocacy and activism...

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  • Selected items from Sources of Inquiry exhibit
  • Sources of Inquiry: Exploring the Foundations of Primary & Archival Research

    Library Exhibit Gallery

    August 31, 2017 to July 1, 2018

    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. Their great strength and challenge as research materials is that they present information without providing interpretation, analysis, or evaluation. Indeed, those who engage with primary and archival sources often encounter information not seen or considered by others. As a result, they can conduct original analysis, advance new arguments, and draw unique conclusions.

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  • Jack Kirby @ 100: A Centennial Exhibit

    Music & Media

    August 25, 2017 to October 1, 2017

    "Jack Kirby @ 100," an exhibit of comic books and prints at the Oviatt Library, commemorates the centenary of the famed artist known for co-creating the Marvel Universe.

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  • California's Call: The Lure and Lore of the Golden State

    Library Exhibit Gallery

    January 16, 2015 to December 23, 2015

    From the United States' earliest days the American West was lauded as a land of uncharted opportunity, with westward expansion the nation's ultimate destiny. California's mid-19th-century Gold Rush helped engender the myth of the state's endless possibilities. Late-19th-century descriptions of California as the "Land of Promise" and "Golden State" serve as further evidence of California's mythos and role in the American psyche as a place of affluence and growth.

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