For this exhibition, marking the thirty-seventh anniversary of the Library’s Special Collections, we have searched the vault for those one-of-a-kind pieces that have never or seldom been on display. Here is your chance to see unique books, letters, costumes, maps, sculptures, paintings, engravings and manuscripts. A big thank you to the many donors who have contributed to Special Collections over the years.
Some pieces you will enjoy:
- A contemporary account of the shootout at the OK corral
- The first written alphabet: a 4,000-year-old Sumerian cuneiform
- Opera Singer Helen Traubel’s gown
- A 13th-century manuscript Bible
- Banquet ticket and menu for Charles Dickens on the eve of his U.S. Tour
- A first Edition of Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary
Parking is $8.00. For more information about parking please see Visitor Information.
To arrange assistance for persons with disabilities, including interpreters for deaf and hard of hearing persons, please call (818) 677-2638 in advance of the event.