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One of a Kind: Celebrating Thirty-seven Years of Special Collections

October 19, 2010 to July 22, 2011
Library Exhibit Gallery

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

Visitor Information

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.