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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

Assistive Services

Requests for accommodation services (e.g., sign language interpreters or transcribers) must be made at least five (5) business days in advance. Please call (818) 677-2638 in advance of the event.