» News, Events and Exhibits

The Leatherby Libraries offers programming and exhibits throughout the year that complement and enhance the curriculum, study, and research interests at Chapman. The Art, Exhibits and Events Committee (AEEC) is a dedicated group of library staff who volunteer their time to bring programming to life. The following is a listing of upcoming events in the Leatherby Libraries.

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Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions and Displays

Telling Stories: One Room at a Time
Virtual exhibit:  https://scalar.chapman.edu/scalar/leatherby-libraries-story-rooms/index
This virtual exhibit tells the stories behind six of the Leatherby Libraries story rooms: the Virginia G. Carson, Ph.D. Group Study Room, the Sikhs and Sikhism in America Group Study Room, the Mendez v. Westminster Group Study Room, the Italian Heritage Archive Group Study Room in Honor of John N. LaCorte, the Henri Temianka Archives Multimedia Room, and the Frederic J. Kakis, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus Group Study Room. -- View exhibit flyer

The Library at Chapman University: A Historical Look
Virtual exhibit:  https://scalar.chapman.edu/scalar/leatherby-libraries-story-rooms/index
This virtual exhibit is part of the yearlong celebration in 2021 of Chapman University's 160th anniversary, and chronicles the story of the library at Chapman over the years, beginning with the Stauffer Memorial Library in the early years, moving to the Thurmond Clarke Memorial Library, and finishing with what makes the Leatherby Libraries unique. -- View exhibit flyer

Temianka Talks Music: Lectures from a Virtuoso
Virtual exhibit: https://scalar.chapman.edu/scalar/temianka/index
This virtual exhibit explores the career of Henri Temianka (1906–1992), who, in 1946, co-founded the Paganini Quartet, an American virtuoso string quartet, which won acclaim for its 1947 recording of Beethoven's String Quartets No. 7 - 9, Opus 59, “Rasumovsky.” A gifted violinist, conductor, author, and music educator, Temianka broke classical taboos by casually lecturing about the musical genre right from the stage during performances. Research for this digital exhibit was generously supported by Dr. Daniel Temianka.


Permanent and Long-term Exhibits and Displays in the Leatherby Libraries

California's Gold Exhibit

The joy that the late TV legend Huell Howser shared with generations of Californians infuses a new permanent exhibit, sponsored by the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level 

Center for American War Letters Archives

The Center for American War Letters Archives actively preserves and promotes the research of original correspondence and other materials from all American conflicts; from the American War for Independence through the present day.

Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level  

Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library

The library's permanent and rotating exhibits tell of the individual lives affected, and all too often ended, by the Holocaust. 

Leatherby Libraries, 4th Floor


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