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World's Fairs Archive to be Digitized

Major World’s Fairs Archive to be Digitized

Adam Matthew, a digital publisher of unique primary source collections, has announced a new project to digitize one of the largest World’s Fairs collections in the world: the Donald G. Larson Collection of International Expositions and Fairs housed in the Henry Madden Library.

We are thrilled to be partnering with Adam Matthew on their forthcoming world’s fair digital collection. It’s an honor to have our collection selected as the foundation for this new collaborative project,” commented Tammy Lau, Head of Special Collections in the Madden Library.

World’s fairs and exhibitions were the home of innovation and invention, gathering together international communities and cultures for over 160 years. Each fair had a huge impact on both the host city, in terms of an architectural legacy, and on the millions of individuals who visited.

Donald G. Larson, founder of the core collection for Adam Matthew’s new project, was so moved by his experience of visiting the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1940 that he has been accumulating world’s fairs material ever since.  His collection is an extensive and varied agglomeration of documents, pamphlets, photographs, and memorabilia which covers a huge number of fairs from 1851 on, even including fairs that were planned but never held. He donated the collection to Fresno State in 1972.

 

Fresno State yearbooks & newspapers online

Fresno State Yearbooks and Newspaper Archive now Online

Fresno State yearbooks from 1911 to 1991 and the student newspaper, The Collegian, are now online as part of the Madden Library's digitized collections. 

Yearbooks: Creating a yearbook was a time-honored tradition for Fresno State students from 1911 to 1991 (with a gap from 1972-1975).  First called "The Prospect" (1911-1921), then "The Collegian" (1922-1923), and finally "Campus" (1924-1991), the yearbook was a memento and memory book for students to look back on the past academic year and to reminisce about good times. After 1970, the yearbooks became much smaller and only included the graduating class of seniors. By 1992, the yearbooks ceased to exist, a relic of days gone by. However, this collection of Fresno State yearbooks stands as a treasure trove of photographs, information, and memories. See http://cdmweb.lib.csufresno.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/yrbk. There is also a set of yearbooks in the main stacks of the Henry Madden Library (available for check out) and in the University Archives in the Special Collections Research Center on the Library's 4th floor, South Wing (for in-house use). 

Newspapers: The Collegian is the student-run newspaper committed to complete, fair, and accurate journalism. Students present their perspectives on news, opinion, sports, features/ entertainment, and more. The mission of The Collegian has always been to motivate its readers to think critically and to react perceptively. It operates as a laboratory classroom and a training ground for students interested in print and online journalism. 

The Henry Madden Library houses the complete collection of The Collegian on microfilm going back to 1922. The Library has digitized the entire microfilm collection from 1922-1998, now available online at http://cdmweb.lib.csufresno.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/collegia

 

Relocation of Japanese Americans During WWII

Relocation of Japanese Americans During World War II
 

The Madden Library's Special Collections Research Center has an online exhibit in commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of Executive Order 9066 signed by President Roosevelt on February 19, 1942. The Order authorized the forced relocation of mostly Japanese Americans on the West Coast during World War II to assembly centers and then, later, to internment camps throughout the United States.

 

Special Collections Book Arts exhibit

The Art of the Book
 

The Madden Library’s Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce its latest exhibit, “The Book Arts, or The Art of the Book, Being a Sampling from the Middle Ages through the Present.” The exhibit is an exploration of the ways in which books have been constructed over the centuries and the component parts and concepts that are important in book making. It also showcases books as art in and of themselves, apart from their content. A companion piece of the exhibit is the oldest book in the Madden Library, printed in 1474.

The exhibit may be viewed in the Woodward Family Special Collections Reading Room on the 4th floor of the South Wing of the Library, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Photo caption: This book, De humani coporis fabrica (printed in 1568), was donated by Dr. Roger Larson (1924--2013), a well-known Fresno physician, educator, and humanist. The book is an important part of medical and scientific history and has a place of pride in the current exhibit.