Monday, July 28, 2008

the future Hannon Library

Here's an extreme modified "Dave Hill" view of the new library.

Dave Hill images to Archives!

Last week we took in more images from the office of the University Photographer. These include film work by Dave Hill while he was on staff from 2000 - 2002. Seen here (2 1/4" x 7" Fuji RDPIII) is Howard Lavick and his students from the LMU School of Film and Animation.

A view of the Hannon Library from Rains Hall exit

The new library will be the first thing students will see leaving Rains Hall or McCarthy dorms and heading up campus. No excusing overdue books!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Furnishing the library of the future Pt. 2

In 1917 the Loyola College Library was decorated by architect Thomas Franklin Power.

Furnishing the library of the future

The architects are holding meetings with the librarians this week regarding furnishing the Hannon Library. Here's Charles Willson Peale pulling back the curtain at his American Museum in Philadelphia around 1786.

Google's encyclopedia

In the wake of Google shares first losing quarter, the Mountain View crew have now announced an online encyclopedia authored and signed by experts.

Free to a good home

The archive is looking for a spot on campus for an unusual discard. Recently LMU Public Safety Officer Chester Nichols rescued this 5' x 30' latex on oil cloth painting from disposal. Perhaps it could be useful for a student club or campus organization? Contact LMU Archives for further info.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Images of Mexico

This summer the Archives received a transfer from LMU's Campus Ministry of a 35mm color photo slide collection of numerous trips to Mexico and Central America during the mid-Eighties. The trips were arranged by the photographer and Assistant Chaplain Fernando Moreno to draw attention to the plight of the poor in Mexico and Nicaragua. Most notable are images of the La Estacion settlement, orphanages, and the Cuernavaca settlement and site of the Cortes palace. An as yet to be identified artist also created ink transparencies of many of these same sites.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

News from Beverly Hills Public Library

Fellow member of the LA As Subject Forum Gail Stern from the Beverly Hills Public Library has created FBI Memorabilia Celebrating A Century 1908-2008. On public display from July to August 2008.