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Events, Exhibits, and Displays in the Leatherby Libraries
During 2017-2018


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 selected listing of upcoming events in the Leatherby Libraries.



My One and Only: American Love Letters from the Civil War to the Iraq War
Display Dates: February 12 – August, 31, 2018
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Selections from the Jonathan Silent Film Collection
Exhibit Dates: September 5 – December 1, 2017
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Fourth Floor
Curated by Kristina Agopian

Selections from the Miniature Book Collections
Exhibit Dates: August 28 – December 1, 2017
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Fourth Floor
Curated by Rand Boyd, Special Collections and Archives Librarian

“Two Artists and a Collector” Ex-libris Selections from the Audrey Arellanes Bookplate Collection
Exhibit Dates: August 28 – December 1, 2017
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Fourth Floor
Curated by Rand Boyd, Special Collections and Archives Librarian

“Chapman and Freemasonry” Masonic Treasures from the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
Exhibit Dates: September 5 – December 1, 2017
Leatherby Libraries, Fourth Floor Hallway
Curated by Brett Fisher, Chair of Library Systems and Technology Division

Season’s Greetings, Soldier!
Exhibition Dates: December 6, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Center for American War Letters
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Reading Revamp
By Chapman University Graphic Design Students from Professor Rachelle W. Chuang’s Book Design Class
Exhibition Dates: December 7, 2017 – February 28, 2018
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Fourth Floor

Beyond Human: Emotion and AI
In collaboration with Interstices 2018
Display Dates: January 25 – April 30, 2018
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

The Bard on Campus
Display Dates: January 25 – May 11, 2018
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Fourth Floor

A Library Display Celebrating Chinese New Year: The Year of the Dog
Curated by Hakeem Wakil ’20
Display Dates: February 8 – February 28, 2018
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room
Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor

Celebrating Shakespeare
Curated by Taylor Greene
Display Dates: February 14 – February 28, 2018
Leatherby Libraries, First Floor

Othello: The Moor of Venice
A discussion featuring Professors Tom Bradac and Kent Lehnhof from the College of Performing Arts
Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Selections from the 12th Annual Book Sale
Curated by Norm Lee with the help of Kenzie Saleh ‘19
Display Dates: February 28, 2018 – April 6, 2018
Leatherby Libraries, First Floor

Celebrating Women’s History Month
Curated by Hakeem Wakil ‘20
On display: March 1 – March 31, 2018
Leatherby Libraries, First Floor

Expanding Imagination: The Art of Pop-up and Movable Books
Exhibition Dates: April 2 – May 31, 2018
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Fourth Floor

Community of Readers 2018
Display Dates: May 21 – August 22, 2018
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

“Stanton: Lincoln's War Secretary” featuring Author Walter Stahr
Thursday, September 7, 2017 • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

“A Million Voices…” Featured Collections of the Million Letters Campaign
Exhibit Dates: September 22 – December 22, 2017
Center for American War Letters (B03)
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Celebrating Chapman’s Discover Research & Arts Week (DRAW)
In partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (OURCA)

  • Reception for Tabula Poetica: Poetry Reading by Ada Limón
    Monday, October 2, 2017, 7 p.m.
    Center for American War Letters (B03), Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

  • Breakfast in the Archives
    Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Center for American War Letters (B03), Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

The Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration
In Partnership with University Advancement
October 6 – 7, 2017
  • Center for American War Letters Archives
    Friday, October 6, 2017 and Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Center for American War Letters (B03) and the Huell Howser Archives (B11)
    Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

  • California’s Gold Exhibit and Huell Howser Archives
    Friday, October 6, 2017 and Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Huell Howser Archives (B11), Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

  • Faculty Master Class: Truth or Lies? A Reading & Discussion of Real and Unreal Characters
    Saturday, October 7, 2017, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
    Center for American War Letters (B03), Lower Level, Leatherby Libraries

  • Chapman Family Author Showcase & Book Sale
    College Tailgate Zone
    Saturday, October 7, 2017, 4 - 6 p.m.
    Aitken Arts Plaza, Musco Center for the Arts

  • Huell Howser Screening: “A Golden State of Mind”
    Saturday, October 7, 2017, 3 - 4 p.m.
    Huell Howser Archives (B11), Lower Level, Leatherby Libraries

  • Leatherby Libraries Open House
    Saturday, October 7, 2017 12:30 – 4 p.m.
    Leatherby Libraries, All Floors

“Beauty in the City: The Ashcan School” featuring Dr. Robert A. Slayton
In partnership with the Department of History and the Hilbert Museum of California Art
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 • 6 – 8 p.m.
The Hilbert Museum of California Art
167 N. Atchison Street, Orange, CA 92866
Located across the street from the Orange Metrolink Train Station
Video Link

J. Alfred Prufrock: One Hundred Years Later
A poetry lecture presented by Chapman University Presidential Fellow Dr. Marjorie Perloff
Monday, October 23 • 5 - 7 p.m.
Center for American War Letters
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Music in the Malloy
Performers from Professor Jeff Cogan’s studio
Friday, November 10, 2017 • 12 p.m.
Malloy Performance Portico
Leatherby Libraries, Third Floor

Writing about War in America
The Experience of German Soldiers During the American War of Independence
Featuring Dr. Daniel Krebs from the University of Louisville in Kentucky
Monday, November 13, 2017 • 5 p.m.
Center for American War Letters
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Leaving War on a Bridge of Words
Presented by Carolyn Forché
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 • 7 p.m.
Center for American War Letters
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

The Positronic Man Book Club Meeting
In collaboration with Interstices 2018 - Beyond Human: Emotion and AI
Meeting #1 Thursday, February 1 • 12 p.m.
Meeting #2 Thursday, February 8 • 5 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

My One and Only: American Love Letters from the Civil War to the Iraq War
Opening Reception: Monday, February 12, 2018 • 6 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Golden Parks: Huell Howser
Exhibition Dates: March 4 – May 13, 2018
Exhibition Opening: Sunday, March 4 • 1 - 3 p.m.
Palm Court Arts Complex
Orange County Great Park

Growing up Patton: An Intimate Portrait
March 5, 2018 • 6 – 8 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Leatherby Libraries 12th Annual Book Sale
April 5 - 6, 2018
Campus-Only Sale: Thursday, April 5, 2018 • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Campus Community Day: Friday, April 6, 2018 • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Leatherby Libraries, First Floor

Hitler in Los Angeles
In partnership with the Department of History
Thursday, April 5, 2018 • 7 - 9 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Literary PUB(lishing) CRAWL
In partnership with the Department of English
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 • 4 - 8 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Artiscopic Cellular Art: Gallery Walkthrough with the Artist
Dr. Mohammad Kamal (KIMO)
Saturday, April 14, 2018 • 1 - 3 p.m.
Health Sciences Study Commons
Chapman University Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus
Exhibition Catalog

The History of Pop-Up and Movable Books by Margaret Class
John and Margaret Class Lecture Series
Inaugural Lecture
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 • 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives

Feet to the Fire: Finding My Soul in Success
A Book Conversation with author Kathy Gardarian
Thursday, April 26, 2018 • 6 – 8 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel
The Fish Interfaith Center

Leatherby Libraries Undergraduate Research Prize Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, May 2, 2017 • 2 – 4 p.m.
Center for American War Letters
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Avoid a Polar Situation: The Jasper Johns - Frank O’Hara - John Cage Intersection in the ‘60s
A lecture presented by Chapman University Presidential Fellow Dr. Marjorie Perloff
Wednesday, May 2 • 4 - 6 p.m.
Center for American War Letters
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Heartbeat of Mexico: Big Ideas
All lectures are held in the Center for American War Letters Archives, Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level.

Mexicans at Work: How Mexican Ethnicity Becomes Part of the Workday
With Dr. Ruben Espinoza
Thursday, April 19, 2018 • 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Día de Los Muertos: From Aztec Mythology to Disney’s Coco
With Dr. Rafael Luévano
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 • 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Where is Mozlandia? Morissey Fans in the Borderlands
With Dr. Melissa M. Hidalgo
Thursday, April 26, 2018 • 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Booming Bandas of Los Angeles: Women Musicians in Oaxacan Philharmonic Brass Bands
With Dr. Xóchitl C. Chávez
Thursday, May 3, 2018 • 6 – 7:30 p.m.

The Trailblazing Women of Mariachi
With Dr. Leonor Xóchitl Pérez
Thursday, May 10, 2018 • 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Leatherby Libraries Community of Readers
Win prizes for your summer reading!
Dates: May 21, 2018 – August 22, 2018
First Brown Bag Lunch: Wednesday, June 20 • 12 p.m.
Second Brown Bag Lunch: Wednesday, July 25 • 12 p.m.
Last day to submit reviews: Tuesday, August 21
End of the Program Party: Wednesday, August, 22 • 12 p.m.
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries, Lower Level

Chapman Staff Art Exhibition
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 7 • 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Exhibit Dates: May 30 – August 30, 2018
Leatherby Libraries Hall of Art
Leatherby Libraries, First Floor




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