new exhibit -- Memory Keepers

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above: from John Myers' travel journal, from Ohio to San Francisco

Memory Keepers
September 16, 2010-November 5, 2010
Honnold/Mudd Library

The focus of this exhibition is personal diaries and journals, some of the unique primary sources Special Collections is privileged to collect and preserve for research and teaching. Each diary selected reflects the events, the mood, and the perception of reality experienced by the writers and bear historical witness to what life was like during particular periods.

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above: from H.T. Douglas' Personal Journal of World War I

The diaries and journals on view are from our holdings of personal papers and family archives, company records, Colleges' archives, and other manuscript collections. These collections contain rich personal stories of China in the early 20th century, the American Civil War, gold fields of Alaska, travels in 19th century America, Victorian theater, and other historical moments and events.

FMI: Special Collections, 909-607-3977 and spcoll@cuc.claremont.edu