We’re open!

Woodstock; Life magazine, August, 1969

On this gorgeous, sunny and seventy-eight last day of the spring semester, as the throng of students and traffic jam of big orange bins crowds the halls at 15 West … Special Collections is (ahem) evidently not the first thing on the minds of most. However, we’d like to humbly remind students, faculty and members of the community that summer can be an excellent time for uninterrupted research! Why not spend a cool, peaceful afternoon exploring the collection? We’re air conditioned!

We keep regular office hours, Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 4:30, until mid-August, when the library closes for the last two weeks of the month.

For the globetrotters, the image below is a map of “Art Forms of the Pacific Area” by Miguel Covarrubias, part of a large format set of maps of the Pacific region called “Pageant of the Pacific” completed for the San Francisco International Exposition in 1935. At first glance this looks like a standard elementary school map, but these have infinitely more character than most due to the jazz age styling of Covarrubias.

-posted by Ariel Bordeaux

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Covarrubias map

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