Location & Hours:
LMU's Department of Archives & Special Collections is located on the third floor the William H. Hannon Library. We are open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm and welcome researchers from both the LMU community and the general public.
Use of the department's materials is by appointment only. To make an appointment call 310-338-5710 or email Special.Collections@lmu.edu. Please make your appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Our exhibit gallery is open to the public during our business hours.
Before Wiebers and his students took on the project, relatively little was known about the sumptuous vestments within the Ygnacio del Valle Family Collection- or the richness of their context. Donated by Josefa del Valle de Forster in the 1940s, the vestments were used in the family's chapel on their homestead, Rancho Camulos. Read more...
The library is very happy to have a guest blogger this week, LMU senior Michael Madrinkian, who is writing to us from London:
Hello from England, LMU! It’s my third day since coming here to research for my senior thesis. I began work on the project at the beginning of the summer, and have finally made it here. My research involves an anonymous, 16th century manuscript, held by our own Hannon Library’s special collections. The manuscript, entitled The Riche Cheyne, contains all of the Biblical books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. Read more...
Library student employee Christiana Davis recently worked with Special Collections Metadata Librarian, Rachel Wen-Paloutzian, to select postcards and write display caption for the summer exhibit. After viewing and exploring postcards of various topics, Davis chose postcards representing alcohol advertisements.