Tune in to KAET (Channel tonight, Monday June 2 at 7pm, for the new program Arizona Memories of the 70’s . This new documentary incorporates many photos and newsclips from the the ASU Libraries’ Arizona Collection, the Chicano Research Collection and the University Archives. Dr. Christine Marin, curator of the Chicano Research Collection, contributes an on screen interview, and clips of this interview are featured in the program. Chris shares her memories of Cesar Chavez and Arizona, especially the Cesar Chavez fast in 1972 at the Santa Rita hall in Phoenix.
Don’t miss the best of the Arizona history decade shows produced by KAET. Can’t watch on Monday? This episode is scheduled to be repeated on Sunday June 8 at 3:30pm.
In early 2008, ASU’s West campus was selected as a “Point of Pride” by the Phoenix Pride Commission. The honor, which is awarded every four years, recognizes a landmark or attraction unique to and located within the city that evokes a sense of pride among area residents. Join West campus leaders, staff and alumni in a discussion about what truly makes the West campus a point of pride.
Professor of Music Eckart Sellheim joins guest host Anali Perry and ASU Music Library Head Dr. Christopher Mehrens to discuss the summer 2008 exhibit, “Just the Facs Ma’am: Les Basses Danses of Marguerite of Austria and other music facsimiles from the collections of the ASU Libraries and Professor Sellheim.
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Facsimiles are books that attempt to recreate the appearance of original manuscripts. They are used by scholars as tools for study or investigation when they do not have access to original materials.
This exhibit, located in the ASU Music Library, explores the wide variety of music facsimiles found in the collections of the ASU Libraries and Professor Eckart Sellheim of the ASU School of Music. The centerpieces of the exhibit are two facsimiles of manuscripts that were prepared for Marguerite of Austria (1480-1530) a chanson album (Brussels manuscript 11239), and a collection of basses danses (Brussels manuscript 9085). The display also features facsimiles of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Mozart’s Magic Flute, Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.
The exhibit will be available from May 5 until August 8, 2008.
Fletcher Library Hosts Exhibit Sponsored by New College and of the Office of Congressman Trent Franks
One hundred high school students have submitted entries for the Congressional District High School Arts Contest. Each will be competing for an opportunity to have their work displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year. All entries reside in the Second Congressional District. (More information) http://www.west.asu.edu/publicaffairs/publicrelations/newsreleases.cfm?a=546
The artwork is on display on third floor of Fletcher Library on ASU’s West campus through May.
Image: The Red Umbrella
Alex Cude, Lake Havasu High School
Student teams from the College of Teacher Education and Leadership on ASU’s West campus recently swept the top prizes of the iCademy video competition at the 2008 Microcomputers in Education Conference held at the Tempe campus. Students from these teams utilized LibGuides (ECT313 and TEL313) and library instruction crafted for them by Education Liasion librarian Ann Ewbank, of the Fletcher Library. In recognizing the students’ achievement Ewbank said, “I’m very proud of our innovative students and faculty, and even prouder that they incorporated ASU Libraries resources that led to their success!”
We are happy to extend our congratulations to this talented group of students.
In celebration of International Museum Day (May 18), the ASU Museums, Galleries and Collections are offering several presentations on May 16 on the Tempe campus. The Luhrs Gallery and the Arizona Historical Foundation will be co-hosting presentations of their exhibits from 1:30 – 2:30pm on the 4th floor of Hayden Library.
The Arizona Historical Foundation will feature “Murder & Mayhem: The Strange Saga of Winnie Ruth Judd,” an exhibit of more than 100 photos from the famous 1930s “Trunk Murderess” case. The Luhrs Gallery will feature the exhibit, “Desert Diamonds: Arizona’s Favorite Pastime,” about the history of baseball in the Southwest, and includes photographs, sports ephemera, uniforms, equipment and artifacts related to baseball from Territorial times through last year’s ASU participation in the College World Series.
Please join us and explore these fascinating exhibits.
We would like to alert Hayden Library patrons to the Memorial Union Plaza Renovation project currently underway directly to the south of Hayden Library. This major construction project will result in increased shade and seating for the campus community. The construction process is scheduled in two phases, with the bulk of work to be completed between May 12 and August 1, 2008. It will be completed over winter break with the final installation of shade canopies. We anticipate significant noise and vibration disruptions in the southern sections of Hayden Library throughout the summer. As the schedule currently exists work will be conducted from sunrise to mid-afternoon each day.
Library users who would like suggestions for alternate quiet study areas, are encouraged to consult the Circulation or Reference desk, located on the lower concourse/entrance level of Hayden Library. We will be happy to assist you.
For more information about the Memorial Union construction projects, please see the following news articles: