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Yearbook portrait of Benton James

ASU archivists hoping to learn more about early African American students

The eyes grab you first. They stare at you from the black-and-white photo, soft and, it seems, inquisitive. Zoom out, and you notice the man’s appearance. Well-dressed in a suit jacket, a white dress shirt and a tie that is knotted perfectly. His hair is short. His name is Benton James and, in 1924,...

A screenshot of PolicyMap showing the median rent in Tempe for a two-bedroom apartment

Database Discovery: Mapping demographic data with PolicyMap

Do you need to find demographic or statistical data for a research paper or thesis project?  If you are searching for data about population, ethnicity, income, housing, education, marital status, and many more topics, PolicyMap is the library database for you.  Here are five things to know about P...

Bryan Newland speaking at the Labriola Center

Assistant secretary of Indian affairs visits with students at Labriola Center

On Monday, Feb. 19 Byan Newland, assistant secretary of Indian affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior, visited Arizona State University’s Tempe campus Monday to talk with students and tour the Labriola Center. Newland spoke about the importance of Native voices being part of policy discussio...

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New Book Arts Studio opens at Hayden Library

ASU Library has a new book arts space for the ASU community! The new Book Arts Studio is located on the third floor of Hayden Library on the Tempe campus. This unique studio space offers a variety of materials the community can use for projects like books and printmaking. “From printmaking to crea...

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Celebrate Love Data Week 2024

Join the ASU Library Research Support Team and the Knowledge Enterprise Research Data Management Office as we celebrate all types of data during Love Data Week 2024  from Feb. 12 to the 16th.  Have you ever felt your data doesn't get the love it deserves? Have you found data you thought was worth b...

Section of the map showcasing the island of New Guinea. The western half was 'Netherlands New Guinea' while the eastern half was split in two with North East New Guinea to the north and the Australian state of Paupa to the south.

New Web Index: 1959 World Less Polar Regions

A new web map, 1959 World Less Polar Regions, is now live on ASU GeoData. The web map indexes a newly digitized series of maps produced by the Army Map Service in 1959. The maps depict the world at the small scale of 1:11,000,000, while featuring many interesting features and some peculiarities. ...

Curator unboxing archival materials from the Theatre for Youth and Community Collection

Theatre for Youth and Community Collection still in spotlight after all these years

As far as performing arts collections go, Arizona State University has been a star attraction for more than four decades. Its Theatre for Youth and Community Collection is the largest, most utilized and internationally renowned youth-theater repository in the world, according to university official...

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‘Unlock your curiosity’ at ASU Open Door

Visit the ASU Library at Open Door 2024! This annual open house is where visitors of all ages can participate in hands-on activities and explore laboratories, living collections, museums and advanced learning spaces.  When you open the door to one of our ASU Library locati...

Archival photographs and materials displayed on a table.

Child Drama Collection renamed to Theatre for Youth and Community Collection

A recent name change is bringing new energy to a renowned ASU Library collection. The ASU Library’s Child Drama Collection was renamed the Theatre for Youth and Community Collection. Founded in 1979, the collection is the world's largest archival repository of manuscripts, ephemera and educational m...