What Treasures can be Found in Meriam Library Special Collections?

October is Archives Month and Meriam Library, Special Collections is celebrating with an exhibit “Celebrating Archives Month: Selections from Special Collections,” located on the second floor of the library, between the main staircase and the elevators. The exhibit features a replica of diseño of Rancho Arroyo Chico, 1846 with a hand drawn map by John Bidwell, Anti-Chinese League Minute Book, 1894-1895, brochures for Diamond Match homes, 1927, a hand written cookbook open to a recipe for marshmallow pudding, 1922-1937, historic photographs, scrapbooks, and much more. These one of a kind items depict just a sampling of the unique materials found in Special Collections.

Special Collections holds books, maps, historic photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, correspondence, manuscripts, business records, and rare books pertaining to the 12 county region known as “Northeastern California”. Visit us on the third floor of the library and take a journey through California’s past. For more information on this exhibit contact Pam Nett Kruger at x6213.

More information about Special Collections is available online.

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