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Claremont Colleges Library : 25 collections


	
	
Boynton Collection of Early Claremont

Morrill G. Boynton, Pomona College 1904, was an amateur photographer. His collection of glass plate negatives, housed in Honnold/Mudd Special Collections, candidly and personally capture aspects of life in Southern California, especially Los Angeles, Claremont, and Pomona College. Most of these images in the Boynton Collection were shot between about 1900 and 1905.

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Published by : Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections

Topics: history 

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Types: image 

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California Water Documents

The bulletins of the California Department of Water Resources and its predecessor agencies present findings from hundreds of investigations conducted throughout the years from one end of the State to the other.  The collection also contains materials pertaining to the creation and operation of the Central Valley Project, the California State Water Project, and their component units.

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Published by : Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections

Topics: history 

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Types: image text 

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Campi Phlegraei, Observations on the Volcanoes of the Two Sicilies

The two volumes of the Campi Phlegraei (1776) and the Supplement to the Campi Phlegraei (1779) provide a firsthand report from Sir William Hamilton which documents the late eighteenth century eruptions of Mount Vesuvius and are important to the science of volcanology due to the precise descriptions of the changes in the appearance of the volcano, the lava flows and other volcanic activity. Displayed here in their entirety, these books contain text in both English and French and 59 hand-colored plates with accompanying explanations.

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Published by : Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections

Topics: social science history geography 

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Types: image text 

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City of Claremont History Collection

The City of Claremont History Collection documents the development of Claremont from its boom years at the end of the nineteenth century to the present day. Composed of photographs over a one hundred year span, the collection provides a glimpse of Claremonts past through photographs of its buildings, neighborhoods, local landscape, and daily life. This project is a work in progress, so please check back for updates.

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Published by : Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections

Topics: history 

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Types: image 

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Claremont Colleges Photo Archive

Historical photographs from the five undergraduate colleges and two graduate universities of The Claremont Colleges are housed in the Libraries' Special Collections. As part of an ongoing digitization project, photographs depicting aspects of college life, buildings, and landscapes are digitized to provide online access to The Colleges' archival photographs for teaching and research.

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Published by : Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections

Topics: history 

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Types: image 

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Claremont Colleges Sustainability Archive

The archive contains materials related to the efforts at The Claremont Colleges to create a more sustainable campus, one that minimizes the colleges’ impacts on resources and the environment. Teams of faculty, staff, and students applied for funding as part of a three-year pilot-program to implement projects that assess the colleges’ environmental impacts, recommend and implement measures to limit adverse environmental impacts, and evaluate the success of those measures.

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Published by : Claremont Colleges

Topics: social science 

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Types: text image dataset moving image 

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Claremont Discourse Lectures

The Claremont Discourse Lecture Series was established in spring 1998. Its main function is as a forum for faculty at The Claremont Colleges to present current research, publications, and creative projects.

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Published by : Libraries of the Claremont Colleges

Topics: general works 

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Types: moving image 

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Dr. Walter Lindley Scrapbooks

The Lindley Scrapbooks were assembled by Dr. Walter Lindley (1852-1922), early resident of Los Angeles and prominent physician. Covering the period from 1861 to 1921, the scrapbooks are a testament to the impact Lindley had on the development of the city of Los Angeles. Included are letters from noteworthy members of Los Angeles society, clippings from regional newspapers, photographs, pamphlets, leaflets, and booklets.

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Published by : Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections

Topics: history 

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Edward Ellerker Williams Notebook

This manuscript notebook created by Edward Ellerker Williams (1793-1822) dating from about 1819-1820 was the notebook on which Williams was working just prior to his unfortunate fatal sailing accident with Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1821.  In his notebooks Williams recorded his travels during his stint in the Navy then afterward on the Continent with his friends and family, and are an important source for study of Shelley's last days.  This notebook contains many sketches, botanical specimens, fragments of poems, and one particular pencil portrait that might be of Shelley.

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Published by : Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections

Topics: history fine arts language and literature 

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Types: image text 

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Edward Vischer Drawings, Photographs and Other Material

A German born artist who immigrated first to Mexico and then to California, Edward Vischer (1809-1878), sketched and photographed California missions, trees, mountains, rural scenes, and mining operations in the second half of the 19th century. Honnold/Mudd Library Special Collections houses one of the largest collections of Vischer drawings, lithographs, albumen prints, and bound volumes.

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Published by : Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections

Topics: history fine arts 

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Types: image 

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Ernestine Schumann-Heink, a Contralto’s Legacy

Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1861-1936), renowned Austrian, naturalized American, contralto/mezzo soprano, was courted by the major composers of her day, including Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, and Johannes Brahms to perform their works. Thus, it is not surprising to find that over her long career she had collected more than 1,125 music manuscripts representing the work of 640 professional and amateur composers.

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Published by : Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections

Topics: fine arts history music 

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Types: image text 

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Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century

The collection is comprised of over 700 images of nineteenth-century fashion plates in the Macpherson Collection of the Ella Strong Denison Library at Scripps College. The full-color fashion plates were gathered from a variety of women's periodicals and other mass-circulating publications from 1789 to 1914. The images are primarily from France, Britain, America, and Spain, and depict scenes of nineteenth-century middle and upper-class life with an emphasis on the leisure practices of bourgeois women, men, and children.

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Published by : Ella Strong Denison Library

Topics: fine arts social science 

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Types: image 

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Growing a Digital Library

In 2003, the Libraries of the Claremont Colleges began growing a digital library by creating strategic plans, operating plans, background research, requests for proposals, user surveys, task forces and work groups. The collection continues to develop as the documents that are created in the process of running and expanding the Claremont Colleges Digital Library (CCDL) are revised, digitized and added to the collection.

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Published by : Claremont Colleges Digital Library

Topics: library science 

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Types: text 

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Handbook of the Indians of California

Originally published in 1925, this monograph is a representative work of Alfred L. Kroeber’s (1876-1960) contributions to American Indian ethnology. Kroeber’s handbook provides a comprehensive look at the Indians of California and offers a foundation for the ethnographical study of California’s Native American cultures.

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Published by : United States. Government Printing Office. Honnold Mudd Library

Topics: history geography. anthropology. recreation. 

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Types: text 

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Honnold Library Record

The Honnold Library Record was published by the Honnold Library Society between 1958 and 1975. The Record gives a glimpse at the collections and history of the Libraries of The Claremont Colleges.

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Published by : Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections

Topics: history library science 

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Types: text 

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Italian Renaissance Manuscript Collection

On view in this digital collection are eleven autograph, signed letters written between members of the Medici family of Florence and others in their social and political circles, including Angelo Poliziano, the Sforza family, Palla Strozzi, and Francesco Guicciardini. Written between 1426 and 1522, the letters touch on a number of issues urgent to the House of Medici including military campaigns, political associations, and the trials of family life.

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Published by : Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections

Topics: history 

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Types: text image 

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Larry Oglesby Collection

The Larry Oglesby Collection consists of 35 mm color slides of flora and fauna taken by Professor Larry Oglesby, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Pomona College. Taken in the field, the slides depict plants such as Sky Lupine or Field Mustard and animals such as the Pacific Pond Turtle and Killdeer. The photographs were taken primarily in California and Oregon but photographs of the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and other locations may also be found. Each item within the collection displays the color slide and Oglesby's notations on the slide mount.

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Published by : Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections

Topics: sciences 

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Types: image 

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Library Research, Publications and Events at The Claremont Colleges

Library Research, Publications and Events at The Claremont Colleges contains a variety of videos, and related materials, about the different activities that occur at the Libraries. Videos that depict the history of The Claremont Colleges and the libraries are also included in the collection. While many different activities occur at the libraries, two of the ongoing series include GIS Day and National Library Week.

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Published by : Claremont Colleges Library

Topics: library science general works 

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Types: moving image text 

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Matrimonial Investigation Records of the San Gabriel Mission

The matrimonial investigation records, or diligencias matrimoniales, are part of a collection of California materials gathered by William F. McPherson, an Orange County rancher, scholar and collector. Predominantly though not exclusively the records of Mission San Gabriel (other California missions are also represented), these investigations of the period 1788-1861 consist of notarized interviews with couples requesting marriage in the Roman Catholic Church. There are 165 investigations in all, with 173 men and 170 women being interviewed.

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Published by : Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections

Topics: history anthropology 

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Types: text 

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Murals of Northern Ireland

Images of murals from Northern Ireland, principally West Belfast, Republican and Loyalist, painted during the recent period of Troubles. The images are records which include historical representation, political standpoints, community concerns, forms of ideological address.

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Published by : Claremont Colleges Library

Topics: fine arts history social science 

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Types: image 

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N.A. Chandler Gold Rush Era Letters

The N. A. Chandler Gold Rush Era Letters collection consists of fifty-six handwritten letters from 1855 to 1872. Newton Amos Chandler (1818?-1880) wrote these letters from San Francisco and California mining camps, and Nevada silver and gold rush locations. These letters offer insights on life in San Francisco, Virginia City, Civil War opinions in California and Nevada, and the opportunities and discouragements of a prospector. In addition, Chandler's letters provide some information on the settling of Nevada, Native American interactions, and the mining history of Northern California and Nevada.

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Published by : Ella Strong Denison Library

Topics: history 

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Types: text 

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Philbrick Library Collection of Theater Letters

Geraldine Womack and Norman D. Philbrick Library of Dramatic Arts and Theatre History is a major research collection on the history of English and American drama of the late seventeenth through the early nineteenth centuries. The digital collection includes the correspondence and printed ephemera by some of the greatest names in English theater, including David Garrick, Edmund Kean, Sarah Siddons, the several members of the Kemble family, Henry Irving, and Ellen Terry.

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Published by : Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections

Topics: history 

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Types: image 

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Pomona College Organic Farm Archive

This archive contains materials which describe the complex aspects of the Pomona College Organic Farm’s history since the late 1990s. The Farm began as a guerilla movement by a group of students in 1998 who were composting food waste from the dining halls in an open spot in the Wash on Pomona College’s campus. They began to plant crops and fruit trees in this area and slowly expanded the Farm site, leading to some tensions with the administration. In the mid-2000s, students and faculty successfully formalized the Farm boundaries and established the Farm as a part of the Environmental Analysis program at Pomona College.

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Published by : Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections

Topics: history 

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Twentieth Century Posters

Special Collections has amassed an excellent collection of 20th century political posters which document a variety of causes and movements worldwide. Nations have used posters as a means of communicating political ideology to their own populace; at times of war posters have been used to procure recruits, money, and resources to sustain the military campaigns. The posters held by Special Collections are focused in these areas: the U.S. during World War I and World War II, the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945), the Cultural Revolution in China (1966-1976), and post-WWII Soviet Union.

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Published by : Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections

Topics: social science history fine arts general works political science 

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Types: image still image 

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Wheeler Scrapbook Collection

The Wheeler Scrapbooks were a gift of Frank Wheeler, a real estate businessman, to The Claremont Colleges, and they chronicle life at Pomona College and in the city of Claremont from 1884 to 1938. The Scrapbooks were assembled with the assistance of Pomona College faculty member Edwin Charles Norton, as well as various other members of the community who provided items.

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Published by : Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections

Topics: religion social science history geography political science 

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Types: image text still image 

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