Bancroft Library 2016 Open House

Feb 08, 2016 | Categories: Events | Titangos

Roundtable: The Historical Background of the New Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Please join us for the first Bancroft Library Roundtable of the spring semester! It will take place in the Lewis-Latimer Room of The Faculty Club at noon on Thursday, February 18. Ann Harlow, an independent scholar, will present "The Historical Background of the New Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive."

Ann Harlow will speak about the rocky road the University of California has been on in developing art museums from the 1870s to today. She will show images of the various buildings where art has been exhibited, as well as others that were imagined on paper but never built. Ms. Harlow is the former director of the art museum at Saint Mary?s College, author of an article on the beginnings of San Francisco?s art museums, and curator of the current exhibition at the Berkeley Historical Society, ?Art Capital of the West?: Real and Imagined Art Museums and Galleries in Berkeley. She has used Bancroft resources for all of these projects as well as her book-in-progress, a dual biography of art patron Albert Bender and artist Anne Bremer.

We hope to see you there. The talks are free and open to the public.

Feb 08, 2016 | Categories: Events | Titangos

Bancroft now accepting applications for 2016 Fellowships and Awards

Application deadline is February 1, 2016 by 5pm. Submission instructions can be viewed here. See individual awards pages for details on eligibility and scope of funds.

The Bancroft Library Study Award assists advanced graduate students and is funded by the Friends of the Bancroft Library.

The Gunther Barth Fellowships supports undergraduate or graduate students researching the 19th-century history of the North American West.

The Reese Fellowship, available to qualified researchers, supports work relating to either systematic bibliography of any part of the Western Hemisphere, or any investigation of the history of the book in the Americas.

The Arthur J. Quinn Memorial Fellowships, established in memory of Professor of Rhetoric Arthur Quinn (1942-1997), support research by doctoral candidates in the history of California.

The Robert E. Levinson Fellowship, available to qualified researchers, supports original research relating to the depth and breadth of the Jewish experience in California from 1848 to 1915.

The Hill-Shumate Book Collecting Prize was established by Kenneth E. Hill and Albert Shumate to encourage Berkeley undergraduate students to collect books.

Center for the Tebtunis Papyri Travel Support provides grants to graduate students for travel to conference presentations and excavations related to papyrological study.

Jan 06, 2016 | Categories: Events | Titangos

Reading Room CLOSED for the holidays

The Bancroft Library is
December 22nd - January 5th.

Intersession hours will be in effect:
January 6th - 15th: 1pm - 5pm, Monday - Friday

Normal hours of operation will resume on January 19th. Please plan your research accordingly.

Dec 21, 2015 | Categories: News | Titangos

New Exhibition: The Grandeur of a Great Labor: The Building of the Panama Canal and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition

October 21, 2015 - February 26, 2016
The Bancroft Library Gallery
Monday - Friday, 10am-4pm

With highlights from the rich collections of The Bancroft Library, the exhibition examines the building of the Panama Canal and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the fair that celebrated the canal?s opening and the rise of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and fire. Exploring the grand endeavors of both enterprises, this centennial exhibition illustrates the global impact of the canal and of San Francisco?s emergence on the national and world stage, as well as the broad human effort that was required to realize both achievements.

Oct 19, 2015 | Categories: Exhibits | Titangos

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