The Transportation Library will be open reduced hours, from 12 noon to 5 pm, on Friday, December 8.
Wednesday, December 6
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA
Appearances by Anthony Bliss - Curator, Rare Books & Literary Manuscripts, The Bancroft Library, & Stephen Vincent
THE BANCROFT LIBRARY at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the finest special collections libraries in the country. Established in the 1850’s by San Francisco book dealer Hubert Howe Bancroft, the library was acquired by the University in 1905. The library contains millions of rare books, historic and literary manuscripts, diaries and letters, original paintings, photographs, and artifacts. Within its walls live pieces of history, from fragments of papyrus excavated from ancient Tebtunis, Egypt to original correspondence from Thomas Jefferson announcing Meriwether Lewis’s expedition to the "West Ocean" in 1803: from Mark Twain to Dorothea Lang to Rosie the Riveter, the Bancroft Library has something for everyone.
This Centennial Guide to its extraordinary history, spectacular special collections, research pleasures, its amazing future and how it works.
Melvyl, the catalog for all UC campus libraries, will be down for maintenance for a brief period starting at 10pm on Wednesday, October 29.
The California Colloquium on Water presents
"When the Environment and Politics Collide: Recent Developments in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta"
Environmental Reporter, Contra Costa Times
December 5, 2006
5:30 - 7:00pm
Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 250
(Corner of Hearst and LeRoy)
Meet the speaker at a reception at the Water Resources Center Archives,
4:45pm - 5:30pm.
Light refreshments will be served.
In early 2005, scientists noticed that fish populations in the Delta were mysteriously collapsing. It was the latest and loudest environmental alarm for what is perhaps the most important source of water in a state that this utterly dependent on being able to move water around. The ecological crisis in the Delta was also a sign that the policies in place to protect the Delta and California’s water supply were failing. Contra Costa Times reporter Mike Taugher will talk about the environmental and public policy problems confronting the Delta and the ongoing efforts to resolve them.
For more information, contact the Water Resources Center Archives at (510) 642-2666 or email@example.com, or check out the Colloquium web site.
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