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Bulletin 112 is now out!

Our latest issue features a variety of articles from an infamous duel to the CA State Library’s advocacy for early childhood education, plus news and notes.  View bulletin #112 >>

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CSL at the State Fair

The State Library will again have a booth at the California State Fair this July. This year the theme is the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The display will be in the California building.  Last year the library’s 3-D technology was a huge hit, and Librarian Greg Lucas was on hand to meet and greet visitors.

100th Anniversary celebration of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the life and work of artist Siméon Pélenc

Bulletin 111 featured the cover article by Capitol Museum Curator John Allen. Allen provided a wonderful overview of the 100th Anniversary celebration of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. SFSU Archives curator Meredith Eliassen gave an intimate look into the life and work of artist Siméon Pélenc; some of his original pieces are now part of the California History collection at the State Library. Gary Kurutz profiled the first head of the California History Section, Eudora Garoutte. The issue also included information on the latest exhibits, presentations, and news from the Braille and Talking Book Library. View bulletin #111 >>

Old becomes new California State Library digitizes 3-D images from 1800s

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