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The California State Library Foundation Bulletin (#114) is available in a full-color pdf on our website.

California agriculture, transportation, and fine photography are just some of the topics highlighted in this issue. The California History Section’s Elena Smith provides an overview of the clever ways in which postcards were used to market California’s agricultural prowess in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Los Angeles.… Read more >>

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Mattie Taormina Named Director of San Francisco’s Sutro Library

By California State Library Staff

Veteran special collections and archives librarian Mattie Taormina has been named the new director of San Francisco’s Sutro Library.

 

s200_mattie.taorminaThe Sutro Library, located on the campus of San Francisco State University, holds Adolph Sutro’s (1830–1898) original rare book and manuscript collection encompassing materials dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries.… Read more >>

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Dr. Robert Chandler on African American Artist Grafton Tyler Brown

Dr. Robert J. Chandler Gives Lively and Informative Talk on African American Artist Grafton Tyler Brown and Makes Generous Donation of a Brown Artifact

By Gary F. Kurutz, CSLF Executive Director and CSL Curator of Special Collections

 

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Historian Dr. Chandler regaled attendees at February’s Night at the State Library with an illustrated talk on the life and career of pioneer California artist and lithographer Grafton Tyler Brown.… Read more >>

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