Archives Reading Room Exhibitions
The exhibition area in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room (room 5039) consists of exhibition cases most of which have three-drawers for additional documentation. The exhibitions in the Archives generally come from the archival material collected during the 50 year history of the University. The first exhibition explores the origins and early years of Dominguez Hills as well as other aspects of the university.
CSUDH Library Archives and Special Collections exhibition cases are reserved for use by the Archives to display the history of campus and other subjects related to CSUDH/CSU archival or special collections. Other exhibition material of interest to students and faculty are also displayed. The purpose of exhibition cases in the Archives is to display historic materials, to engage students in the use of primary documentation and to encourage faculty to present the option of primary materials to their students. Exhibition cases cannot be removed from the Archives. For further information contact the Archives.
Photographs and maps placed on the walls in the reading room include images relating to the Dominguez Family, the Rancho San Pedro and locations of ranchos throughout Southern California.
The large map on the west wall of the reading room entitled “Roads to Romance—California’s Southern Empire/Tourist Paradise.” The cartographer was Claude G. Putnam, research was conducted by Karl F. Brown and Alice Griffith is noted as the artist. It was published by the Roads to Romance Association in 1946.
Multicultural Art Gallery
Consisting of exhibitions that focus on many of the cultures of the world, the Multi-cultural Art Gallery is located on the Fifth Floor of the South Wing of the Library (room 5015). Contact Library Administration for tours of this area.