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Bulletin #111: 100th Anniversary celebration of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the life and work of artist Siméon Pélenc
The new issue of the Bulletin is out (#111) featuring the cover article by Capitol Museum Curator John Allen. Allen provides a wonderful overview of the 100th Anniversary celebration of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. SFSU Archives curator Meredith Eliassen gives us 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 profiles the first head of the California History Section, Eudora Garoutte. The issue also includes information on the latest exhibits, presentations, and news from the Braille and Talking Book Library. View bulletin #111 >>


"Golden Poppies and Scarlet Monkeys"
The current exhibit in the Mead B. Kibbey Gallery of the Library & Courts II Building (900 N Street), celebrates California wildflowers with a “bouquet” of original watercolors, prints, volumes of pressed flowers, rare books, fine press publications, and ephemera. More >>

For early California railroad enthusiasts...
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A wonderful exhibit of sports in the state
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Old becomes new California State Library digitizes 3-D images from 1800s
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More recent headlines:
- Gary Kurutz honored by SF History Association
- CSL at the State Fair
- Library named a top “haunted attraction.”
- California Invites the World: The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Gerald Maginnity appointed Deputy State Librarian

Gerald Maginnity has been appointed Deputy State Librarian at the California State Library More >>

Yosemite exhibit in the Annex
Gary Kurutz is curating an exhibit celebrating the sesquicentennial of the Yosemite Grant, when President Lincoln signed an act of Congress turning over Yosemite Valley to the State of California. More >>

Asian Art exhibit at the Sutro Library. Adolph Sutro’s collection of Asian art is on exhibit at the Sutro Library through June. More>>

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