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Join us on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 9:00am (virtually) and hear students present their research posters as the culmination of the Western Water Archives Student Poster Showcase.

The showcase was open to both undergraduate and graduate students from any college or university. Five projects were selected to participate in the showcase from project summaries submitted in March 2021. Students must have incorporated at least one document from the Western Water Archives into their poster as they vie for cash prizes.  Please see the Western Water Archives Student Research Opportunity for more information about the poster showcase including judging criteria.  Zoom link will be coming soon!

Digital Exhibits

While The Claremont Colleges Library building is closed due to the COVID19 pandemic, Special Collections would like to share several of its online exhibits; available 24/7!

Two birds sit on a tree branch with flowers. Chinese lettering in upper left corner.

This digital archive of Asian Library highlights is created and maintained by the Asian Library, a department of the Special Collections & Libraries at The Claremont Colleges Library.  The site currently contains three exhibits:

Interpretations of Shakespeare, or, What You Will is based on exhibits on display in The Claremont Colleges Library and Denison Library during Spring 2016 for The Claremont Colleges’ celebration of Shakespeare’s legacy 400 years after his death. Curated by three Pomona College students: Emma Fredgant (2017), an English major; Alana Friedman (2016), an English major; and Pieter Hoekstra (2017), a Religious Studies major, as part of their SURP/CCEPS Fellowship during Summer 2015, the students explored primary and secondary sources to discover their own approaches to Shakespeare in order to create exhibits commemorating Shakespeare’s legacy.

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Science, Religion, and Everything in Between: Early Modern Science Texts was curated by Claremont McKenna College student, Lindsey Betts (2016) as part of her CCEPS Fellowship in Fall 2015. A Literature major, Lindsey’s project was to gather and present a variety of 17th and 18th century science literature existing within Special Collections.

Explore samples from the Los Angeles-based archival collections held by The Claremont Colleges Library’s Special Collections, the Ella Strong Denison Library on the Scripps College campus, the Bates and Harvey Mudd Aeronautics Heritage Library on the Harvey Mudd campus, and the Claremont Colleges Digital Library.  For more information about the collections in this video, please visit:

Current Exhibit

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, The Claremont Colleges Library building is closed.