Leonelli’s Travels – A New Addition to the CCDL

Special Collections is in the process of uploading photographic essays by photojournalist Elisa Leonelli to the Claremont Colleges Digital Library. The images uploaded so far were mostly taken during the 1980s, and cover an eclectic range of subjects and locations, from Peruvian folkloric dance to Los Angeles storefront windows. Here is a small sample highlighting the broad scope of Leonelli’s travels and interests.
53 Peru.jpg Two costumed dancers perform the Turkuy, a dance from the Yanaoca District celebrating the completion of work beneficial to the community.
According to Leonelli’s accompanying essay regarding what the performers dance to, “The words of the song refer to the best effort and ability they put in the work and serve as a stimulus to keep doing their best.”
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This statue in Rajasthan, India helps measure the water levels of Lake Pichola.
elp00551.jpg Movie-goers stand outside a box-office window in Guilin, China.
elp00627.jpg Schoolchildren in Havana, Cuba.
Leonelli’s work has appeared in both American and international publications, such as this Finnish photo essay about American truckers:
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This collection is a work in progress, so please check back periodically.
This entry was written by Special Collections Student Assistant, Myles Mikulic (Claremont Graduate University).

7th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar

Students, teachers, historians, and local history enthusiasts will find a treasure trove of L.A. history at the 7th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar. Presented by L.A. as Subject, a research collective hosted by the USC Libraries, the Bazaar offers numerous resources for exploring the rich histories of L.A.’s diverse neighborhoods and communities and virtually any subject related to the Los Angeles region.
Held at the Doheny Memorial Library on the USC campus, the Bazaar will feature exhibits over 70 local historical collections, museums, libraries and archives. Attendees can browse collections, schedule research visits, and consult with experts. Throughout the day, educational programming will cover a range of topics.
Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library and the Ella Strong Denison Library will share an exhibitor table – be sure to stop by and see us!
Admission is FREE!
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Doheny Memorial Library
USC University Park Campus
For more information visit http://www.laassubject.org/index.php/archives_bazaar.

The 6th-Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar

Los Angeles history comes alive at this annual event which celebrates the diversity of Southern California’s history. For scholarly researchers, journalists, history buffs, and those simply interested in exploring the stories of Los Angeles, discovery awaits everyone at the Archives Bazaar. Honnold/Mudd Library Special Collections and Denison Library will be exhibiting.
FMI: http://www.laassubject.org/index.php/archives_bazaar
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