Digital Exhibitions

The William H. Hannon Library is proud to highlight digital exhibitions and digital scholarship projects that feature materials from our archives and special collections. The majority of these exhibitions are curated by undergraduate and graduate students, completed through their course work, archives and special collections internships, and/or work study opportunities. We thank the creative student-curators, faculty, academic units, and external colleagues for their partnership with our department.

Postcards from History

Students in professor Amy Woodson-Boulton’s spring 2021 (online) course "History 3910: Museums & Society" selected, researched, and arranged stereographs and postcards from the vast Werner von Boltenstern Postcard Collection for this digital exhibit. The exhibit investigates visual representation and communication in topics, including Yosemite National Park, ethnography, courtship and gender roles, patent medicine, courtship and memes, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and stereographs.

Fire burning a building

Digging Up the Dry Truth: Owens Valley Stories Told in the J. D. Black Papers

In fall 2020, LMU students in the "Rhetorical Arts: Speaking and Writing for Social Justice" course taught by professor Laura Poladian and librarian Rachel Wen-Paloutzian came together to research the personal archives of J. D. Black. They created this interactive digital exhibit to explore the lesser-known stories of the Owens Valley water controversy. This is the second installment in a three-part digital exhibit series created entirely in the virtual space by rhetorical arts students.

Broken down shed

Entre Dos Mundos: Strength and Resilience in the Venegas Family

This student-curated digital exhibit tells the transnational stories of the Venegas Family, which immigrated from Mexico to Los Angeles in 1927. This is the first installment in a three-part digital exhibit series created entirely in the virtual space by LMU students in "Rhetorical Arts: Writing and Speaking for Social Justice" courses taught by professor Laura Poladian in fall of 2020, in collaboration with librarian Rachel Wen-Paloutzian.

Identification card

Documenting the Faces of Social Justice: Communities and Archives

Originally meant to be a physical pop-up exhibit, this site features a very small sampling of items from the three archives represented on the February 3, 2021 panel as part of the CSJ Center for Reconciliation and Justice's annual symposium held at Loyola Marymount University. The three archives include the William H. Hannon Library’s Department of Archives and Special Collections at Loyola Marymount University, with items curated by archivist Marisa Ramirez, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, with items curated by founder and executive director Carol Wells, and The Studio for Southern California History, with items curated by founder and executive director Sharon Sekhon.

Black and white photo of football player

Promoting Social Justice? Using Public History to Complicate the University’s Narrative

This is a companion website for the exhibition curated by the students in professor Elizabeth Drummond’s HIST 2910 "Telling History in Public" course, a historical methods course taught through the lens of public history, in the Department of History at Loyola Marymount University during the fall 2019 semester. The exhibition was displayed in the Terrance L. Mahan, S.J. gallery at the William H. Hannon Library during the spring 2020 semester.

Students in a classroom voting