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Then & Now

June 26th, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

Our latest installment in the Then & Now series brings us back to Shields Library, specifically to the Circulation Desk. The “then” photo was taken in 1979 when the Loan Desk (as it was then known) and the main entrance were located in the East Wing of the building. When the West Wing was completed, the Circulation Desk  and the main entrance moved to their present locations. In 2008, the Interlibrary Loan service desk was merged with the main Circulation Desk.

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Travel Tuesday: Big Bend

June 24th, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s feature in our Travel Tuesday series takes us to Big Bend, California. The image below, from our Eastman Originals Collection, was taken in 1936.

"Big Bend-Hot-Spring-Hotel" Big Bend, Calif., 1936.

“Big Bend-Hot-Spring-Hotel” Big Bend, Calif., 1936.

Travel Tuesday: Auburn

June 17th, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s feature in our Travel Tuesday series takes us to Auburn, California. The images below are from our Eastman Originals Collection.

The Auburn Hotel, Auburn, Calif., 1949.

The Auburn Hotel, Auburn, Calif., 1949.

Ivy Motel, Auburn, Calif., 1945.

Ivy Motel, Auburn, Calif., 1945.

Freeman Hotel, Auburn, Calif., 1945.

Freeman Hotel, Auburn, Calif., 1945.

 

Travel Tuesday: Baxter

June 10th, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s feature in our Travel Tuesday series takes us to Baxter, California. The image of Baxters Hotel below, from our Eastman Originals Collection, was taken in 1949.

At Baxter Along Highway 40, Calif., 1949.

At Baxter Along Highway 40, Calif., 1949.