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Worlds Fair Collection

The Donald G. Larson Collection on International Expositions and Fairs is the largest comprehensive world's fair research collection on the West Coast. The collection contains more than 16,000 official guides, pamphlets, postcards, photographs, sheet music, and other materials from over 200 different fairs from 1851 to the present. …

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Worlds Fair Collection

Fashion Plate Collection

Fashion plates were originally a way of illustrating current dress styles for consumers, dressmakers, and merchants. They were published in women’s magazines such as La Belle Assemblée, Journal des Modes, and the Magasin des Demoiselles. These periodicals were mostly weeklies that also included fiction and household hints along with …

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Fashion Plate Collection

San Joaquin Valley Japanese Americans

This digitized collection documenting the history of Japanese Americans who were sent to incarceration camps during World War II brings together the Success through Perseverance collection from the Fresno County Public Library and the JACL-CCDC Japanese American Oral History collection, TOMO Foundation and Japanese Americans in World War …

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San Joaquin Valley Japanese Americans

The Academy

On October 17, 1935, The Academy met at the Hotel Californian in Fresno, California, for the first time. Businessman Thomas Risley was the founder of The Academy. He and university president Frank Thomas selected fourteen men who were the first members. The name "The Academy" was suggested by Reverend James Dowling, a charter member. The …

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The Academy

Collegian

The Collegian is the student-run newspaper committed to complete, fair and accurate journalism. Students present their perspectives on news, opinion, sports, features/entertainment and more. The mission of The Collegian has always been to motivate its readers to think critically and to react perceptively.  It operates as a …

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Collegian

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About Digitized @ Henry Madden Library

The Henry Madden Library has developed our digitized and digital collections along with partners at Fresno State and in the local community. These collection development efforts reflect the depth of the Library collections as well as the creativity of the Fresno State community and the greater community of the Central Valley.

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