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    New Favorites: Collecting in the Bancroft Tradition

    Exhibit - Artifacts | April 21 – September 1, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery


    Bancroft Library


    For the first time in many years The Bancroft Library presents
    an exhibition of recent additions to its major collections. The
    exhibition also includes recently rediscovered masterpieces
    carefully collected in years past. Gold-Rush-era memoirs
    and advertisements, early editions of William Langland and
    Jane Austen, “branded” books from 18th c. Mexico, and David Johnson’s photographs of the African American
    community in San Francisco after World War II are but a
    few of the items featured. The exhibition showcases the
    Bancroft curators and their distinctive collecting practices,
    which expand the remarkable vision of library founder
    Hubert Howe Bancroft—documenting California as it was
    happening and building a library for the American West that
    would rival its older European antecedents.


    bancroft@library.berkeley.edu, 510-642-3781