Momentum / SPRING 2012
Special, and Eclectic, Collections Only three collections in the nation house a copy of a rare
multi-lingual encyclopedia of botanical and natural specimens, published circa 1582: the Huntington Library, the Brooklyn Museum and Sac State's Special Collections and University Archives. The collection also has an assortment of ancient artifacts including: (A) 1150-era illuminated
manuscripts of religious music, fragments of Greek papyrus, and (B) a cuneiform clay tablet circa 640.
20th Century California The library's main floor gallery offers an ever-changing selection of exhibits. It also houses a permanent collection of works by renowned artist and alumnus Wayne Thiebaud (C), contributed by anonymous donors. Lessons from the in-
ternment of Japanese Americans in World War II can be found in the Japanese American Archival Collection. Survivors and their families donated photos, documents, personal attire and jewelry as a visual memoir of their social struggle.
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