Pollak Library Exhibits Schedule

Current Exhibits and Displays

Celebrating the 2017 Guitar Foundation of America International Convention and Competition 

Dates: May 15, 2017 - July 31, 2017
Curator: Gregory Yorba                                                                                           Location: First Floor North                                                                                 Description: The book display celebrates the Guitar Foundation of America's annual international convention and guitar competition being held at California State University, Fullerton, June 19 - 24, 2017. The Guitar Foundation of America is the pre-eminent non-profit organization dedicated to the classical guitar since the GFA's formation in 1973. 

Feathered Friends of Fullerton: Exploring Local Birds with CSUF Biology Students

Dates:  May 1 - August 25, 2017
Curators:  Meg Sanquist (Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary), Dr. Bill Hoese (Applied Ornithology, CSUF), and Patricia Prestinary (UA&SC Pollak Library)
Location:  Second Floor West Terrace
Description:  This is a student-designed and developed exhibit and collaboration between BIOL 479 Applied Ornithology, CSUF's Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, and Special Collections at Pollak Library. The exhibit features Alexander Wilson's American Ornithology, and contains interpretive panels, plates from Wilson's book, taxidermied bird specimens, nests, and eggs.

Voces de Liberación: Latinas and Politics in Southern California

Dates: April 27, 2017 - June 21, 2017 
Curator:  Jael Muller (Graduate Student in History, CSUF), 
Location:  Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description:  This exhibit explores the historical and contemporary stories of women who advocate for political rights locally, regionally, and nationally. Drawing from archival research and the rich collection of oral histories housed at the Center for Oral and Public History, the exhibit tells draws on the profiles of nine women. The exhibit includes photographs, personal artifacts, and oral history audio clips.

CSU Japanese American Digitization Project

Dates:  February 6 - June 20, 2017
Curator:  Patricia Prestinary (UA&SC)
Location: Second Floor Terrace
Description:  The CSU Japanese American Digitazation Project consists of a consortium of 15 separate CSU Archives. The project, funded for $640,000, by NPS and NEH has been creating a digital repository to make over 15,000 records available for researchers interested in the incarceration of Japanexe American during World War II. The project continues to add repositories to its partner list and will be completed in 2018. The resources will be on the project website, Calisphere and the Digital Public Library of America. The posters and images on display are the culmination of this ongoing digitization effort. 

Open Access at the Pollak Library

Dates:  Open from October 19, 2015 (Ongoing)
Curators: Mark Bilby, Anthony Davis, Moon Joo Kim, Lindsay O’Neill, Michelle Swadish, Robert Tomaszewski, Megan Wagner, and Greg Yorba
Location:  Faculty Commons, Pollak Library, Second Floor South (near the Academic Technology Center)
Description: October 24 – 30, 2016 is Open Access Week and the Pollak Library is participating in this global event that focuses on open access as it relates to information and research.

Upcoming Exhibits and Displays

The following exhibits and displays are scheduled to show in Pollak Library.

Memories of Migration: Telling our Stories & Connecting our Journeys

Dates:  July 8 - August 31, 2017
Curators:  David Lopez, Barbara Miller, Irma Morales, Brenda Ramirez, and Saidy Valdez
Location: Second Floor East Terrace
Description:  The project chronicles the migration stories of migrants in the Orange County area. While primarily focusing on Latino history in and around Orange County, the project has collected hundreds of migration stories from individuals from all walks of life to demonstrate that migration is a universal part of the human condition. The exhibit is a collection of various media from artists throughout the country exploring the theme of migration through their own interpretation.

Imagining Our Stories, Narrating Our World

Dates:  September - December 2017
Curator:  Erin Hollis (English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics) and graduate student Frank Alanis
Location:  Second Floor Terrace
Description:  The goal for this exhibit is to highlight the power of stories and images in creating a world through the works or various graphic novelists, bridging the gap between visual and written language. In addition to using examples of written and illustrated stories, this exhibit functions as an interactive space where members of CSUF have the opportunity for creative expression.

Celebrating 60 Years of Community at CSUF (working title)

Dates:  January - March 2018
Curators:  Trish Campbell, Colleen Greene, Dr. Clem Guthro, Patricia Prestinary, and Adolfo Prieto 
Location:  Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description:  Celebrating the 60th anniversary of California State University, Fullerton.

Advances in Human DNA (working title)

Dates:  April - June 2018
Curators:  Trish Campbell, Colleen Greene, and Robert Tomaszewski
Location:  Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description:  Coming Soon

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