Exhibits and Events

Current Exhibit, Second Floor Rotunda

Grow(ing) Up! The UCLA Library Baby Record Books Collection

February - April 2014

This exhibit features examples from the large and unique baby books collection from Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library's History and Special Collection for the Sciences. This collection consists of nineteenth-to-twenty-first-century baby books - that is, memory books in which parents could record a child's activities and developmental milestones and which provided a place to gather photographs, locks of hair, and other mementos.

The books and their handwritten and pasted-in contents have been used for research and teaching in pediatrics, printing history, economic and social status, material culture, linguistics, architecture, advertising, folklore, depictions of family, and other topics and disciplines.

Do you have a baby book to donate to the collection? If so, contact exhibit curator Russell Johnson!


Propose an Event or Exhibit

The College Library encourages UCLA students to propose events and exhibits. Please read relevant policies, before submitting a proposal.

Please contact Catherine Brown as soon as possible to discuss ideas and move forward with a proposal.