News, Events, Exhibits
News, Events, Exhibits

A&M Records Collection

Founded by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss in 1962, A&M Records helped shape the history of American music. This legendary company featured an all-star roster of artists including Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, The Carpenters, Joe Cocker, Peter Frampton, Janet Jackson, Quincy Jones, Sergio Mendes, The Police, Cat Stevens, Sting, Styx, Supertramp, and many others.

In 2005 Alpert and Moss donated their company's papers to the UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections, where they will form an invaluable resource for the study of American popular music. The collection includes sound recordings, manuscript musical arrangements, correspondence, photographs, promotional materials, posters, gold albums, books, and collectibles.

This online exhibit celebrates A&M's intellectual and creative history with a presentation of selected materials from the collection, along with a few items borrowed from private collections.


A Centenary Celebration of
Ralph J. Bunche

One of UCLA’s most distinguished alumni, Ralph Johnson Bunche (1903-71) fought poverty and racism on his way to becoming one of the twentieth century’s leading peacemakers. Part of an international celebration of the centenary of Bunche’s birth, this exhibit celebrates his remarkable legacy by focusing on his accomplishments in three main areas: as a student, a scholar, and a diplomat.

Bunche at his desk at the United Nations in 1966

 

 

Bloodletting

For many centuries, blood-letting was considered a tried and true remedy for certain conditions. It was recommended for fevers, inflammations, a variety of disease conditions and, ironically, for hemorrhage. Although it fell in and out of favor, it persisted into the twentieth century and was even recommended by Sir William Osler in the 1923 edition his Principles and Practice of Medicine. Presented here is a brief selection of material, in word and image, on bloodletting.

Dutch Golden Age

After gaining their independence from the Spanish Habsburgs at the end of the sixteenth century, the United Provinces -- today's Netherlands -- entered their Golden Age, roughly corresponding with the seventeenth century. Quickly establishing itself as the dominant power in world trade, the United Provinces also excelled in the fields of arts and sciences, arguably becoming the most wealthy and technologically advanced nation in Europe. This Golden Age came to an end as economic upheaval caused by the famous Tulip Fever of the mid-1700s, political strife between royalists and republicans, and the rise of Britain as the dominant power in world trade sapped the strength of the Dutch republic. This online exhibit addresses several different aspects of the Dutch Golden Age and showcases some of the most interesting items about this period in UCLA Library collections.