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NO.55 SPRING 2000
BENE LEGERE
NEWSLETTER OF THE LIBRARY ASSOCIATES

The Library Associates

Join more than 6,000 other friends, book lovers, alumni, and faculty who recognize that the influence of a great research library reaches beyond the university it serves to the many communities of which it is a part.

Library Associates receive complimentary copies of the quarterly newsletter Bene Legere, as well as invitations to special occasions at the Library. For more information on the Library Associates program, please write or telephone: The Library Development Office, Room 188 Doe Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000; telephone (510) 642-9377. Or, check our website.

Picture of main entrance, Court of the Four Seasons.

Main entrance, Court of the Four Seasons, illuminated. From Colortypes of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915.

Looking Backward, Looking Forward:
Visions of the Future of the Golden State

Through September 4, 2000
Heller Gallery
The Bancroft Library

Using Edward Bellamy's utopian novel Looking Backward as an intellectual springboard, the exhibit examines aspects of California's development: the campaign for statehood in 1850; the Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915; the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939; and the celebration of "California First Days," when California overtook New York as the most populous state in the Union.

UC Berkeley's Cuban Collection:
A Gift from the José Martí National Library of Cuba

August 1 - October 15, 2000
Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
Doe Library

The exhibit will highlight the Library's recent gift from the José Martí National Library of Cuba, including works on politics, history, literature, and economics. Posters and objects will provide additional depth to the presentation.


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