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Aztecs on "Hell's Last Acre" - the Battle for Iwo Jima

At this time seventy years ago – Feb 19 to March 26, 1945 – one of the bloodiest and deadliest battles of the Pacific war took place on the volcanic island of Iwo Jima (Sulfur Island).

Janus Press is Turning 60

This month we are happy to honor the work of Janus Press, founded sixty years ago by the tremendously talented Claire Van Vliet.

Peoples Temple at Jonestown

Peoples Temple at Jonestown: Interpretations of Jonestown in Art, Photography, Sound, Film, and Words is currently on display in the Louis Kenney Reading Room of Special Collections.

Invasion of the Anatomical Body Snatchers!

October - the month when ghosts, ghouls, creepy crawlies, witches, monsters and other ghastly (but probably fictional) things come out to play.  So in celebration of All Hallow's Eve, we'd like to showcase some real-life creepers - historic anatomical prints.

What Do You Mean? What's a Zine?

There's an age old story that print culture is a dying media, when in fact, in the zine community, print is more important than ever.

Tony Gwyn, Aztec for Life

Any San Diegan knows the name Tony Gwynn. Considered to be one of the greatest athletes ever to play Major League Baseball, Gwynn’s death on June 16th was a great loss to both the athletic community and all of San Diego.

Lifting the Veil: Abolishing Censorship at the Vatican

The Vatican kept a list of forbidden books?!  Yes, they did!  However, this past week in history on June 14th, 1966, the Catholic Church lifted the final restriction on banned books from the Index Librorum Prohibitorum or the “List of Prohibited Books.”

San Diego State's Doolittle Raiders

Friday, April 18 marks the 72nd anniversary of the 1942 “Doolittle Raid,” arguably one of the most important events on the Pacific front during World War II. Led by Lt. Col.

Si Se Puede!

March 31st is Cesar Chavez Day! Want to learn more about Chavez and the United Farm Workers? Or impress a professor with an A+ paper that uses primary sources to discuss migrant labor? Come to Special Collections!

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