Special Collections Room
The Special Collections Room, located behind the Reference Desk, includes documents and photographs relevant to the history of Pierce College and the surrounding area. Some of the items held in the Special Collections room include:
The Rare Books Collection is kept behind the reference desk just outside of the Special Collections Room. It includes a collection of hard to find historical volumes on subjects including art, history, literature, politics, and others.
For inquiries about Special Collections or the Rare Books Collection, please call the reference desk at 818-710-2833 or stop by during our regular hours.
Written by former Pierce College President and LACCD Chancellor Rocky Young, "Miracle on Winnetka: One Story of a Community College Turnaround," offers a look at the challenges Young faced when he became Pierce's President in 1999 and the methods he used -- in collaboration with other members of the campus community -- to reinvigorate Pierce College.
13 Mexican Painters is a collaborative work by some of the best-known artists to arise from the movement known as Mexican Muralism. The public art projects funded by the post-revolutionary Mexican government in the 1920s jumpstarted the careers of artists like Diego Rivera and David Siqueiros. This boxed set of art prints on cardstock was printed in 1939. It contains representative samples of artwork, along with stylistic descriptions and line drawing portraits of the artists themselves. Only 400 copies were printed.
Want to learn more about Mexican Muralism? See the books, articles and other resources you have access to through the Library here.