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So, you have been tasked with a final group project: Deconstructing Claremont. The goal of these research projects is to help see Claremont in new ways, making visible the (largely) invisible. Who has been erased from its history? What is buried beneath the 21st century city? What forces and systems made this possible? How? Some of the answers might lie in available resources (water, energy, transportation, etc.); others in the local economy – the citrus industry, for one, the colleges for another. Infrastructure (flood control, railroad, automobiles/roads/highways) surely is a contributing fact. Legal prescriptions, racial and ethnic disparities, class divisions, and gender inequities are among the key indicators you might address.
You have been grouped into four teams to work on these projects (list of topics below - more suggestive than prescriptive). One key resource to these projects is the Library’s amazing digital archives. The final project can be a story map, website, podcast, zine, or even a paper (10-15 pages).
This slide presentation was given by Lisa to the EA 20 class in Fall 2020 when we met virtually. Presentation includes slides which address issues covered during live demonstration. These slides were not shown during the class presentation.
Curated for EA 20 (Fall 2020), this virtual exhibit contains digitized versions of materials found in Special Collections. These items are to help course students complete their Deconstructing Claremont project. Materials in this virtual exhibit include primary sources Materials in this virtual exhibit include primary sources spanning 1872 to 2017 and cover a variety of topics including Tongva indigenous people, Rancho San José, the precursor to the City of Claremont,1880s boosterism materials citrus industry, early water and power efforts in the area,1916 and 1938 flood photographs, ground water information, and local water issues.
Also known as the CCDL, consists of over 70 collections of historical and visual resources and collections created both by and for The Claremont Colleges community. Topics include Anthropology, Fine Arts, Geography, History, Illuminated Manuscripts, Language and Literature, Library Science, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sciences, Social Sciences, Women and Gender. Also included are California History, Environment, Italian Renaissance, Japanese American Incarceration and World War II, Management, Native Americans, Photography, The Claremont Colleges History, and Water.