L’Aventure en Ballon:
18th-19th Century Experiments with Ballooning from the Carruthers Aviation Collection
March 24—May 18, 2008 Clark Humanities Museum Scripps College
In November 1783 the Montgolfier brothers designed and successfully launched the first manned hot air
balloon, observed by nearly all of Paris, including King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. What had once been fanciful imaginings was now real; the pursuit of human flight became a passion for many from then onward.
On view in the exhibition are the first book about hot air ballooning, Description des Expériences de la Machine Aérostatique de MM. de Montgolfier
(1783); first-hand accounts of pioneering aeronauts; and prints
and engravings that document milestones in balloon flight in the
18th and 19th centuries.
The Carruthers Aviation Collection was presented to Claremont
McKenna College in 1950; the collection, housed in Honnold/
Mudd Library Special Collections, consists of more than 4,000
rare books, journals, maps, prints, and manuscripts about the history of flight.
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CLAREMONT DISCOURSE LECTURE SERIES
Embedded at Harvey Mudd College: An Anthropologist’s Ventures in Knowledge Making Practices
Wednesday, Apr. 9, 4:15 PM . Founders Room, Honnold/Mudd Library
All are welcome; refreshments and discussion follow the lecture. Marianne de Laet, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Science, Technology, and Society, Harvey Mudd College, and Chair, Intercollegiate Program in the Study of Science, Technology, and Society
HONNOLD/MUDD NOW HAS LOCKERS!
There are 15 lockers available for one-day check out. Stop by the Services Desk for more information, or to check out a key.
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STUDY BREAKS AT HONNOLD/MUDD
All breaks are in the Founders Room Coffee, tea, cookies, games Apr. 10, 7:30—9:30 PM May 4—10, 8—10 PM
Pizza, sodas, and games May. 11 & 12, 9—10 PM
College ID required for Pizza Nights
The perennially popular Denison Library Book Sale is BACK! Denison Library Courtyard Thurs., Apr. 10 & Fri., Apr. 11 9 AM—3 PM (both days) FMI: Denison Library (909) 607-3941
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Sat., Apr. 12 . 1—3 pm or Mon., Apr. 21 . 6—8 pm
Workshops are held in the Keck Learning Room in Honnold/Mudd Library.
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