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Colleges library opens Mexican/Mormon history exhibit

The Claremont Colleges Library has opened a summer exhibit highlighting the newly acquired Fernando R. and Enriqueta Gomez Mormon Mexican History Collection.

This collection, gifted to Claremont Graduate University in August 2020, features a “wide range of materials on the history of various Mormon churches in Mexico, including congregational records, mission records and other published material, much of which is in Spanish and dates from between the 1870s and 1950s,” according to the library.

The collection is now stewarded by The Claremont Colleges Library which serves all seven institutions of The Claremont Colleges Consortium.

This exhibit is open to current Claremont Colleges students, faculty and staff and by appointment to the community.

Community members can schedule self-guided tour appointments at  https://claremont.libcal.com/reserve/exhibition.

Viewers are reminded to arrive no more than five minutes before appointments; enter through the south or north entrance and check in — the south entrance has an automated front door and wheelchair-accessible ramp; and remember to bring an I.D. as a staff member will ask for it to confirm your appointment before directing you to the gallery area. Masks are required when in the building and no eating is permitted.

The exhibit is housed in the North Lobby Gallery, also known as Honnold 2, of the Claremont Colleges Library, located at 800 N. Dartmouth Ave. The exhibit is open through September 2 and is viewable Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit library.claremont.edu/sca/ask-sca or email specialcollections@claremont.edu.

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