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January 9, 2019

Immediately following World War II, more than 30,000 Black sharecroppers migrated to California's Central Valley. Coming from places like Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi, these migrants looked to escape the oppression of new-slavery tenant farming and the Jim Crow south.

November 1, 2018

The Carter Joseph Abrescy and Larry Kranich Library Award was established in 2017 to recognize outstanding undergraduate research at UC Merced. The award recognizes students who demonstrate effective use of library and information resources, as well as an understanding of the research process and growth in research practices. A committee of faculty and librarians will review applications and select awardees.

December 18, 2018

Short (25 minutes) workshops are available the week of January 14th for staff. These sessions are intended to increase familiarity with library resources and services for staff’s professional and personal use. Each workshop is offered at least twice. RSVPs are appreciated.

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