Design History Before Your Eyes: A Guided Tour

Check-in: 10:00 a.m.
Guided Tour begins: 10:30 a.m.

What to Expect

Designers have a larger stake in history than most people understand, and just how great that stake is will be magnified during a guided tour through SDSU's Special Collections and University Archives. Lead by expert librarian Anna Culbertson, you'd be guided through a hard-copy history that will offer much to muse about. There will also be opportunities to learn and ask questions about print and graphic design over several centuries, examine carefully curated samples and quite possibly ignite the spark of imagination for your next project!

About the Space

The Department of Special Collections & University Archives houses rare, fine, unique, and valuable books, periodicals, manuscripts, and documents which require preservation, security and care in handling. Other valuable historical items such as photographs, prints, postcards, memorabilia, scrapbooks, and oral histories are also held in Special Collections.

About the Expert

Anna Culbertson, MA, MSLIS, is a librarian who specializes in rare books and special collections. She provides primary source research instruction, collaborates with teaching faculty on book history, printing, and graphic design topics, and curates the library’s speculative fiction and comics arts collections. Her research interests include feminist science fiction and comics, documenting the “gray literature” of the women’s movement, critical librarianship, and ideas of utopia in speculative fiction and alternative religious movements. Prior to joining the library faculty at SDSU, she held positions at the Morgan Library & Museum and New York Public Library’s Berg Collection of English and American Literature. She holds an MA from CUNY Queens College in French.

Visitors to the SDSU campus must purchase a pay machine permit to park. FYI: Not all parking lots allow visitors. Parking structures that allow visitors can be located here:

Thank You To:
Special Collections & University Archives at San Diego State University

When & Where
Tue, Nov 30, -0001