Current Exhibits

snapshots of orange county
2022 Exhibit | Snapshots of Orange County in the 1940s: Spaces, Places, Faces

To learn more about this exhibit and to plan your visit, please visit lib.uci.edu/snapshots.

Snapshots of Orange County in the 1940s: Spaces, Places, Faces exhibit, presented by UCI Libraries, explores the cultural, economic, and political landscape of Orange County from its inception through World War II. While multicultural groups were setting roots before the war, military installations brought soldiers from all over the country to Orange County, changing the demographics, cultural norms, and expectations. This exhibit shares the stories of the spaces, places, and faces that transformed rural Orange County to a thriving metropolis. 

Snapshots of Orange County in the 1940s: Spaces, Place, Faces was curated by Nicole Arnold, Research Librarian for Student Success and Instruction; Cynthia Johnson, Head of Reference Department and Grunigen Medical Library; John Sisson, Research Librarian for Biological Sciences; and Krystal Tribbett, Curator for Orange County Regional History and Research Librarian for Orange County. The exhibit was designed by Allan HelmickSylvia Irving, and Luisa Lee.

This exhibit will be on display during regular library hours starting February 2, 2022 through mid-October 2022.


The UCI Libraries Exhibits Program promotes the diverse holdings and scholarly and cultural value of the Libraries’ collections to the campus and community.

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Other Exhibits

  • Abraham Trembley: A Pioneer in Developmental Biology
    An exhibit of the gifts donated by Howard and Sylvia G. Lenhoff on display in the Science Library 1st floor lobby.
  • East Asian Languages & Literatures - Book Exhibits
  • Hmong Textiles
  • Documenting the Southeast Asian Refugee Experience