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Waidner Spahr News and Events: Library Events and Exhibits

Join us for these upcoming events:

Book Signing with Piper Kerman, Author of Orange is the New Black

September 21, 8 pm, Main Level - Reference Area

Signing will be held after Kerman's lecture at 7 pm in ATS. Books will be available for purchase.

Stone and Spirit: Suiseki (Japanese Landscape Stones) and Asian Stone Arts

September 27, 4:30-6:30 pm, Upper Level - East Asian Studies Room

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FaculTea:The Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center: Sharing the Documentation of a Complicated and Contested History - Susan Rose and Jim Gerencser

October 2, 4:30pm, Main Level - Stafford Reading Area (Fishbowl)

The Carlisle Indian Industrial School is a major site of memory for many Native peoples, as well as a source of study for students and scholars around the globe. This digital project represents a collaborative effort among faculty, students, and community partners to aid the research process by bringing together online a variety of resources that are physically preserved in various locations around the country. Through these resources, we seek to increase knowledge and understanding of the school and its complex legacy, while also facilitating efforts to tell the stories of the many thousands of students who were sent there.

Current Exhibits

Stone and Spirit: Suiseki (Japanese Landscape Stones) and Asian Stone Arts

September 25 - October 5

Display of classical viewing stones accompanying presentation by Sean Smith, Nami Yamamoto, and Crispin Sartwell on Thursday, September 27, 4:30-6:30 in the East Asian Studies Room, Waidner-Spahr Library - Upper Level. 

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Arctic and Alpine Climate Change

Spahr - Main Level

Arctic and Alpine Student Research Experience is an exhibit of photographic images depicting Dickinson College's expeditions to the Arctic.Thanks to the ongoing generosity of John Pohl '78 and Susan Wyckoff Pohl '80, students and faculty in the Earth Sciences Department have had the opportunity to study climate change in the field during sponsored trips to the arctic and alpine region.

Ice Change

Students performing research

Bear in river with flora in the background

Click here for more information about this exhibit: http://libguides.dickinson.edu/geosciences

Current Archives Exhibits

Carlisle Indian Industrial School, 1879-1918

Archives Hallway, Lower Level

Hanging photos of various native americans

carlisle indian school collage

The Carlisle Indian Industrial School was a boarding school for many native peoples and continues to be a major site of memory, as well as a source of study for students and scholars. Collaborative research is highlighted in the Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center, maintained by Dickinson's Archives and Special Collections. 

 

Hats of Dickinson

Upper Level - Above the Biblio Cafe

Football helmet with old red devil

Check out this fun exhibit of hats from Dickinson's past. 

 

Notable Dickinsonians, 2018-2019 School Year

May Morris Room, Archives and Special Collections, Lower Level 

Horatio Collins King Display Case

Zatae Longsdorff Straw Exhibit Case

This exhibit features highlights from collections of personal papers, photographs, and artifacts donated by Dickinsonians. Included in this exhibit are Moncure Daniel Conway, class of 1848, Zatae Longsdorff, class of 1887, Montague Frank Modder, visiting Professor, James Buchanan, class of 1809, Craig Robert Thomas, son of Dickinson Alums, Edgar and Elizabeth Burke Miller, classes of 1920 and 1923 respectively, Horatio Collins King, class of 1858, Sarah L. Rowe, class of 1934, and Charles Francis Himes, class of 1855.

Dick the Dog: Dickinson's Early Mascot

Archives Hallway, Lower Level

Picture of Dick the Dog

This exhibit features photos of and writings about the campus's much-loved Great Dane at the turn of the 20th century.

History Comes Out: Selections from the LGBT Center of Central PA History Project

Friends of the Library Area, Lower Level

History comes out display case

History comes out display case

This exhibit highlights the history of LGBT movements and rights throughout Pennsylvania. 

 

Previous Events and Exhibits in the Library

By the People, For the People Exhibit Opening

By the People for the People: Black Student Activism at Dickinson - 2017/2018

By the People, For the People Exhibit Opening

By the People for the People: Black Student Activism at Dickinson - 2017/2018

By the People, For the People Exhibit Opening

By the People for the People: Black Student Activism at Dickinson - 2017/2018

By the People, For the People Exhibit Opening

By the People for the People: Black Student Activism at Dickinson - 2017/2018

By the People, For the People Exhibit Opening

By the People for the People: Black Student Activism at Dickinson - 2017/2018

Arctic and Alpine Climate Change 2017/2018

Arctic and Alpine Climate Change 2017/2018

Arctic and Alpine Climate Change 2017/2018

Arctic and Alpine Climate Change 2017/2018

Arctic and Alpine Climate Change 2017/2018

Arctic and Alpine Climate Change 2017/2018

Serving Up Dickinson Archives Exhibit 2017/2018

Serving Up Dickinson Archives Exhibit 2017/2018

Serving Up Dickinson Archives Exhibit 2017/2018

Serving Up Dickinson Archives Exhibit 2017/2018

Best Laid Plans: 19th Century Building Projects at Dickinson

Best Laid Plans: 19th Century Building Projects at Dickinson 2017/2018

Best Laid Plans: 19th Century Building Projects at Dickinson

Best Laid Plans: 19th Century Building Projects at Dickinson 2017/2018

Justice is Served - Refugee Art Exhibit 2017/2018

Justice is Served - Refugee Art Exhibit 2017/2018

Justice is Served - Refugee Art Exhibit 2017/2018

Justice is Served - Refugee Art Exhibit 2017/2018

Waidner-Spahr Library Anniversary Exhibit 2017/2018

Waidner-Spahr Library Anniversary Exhibit 2017/2018

50th (Boyd Lee Spahr) and 20th (Waidner) anniversaries of the library building

Students at outdated computers in the reference area

Waidner-Spahr Library Anniversary Exhibit 2017/2018

50th (Boyd Lee Spahr) and 20th (Waidner) anniversaries of the library building

Image for the card catalog funeral

Waidner-Spahr Library Anniversary Exhibit 2017/2018

50th (Boyd Lee Spahr) and 20th (Waidner) anniversaries of the library building

The Biblio as peridocials before it was the Biblio

Waidner-Spahr Library Anniversary Exhibit 2017/2018

50th (Boyd Lee Spahr) and 20th (Waidner) anniversaries of the library building

Love Your Body Week 2018

Love Your Body Week 2018

Love Your Body Week 2018

Love Your Body Week 2018

Love Your Body Week 2018

Love Your Body Week 2018

Adipositivity Photo Exhibit 2018

Adipositivity Photo Exhibit 2018