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Waidner Spahr Events: Library Events and Exhibits

50th and 20th Library Anniversary Celebration and Exhibts

Students at outdated computers in the reference area  Image for the card catalouge funeral  The Biblio as peridocials before it was the Biblio

Join the Library in celebrating the 50th (Boyd Lee Spahr) and 20th (Waidner) anniversaries of the library building through this coming school year. Stop by our rotating photography exhibits throughout the library and see the changes and how past students utilized the space throughout the years.

Past Events

Love Your Body Week 2018

Substantia Jones Adipositivity Reception, Stafford Reading Area

February 14, 2018 5:30-6:30 p.m.


The Adipositivity Project Photo Exhibit


Picutre of photos in exhibitCloser picture of photos in exhibit

A Dickinson Community Discussion of
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy

Monday, January 22 at 4:30 p.m.
The Waidner-Spahr Library

Learn more and register

Artic Adventure

Justice is Served - Refugee Art Exhibit

Circulation Area

Picture of whole Reguee Art Exhibit Picture of Canvas painting in exhibit

"The following artworks are pieces that were either sold or displayed at Share a Table, Share Stories. They speak of the refugee experiences of the artist or the artist's place of inspiration. They represent the indiviual voices that are often unheard and overlooked." - Justice is Served and the Center for Service, Spirituality, and Social Justice.

Arctic and Alpine Climate Change

Spahr - Main Level

Ice Change

Students performing research

Bear in river with flora in the background

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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.

Archives Exhibits

By the People for the People: Black Student Activism at Dickinson

Reference and DVD Area, Main Level

Picture of exhibit cases of By the People for the People

This exhibit addresses some of the challenges, conflicts, and accomplishments experienced by Black students at Dickinson College over more than a century.

Serving Up Dickinson

Friends of the Library Reading Area, Lower Level

Picture of Pictures of the dinng halls at Dickinson  Commemorative Plates from Dickinson College

Explore photographs and artifacts from more than two centuries of dining experiences at Dickinson.

Best Laid Plans: 19th Century Buildings Projects at Dickinson

Archives Hallway, Lower Level

Picutre of East College Sketch of Student Dorm that was never built 

This exhibit features building plans for structures that were never built or were significantly modified when actually constructed.

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.


Notable Dickinsonians, 2016-2017 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.