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Waidner-Spahr Library

Waidner Spahr Events: Exhibits

Anniversary Photo Exhibits

Happy Anniversary Waidner-Spahr Library

Stop by our rotating photography exhibits throughout the library in preparation for anniversary celebrations. See how the library has changed over the years and how past students utilized the space.

Students at outdated computers in the reference area  Image for the card catalouge funeral

The Biblio as peridocials before it was the Biblio

Fall 2017 Artic Adventure: Artic and Alpine Climate Change

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 Adventure is an exhibit of photographic images depicting Dickinson College's Geology expeditions to the Arctic. Through this exhibit, John Pohl '78 hopes to create a unique story of the Arctic centered around geological, arctic, and earth systems. 

Participants and Contributors

1. Leslie Milliman '14

2. Melanie Campbell '15

3. Elizabeth Plascencia '16

4. Aleksander Perpalaj '14

5. Marcus Key, Joseph Priestly Professor of Natural Philosophy (1989)

6. John Pohl '78

7. Susan Pohl '80

8. Merryl Pohl

Apr. - Oct. 2017: "Full Participation" Collage

"Full Participation" Collage

Circ Area, Main Level

  BERT information    Full Participation      Full Participation Collage 


To celebrate the Bias Education and Response Team's Word-of-the-Month, "Full Participation," Dickinsonians were asked to submit photos of images that represented “full participation” for them and then these submitted picture were turned into a collage by Dickinson Studio Art Majors. The collage will be on display from now until Alumni Weekend.

Archives Exhibits

Inauguration 2017: Welcome President Margee Ensign

Friends of the Library Area, Lower Level

August 21 - October 13, 2017

Dickinson Banner   Congulations from Dickinson College to Margee Ensign

The World War II Dairies and Travels of George Edward Reed II

Aug. 1 - Oct. 9, 2017

Library, Lower Level

George Edward Reed headshot in uniform   George Edward Reed on beach   George Edward Reed on camel

George Edward “Ted” Reed, class of 1935, served in World War II from June 1941 through November 1945, achieving the rank of captain. This display highlights selections from the diary-style letters that Ted sent home to his parents during his time in the military.  In these letters, Ted wrote about the many sights that he visited in the US, England, North Africa, and Italy.    


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 showcases notable members of the Dickinson College community. These include graduates, professors, and children of Dickinsonians who have impacted not only the Dickinson community, but the world beyond the limestone walls. 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.