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Waidner-Spahr News and Events: Events and Exhibits

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Events & Exhibits: Proposals & Guidelines

We invite Dickinson students, faculty, and staff to host or sponsor activities. To make a suggestion for an event or exhibit/display in the library, please review our guidelines and submit a proposal at least one month prior to proposed activity date.

Out on Campus Exhibit

Out On Campus: A History of LGBTQ+ Activism in Pennsylvania Colleges & Universities

Circulation Desk Area, Main Level

September 13 - October 11
This exhibit will be temporarily unavailable on Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30.

Explore the history of student LGBTQ+ activism across Pennsylvania!

Learn about the largest LGBTQ+ student demonstration on a campus before Stonewall.

Read about the first transgender student government president in the nation.

And discover which university group had to file suit in order to get recognition for their student organization.

It all happened in Pennsylvania!

The exhibit is a collaborative initiative of the PA LGBT History Network and the LGBT Center of Central PA History Project.

View a digital version of this exhibit.

For more information, contact Malinda Triller-Doran at

Newberry Exhibit

Emily Newberry '66: Activist and Author

Exhibit in the Library, Upper Level

April 2 - June 15, 2022

In celebration of Dickinson's first annual Pride Week celebration, the Archives has created an exhibit featuring the poetry of Emily Newberry '66, transgender author and activist. The exhibit features Emily's published poetry anthologies and "Water Suite," a unique combination of poetry and art created with artist Shu-Ju Wang.
Newberry Exhibit; image of Water Suite: A Dance Between Poetry and Art
Newberry Exhibit; image of Water Suite papers
Newberry Exhibit; image of Water Suite close up with color
Newberry Exhibit; image of Water Suite hexagon with geometric design
Newberry Exhibit; image of Water Suite hexagon with poem text