New exhibits, including original items

We created several new exhibits for various events this week, including the WSU Foundation event on November 18th, as well as the Dunbar Library’s 40th birthday celebration on November 19th.

Some of the exhibits containing original materials, such as this one about local history (including John Dillinger’s handcuffs!), can still be viewed in our Reading Room temporarily:

Exhibit of original local history materials, Nov. 18, 2013

Exhibit of original local history materials

Here are some of our other exhibits that included original materials that we created for the WSU Foundation Event:

Exhibit of original arts collection materials, Nov. 18, 2013

Exhibit of original arts collection materials

Exhibit of original business collection materials, Nov. 18, 2013

Exhibit of original business collection materials

Exhibit of original aviation collection materials, Nov. 18, 2013

Exhibit of original aviation collection materials

We developed a new exhibit about “What We Do” in the Archives, including collections acquisition, arrangement and description, preservation, and outreach. This exhibit is currently (for a limited time) on display at the far end of the fourth floor of Dunbar Library:

Exhibit about what we do as archivists, Nov. 18, 2013

Exhibit about what we do as archivists

Exhibit about our archival outreach, Nov. 18, 2013

Exhibit about our archival outreach

All of the above exhibits will be on display for just a while longer, so hurry in to give them a look!

We have also created two new exhibits that, since they are enclosed in permanent cases and contain no original materials, will be available for viewing over the next few months. Both are located on the first floor of the Dunbar Library.

One is about our French Aviation Lithograph Collection (MS-403), and can be found in the Alumni case near the elevators:

Exhibit of French Aviation Lithographs (MS-403), Nov. 18, 2013

Exhibit of French Aviation Lithographs (MS-403)

The other commemorates the 40th birthday of the Dunbar Library and includes many historical photos of the library from the University Archives. This exhibit spans two cases, one on either side of the center stairwell leading to the second floor atrium:

Dunbar Library History/ 40th Birthday Exhibit

Dunbar Library History/ 40th Birthday Exhibit

Dunbar Library History/ 40th Birthday Exhibit

Dunbar Library History/ 40th Birthday Exhibit

One more exhibit that’s just going in today—as we speak!—is a tribute to John F. Kennedy. One of our interns, Raj Chaudhuri, is working on this exhibit right now for the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination. You will be able to see it on the fourth floor also. It’s not finished yet, so this is just a teaser:

John F. Kennedy exhibit

John F. Kennedy exhibit

We hope you’ll stop by and see some of our exhibits on both the first floor and fourth floor. If you have any questions about the exhibits or the collections—or anything else archives-related!—you can find us on the fourth floor of Dunbar Library or call (937-775-2092) or email us.

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