Writing the Modern World: Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and Science and Technology in the United States
March 1, 2021—July 16, 2021
Rebecca & Rick White Gallery, Lutnick Library
Curated by Charlotte Scott '21, from the collection of Alan Klein '81. Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) and William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) are two of the 20th century’s most exemplary American poets. In a moment of crisis and change, Williams and Stevens helped further the modernist poetry movement and craft a new American poetry. This exhibit focuses on the interactions and dialogue each man had with science and technology. Despite distinctions in the form and style of their work, both shared a common interest in responding to these changes and in creating a new poetry for a truly modern, and truly American, world.
Hugh D. Vail: "Volunteer Weatherman"
Curated by Grace Thiele '17
This exhibit provides a biography of Hugh D. Vail, a professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Haverford College in the 1800s and is comprised of letters, an obituary, a Quaker meeting's genealogy, and a diary entry.
The Letters and Journals of Thomas Scattergood
Curated by Jordan Nieusma '14
This exhibit is made up of important and representative passages from the journals, letters, and memoirs of Thomas Scattergood (1748-1814).
Quakers and Slavery
Curated by John Anderies and Christopher Densmore
A joint digital project of Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library, this online projected coincided with an international conference on Quakers and slavery. The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) was the first corporate body in Britain and North America to fully condemn slavery as both ethically and religiously wrong in all circumstances. It is in Quaker records that we have some of the earliest manifestations of anti-slavery sentiment, dating from the 1600s. After the 1750s, Quakers actively engaged in attempting to sway public opinion in Britain and America against the slave trade and slavery in general. At the same time, Quakers became actively involved in the economic, educational and political well being of the formerly enslaved.
Shakespeare in His Time and for All Time
Curated by Jon Sweitzer-Lamme '14 and co-curated by Thomas Littrell '15
This exhibit celebrates the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare through an exploration of the Shakespeare-related holdings of Haverford College's Special Collections.