The Libraries have multiple exhibition opportunities to support curricular and co-curricular learning from pop-up exhibits to comprehensive gallery installations. For more information, please consult our proposal guidelines and timeline recommendations and curator responsibilities. You can also fill out our modest proposal form or feel free to contact Terry Snyder, Sarah Horowitz, or your subject librarian.
August 16, 2021—December 1, 2021
Rebecca & Rick White Gallery, Lutnick Library
"Out of the Stacks!” is an exploration of the variety of materials that can be found in Quaker & Special Collections: published and unpublished, visual and textual, old and contemporary. It features a variety of materials, many of which connect historical materials to issues we are confronting in our current world. While some of the topics may be familiar or expected, others showcase lesser-known aspects of Haverford’s collections. Items were selected, researched, and written about mainly by student colleagues in the Libraries during the spring and summer of 2020. In accordance with COVID-19 protocols, Lutnick Library is closed to the public during the fall semester with the exception of public lecture times.
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.