March 2, 2020—July 31, 2020
Rebecca and Rick White Gallery, Lutnick Library
Curated by Sarah Wilma Watson and the students of the Fall 2019 Crossing Borders writing seminar, this exhibit explores the themes of authorship, perspective, and abolitionism in a global context through engagement with Aphra Behn’s novel Oroonoko (1688) and Haverford’s rare materials.
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.