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.
January 18, 2022—July 10, 2022
Rebecca & Rick White Gallery, Lutnick Library
Curated by Nick Lasinsky '23, this exhibit looks at four moments from the past: the English Civil Wars from 1640 to 1660; the French and Hatian Revolutions of the late eighteenth century; the Yellow Fever epidemic that struck Philadelphia in 1793; and one man’s perspective on the Vietnam War from 1960 to 1973. This exhibit demonstrates the power of story, rumor, and rhetoric when it seems as though the world is falling apart around us.
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.