August 28th, 2009
This exhibit in the Library Atrium explores the early intellectual culture of the College. "A Selection of Interesting Books from Lewis & Clark's First Library" highlights a number of titles rediscovered during the past year when Lewis & Clark librarians began a thorough review of the College's library holdings. The exhibited books are from the College's first library in Albany, Oregon (1867-1942). On display through May 31, 2010.
August 28th, 2009
Aubrey Watzek Library offers a glimpse into Oregon’s communal past in this exhibit on display in the Library Atrium.
The exhibit is inspired by the publication of Eden Within Eden: Oregon’s Utopian Heritage (Oregon State University Press, 2009) by Library Director Jim Kopp and the annual conference of the Communal Studies Association being held in Aurora on October 1-3, 2009. The exhibit has been a collaborative effort of several institutions and individuals. Materials for the exhibit come from the Aurora Colony Historical Society, Special Collections of the University of Oregon, Watzek Library, and Jim Kopp’s personal collection. Special thanks to Patrick Harris, Curator at the Aurora Colony Historical Society, and Linda Long, Manuscripts Librarian at the University of Oregon for their assistance and for loaning materials for the exhibit. On display through December 31, 2009.
January 30th, 2009
Portland resident Katherine Dunn
is the author of the novel Geek Love
, an international bestseller and National Book Award finalist. This exhibition explores her career in print and opens the way to a fuller appreciation of a writing life. It runs through May in Watzek Library. For further information, see Special Collections' Current Exhibits
September 30th, 2008
Watzek Library's Special Collections will host an Open House during Alumni Weekend on Saturday, October 4 from 1-3 pm. Highlights include College memorabilia, rare materials from the collection, and items from the recently acquired William Stafford Archives.
September 2nd, 2008
This exhibit features lesser known items from the rare book collection at Aubrey R. Watzek Library to provide a brief visual overview of the history of book binding from the era of vellum through contemporary handmade books. It is on display through December in the Library Atrium.
For further information, see Slideshow: Tracing the history of bookbinding in Special Collections exhibit
May 21st, 2008
Lewis & Clark College Special Collections is proud to host the final exhibition of a poetry broadside collection assembled by the Friends of William Stafford. The exhibit runs June 5 - July 15 in Hoffman Gallery. Gallery Hours are Thursday 4-8 pm and Saturday/Sunday 12-4 pm.
This is the first of a series of events to celebrate the recent gift of the William Stafford Archives to the College from the Stafford Family. Featured printers and publishers include Karla Elling of Mummy Mountain Press, Sandy Tilcock of lone goose press, John Laursen of Press-22, Carlos Reyes of Trask House Book, Prescott Street Press, and Wang Hui-Ming.
February 6th, 2007
Find out more about the current Special Collections exhibits on these topics:
World War II pacifists
1923 in literature, art & music
Visits with Chief Joseph
Early history of Lewis & Clark College
July 31st, 2006
From August through December, 2006, the Aubrey Watzek Library will be showing "The Literature of the Lewis & Clark Expedition," an exhibit that draws from the extensive collection of books, maps, manuscripts, newspapers and literary materials on the expedition at Lewis & Clark College.
The exhibit features sixty rare items from the college's collection of expedition-related printed material and is composed of twelve display cases plus a number of framed wall pieces. Highlights include volumes from Lewis and Clark's travelling library, early newspapers and government publications reporting on the expedition, early foreign language editions of Patrick Gass's journal, and a copy of the 1814 Biddle-Allen edition of Lewis and Clark's journals in original boards.
This will be the final venue for this exhibit, which has been traveling around the country since the beginning of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Bicentennial in 2003. It has been displayed at Monticello; the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia; the Louisville Free Public Library; The Boston Athenaeum; the Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield, New Jersey; Fort Mandan; Oregon Historical Society, Washington State Historical Society; Denver Public Library; Seattle Public Library; TamÃ¡stslikt Cultural Institute, Pendleton, Oregon; and Idaho State Historical Society.
March 28th, 2006
An exhibit of the works of John Howard Griffin, author of Black Like Me, is on display in the Library until June. A lecture on Griffin by Jerry Harp, curator of the exhibit, will be given on April 6th at 7:00 pm in Watzek Library.
A collection of photographs, political cartoons, and other graphic images depicting the history of the IWW, Industrial Workers of the World, is displayed on the walls near Special Collections in Watzek Library. The exhibit is sponsored by Norm Diamond of the Collegeâ€™s Political Economy Program and will be up through May.