- About the Exhibits
- Current Exhibit
- Reformation, Restoration, and Romeyn
- BLACK SPACE: Reading (and writing) Ourselves Into the Future
- Grassroots Activism and the American Wilderness
- Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
- We Want Books: Books For The Troops In World War Two
- Artists' Books: Where to put the apostrophe?
- John James Audubon's Magnificent Obsession
- National Wilderness Preservation Act 50th Anniversary
- Treasures and New Acquisitions: Favorites
- Humanities & Engineering @ Union
- Special Collections: Bigelow
- Special Collections: Treasures & New Acquisitions
- Literature in English 1713-1913
- Postcards of Jewish Women
- Special Collections: Dickens
- Special Collections: Darwin
- LGBT: A Library Perspective
- Locally Grown
- Look! Graphic Novels
Special Collections: Treasures & New Acquisitions
On display from February - March, 2013
This exhibition showcases the wide variety of material held in Schaffer Library's Special Collections.
It includes samples of the treasures collected throughout the many decades of Union's history - among them, plates from John James Audubon's Birds of North America , purchased by the College from the artist himself in 1814 - as well as rare works and historic material acquired as recently as December 2012. Befitting the broad scope of Union's educational programs and unique cultural resources, the items on display represent areas ranging from mathematics to art to biology to American History.
Also presented in several cases are recently acquired materials - and approaches to presenting them in digital form - that offer new insights into Union's long history and its distinguished alumni. Featured are an online catalog of Joseph Ramée's 1813 plans for the campus, materials related to the career of William Henry Seward (Union College Class of 1820), the story of the first African-American student at Union, and the newly-revived Union Book, which both invoked the past and set a new direction for the student yearbook.