Out of the Stacks! Students and Staff Explore Quaker & Special Collections

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
LUT LUT 105 Rebecca and Rick White Gallery
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Hochberg, Rachel A

August 16 - November 30, 2021

The material qualities of rare books and manuscripts often tell us as much as the texts they house. During the COVID-19 pandemic, when access to many such materials was available only digitally, Quaker & Special Collections staff thought deeply about how we could continue to make Quaker & Special Collections materials accessible, and how we could continue to ask questions of these materials as whole objects, in both the digital and physical realms. This exhibit, featuring a wide variety of materials from Quaker & Special Collections, presents an opportunity to engage with materials in the physical environment. 

“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 is an exploration of the variety of materials that can be found in Quaker & Special Collections: published and unpublished, visual and textual, old and contemporary.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.

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