Special Collections and Archives

Current Events and Exhibitions

Please note: precise dates of exhibitions are subject to change. Out-of-town visitors are urged to contact Special Collections and Archives before planning their visit.

See our Past Events and Exhibitions page for information and links related to past programs. 


Exhibition: Rita Dove and US Poets Laureate

March 30 - April 30, 2015, University Library, Quiet Study Area, 1st Floor

This exhibit includes an excellent introduction to the work of Rita Dove, who will be speaking on campus Thursday, April 2. You can spend a few minutes with this exhibit and come away with a good sense of the major themes in this important poet’s work. Also on display are selected works by other US Poets Laureate. (Curated by Kathleen Siebert Medicus and Tammy Eschedor Voelker.)


Exhibition: The Kent State Shootings & Their Aftermath: Through the Media's Lens

September 2014 - August 18, 2015, University Library, 12th Floor Reading Room and Borowitz Gallery

In honor of the 45th commemoration of the Kent State Shootings, the Department of Special Collections and Archives’ feature exhibit examines the media’s coverage and interpretation of the anti-war movement beginning with the National Moratorium on the Vietnam War in the fall of 1969, to the Kent State shootings, the Scranton Commission, through the controversy surrounding the building of the gym annex in 1977. The exhibit presents a cross-section of some of the most famous newspaper headlines, magazine covers, posters, flyers, photographs, newsletters, and comic strips produced in the period leading up to the Kent State shootings, the shootings themselves, and in the aftershock that followed. (Curated by Lae'l Hughes-Watkins and Elizabeth Campion.)


Online Gallery: Riverside Press Editions Designed by Bruce Rogers

Our new gallery on Kent State's Digital Commons features selected Riverside Press editions by noted book designer Bruce Rogers. This gallery was created by Troy Cherrington, a University Libraries student employee and School of Library and Information Science graduate student. Troy selected books for this gallery from Special Collections and Archives. Learn more about Bruce Rogers and the Riverside Press by exploring this gallery, and come to Special Collections and Archives to view the original books and other books designed by Rogers. (Curated by Troy Cherrington.)