Special Collections and Archives

Current Events and Exhibitions

Special Collections and Archives

Current Events and Exhibitions


Coming this Fall: Special Collections & Archives Celebrates 50 Years

Special Collections & Archives Reading Room, Room 1212, dates TBA

This exhibition, offered as a both a physical and digital display, will highlight major colletion strengths of Special Collections & Archives and will provide a historical snapshot of our department. (Curated by Kathleen Siebert-Medicus)


Exhibition: The Kent State Shootings: Through the Lens of Two Photographers

Borowitz Gallery, University Library, 12th floor, August 2016-summer 2019

This exhibition showcases the events surrounding the May 4, 1970 Kent State shootings with photographs taken by Lafayette Tolliver and Howard Ruffner. Both were student photo-journalists at Kent State in 1970. Selections of their work will be on semi-permanent display in Special Collections and Archives as we head toward the 50th anniversary milestone of an event that placed Kent State in the international spotlight and changed the trajectory of the Vietnam War. (Curated by Lae'l Hughes-Watkins)