Exhibits & Galleries

Past Special Collections Exhibits at Western Libraries


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American Fly Fishing Literature: Part Two
Each year Paul and Mary Ann Ford make a generous donation of materials from their private collection of fly fishing books and related materials. This year's donation included 26 books about fly fishing by popular contemporary writers. Part two shown here features the work of noted fly tyers E. H. "... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 7/24/2014
Birds of America
This display features copies from the The Original Water-Color Paintings by John James Audubon for the Birds of America color reproductions produced from the collection at the New York Historical Society published by American Heritage in 1966. This is number 635 of 750 copies of the Collector's... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 4/15/2013
Celebrate Summer and Friendship
This display features books by John Gierach and A. K. Best. Long-time friends and great fishing companions. Books are from The Paul and Mary Ann Ford Fly Fishing Collection and The Fly Fishing Collection.
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 12/16/2010
Celebrating 20 Years of Harry Potter
Harry Potter has shared his wizardly wonders with us for twenty years. Featured here are several books housed in Special Collections, as part of the Helene Whitson Collection.  * Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: magical scenes from the sixth film in the Harry Potter series,... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 7/26/2017
Celebrating Maureen O'Reilly
Featured in this display are selected photos from some of the many theatre productions directed by Maureen O'Reilly in her 28 year career here at Western. Thank you Maureen!
Display by: Peter Smith
Display Date: 6/15/2011
Celebrating the King James Version of the Bible: 1611-2011
The King James Version of the Bible celebrates its 400th Anniversary in 2011. Commissioned in 1604 following a conference of religious leaders it is still honored today. Featured in this display are Bibles, a book of Psalms, biblical commentaries, sermons, and stories of well known religious... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 3/02/2011
Celebrating the Western Collection
This display in Special Collections highlights the works of Western Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni. It features books, games, art pieces and musical scores. The diversity and imagination displayed is amazing. Even though Western's emphasis is on teaching and instruction, our faculty,... more
Display by: Paul Piper
Display Date: 12/31/2015
Germany: Integrating Immigrants display. Features relevant books.
This display cabinet features books and DVDs on the topic of contemporary German immigrants and their integration into German life.  Courtesy of the German Academic Exchange Service and Western Libraries circulating collection. 
Display by: Margaret Fast and Tamara Belts.
Display Date: 10/24/2017
Germany: Integrating Immigrants display. Features relevant books.
This cabinet features more books related to contemporary German immigrants and their integration into German life. Courtesy of the German Academic Exchange Service and Western Libraries own circulating collection. 
Display by: Margaret Fast and Tamara Belts.
Display Date: 10/24/2017
Darrel Martin: Fly Fishing Historian
Mr. Martin is an avid fly fisher and historian of the sport. His own graduate studies in Anglo-Saxon, Middle English and English linguistics were excellent preparatory study for what became an interest in antique angling books, and from there to the study and re-creation of the equipment described... more
Display by: Tamara Belts
Display Date: 4/15/2013

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