Special Collections, Archives & Preservation curates several exhibits throughout the year. Stop by our reading room (Norlin N345) to see what's currently on display or peruse our online exhbits.

Current Exhibits

Japan and Disaster: 1670-1995

 1670-1995Five years ago a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan off the coast of the Tōhoku region. The quake and the subsequent tsunami led to the death of 15,000 people. 2,500 are still missing. Special Collections and Archives at CU-Boulder features three centuries of works that highlight the resilience of Japan in the face of tragedy and disaster.

The exhibit is free and open to the public, Monday-Friday, 10-4. For more information, please contact us at sca@colorado.edu or call (303) 492-6144.  This exhibit will run through July 8th

University of Colorado Boulder Libraries Assistant Professor, and Japanese and Asian Studies Librarian Adam Lisbon curated this exhibit.

 

Scenic Sublimity: One-Hundred Years of the National Park Service

 One-Hundred Years of the National Park ServiceSpecial Collections and Archives, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, presents Scenic Sublimity: One-Hundred Years of the National Park Service.  Featured items include a woman’s travel diary of Yellowstone from 1890, a photo album and diary of Pearl Turner’s ascent of Mt. Rainer in 1924, and numerous early glass slides of Colorado’s parks and monuments.  A variety of books, pamphlets, photographs, and artifacts reveal America’s changing relationship with its natural and historic wonders in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  

The exhibit is free and open to the public, Monday-Friday, 10-4.  For more information, please contact us at sca@colorado.edu or call (303) 492-6144. This exhibit runs through May 6th

Sean Babbs, graduate student in the Department of History, University of Colorado Boulder, curated this exhibit. Special thanks are due to Susan Guinn-Chipman, Ph. D., Special Collections and Archives, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries; and David Hayes, M.A., Special Collections and Archives, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries.