Events & Exhibits - Spring 2006
The Heritage Room will host a number of exhibits during the spring semester. Special Collections will be curating "Gold and Cloth: 19th-Century Publishers Book Bindings." The exhibit will display and discuss the development of the first mass-produced book bindings during the 19th century. Prior to the 1820s most bindings were produced individually by craftsmen. During the 19th century increasing mechanization and mass-production of books brought about the need to create inexpensive bindings. These bindings quickly became colorful and elaborate sales tools for the books. The exhibit will run from January 30 through April 22.
The Office of Diversity and Equity will be sponsoring a traveling exhibit, Lest We Forget: The Triumph Over Slavery from the Schomburg Center which will be on view in the Heritage Room from February 20 through March 31. The exhibit explores how enslaved Africans developed social, political and cultural organizations.
The Heritage Room will also host a small exhibit of University historical material during University Heritage Week March 20-26.
During the month of May the Heritage Room will exhibit Faculty Publications in honor of Scholarship Month. Books published by University Alumni will be on exhibit from June through August.