Spottswood Styles: Lexington Poet
CURRENT ROTATING EXHIBIT:
Spottswood Styles was a well-regarded black poet during the first part of the 20th century. In celebration of Black History Month, this exhibit features his poems, family photographs, and other books on and by black poets.
To view a blog post written on Mr. Styles by W&L English professor, Lesley Wheeler, click here.
The exhibit will be up until the end of March 2015.
Main floor, Leyburn Library
Sacred to the Memory
Artistic photographs by Jan Tratnik of the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery in Lexington. Created in 2013, Tratnik donated this collection of 25 images to the University Library.
Lower Level 1 Stacks. Permanent exhibit.
“Notions”: The Triangle Factory Fire and Beyond
“Notions” is a collaborative art project by members of the Virginia Arts of the Book Center (VABC) in Charlottesville. The box contains handmade and letterpress printed objects exploring the working conditions of the garment factory workers in early 20th century New York City, and ending with the Tazreen fire in Bangladesh in 2012. The library’s Special Collections purchased a copy of Notions, which is an edition of 40.
Lower Level 1, Special Collections Lobby
120 Years of Student Handbooks
Have you ever seen a Students’ Hand Book from 1891? It is a little pocketbook that the gentlemen students could carry in their jacket. Jackets and ties were required attire in the early days.
Full of information about life on and off campus and filled with lovely advertisements. A number of handbooks are on display.
Main Floor, by the Current Periodicals
Photographs by Lloyd Goad
Large size landscape photography by Lloyd Goad, Technology Support Specialist for the Williams School at Washington and Lee.
On loan by the artist.
Computer Lab, Level 1 stacks
The Book as Art
Online exhibit only. Images from the exhibit “Beyond Text and Image: The Book as Art”, curated by Yolanda Merrill in Staniar Gallery, W&L, in Spring 2010.
Watch the online exhibit by clicking here.
Antique Scientific Instruments at Washington and Lee
Online exhibit only. Antique Scientific Instruments from the University Collection. This exhibit was on display in 2012. The exhibit shows all instruments in great detail, and each instrument is accompanied by a description of its use.
Link to the online exhibit of these instruments. Curated by Yolanda Merrill.