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Student Library Service Bookplate Program: Dartmouth Class of 2017

Student Bookplate exhibit poster

The Student Library Service Bookplate Program honors graduating student library employees by inviting them to choose books and other items for the Library’s collections. Each item will include a bookplate acknowledging the student’s selection and recognizing his or her service to the Library. Students are eligible if they worked at least two terms in any Library department, including the Student Center for Research, Writing and Information Technology (RWIT). This year Dartmouth College Library honors almost forty students from the Class of 2017 with selections including works of fiction, musical CDs, and classic works of the cartoon arts to a musical score and a history of makeup.

Each year the Library invites graduating student library employees to paricipate in an exhibit about the program. This year's participants are Beverly Alomepe, Reem Chamseddine, Eliza Grainger, Whitney Martin, Josefina Ruiz, Priyanka Sivaramakrishnan, Alexa Sonnenfeld, Fabian Štoček, Veronica Williamson, and Ran Zhuo.

Exhibit design and photography by Dennis Grady, Library Education & Outreach. Many thanks to the students who volunteered to participate in this exhibit and to: Wendel Cox, Librarian for History & English; Greg Potter, Research and Information Desk Coordinator; and Goodie Corriveau, Acquisitions Assistant.

Baker-Berry Library, Baker Main Hall: June 9 - August 30, 2017



Protest! at Dartmouth

Protest! at Dartmouth exhibit poster

College campuses have a long history as sites of activism and protest. It’s a truth acknowledged easily enough by today’s students, who have witnessed and in some cases participated in current movements like Black Lives Matter, #NoDAPL, and the Women’s March on Washington, among numerous others. What may be less apparent is the role the college plays when the activism dust settles.

At Dartmouth, the archivists of Rauner Special Collections Library are committed to recording the College’s history—the history of many years ago and the history of yesterday—through primary source documents. Campus activism is a significant part of this history, and one of the most effective ways of capturing it is via first-person narrative.

Oral history is an interview-based approach to documenting the past, centering around an in-depth, recorded conversation between two people: the oral historian and an individual who experienced a particular event, era, or culture firsthand. Because of its emphasis on non-dominant perspectives and marginalized voices, oral history is uniquely situated among history methodologies to document moments of protest and dissent. It is, at its heart, a means of telling stories that might otherwise have gone untold.

This exhibit explores three protest movements in Dartmouth’s past, and a selection of oral history interviews with individuals who experienced them. These interviews and many more are available at Rauner Special Collections Library.

Exhibit curated by Caitlin Birch, Digital Collections and Oral History Archivist, and designed by Dennis Grady, Library Education & Outreach. 

Baker-Berry Library, Berry Main Street: May 1 - July  30, 2017



Last Updated: 7/27/17