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A year and a half ago we decided it was time to more fully embrace this social media thing, so we started posting on Instagram. If you don’t know, Instagram started out as an easy way to share vacation photos while on the go, but, like most social media, it transformed into a venue for self expression. We have an awful lot to express, so it has been fun.

Hannah Chung ’16 and Bay Lauris ByrneSim ‘15, two Edward C. Lathem ’51 Special Collections Fellows, have been the geniuses behind our Instagram. They have already amassed over 2,100 followers with lively posts of whatever strikes their fancy on any given day.

This exhibit is built from some of our favorite posts drawn from six of our most popular hashtags: #tinytuesday; #treasuretuesday; #traveltuesday; #manuscriptmonday; #marbledmonday; and #tbt (throwback Thursday). The cuneiform tablets in the first case were a special request from our 2,000th follower.

Enjoy the exhibit and follow us—we will take you great places.

The exhibition was curated by Hannah Chung ’16 and Jay Satterfield and is on display in the Class of 1965 Galleries from March 24, 2017, to May 1, 2017.

Insta-Exhibit poster

You may download a small, 8x10 version of the poster: insta-exhibit.jpg. You may also download a handlist of the items in this exhibition: insta-exhibit_handlist.pdf.

Materials Included in the Exhibition

Case 1. Tuesdays 


-       Compact powder: https://www.instagram.com/p/BRDzypTDI0f/?taken-by=raunerlibrary

-       Cribsheet: https://www.instagram.com/p/BM1fWU6jOx9/?taken-by=raunerlibrary

-       Puzzles!: https://www.instagram.com/p/BLJOMTXDOs4/?taken-by=raunerlibrary



-       Fanny’s journey: https://www.instagram.com/p/BLbTQCyjFfG/?taken-by=raunerlibrary

-       Rudolph!: https://www.instagram.com/p/BOP-0x5D51g/?taken-by=raunerlibrary

-       Matilda Lees Dods. Handbook of Practical Cookery: https://www.instagram.com/p/BR5zXMIjCYx/?taken-by=raunerlibrary



-       Mapping my world: https://www.instagram.com/p/BMRT2erD5ub/

-       White Mountains 3D map: https://www.instagram.com/p/BJvBvJxj_1S/


2000th follower item

-       Babylonian Clay Tablet: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ2-EwijVDG/?taken-by=raunerlibrary


Case 2: Mondays


-       Lansburgh 53: https://www.instagram.com/p/BFwFbstyZo4/?taken-by=raunerlibrary

-       Ashkenazi script of Book of Esther: https://www.instagram.com/p/BLqwaTWj9GE/?taken-by=raunerlibrary

-       Ethiopian Prayer Scroll: https://www.instagram.com/p/BKipbT3D1Fh/?taken-by=raunerlibrary

-       Alexander Warren: https://www.instagram.com/p/BNpBOSWhp6-/?taken-by=raunerlibrary



-       Picturesque America: https://www.instagram.com/p/BJ-l4vOjpno/

-       Lucrece: https://www.instagram.com/p/BNE7dz0Beve/

-       Don Quixote: https://www.instagram.com/p/BPnLVwUFfjz/

-       Cornhill magazine: https://www.instagram.com/p/BN7EnqBDQr8/


Case 3: Thursdays


-       Webster Hall: https://www.instagram.com/p/8TCNM3yZr7/?taken-by=raunerlibrary

-       Baby with a book: https://www.instagram.com/p/_Ey-gFSZvF/?taken-by=raunerlibrary

-       Stefansson: https://www.instagram.com/p/BAzYModyZtw/?taken-by=raunerlibrary

-       Hanover Inn in 1939: https://www.instagram.com/p/BBFZv63SZlz/?taken-by=raunerlibrary

-       College life and finals… :https://www.instagram.com/p/BRbAWfYDVDA/?taken-by=raunerlibrary

-       Baker hallway: https://www.instagram.com/p/BJiLROMjjIT/?taken-by=raunerlibrary