Baker-Berry Current Exhibits

Will Carter and the Dartmouth Typeface

Will Carter exhibit poster

The story of the development of the letterforms that became known as the Dartmouth typeface

In the early 1960s, Will Carter carved a series of inscriptions on teak panels for the college. Those letters, in their different iterations over the years, became known as the Dartmouth typeface. This is the story behind the chronology and the people involved in the development of that typeface.

Curated by Won K. Chung. Special thanks to Sebastian Carter, Martha Scotford, John R. Nash, Holly Nash Wolff, Jay Satterfield, director of Rauner Special Collections Library, and Dennis Grady, exhibits designer with Library Education & Outreach. Exhibit title set in Letraset version of Dartmouth; all other text set in Octavian. Dartmouth typeface copyrighted by Rampant Lions Press. Exhibit text and captions copyright by Won K. Chung.

Baker-Berry Library, Baker Main Hall: February 9 - June 1, 2018

In conjunction with this exhibit, The Friends of the Dartmouth Library cordially invite you to the 2018 Stephen Harvard Memorial Lecture:

In Defense of the Roman Letter

delivered by John R. Nash ’60, calligrapher, stone lettercarver, and a Fellow of the  Society of Scribes and Illuminators, London, England.

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 4:30 pm, East Reading Room, Baker Library

Reception to follow
Events are free and open to the public.

For more information, please call 603-646-2236.



I WILL TELL YOU THE TRUTH ABOUT A MAN’S LIFE: The Mario Puzo Papers

Coconut Crabs exhibit poster

Last summer, the Dartmouth College Library got an offer it couldn’t refuse: a gift of the archives of Mario Puzo, novelist, screenwriter and the creator of The Godfather, the book and movie that spawned the modern myth of the mafia. Thanks to the generosity of the donors, Diana and Bruce Rauner ’78, the collection is now placed in Rauner Special Collections Library where it will be used to support research and to enhance the classroom experience of Dartmouth students. It holds so much promise. The collection documents Puzo’s initial struggles and remarkable rise, catalogs his foibles and personal insecurities, and comments on the writing profession in the 20th century. But most importantly, it shows the creation and development of the dominant popular conception of the mob in America—seemingly, every mafia cliché has its origins in these papers. As we said, it was an offer we couldn’t refuse.

This exhibit was made possible through the generosity of Diana and Bruce Rauner. It was curated by Hazel-Dawn Dumpert; designed by Dennis Grady, Library Education & Outreach; with assistance from Veronica Cook Williamson, Jones Memorial Digital Media Fellow; Deborah Howe, Collections Conservator; Lizzie Curran, Assistant Conservator; and Elena Cordova, Special Collections Processing Specialist.

Baker-Berry Library, Berry Main Street: April 5 - June 30, 2018