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.

The Coconut Crab - Biology, Art, Conservation, and Darwin

Coconut Crabs exhibit poster

This exhibit covers the ABCs (actually the ABCDs—Art-Biology-Conservation-Darwin) of coconut crabs. You can see original editions of Charles Darwin’s writings on coconut crabs, as well as natural history pictures, preserved specimens, and other biological materials that were brought back by Mark Laidre after a study of coconut crabs from January to March 2016 on earth’s largest coral atoll, Chagos Archipelago. Following this scientific study, many of Mark’s artist friends were inspired to produce beautiful artwork, which is prominently displayed in this exhibit to celebrate coconut crabs.

The exhibit includes artworks and writings by Sophia Budny, Rosemary Feit Covey, Robert DuGrenier, Sam Gochman, Vernon de Guzman,  Keyan Kaplan, Alex Lamb, Tracy Punshon, Holly Shaffer, and Sarah Smith.

Curated by Mark Laidre, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences.

Exhibit design by Dennis Grady, Library Education & Outreach     

Baker-Berry Library, Berry Main Street: January 10 - March 29, 2018