Baker-Berry Current Exhibits

Student Library Service Bookplate Program - Dartmouth Class of 2018

2018 Student Bookplate exhibit poster

The Student Library Service Bookplate Program honors the Library’s graduating student employees by inviting them to choose books and other items for the Library’s collections. Each item will receive a bookplate that acknowledges the student’s selection and honors his or her service to the Library. Students are eligible if they worked at least two terms in any Library department (including RWIT, The Student Center for Research, Writing and Information Technology). The Library will honor nearly fifty students from the class of 2018 with selections ranging from world fiction, poetry, cookbooks, and DVDs to children’s books, inspirational works, and historical scholarship.

This year's featured students are Kalei Akau • Abbey Cahill • Riley Carbone • Jacob Cutler Palden Flynn • Sofia Greimel-Garza • Taringana Guranungo Mary Liza Hartong • Charlotte Johnstone • Rachael Jones Precious Kilimo • Jessica Lu • Yen Truong

Exhibit design and photography by Dennis Grady, Library Education & Outreach. Many thanks to the students who volunteered to participate in this exhibit, and to: Richard Langdell, Library Services Specialist; Tim Wolfe, Acquisitions Services Supervisor; and Goodie Corriveau, Acquisitions Assistant.

Baker-Berry Library, Baker Main Hall: June 8 - August 31, 2018



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