Alongside its study spaces and collections, Kresge Library hosts student-curated exhibits from Dartmouth's noted King Collection of Historic Scientific Instruments. Assembled by former Physics Professor Allen King, who died in 2003, this collection contains more than 3000 instruments dating from the 1770s through the present. Kresge’s lighted glass exhibits case, installed in 2009, was made possible with endowment funds from the Class of 1925 and will showcase a new exhibit from the King Collection every six months. Each exhibit will be developed and curated by undergraduate students working with history professor and collection curator Richard Kremer.
Lucernal microscope, early 19th century
photo by Joseph Mehling '69
Kresge Library displays winning posters from two student research events held each spring. The Graduate Student Poster Session is held each April in conjunction with Dartmouth's Graduate Student Appreciation Week and gives graduate students an opportunity to present their research to the community. The Christopher G. Reed Science Competition, sponsored by Sigma Xi, is held each year in late May as part of the Karen E. Wetterhahn Science Symposium and is open to students presenting senior honors thesis research.
Student research posters being hung in Kresge Library
Kresge Library's art exhibits feature work from various local and regional artists.
Photography by local artist, Lane Wilder