Exhibitions at Rauner

Rauner Special Collections Library installs numerous exhibits throughout the year as a part of our outreach efforts to the community. At any given moment, the exhibit space in the Class of '65 Galleries is filled with fascinating items from our collections. Here you can browse the posters, labels, and materials from current as well as previous exhibits.

Now Showing

Dartmouth's Wunderkammer: A Cabinet of Curiosities

Current exhibit - detail“Dartmouth’s Wunderkammer” uses the Renaissance tradition of cabinets of curiosities—encyclopedic collections of one-of-a-kind objects ranging from art to natural history—as a framing device for an exhibition of objects from Rauner Library’s realia collection (realia can be simply defined as objects and material from everyday life). The items on view date from 1769 to 1985 and while many speak directly to important moments in Dartmouth’s history, such as the development of computer programing in Dartmouth Hall, others relate to wider historical events, such as the growing role of pharmaceuticals in modern twentieth-century life. Like the cabinets of curiosities from days of yore, the three-dimensional items on view in this exhibition vary in their origin and materiality and are meant to provoke the viewer to consider the less than obvious affinities that may exist between them. Visual representations of cabinets of curiosities from both the seventeenth and the twentieth centuries found in the Library’s rare book collection are also on display. More...

The Exhibits

Poster Exhibit Title Date Curated By Materials List
Dartmouth's Wunderkammer: A Cabinet of CuriositiesDartmouth's Wunderkammer: A Cabinet of Curiosities20181109November 9 - December 14, 2018Elena CordovaMaterials List
Coeds & Cohogs: The Struggle over Female Integration at Dartmouth CollegeCoeds & Cohogs: The Struggle over Female Integration at Dartmouth College20180910September 10 - November 5, 2018Dayle Wang '20, Dante Mack '20, Matthew Ix '20, Madeline Press '20, David Nesbitt '20, Rushil Shukla '20, Ian Reed '21 & Christopher Meister '20 - students in Darrin McMahon's History 08 "The History of Equality" classMaterials List
Shelley's Frankenstein in Text and ImageShelley's Frankenstein in Text and Image20180720July 20 - September 7, 2018Morgan SwanMaterials List
Ledyard Canoe Club: A History of Exploration and AdventureLedyard Canoe Club: A History of Exploration and Adventure20180416April 16 - June 15, 2018Jaime Eeg, Rauner Student Research FellowMaterials List
Map Stories: A World on a PageMap Stories: A World on a Page20180226February 26 - April 13, 2018Sara Jane Holston, Edward Connery Lathem '51 Special Collections FellowMaterials List
TRE: Renaissance CitiesTRE: Renaissance Cities20171116November 16, 2017 - February 23, 2018Tony DiPadova '19, Camila R. Feltrin '20, Daniela Jerez '18, Madeline Killen '18 , Nicolle Salazar '19 & Evan Strouss GR from Nancy Canepa's Italian 22 "Humanism and Renaissance" classMaterials List
Revolution!Revolution!20170921September 19 - November 10, 2017Jay Satterfield & Wendel CoxMaterials List
Adorn’d with Sculptures: John Ogibly and Jacob TonsonAdorn'd with Sculptures: John Ogibly and Jacob Tonson20170713July 13 - September 8, 2017Morgan Swan & Jay SatterfieldMaterials List
Being Well: Life, Death, Medicine & InequalityBeing Well: Life, Death, Medicine & Inequality20170505May 5 - June 15, 2017Michael Brown \’20, Zoë Brown \’20, Kyle Clampitt \’20, Racquel Lyn \’20, Matthew Parker \’20 and Becca Rosko \’20 from Sienna Craig's ANTH 7.02 The Values of Medicine classMaterials List
Insta-ExhibitInsta-Exhibit20170323March 23 - May 1, 2017Hannah Chung, Edward Connery Lathem '51 Special Collections Fellow & Jay SatterfieldMaterials List
When Two Worlds Meet: East Asian Experiences in the West and at DartmouthWhen Two Worlds Meet: East Asian Experiences in the West and at Dartmouth20170130January 30 - March 17, 2017Hannah Chung, Edward Connery Lathem '51 Special Collections FellowMaterials List
Lives and AfterlivesLives and Afterlives20161110November 10, 2016 - January 27, 2017Morgan SwanMaterials List
Power, Honor and Authority, Samson Occom and the Founding of Dartmouth College"Power, Honor and Authority," Samson Occom and the Founding of Dartmouth College20160906September 6 - October 28, 2016Peter Carini & Laura BraunsteinMaterials List
We look for light from within: Shackleton’s Indomitable Spirit"We look for light from within": Shackleton's Indomitable Spirit20160629June 29 - September 2, 2016Rauner Library in Collaboration with Ross Virginia's Spring 2016 "Pole to Pole" classMaterials List
The Doctor Will See You Now...The Doctor Will See You Now...20160407April 7 - June 13, 2016Lexi Crosswait '19, Lily Hanig '19, Nicole Knape '19, David Ramirez '19, Lucy Tantum '19, Amber Zimmerman '19Materials List
Light and Shadows in the ThirtiesLight and Shadows in the Thirties20160216February 16 - March 30, 2016Bay Lauris ByrneSim, Edward Connery Lathem '51 Special Collections FellowMaterials List
Up For Grabs: Campaigning, Debating and the New Hampshire PrimaryUp For Grabs: Campaigning, Debating and the New Hampshire Primary20160104January 4 - February 12, 2016Barbara Krieger & Jay SatterfieldMaterials List
Moby-Dick, or, The Plurality of the WhaleMoby-Dick, or, The Plurality of the Whale20150904September 4 - November 15, 2015Bay Lauris ByrneSim, Edward Connery Lathem '51 Special Collections Fellow & Jay SatterfieldMaterials List
Beyond Battlefields: The Civil War’s Cultural ImpactBeyond Battlefields: The Civil War's Cultural Impact20150618June 18 - August 25, 2015Amanda Geduld '15, Colleen Scannell '15, & Elissa Watters '15 from Colleen Boggs's English 72: Civil War LiteraturesMaterials List
A Cabinet of Curiosities: Meraviglia in the 17th CenturyA Cabinet of Curiosities: Meraviglia in the 17th Century20150320March 20 - June 15, 2015Nancy Canepa's Italian 23 class: Simone T. Smith '15, Ana Sofia Gallagher '15, Henry Anderson '15, Marisa A. Werner '16 & Elizabeth Bertasi '15Materials List
How the Experts Build a SnowmanHow the Experts Build a Snowman20150206February 6 - March 1, 2015Barbara Krieger & Jay Satterfield
Budd Schulberg and the Scripting of Social ChangeBudd Schulberg and the Scripting of Social Change20141104November 4, 2014 - January 30, 2015Maria Fernandez, Edward Connery Lathem '51 Special Collections FellowMaterials List
Corresponding Friendships: Robert Frost’s LettersCorresponding Friendships: Robert Frost’s Letters20150206February 6 - March 1, 2015Laura Braunstein & Jay SatterfieldMaterials List
Free Men All: The Civil Rights Movement at DartmouthFree Men All: The Civil Rights Movement at Dartmouth20140830August 30 - October 3, 2014Julia LoganMaterials List
Item as deScribed: Medieval and Contemporary IlluminationsItem as deScribed: Medieval and Contemporary Illuminations20140801August 1 - 31, 2014Ben Patrick & Morgan SwanMaterials List
A Richer Dust: Rupert Brooke & The Culture of MourningA Richer Dust: Rupert Brooke & The Culture of Mourning20140604June 4 - July 31, 2014Laura Braunstein & Morgan SwanMaterials List
A Matter of Absolute Necessity: Eleazar Wheelock & Moor’s Indian Charity School"A Matter of Absolute Necessity": Eleazar Wheelock & Moor's Indian Charity School20131202December 2, 2013 - February 28, 2014Shermaine Waugh, Edward Connery Lathem '51 Special Collections FellowMaterials List
The Lost Weekend & DartmouthThe Lost Weekend & Dartmouth20130906September 6 - November 30, 2013Eric Esau
When Adam Delved & Eve Span: William Morris & the Politics of the BookWhen Adam Delved & Eve Span: William Morris & the Politics of the Book20130701July 1 - August 30, 2013Laura Braunstein & Jay SatterfieldMaterials List
The Body: Depressed, Flayed & Stolen From the GraveThe Body: Depressed, Flayed & Stolen From the Grave20130402April 2 - June 21, 2013Caitlin Zellers '16, Lynn Huang \16 & Regan Haegley '16 from Sienna Craig's Anthropology 7 class "The Values of Medicine"Materials List
American CurmudgeonsAmerican Curmudgeons20130107January 7 - February 28, 2013Morgan SwanMaterials List
Natural Philosophy in a Time of RevolutionNatural Philosophy in a Time of Revolution20121001October 1 - November 30, 2012Ilana Grallert & Jay SatterfieldMaterials List
It’s Political: Political Action & Ephemera in Special CollectionsIt's Political: Political Action & Ephemera in Special Collections20120806August 6 - September 30, 2012Josh Lascell & Peter Carini
Is Not My Word Like Fire? Eleazar Wheelock and the Great AwakeningIs Not My Word Like Fire? Eleazar Wheelock and the Great Awakening20120510May 10 - July 30, 2012Eliz Kirk, Associate Librarian for Information ResourcesMaterials List
Unlocked! Dartmouth’s Chamber of SecretsUnlocked! Dartmouth’s Chamber of Secrets20120307March 7 - April 30, 2012Rich Kremer's "Reading Artifacts: The Material Culture of Science" class
Literary Gentlemen and a Girl Like ILiterary Gentlemen and a Girl Like I20111215December 15, 2011 - February 29, 2012Anne Peale, Edward Connery Lathem '51 Special Collections Fellow & Jay SatterfieldMaterials List
The King’s English: The 400th Anniversary of the King James BibleThe King's English: The 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible20110902September 2 - October 31, 2011Anne Peale, Edward Connery Lathem '51 Special Collections Fellow & Eric EsauMaterials List
Cultivating Secret Gardens: Frances Hodgson Burnett and Children's FictionCultivating Secret Gardens: Frances Hodgson Burnett and Children's Fiction20110706July 6 - August 31, 2011Laura Braunstein & Jay SatterfieldMaterials List
Bringing out the Leaves: Manuscripts and their MeaningBringing out the Leaves: Manuscripts and their Meaning20110502May 2 - July 1, 2011John M. Burden '11, Benjamin A. Groveman '12, Lia D. Grigg '11, Kevin L. Mallen '11, Olivia Leigh M. Martin '13, Bridgette T. Taylor '13, Madeline L. Sims '12, Emily J. Ulrich '11 & Professor Michelle WarrenMaterials List
The Original FSP: George Ticknor Brings Spain to New EnglandThe Original FSP: George Ticknor Brings Spain to New England20110302March 2 - April 30, 2011Alison Herdeg '11, Amber Gode '09 G'11, Anna Wearn '12, Carmen Rodriguez '11, Charles Buker '11, Elena Martinez de Andino '11, Elizabeth Palmer '11, Emmanuel Tecuatl '13, Hunter Cox '11, James Kim '11, Julia Szafman '13, Virginia Roach '12 & Professor Noelia Cirnigliaro of Spanish 53 (Linguistics, Rhetoric, Poetics, and the Politics of Language)Materials List
Inspired By: Student/Artist/Book/WorkInspired By: Student/Artist/Book/Work20110201February 1 - February 28, 2011Highlights work by students Eve Ahearn, Gitae Lee, Cristina Pellegrini, and Lily Ringler from "The Book Arts Studio Seminar," taught by Alex Halasz, Amy Borezo & Lynne Avadenka
Adventure of the Archives: Detecting Sherlock Holmes in RaunerAdventure of the Archives: Detecting Sherlock Holmes in Rauner20101101November 1 - December 22, 2010Laura BraunsteinMaterials List
Cool at Rauner: A Year of Blogging Special CollectionsCool at Rauner: A Year of Blogging Special Collections20100902September 2 - October 31, 2010Joshua Shaw & Jay SatterfieldMaterials List
Dogs at Dartmouth: A Light-Hearted Look at Dartmouth’s Canine Population at Play and at WorkDogs at Dartmouth: A Light-Hearted Look at Dartmouth's Canine Population at Play and at Work20100701July 1 - August 31, 2010Mary Donin & Eric EsauMaterials List
From the Destruction of Troy: Medieval ChroniclesFrom the Destruction of Troy: Medieval Chronicles20100510May 10 - June 30, 2010Jay SatterfieldMaterials List
Surveying the Road Not TakenSurveying the Road Not Taken20100301March 1 - May 1, 2010Students in College Course 2
Animal Magnetism: The Enduring Allure of the BestiaryAnimal Magnetism: The Enduring Allure of the Bestiary20100106January 6 - February 28, 2010Eliz Kirk, Associate Librarian for Information ResourcesMaterials List
Beasts and Monsters: Discovering Antiquity in New WorldsBeasts and Monsters: Discovering Antiquity in New Worlds20091104November 4, 2009 - January 5, 2010Pauline M. Gonzales, graduate student in Comparative Literature, & Jay SatterfieldMaterials List
An Enduring Passion: The DOC at 100An Enduring Passion: The DOC at 10020090901September 1 - October 31, 2009Barbara Krieger & Peter CariniMaterials List
American Insight: Charting Terra IncognitaAmerican Insight: Charting Terra Incognita20090710July 10 - August 31, 2009Josh Lascell & Peter CariniMaterials List
Words of Welcome, Words of FarewellWords of Welcome, Words of Farewell20090606June 6 - July 10, 2009Barbara Krieger
Research At Rauner: From Inspiration to PublicationResearch At Rauner: From Inspiration to Publication20090420April 20 - June 5, 2009Sarah Hartwell & Jay SatterfieldMaterials List
Memorial Poems: Civil War Literature in ContextMemorial Poems: Civil War Literature in Context20090203February 3 - March 31, 2009Virginia Deaton, Nicole LaBombard & David Schmidt of Colleen Boggs's English 71: The Civil War in LiteratureMaterials List
Born in the USA: Stories of American Scientific Instruments & Their MakersBorn in the USA: Stories of American Scientific Instruments & Their Makers20081204December 4, 2008 - January 31, 2009Professor Kremer's Physics 7 Seminar class
The Dartmouth Jack-o-Lantern: 100 Years of AttitudeThe Dartmouth Jack-o-Lantern: 100 Years of Attitude20081015October 15 - November 30, 2008Jack-O-Lantern staff & Peter Carini
Frontier Fantasies: Imagining the American West in the Dime NovelFrontier Fantasies: Imagining the American West in the Dime Novel20080815August 15 - October 14, 2008Laura BraunsteinMaterials List
The Poet Present: In Robert Frost’s Hand and VoiceThe Poet Present: In Robert Frost's Hand and Voice20080607June 7 - August 15, 2008Jay Satterfield
Slavic Connections: Selections from the Holdings of Rauner Special Collections LibrarySlavic Connections: Selections from the Holdings of Rauner Special Collections Library20080414April 14 - May 31, 2008Eric Esau & John DeSantis
Colonel Mustard in the Library with a Galvanometer: Finding Clues in Scientific InstrumentsColonel Mustard in the Library with a Galvanometer: Finding Clues in Scientific Instruments20080304March 4 - April 11, 2008Professor Kremer's Physics 7 Seminar class
Fitzgerald’s Lost Weekend: Winter Carnival 1939Fitzgerald's Lost Weekend: Winter Carnival 193920080201February 1 - March 3, 2008Jay Satterfield & Peter CariniMaterials List
Engraved by the Hands of Angels: The Literary Illustrations of William BlakeEngraved by the Hands of Angels: The Literary Illustrations of William Blake20071127November 27, 2007 - January 31, 2008Laura BraunsteinMaterials List
Atlantic Exchange: Books, Ideas, and Eighteenth-Century Print CultureAtlantic Exchange: Books, Ideas, and Eighteenth-Century Print Culture20071001October 1 - November 23, 2007Jay SatterfieldMaterials List
Inspired Editions: John Bunyan and His IllustratorsInspired Editions: John Bunyan and His Illustrators20070803August 3 - September 30, 2007Patti Houghton & Jay SatterfieldMaterials List
Navigating the Northwest Passage: Just Missing The IceNavigating the Northwest Passage: Just Missing The Ice20070525May 25, 2007 - July 31, 2007Tiffany Chang '09 & Nicole StuckenbergerMaterials List
200 Years of the Handel Society at Dartmouth: To Improve and Promote True and Genuine Music200 Years of the Handel Society at Dartmouth: To Improve and Promote True and Genuine Music20070401April 1 - May 24, 2007Barbara KriegerMaterials List
Down the Rabbit Hole: Alice’s Adventures in RaunerDown the Rabbit Hole: Alice's Adventures in Rauner20070209February 9 - March 31, 2007Patti Houghton, Barbara Krieger & Jay SatterfieldMaterials List
In the Name of Service: Margaret A. Otto, 1937-2006In the Name of Service: Margaret A. Otto, 1937-200620061215December 15, 2006 - January 31, 2007Rauner staff
This Book is Condemned: A Look at the Notorious Career of Thomas James WiseThis Book is Condemned: A Look at the Notorious Career of Thomas James Wise20061027October 27 - November 30, 2006Patti Houghton
Documenting Invention: Patents and the Protection of the Useful ArtsDocumenting Invention: Patents and the Protection of the Useful Arts20060801August 1 - September 30, 2006Eric Esau & Barbara KriegerMaterials List
Reinventing Dartmouth: In John Kemeny’s WordsReinventing Dartmouth: In John Kemeny's Words20060601June 1 - July 31, 2006Mary Donin & Peter Carini
Uncle TomitudesUncle Tomitudes20060403April 3 - May 31, 2006Jay SatterfieldMaterials List
Romance in RaunerRomance in Rauner20060207February 7 - March 31, 2006Jay Satterfield, Barbara Krieger & Patti Houghton
The 09’s and Their Toys: The Changing Face of Science at DartmouthThe 09's and Their Toys: The Changing Face of Science at Dartmouth20051129November 29, 2005 - January 31, 2006Rich Kremer's "Material Culture of Science" class
Beauty in Use: 50 Years of the Janus Press20051101November 1, 2005-November 28, 2005Patti Houghton & Jay SatterfieldMaterials List
"Green Grass Everywhere": Walt Whitman at Dartmouth20051010September 10, 2005 - October 31, 2005Laura Braunstein & Jay SatterfieldMaterials List
Dartmouth Mysteries20050801August 1, 2005 - September 9, 2005Barbara Krieger & Patti HoughtonMaterials List
A Masque of "Ours": The Rise of Pageantry in America20050610June 10, 2005 - July 29, 2005Jay SatterfieldMaterials List
The Legacy of Errol Gaston HillThe Legacy of Errol Gaston Hill20050510May 10, 2005 - June 9, 2005Bonnie Wallin
Dartmouth Icons20050307March 7, 2005 - May 9, 2005Rich Kremer's Physics 7 class
Finding "Neverland" in Special Collections: Peter Pan on Stage and Page20050210February 10, 2005 - March 3, 2005Patti Houghton & Bonnie Wallin
A Tribute to Trina: Trina Schart Hyman, 1939-200420041201December 1, 2004 - January 31, 2005Patti Houghton
Getting Out the Vote: Political Broadsides and Campaign Literature in Special Collections20041030October 30, 2004 - November 31, 2004Barbara Krieger