An amazing number of books—and one sound recording—have been produced by Reed faculty members of the last six years: 40 faculty and nearly 50 of their books are now on display in the library. A few are new editions of standard textbooks in the field, many are academic texts that demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of a field and insightful analyses of a specific topic, and a few are novels or poetry.
July 30 – September 30, 2010
Colors, movement, shapes, objects, popups—the brilliant world of eccentric books is on display in the library’s flat and wall cases. Cleverly constructed and totally entertaining book structures mingle with objects that are debatable as to whether they are books. Taken largely from the gathering of artists’ books within special collections, examples span the last two decades and include works by American book artists, Reed students, and others.
Reed’s Vanished Buildings
April 23 – July 15, 2010
Library’s flat and wall exhibit cases
Numerous buildings have come and some have gone on the Reed campus.Â Here
are the images and some of the stories of those buildings including the old
gymnasium, the outdoor swimming pool, the Faculty Office Building, war
barracks, the Art Dome, and many others.
January 5 â€“ April 20, 2010
DAVID EDDINGS:Â Creator of Fantasy Worlds
David Eddings â€™54 presented his papers to Reed in early 2009.Â Upon his death several months later, his bequest of $18 million dollars also came to Reed. Eddingsâ€™ immense popularity as a fantasy writer was earned by the 24 fantasy titles published between 1982 and 2006, and his many thousands of fans are found worldwide.Â Selections from his papers are on display along with every book he published.Â The exhibit is in the libraryâ€™s flat exhibit cases and the reference area wall case.
A new theatre exhibit, constructed by Rosa Schneider ’10, explores the inspirations for the production (in partial fulfillment of a thesis project by Allison Rangel) of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure.Â The exhibit includes pictures from other productions, costume renderings and a set model, constructed by faculty members Darrin Pufall
and Kristeen Crosser.Â The play will be presented in the Reed Theatre on Nov. 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14 at 7:30
Ink in Hand: Early Manuscript Documents 11th â€“ 18th Centuries
August â€“ November 2009
This exhibit displays early handwritten forms in documents and books that help illuminate the development of writing in Europe. From the pens of scribes, religious men, and commercial paymasters, these documents demonstrate the broad variety of topics now available for study from religious subjects to legal agreements, and even work records. The libraryâ€™s collection of early manuscripts was founded by Lloyd Reynolds, a well-known calligrapher and professor of art, and added to by Steven Herold â€™63 and other donors.
April 1 â€“ June 30, 2009
January 16th – March 31, 2009
Library flat and wall cases
|Come see the science treasures from Reed libraryâ€™s special collections. Early scientific texts that look simple today may have been seminal for their time, and many are accompanied by strange and wonderful illustrations. Reed owns numerous examples documenting significant milestones in science. The exhibit includes important work by Reed students and faculty in both research and the development of new technologies. See how book artists have drawn their creative energies from science in a sampling of their wild and beautiful works.|
May 12 – August 2008
Library flat cases
A. E. Doyle, an important Oregon architect, designed the iconic first buildings at Reed: Eliot Hall and the Old Dorm Block. His architectural library, acquired by Reed in the 1990s, is now accessible to all in the library’s special collections; selections from it are on display in the flat cases through the summer.
February 13 – April 10, 2008
Library flat and wall cases
This wall case exhibit celebrates the earliest recording of Allen Ginsberg’s best-known poem, “Howl,” recently identified in the Reed archives. Ginsberg and Gary Snyder ’51 stopped off at Reed to give a reading while on a Pacific Northwest road trip in February of 1956. This followed their October, 1955, explosive readings in San Francisco that brought the Beat Poets into the public eye. Included is the issue of The Quest announcing a “poetry reading” in Anna Mann on February 13th, 1956, the box lid of the 8″ reel-to-reel tape, and the two post cards written by Ginsberg and Snyder at this time to their friend, Philip Whalen ’51.
The larger part of the exhibit displays correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, and published titles of Beat poets Snyder, Whalen, Lew Welch ’50, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac. Their lively friendship and connection with Reed is clear in their many letters and often in their poems.