New exhibit: Reed’s Vanished Buildings

Library exhibit:

Reed’s Vanished Buildings

April 23 – July 15, 2010

Library’s flat and wall exhibit cases

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Numerous buildings have come and some have gone on the Reed campus.  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.

Eddings exhibit

January 5 – April 20, 2010

DAVID EDDINGS:  Creator of Fantasy Worlds
David Eddings ’54 presented his papers to Reed in early 2009.  Upon his death several months later, his bequest of $18 million dollars also came to Reed. Eddings’ 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.  Selections from his papers are on display along with every book he published.  The exhibit is in the library’s flat exhibit cases and the reference area wall case.Eddings54grad

Measure for Measure exhibit

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.  The exhibit includes pictures from other productions, costume renderings and a set model, constructed by faculty members Darrin Pufall
and Kristeen Crosser.  The play will be presented in the Reed Theatre on Nov. 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14 at 7:30

New Library Exhibit

Ink in Hand: Early Manuscript Documents 11th – 18th Centuries
August – 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 library’s collection of early manuscripts was founded by Lloyd Reynolds, a well-known calligrapher and professor of art, and added to by Steven Herold ’63 and other donors.

New Library Exhibit

April 1 – June 30, 2009

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The library of Professor David French and his wife Kathrine came to Reed upon her death in 2006. Their collections contained thousands of volumes from their anthropological studies over six decades on the Warm Spring Indians of Oregon, the linguistics of native peoples worldwide, medical status of cultures, exploration and first contact, and wild plants used for subsistence. The French’s also collected humor, science-fiction, and other popular culture publications. Many hundreds of these items have become part of special collections, and a selection is on display in the library’s wall and flat cases. David French taught anthropology from 1947 to 1988; Kathrine was a research anthropologist from 1981 until 2006.
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Science Treasures in the Reed Library

January 16th – March 31, 2009
Library flat and wall cases

blagrave1685 Come see the science treasures from Reed library’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.

A. E. Doyle’s Architectural Library

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.

Ginsberg’s “Howl” and Beat Poetry

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.

The Binford Collection: Janet Walker Binford ’36

Fascinating, colorful examples of the volumes gathered by Reed alumna, Janet Walker Binford ’36, grace the exhibition cases in the Hauser Library. The Binford Collection, part of the library’s special collections, contains gems of early exploration and travel, including Captain Cook’s volumes of his 1784 Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, highlights of the gardening world with a focus on rhododendrons, and carefully selected examples of children’s and other illustrated volumes. The collection also boast hundreds of titles printed by the Binford family’s publishing house in Portland, Binfords & Mort. September 10 – November 26, 2007.

Reed Student Literary Magazines

The history of creative writing at Reed is a lively and long one. Over thirty different titles, edited and published by students, have appeared since the founding of the college. Some titles were seen only once while several ran for over a decade. Major authors and poets had their student pieces published at Reed, including Mary Barnard, Gary Snyder, Phil Whalen, Katherine Dunn, Don Berry, Debra Ginsberg, Lee Blessing, and Mei-mei Berssenbrugge. Come see samples of many of these literary magazines and their contents. May 25 through July 2007.