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image of World War I soldiers in uniform standing in a field trench on the battlefield

Recognizing the centennial anniversary of America’s entry into the “Great War,” Penn State University Libraries' Archives exhibit "From the Trenches: The Great War in Sepia" captures the perspective of the common foot soldier. The exhibition draws from rare, archived images in original glass-plate stereographic photographs found in the Keystone View Company’s World War I Stereographic Views Collection, a leading manufacturer of stereographic views and one of the only publishers permitted to photograph World War I military operations. The exhibit is on display through May 5 in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library, University Park.

More information via Penn State News.



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100 Years of the Pulitzers: Celebrating our Humanity

logo to commemorate the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize with an image of the medal to the right of the numerals for 100 enclosed in a circle

Featuring materials from the University Libraries’ arts and humanities collections, this exhibit, on display through Aug. 30, features the works of Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction and nonfiction writers, poets and playwrights who have championed the cause of social equality and democracy and who have significantly impacted American art and culture. The exhibit is located in the Diversity Studies Room, 203 Pattee Library, University Park.


Research Wrapped in Aesthetics: The Air Wall

architectural illustration of layers of material to show influence of popular solar design technique

On display through May 5 in the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library in the Stuckeman Family Building, University Park, this exhibit is the result of research by an interdisciplinary team of Penn State faculty and graduate students. The story of the Air Wall was rediscovered when California architect Mark Hajjar, William Hajjar’s son, gifted his father’s architectural records to Penn State’s Eberly Family Special Collections Library. 


Plastics: Knowledge and Information Taking Shape

colorful, plastic expandable toys

Exploring the ubiquitous world of polymers from polyester clothing to recycling, this exhibit, on display through August 9, 2017, is located in the Pattee Library central display cases and adjacent Sidewater Commons, University Park. The exhibit features the University Libraries' plastic-related books, 3D printing, and a recap of the "Great Book Move," a 2016 performative art event by Viennese artist Katrin Hornek.


Maker Fair

Outreach event, Hazleton Library, Hazleton.

Mar 27, 12:00 pm to Mar 30, 5:00 pm

Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, University Park.

Mar 29,
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood

Spring semester AIA/PSU archaeology lecture by Dr. Irving Finkel of the British Museum, Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.

Mar 29,
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

"Books, Bodies, and Circulations of Dancing in Early 18th-Century France and England," presentation by Linda Tomko, reception to follow, Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.

Mar 30,
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

4-5:30 p.m., Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library, University Park.

Apr 3,
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm