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Display page with descriptionsExhibit: "...a long, long way to go..." The Gibbs Memorial Book Fund and African American Studies at Dartmouth

Published: 2/16/2017

Exhibit: "...a long, long way to go..." The Gibbs Memorial Book Fund and African American Studies at Dartmouth

The Duane Gibbs '76 and William Rice '76 Memorial Book fund is one of many funds in the Library that memorializes Dartmouth's alumni.. This particular fund is for the acquisition of books, journals, and reference materials by African American authors. The fund was originally established in 1989 by Reginald Thomas '75, P'10, William Rice '76, P'19, and Gary Love '76, P'10 in honor of their dear friend Duane Gibbs '76, who died that same year. Rice's name was added to the fund after his death in 2016 to memorialize his devotion to his friend Duane and to his alma mater Dartmouth.

The 40th anniversary of Gibbs's, Rice's, and their friends' graduation provides the opportunity to explore the African American educational experience at Dartmouth in and around 1976. This exhibit explores the development of the African and African American Studies Program, the life and work of Errol Hill, an African American educator at Dartmouth, and works by African American authors in the Library's collections.

This exhibit is displayed with gratitude to Gary Love '76 for proposing the exhibit, Dennis Grady the exhibit designer, and curators Laura Braunstein, Morgan Swan, Whitney Martin, and Laura Barrett.

Baker-Berry Library, Berry Main Street: February 10 - April  30, 2017

Display page with descriptionsWhen Two Worlds Meet: East Asian Experiences in the West and at Dartmouth

Published: 1/30/2017

When Two Worlds Meet: East Asian Experiences in the West and at Dartmouth

East Asian and Asian-American students have been the most rapidly growing minority groups at Dartmouth College since the mid-20th century. However, archival records on the communities’ experiences are scarce as it was only around the 1970s that these students began to organize collectively around their shared ethnic and cultural identities. This exhibit provides perspective on East Asian and Asian-American student experiences on campus by looking at the archival records of some of the very first students of Asian descent at Dartmouth. To contextualize these students’ experiences at Dartmouth, the exhibit also presents glimpses of larger historical conversations between East Asia and the West. These conversations include attempts by East Asians to document and communicate their cultural heritage and life experiences to Western audiences. The other side of the conversation consists of Western perceptions and interpretations of East Asian civilizations, whether accurate or not.

This exhibit was curated by Hannah Chung, the 2016-2017 Edward Connery Lathem '51 Special Collections Fellow, and is on display in the Class of 1965 Galleries from January 30, 2017, to March 17, 2017.

Read more at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/rauner/exhibits/when-two-worlds-meet.html.

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