Exhibits and Events
Tales of the South Pacific Traveling Exhibit. September - November 2012.
The Archival Services Department has developed a traveling exhibit highlighting James Michener’s novel Tales of the South Pacific. The exhibit consists of artifacts, documents, and photos. It explores Michener’s military service, the writing of the novel and the subsequent musical and movie. During the months of September through November the exhibit will travel to Boulder Public Library, Sterling Public Library, Hudson Public Library, Westminster Public Library and the Farr Branch of the High Plains Library District. The exhibit is part of the Northern Colorado Common Read program.
UNC's Men & Women of Swat: a half century of baseball 1912-1962. Lower Level display case at entrance to Government Publications. August 2012 -
Sports Memorabilia from the University’s Past: Lower Level, two display cases: one across from the Lower Level Security Gate and the other opposite the elevator. August 2010-
Images Celebrating University History: First Floor, across from the Circulation Desk. July 2010-
International Gladiolus Hall of Fame
This exhibit consists of displays of materials from the International Gladiolus Hall of Fame Collection (SC 07). It includes trophies, awards, plaques, memorabilia, information on Gladiolus Societies from all over the world, as well as a tribute to Sidney and Velda Baldridge.
Dates: January 2009-
Location: Lower Level of the James A. Michener Library
James A. Michener The Man, The Writer, The Legacy: An Exhibit
This permanent exhibit contains materials related to the life and writings of world famous author James A. Michener.
Dates: September 2007-
Location: James A. Michener Permanent Exhibit, Mezzanine of the James A. Michener Library
A Selection of Books by UNC Alumni. Alumni featured included Clyde M. Brundy, Charlotte W. Gauss, Irene Welch Grissom, Louis Molnar, Alice McNitt Montgomery, Hazel Brown Welsh, and Fred H. Werner. September 2011-August 2012
Effie Alice McNitt Montgomery Class of 1893 Graduation Photographs (SC 102): Lower Level, Government Publications, North exhibit case. Scans of the photographs have been added to Digital UNC: http://adr.coalliance.org/cogru/fez/collection/cogru:1137. January 2011-
Blacks in the U.S. West Presentation & Photographic Exhibit, April - August 2011
Proms, Balls, Dances and Campus Royalty, 1920s-1960s, September 2010-December 2010
Notable UNC Alums...Connie Willis, February 2009-August 2010
It’s Cool in the West: Summer School at the University of Northern Colorado, July-September 2010
Tyrus Hillway: Educator and Herman Melville Scholar, January-June 2010
1959 Class Reunion, October 2009-December 2009
James A. Michener: the Man, the Writer, the Legacy, October 2007. The centennial celebration of Michener's birth. This commemoration explored not only the works of Michener and his contribution to American literature, but also the gifted and complicated man behind that ubiquitous “row of solid books.”
“Ukiyo-e: Art From The Archives, Michener and More.” Display of prints and books from both the JAM Special Collection and the University Archives, highlighting Japanese woodblock printing from the Ukiyo-e period. Michener Library Lower Level, Fall semester 2007.
Diversity on Campus, the early years, March-August 2007
UNC Rosenberry Writers’ Conference, March 2007
Robert Vavra presents James A. Michener, February 2007
The Gerald Tanner exhibit. An exhibit of CSC memorabilia from the1950s, donated by alumnus Gerald Tanner. October 2006-February 2007
What WE Did on YOUR Summer Vacation, July-October 2006
Photographic History of UNC, Summer 2006
Refreshing the Mind and Body, June 2006-February 2007
James Michener's Pacific, June 2006-February 2007
UNC Rosenberry Writers’ Conference, February 2006
Bibler, Little Man on Campus exhibit, November 2005 - June 2006
The Centennial exhibit, lower level, showcases both the TV miniseries and the book written by James. A. Michener. May 2005-June 2007
Letters written by readers to Michener. May 2005-May 2006
Poland exhibit, main level, features Michener's book of the same name. May 2005 -
The Holocaust exhibit was on display during the month of May 2005, near the Circulation Desk.
Gladiolus Hall of Fame. The beautiful new exhibit case displays some of the artifacts from this collection. It is near Archival Services on the lower level. March 2005 -
"Tip & Mitten: The Making of A Successful Reading Series". Curated by Bette Rathe, Education Librarian, the exhibit deals with the enormously successful elementary reading textbook series created in the 1950s by former UNC faculty members Paul McKee, Annie McCowen, M. Lucile Harrison, and Elizabeth Lehr, and published by Houghton-Mifflin. February 2005 - June 2006