November 11, 2009

Past Exhibits in the Library

All exhibits designed and assembled by Sharon Hartmann of the library staff.

Mahatma Gandhi.This exhibit commemorates the 140th birth anniversay of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948. Gandhi was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian Independence Movement. He was the pioneer of resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, a philosophy firmly founded upon total nonviolence—which inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

Exhibit located on Stacks Level 3, at the entrance to the Information Commons..

Before Rosie the Riveter, Farmerettes Went to Work.  From 1917 to 1919, the Woman's Land Army of America brought more than 20,000 women to rural America to take over farm work after men were called to World War I. These women plowed fields, drove tractors, planted, and harvested. The Land Army insisted its "farmerettes" be paid wages equal to male farm laborers and be protected by an eight-hour workday. The farmerettes encountered skeptical resistance at first, but as they proved themselves willing and capable, farmers began to rely upon the women workers and became their loudest champions.

Exhibit located on Stacks Level 4, near the Group Study Room.

Remembering Brook Peirce. Brooke Peirce (1922-2003), beloved Goucher College professor emeritus of English, taught at the college from 1954 until his retirement in 1985. He twice served as chair of the Department of English and Dramatic Arts, and he taught Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, and classical literature. After Brooke’s retirement, he was an enthusiastic volunteer in Goucher’s Special Collections Department. Learn more about Brook and Carol Peirce.

Exhibit located on Stacks Level 4, near the Librarian's Office.