Before social media gave users the freedom to share their lives and perspectives, zines radically challenged the publishing industry’s standards, providing a way to spark dialogues about unaddressed subjects and share works by largely underrepresented authors.
Zine Making for Self-Exploration and ExpressionApril 23, 2021 to June 20, 2021
Shining a Light on the Everyday Lives of Black AmericansFebruary 26, 2021 to April 21, 2021
In this exhibit, we have centered on more private aspects of the lives of Black Americans based on source materials housed in Special Collections with the hope that it will help challenge ideas of who belongs in an exhibit.
Activities and Activism at William & MaryOctober 2, 2020 to October 29, 2020
Healthy Together is not just social distancing, it is also about finding and maintaining a community in the midst of upheaval and uncertainty that help you feel safe and seen.
Printing Christmas in the Nineteenth CenturyDecember 2, 2019 to January 6, 2020
This year’s exhibit considers the changing role of Christmas symbolism, including Moore’s poem, within the developing New York City publishing scene during the nineteenth century.
April 19, 2019 to December 31, 2019
GSWS faculty confront existing ideological frameworks in which women, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and other underrepresented groups are marginalized.
100 Years of Women in 20 ArtifactsMarch 14, 2019 to August 18, 2019
This exhibit highlights the history of W&M women through the artifacts they owned, created, and used during their time at the university.
Oral Histories Commemorating 100 Years of Coeducation at W&MSeptember 22, 2018 to July 7, 2019
Narrating Herstory is a dynamic exhibit featuring the complex, inspiring stories of women who experienced these inaugural years firsthand and who transformed campus for the generations to come.
100 Years of Women at William & MaryAugust 20, 2018 to July 1, 2019
Justly Belongs serves to commemorate William & Mary women and acknowledge the one hundred-year journey of making William & Mary their home.
Printing from the Fifteenth Century to TodayNovember 16, 2017 to June 30, 2019
In our digital age, it is sometimes easy to forget about the importance of printing in human history, particularly as many people now almost never hold a physical newspaper or book in their hands.
Selected Cookbooks from Swem Library's Special CollectionsJuly 18, 2017 to June 16, 2019
Broadly centered on the theme of seasonality, this exhibit draws on a collection of cookbooks and recipe books housed in Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center to explore what individuals and communities ate, how they labored, and how they coped with centuries of changes in availability and access to foods.