Past Exhibits

  • Illustration of French costume

    Selected Costume History Books, 1804-1936

    June 20, 2016 to July 11, 2017

    The costume history books represented in this exhibit were intended to give mostly French and English audiences a view—through the lens of costume—into the lives of peoples and places near and far, from the recent and distant past.

  • The Connection Between the Buffalo Soldiers and the Philippines

    February 13, 2017 to May 15, 2017

    Between 1899 and 1902 the United States engaged in a war of imperialism in the Philippines. African-American soldiers were expected to "take up the white man's burden" during this war for a country that did not see them as full citizens against another people of color.

  • November 4, 2016 to May 14, 2017

    Scholarship On Display, located in Swem Library’s lobby, features publications and research from current faculty members in the Kinesiology & Health Sciences Department. 

  • The Unpublished Letters of James Monroe

    February 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017

    William & Mary Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center recently acquired 30 unpublished letters related to James Monroe, one of the university's most famous alumni. Revealing new pieces of information throughout Monroe’s presidency, this collection of letters presents new and exciting opportunities for rediscovering America’s last founding father.

  • Student Portraiture by Aaron Bayles '17

    April 5, 2017 to May 7, 2017

    Aaron Bayles '17 explores the connections that people create with locations around them and how we project positive emotions ("good vibes") onto these physical places through portraits of students in their favorite places on campus.

  • New Acquisitions at Special Collections

    August 31, 2016 to February 28, 2017

    The Special Collections Research Center regularly acquires new materials for our University Archives, Manuscript, and Rare Book collections to provide valuable learning and research opportunities to the William & Mary campus community and beyond.

  • January 27, 2017 to February 28, 2017

    Wonderfully smart and insightful, and at times sad and painful, the queer comics on display in this exhibit were completed as part of a class assignment for Queer Comics (GSWS 290) in Fall 2016.

  • Carteles de Cine

    February 5, 2016 to January 31, 2017

    UnMade in Cuba is brought to you by W&M Libraries in partnership with the New Media Workshop, co-taught by Professor Ann Marie Stock (Hispanic Studies, Film and Media Studies) and Troy Davis (Director of Media Services).

  • The Nancy H. Marshall “A Visit from St. Nicholas” Collection

    December 6, 2016 to January 15, 2017

    Continuing our annual tradition of showcasing the books, this year’s exhibit reflects on the enduring popularity of Moore’s poem through its visual and narrative structure.

  • April 26, 2016 to December 11, 2016

    By considering Lady Skipwith’s ownership of books, how her library differed from those of men, and what it allowed her to do, we gain some insight into the intellectual life of elite women during an important period of American history.