April 27th, 2018
A new exhibit, “The Sixties: A Decade of Triumph, Struggle, and Change” from Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, a division of Purdue Libraries, features a rich variety of artifacts, photographs, and documents, all from the Archives’ collections. According to Archivist for University History Adriana Harmeyer, the artifacts and displays spotlight the student experience at Purdue throughout the eventful decade.
The exhibit is free and open to the public from 1-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in the Archives and Special Collections, located on the fourth floor of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education (HSSE) Library, Stewart Center. An exhibit open house is set from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 in the Archives and Special Collections, and the event will include light refreshments, activities for children, and a chance to meet the exhibit curators.
“Student scrapbooks, senior cords, and underground student newspapers appear alongside aeronautics textbooks, Rose Bowl tickets, and Grand Prix programs,” noted Harmeyer and Digital Preservation and Electronic Records Archivist Carly Dearborn, who both curated the exhibit. “Topics range from Purdue’s astronaut alumni to the 1969 centennial celebrations to student protests that marked the final years of the decade.”
“The Sixties: A Decade of Triumph, Struggle, and Change” is on display through Friday, Aug. 10 in Purdue University Archives and Special Collections.
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February 28th, 2017
“A Visual Journey: From AIDS to Marriage Equality,” an exhibit that features the photographs of Mark A. Lee, will be on display in the Hicks Undergraduate Library through March 27. The panel display (located between the first two rows of study carrels on the right side of the library’s entrance) is sponsored by the Purdue University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center, and it was created by Lee, an Indianapolis-based photographer.
According to the Purdue LGBTQ Center website, the traveling exhibit celebrates 30 years of LGBT history as seen through the lens of Lee. His photographs give visitors a front row seat to events, both public and private, that shaped the lives of many Hoosiers.
“A Visual Journey: From AIDS to Marriage Equality documents members of the AIDS community, past and present Bag Ladies, members of Pride, and those who fought for marriage equality, It also pays tribute to five very special people who are no longer here (for reasons other than AIDS) and takes a sneak peek into our future, as it takes a closer look at the transgender community.” — Mark A. Lee
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