The Special Collections and University Archives exhibition program features thematic displays of our unique. The exhibits focus on a wide range of subjects and are composed of books, manuscripts, ephemera, three-dimensional objects, and multi-media items. Special Collections and University Archives also sponsors a number of outreach programs in support of our major Maryland Room Gallery Exhibits.
Find exhibits in our main gallery, throughout the reading room and online. Visit us on the first floor of Hornbake Library.
All exhibits are free to the public.
Frederick Douglass and Wye House: Archaeology and African American Culture in Maryland
September 2016 - Summer 2017
As a child, Frederick Douglass lived as a slave at Wye House Plantation on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Join us during the 2016/17 academic year, as we feature an exhibition of the objects related to the people who lived at Wye House.
Alice: 150 Years and Counting...
Featuring over 150 books, records, advertisements, and other items on loan from local collectors August and Clare Imholtz. The exhibit includes examples of early Alice publications as well as a variety of illustrations from all over the world - a testament to the far-reaching influence of Carroll's legacy.
Full online exhibits
Flickr image galleries