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2004 Displays


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Election Campaign Display

Our Candidates, Our Choices: Campaign Expressions 1936-2004

1st Floor Reference Display
September 2004 - November 2004

Since the mid-19th century, political buttons have been a means for individuals to express their preference in political candidates or show their support for major issues. Even in today’s “electronic age,” where we have 24-hour access to images of our candidates and messages from our leaders, wearing a political button remains a simple and personal way for each of us to pledge our participation in the democratic process. Political buttons used in this display are on loan from Su Terry and David Jank.

D-Day Display

D-Day: 60th Anniversary

1st Floor Display
May 2004 - July 2004

In commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the allied invasion of Europe on June 6th, 1944, this display honors the contributions and sacrifices of all those who served. Historic artifacts from the Library's Special Collections, along with personal items on loan from Librarian Su Terry and Dr. William Thierfelder, Associate Professor of English, document a pivotalmoment in history.

Costume Design Display

From the Sketchbook to the Stage:
An Inside Look at the World of Costume & Fashion Design

1st Floor Display
February 2004 - April 2004

This display explores the history of fashion and costume design, revealing the cultural, social, and even erotic significance that can be woven into the clothes you wear.  Designed to support the Visual Arts Department's class in the History of Costume (VIS 6620), the display is made up of books drawn from the Library collection as well as design sketches and hand painted fabric swatches created by Professor Elissa Iberti for the Metropolitan Opera.

African Americans Display

African American Contributions to American Culture

1st Floor Display
February 2004 - April 2004

Dowling College's Annual Theme Event for 2003-2004 honors African American contributions to American culture. In that spirit, the Library's second floor display area is devoted to African Americans whose work in literature, politics, science, philosophy, and the arts has influenced our world. The display includes books from the Library's reference and circulating collections, and serves to inspire further study of the lives and work of these significant individuals.

Horshoe Crab Display

Science, Estuaries, and the Horseshoe Crab

1st Floor Display
June 2003- January 2004

The horseshoe crab predates most species on this planet, and this fascinating exhibit explores the many aspects of this remarkable creature. The display features artifacts, photographs, and books. Highlights include a presentation on the development of the horseshoe crab from egg to the juvenile stage and a book edited by Dowling professor John T. Tanacredi: Limulus in the Limelight: A Species 350 Million Years in the Making and in Peril?

Martin Luther King, Jr. Display

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

1st Floor Reference Display
January 9, 2004 - January 26, 2004

Dowling College's Annual Theme Event for 2003-2004 honors African American contributions to American culture. In that spirit, the Library's second floor display area is devoted to African Americans whose work in literature, politics, science, philosophy, and the arts has influenced our world. The display includes books from the Library's reference and circulating collections, and serves to inspire further study of the lives and work of these significant individuals.

Last updated January 21, 2011 by Chris Kretz