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The Wilson Special Collections Library is filled with wonders. These rare, memorable and sometimes bizarre objects span millennia. They originate from across the globe, telling stories of courage, romance and humor. Now, some of the biggest, oldest, rarest and most remarkable objects are on view for all to experience,
Fifty years after one of the longest labor actions in University history, a new exhibition at the Wilson Special Collections Library looks back at this tumultuous moment of campus life. It uses photographs, news articles and administrative documents to capture this period of campus protest that pitted workers and their allies against the University’s administration and state officials.
An exhibition of photographs in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of Wilson Library provides a look at African-American life and culture in a small Mississippi town during the 1970s. Cheryl Thurber is an interdisciplinary scholar, cultural historian, folklorist and photographer whose images have been published in the New York Times and Rolling Stone, as well as in numerous music and folklore publications. During the 1970s and 1980s she traveled through the South and California, taking photographs and documenting local life.