Browse Exhibits (7 total)

On the March Toward Women's Suffrage

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Tracing the women's suffrage movement from its roots in the late eighteenth century to its realization with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920.  


Tracing Scientific Vision: Explorations in the Art of Science

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Tracing Scientific Vision explores the art through which science was envisioned in medieval and early modern Europe. 

Join us in a journey through scientific works held by Special Collections, Collections of Distinction, the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries.

Dan Fong: Music & Counterculture in Colorado

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This exhibit tells the story of Colorado’s premier rock and roll photographer and the ways he documented the golden age of 1960s and 1970s rock music in our state. This exhibit presents selected photographs and ephemera from the Dan Fong collection, housed at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries’ Archives, and tells the behind-the-scenes stories of the collection and its creator.  Dan Fong’s photographs are the cornerstone of the Archives’ new initiative to document music, counterculture, and social change in the Rocky Mountain region.

Listen to Megan Friedel, Head of the University Libraries' Archives, interview Dan Fong on the CU at the Libraries podcast.  And enjoy the Libraries' curated Spotify playlist of songs and artists mentioned in this exhibit.

Contact the Archives at for more information about how to view, access, request, and use the Dan Fong collection, or if you have materials documenting music in Colorado that you would like to donate to the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries’ Archives.  Please note that use of any image in this online exhibit is not permitted unless you have first consulted with Archives staff at

Mapping All Hallows

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Francis Stainforth's Nineteenth-Century London

Mapping All Hallows traces changes to the small London parish church of All Hallows Staining across the nineteenth century.  Located just two blocks from the Tower of London, curate Francis John Stainforth's parish church had long served as a backdrop for key moments in history.  According to tradition, the church housed the Scottish military leader William Wallace for a brief period prior to his execution in 1305.  It also sheltered a young Elizabeth - not yet queen - when she stopped to give thanks in 1554 following her imprisonment in the Tower under her half-sister Mary Tudor.[1]

By the mid-nineteenth century, All Hallows Staining was under threat due to development and due to the consolidation of London parishes amid the flight of many Londoners from an increasingly industrialized city to the leafy suburbs.  Its tower - built in roughly 1320 - and several graves in its small adjacent cemetery are all that remain.[2]

Beginning in 1852, All Hallows Staining became the likely home to Francis John Stainforth's groundbreaking library, a modern, even proto-feminist site of recovery and preservation of fifteenth- through nineteenth- century women writers.  His extensive manuscript catalogue of these writers, held by Special Collections, CU Boulder Libraries, is available digitally through the CU Digital Library and is transcribed and searchable through the Stainforth Library of Women Writers directed by Kirstyn Leuner, with general editor Deborah Hollis.

Some Women of the AMRC Digital Sheet Music Collection


Preservation Spotlight

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Each year hundreds of items from CU Boulder Libraries' collections make their way through Preservation. This exhibit highlights just a few of these items, exploring both their treatment and taking a closer look at what makes these items unique as historic artifacts. 

Seventy-Years On: Celebrating the CU Boulder Libraries Rare Books Collection

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Join us for a brief look at CU Boulder Libraries Rare Books Room, past and present.