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Exhibits

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Palm Oil in Indonesia

Physical Location and Exhibition Date

2 West

May 23, 2024 – September 01, 2024

This exhibit details the history of oil palm cultivation throughout the world, with a specific focus on Indonesia and how this crop impacts the livelihoods of farmers and others in Sumatra and throughout the archipelago.

Various accessibility icons in the shape of an arrow head and the text that reads Advancing Accessibility: A Timeline

Advancing Accessibility: A Timeline

Physical Location and Exhibition Date

2 West

December 08, 2023 – April 30, 2024

Approximately 1.3 billion, or one in six, people experience disability worldwide (World Health Organization). Despite this high prevalence, people with disabilities have been oppressed and treated unequally and unfairly by ableist societies and systems since the beginning of history. There have, however, been many accessibility advancements and improvements, especially in technology and physical spaces, throughout time; some of which are highlighted in our exhibit. 

Clason Road Maps

Clason Road Map & Atlas Site

Online Exhibit

Clason maps

Original post date

May 02, 2023

A systematic review of the maps contained in Clason State Road Maps, touring atlases, and Green Guides reveal that the road legends and other map symbols varied over the years in systematic ways.

The Adventures of K'tonton by Sadie Rose Weilerstein

Telling Family Stories

Online Exhibit

Telling Family Stories

Original post date

May 02, 2023

This exhibit features American Jewish cookbooks and schoolbooks from MSU Libraries’ Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections. American Jews, in their children's books and cookbooks, demonstrated the importance of religion and gender in their families, and asserted themselves as both American and international/multilingual.

Women and Botany in 18th and Early 19th‑Century England

Women and Botany in 18th and Early 19th‑Century England

Original post date

May 02, 2023

In the Enlightenment, learning about science became part of general, polite culture. Many authors wrote books for young children, women, or girls to introduce them to the new scientific discoveries about plants.

Catalogue of Rare Veterinary Books & Allied Subjects in Allied Husbandry in the Michigan State University Library

Catalogue of Rare Veterinary Books & Allied Subjects in Allied Husbandry in the Michigan State University Library

Original post date

May 02, 2023

This catalogue has been compiled to illustrate the extent of the Veterinary Medicine Historical Collection housed in the Special Collections Division of the Michigan State University Library. While this catalogue is by no means exhaustive of the subject, it should be a guide and a finding list for librarians, book dealers, collectors, veterinary faculty, and students.

Beal Botanical Garden 150 Years

Botanical Art & Illustration Through the Ages

Original post date

May 02, 2023

This exhibit showcases the 150-year history and legacies of W.J. Beal’s garden’s influences with artifacts from Special Collections, Univ. Archives, and the W.J. Beal Dept. Utilized by the MSU community and visitors, the original intent of Beal’s pioneering garden has remained consistent – it’s a place to learn, a place to experiment, a place to sow, and a place to grow.

For Better For Worse

For Better For Worse

Online Exhibit

For Better For Worse

Original post date

May 02, 2023

A collection of early modern, English, conduct books offering helpful advice of the period on conduct, behavior, morals, values, spirituality, education, letter writing, personal relationships, and practical topics. This exhibit is about marriage advice in some of these books.

A Catalog of Early Works in Ray Stannard Baker Bee Collection

A Catalog of Early Works in Ray Stannard Baker Bee Collection

Original post date

May 02, 2023

For over a half-century the MSU Libraries has been acquiring and building an important collection of materials devoted to early bee keeping. The Baker Collection is especially strong in apiculture works printed in English, although other languages are well represented.

Healing Waters of Bath, United Kingdom

Healing Waters of Bath

Online Exhibit

Healing Waters of Bath

Original post date

May 02, 2023

Bath U.K.’s famous geothermal hot springs have attracted people since prehistoric times.  From the 17th century, people claimed the water had curative properties if one drank or bathed in it. Bath became a popular spa town, a place to live in and vacation at, to see and to be seen.