Special Collections has mounted a new exhibit in its reading room as part of the Arts 50th Anniversary Celebration scheduled for this Friday, October 22.
The display entitled "These Not Yet Ivyed Walls”: Arts and the Library Together for Fifty Years showcases images from the University of Waterloo Archives focusing on the establishment of Arts buildings on campus and on the student experience during the early years.
Early images of the Arts buildings on campus include some pictures of the Dana Porter Library under construction and from when it was only seven storeys.
Images of student life are grouped into categories such as “Play-Time,” Day-Time,” “Night-Time,” and “Coffee-Time” and offer glimpses into a way of life that may in some ways be completely foreign to students today and in other ways entirely common.
Visitors will also be able to look at original yearbooks, calendars, newspapers, and ephemera.
The exhibit will remain in Special Collections’ Reading Room for a few weeks after the Arts 50th celebration.
For more information, contact:
Archivist, Special Collections