Category Archives: Exhibit Announcement

175th “Then and Now” Exhibit Opening Reception Announcement

All are welcome to attend the “Then and Now” Exhibit opening this Thursday 2/27/14 from 4:30-6:30pm in the Henry Whittemore Library Foyer

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by | February 25, 2014 · 9:58 pm

New Exhibit

Header eExhibit Runs: November-December 2013

FSU Archives and Special Collections

By: Laura Stagliola – Archives Student Assistant

Have you ever thought about the graphics and illustrations within the Dial and The Gatepost? We mostly think about clip-art or candids, but students designed elaborate, or simplistic, cartoons and drawings as space holders throughout the college’s yearbooks and newspapers. The Archives and Special Collections of Framingham State University is exhibiting “Retrospective Exhibit: Illustrations from the Dial Yearbooks and Early Gateposts” from November through December 2013 as a comprehensive overview of the graphics within the Dial and the headers of The Gatepost. Spanning from the first floor to the mezzanine (“The Pit”), this exhibit contains a variety of yearbooks, newspapers, graphics, and graphic artists dating from 1915 to 2005.

Special attention has been given to the early years of the Dial, before the age of clip-art, due to the yearbook club members who put so much hard work into their designs and cartoons to make the yearbooks unique. Artists are highlighted with red backgrounds and are generally featured next to their artwork. One piece viewers should not overlook is the border of the bulletin board. There the headers of The Gatepost are displayed showcasing the changes the design underwent over the years from 1932 to the Hatepost (1969), to the 75th (2007) and 80th (2012) anniversaries. The exhibit is in chronological order starting on the bulletin board covering years 1915-1932, and then continues over to the first floor display cases with the years ranging from 1933-1958, and finally to the main floor lower reading room (the pit) carrying you from the 1960s through 2000s.  Don’t miss the special section from 1974-1978 when “April Fools” Special Editions were printed.  The last Dial yearbook was printed in 2005.

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Celebrate National Library Week April 16-19th

The Henry Whittemore Library will be celebrating National Library Week – April 16-19

Events include:

-A performance by Ben Cosgrove in Library Café, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16th.
-Get a free wrapped book in our Books “under-wrap” give-away
(Give-away is all week long or until we run out).
-Enter our Whittemore library staff matching baby photo contest.  Win a prize!  (entries accepted until drawing on Fri. April 19th).
-Draw Your Favorite Book (Month of April)
-Faculty/Staff Publications and Art & Craft Exhibit (Runs month of April).
-Environmental Poetry Workshop/Poetry Slam led by Professor Sam Witt in the Library Cafe at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17th.
-Reading by author Maryanne O’Hara in the Library Café on Thursday, April 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.
-Literary Cake Decorating Contest – Any patron can make a cake in the theme of a book in the Library Café on Friday, April 19, come vote for your favorite 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, come enjoy a sample of these yummy creations 1-2pm.

We look forward to seeing you all participate in all the week’s events.

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How well do you know the Henry Whittemore library staff?

Come on into the Library and enter our Library staff matching baby picture contest.
Entries must be in prior to April 19th.  Get them all right and you’ll be entered for the prize drawing to win a flash drive!

While you’re here, enjoy some of our National Library Week events, happening all week long.

Try your artistry to “draw your favorite book”

View our Faculty Staff Publications and Art and Craft exhibit (exhibit will be up the month of April)

Get a free wrapped book in our Books “under-wrap” give-away

There are many more events and activities to take part in throughout the week.

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Blue Wrap Group: Design Competition Exhibit April 13-20th

Blue Wrap Group: Design Competition (Exhibit: April 13-20)

Tuesday, April 17, Opening Reception  from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Whittemore Library, FSU

     Students will compete in design using recycled materials known as “Blue Wrap,” a durable, sterile

protective cover made of polypropylene used to wrap surgical instruments. Designs will be evaluated

by a panel of judges on the creative use of Blue Wrap, design concept, and the design process.

The competition is open to all faculty, staff and students and is being done in collaboration with

MetroWest Hospital, Natick.

For more information, please contact:

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National Library Week Calendar of Events April 9-13th

Please come by and celebrate National Library Week with us at the Henry Whittemore Library April 9-13th!

April 9-23rdth:
– Displays of faculty and staff publications and art exhibit.
– Draw your Favorite Book Display.  Go to specific service desks to participate.
– National Libraries around the World Exhibit.

Monday, April 9th:
– Flash Mob Event – Come and participate on the Doyle Technology Patio 4:30-4:45pm.  Come early to get a spot!

Tuesday, April 10th:
– Pimp my book cart contest.  Please come and vote for your favorite decorated cart!
– Environmental Poetry Workshop and Reading 4:30-6:30pm in the Library Café.  Professor Sam Witt and Librarian Sandra Rothenberg

Thursday April 12th:
 Library Snapshot Day
– Book Club – Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer 12pm in the Library Café.

Friday, April 13th:
– Literary Cake Decorating Contest.  All welcome to participate in creating a Book related decorated cake.  Come by and assist us by voting for your favorite literary decorated cake. Voting 9:30-12:30pm.  At 1pm come by to partake of the yummy creations from 1-2pm. 
-Curriculum Library will host a story time for the pre-school children from the Child Development lab.

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Museum Studies Students Present Final Exhibitions

Exhibition Dates: April 30-May 4, 2012

Exhibition location: Henry Whittemore Library (Lower Reading Room)

Contact: Professor Erika Schneider at


For the first time, students in Art History Professor Erika Schneider’s biannual Museum Studies course will exhibit their final projects to the public. On Tuesday, May 1 from 4-5 p.m. in the Henry Whittemore Library (LM), the class will host an opening reception for their exhibits.  The nine students will present their individual museum exhibitions to culminate the semester’s exploration of museum research. Students represent the Art & Music, History, and Consumer Sciences departments.  Guests will see a wide variety of exhibit topics such as trench warfare, instant cameras, Harry Potter, and Monopoly. Refreshments will be served.

Museum Studies is an interdisciplinary minor consisting of courses in anthropology, art history, history, and fashion.  This interdepartmental minor requires that students take a minimum of five courses outside of their major department. Students are strongly encouraged to complete a museum internship to complement the minor. To complete the minor, four of the five courses must be taken outside the student’s major department.

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New Exhibit Announcement – “I Found it in the Archives” Runs October-December 2011

I Found it in the Archives

In honor of October being National Archives Month this new exhibit “I Found it in the Archives” celebrates that moment when the researcher finds a treasure within the Archives.  To show this we asked some past researchers to write about some of the collections they have used, and to highlight how this may have helped their research.  They wrote about alumnae; Jenny Howard (Class 1866), Bertha Johnston (Class of 1885), Ruth Graves Wakefield (Class of 1924) and Christa Corrigan McAuliffe (Class of 1970).  Also in the exhibit are materials from the early Household Arts program (now Consumer Sciences). 

Come view the exhibit and maybe something that others found as treasures will resonate with you, or come visit us in Special Collection on the Main Floor of the library to find your own treasure.  This exhibit will be up from October through December 2011.

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