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Founders Memorial Library Exhibits


October 2016

Sometimes We Must Interfere: Activism in Northern Illinois

In celebration of American Archives Month the Regional History Center at Northern Illinois University presents ‘Sometimes We Must Interfere: Activism in Northern Illinois.’ The exhibit focuses on how and why people in Northern Illinois have promoted change. It showcases collection materials that promote discussions and actions of change such as strikes, labor issues, boycotts, demonstrations, and voting behaviors. The exhibit is on display all month in the foyer of Founders Memorial Library. A small display is also in the Regional History Center. Be sure to not miss the showcase of radical pamphlets and other media outside of Rare Books and Special Collections who have partnered with us this year in our celebrations.

Contact person(s): Sarah Cain,, (815) 753-9394

Rare Books and Special Collections exhibit – 4th floor

“Rare Books Radicals”

This exhibit compliments the activism theme of the first floor exhibit by displaying items from the Radical Pamphlets, African American, and Gender Studies collections in Rare Books and Special Collections.

Contact person: Angie Schroeder,, (815) 753-9838.

Southeast Asia Collection exhibit – 4th floor

“Thailand Past and Present: Exhibit in Conjunction with the Council on Thai Studies Conference”

The exhibit explores Thailand’s history through books, maps and manuscripts and its present through topics like art and cinema, tourism, and science and technology. The exhibit also features a section on His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Contact person: Joanna Kulma,, (815) 753-1819.

Contact Us

Chalermsee Olson, Interim Dean

Phone: (815) 753-1995


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