Founders Memorial Library Exhibits

November 2019

X-ray Crystallography

This exhibit showcases some of the history and important people or discoveries in the field of X-ray crystallography. From X-ray Crystallography’s early beginnings with Laue and Bragg to present day.

On display throughout the months of November and December.

Contact persons: Meredith Ayers,, (815) 753-1872 or Junlin Pan,, (815) 753-0530.

Regional History Center – Fourth Floor

Reading Room cases: “NIU Student Festivals: Traditions of Fun”

Campus has come together for friendly competition, light-hearted entertainment, carnivals, and social dances since its founding in 1899. These events are ways for NIU students to build community and unwind. Today Homecoming remains the one major campus event, but in the past May Fete and Winter Carnival were just as important.

These festivities serve as reminders that college is about more than academics, and offer the chance for campus-wide fun.

Entry Way Exhibit case: “NIU's Memory Art Walk”

From our Art building’s studio spaces to visiting artist, there have been a broad range of artwork that has been created and displayed throughout campus. The mini display holds event postcards featuring artwork for exhibitions held at campus, memorabilia and student artwork.

Contact person: Margret Abbott,, (815) 753-1779.

Rare Books and Special Collections - Fourth Floor

“Heavy Weather”

This exhibit highlights books from the Rare Books and Special Collections department with reference to severe weather events, geologic hazards, and natural disasters. The majority of books relate to cold, snow, and ice (appropriate for this time of year in Northern Illinois). Other books focus on storms, fires, earthquakes, and the end of the world.

Contact person: Angie Schroeder,, (815) 753-8091.

Southeast Asia Collection - Fourth Floor

“Exploring Southeast Asia”

The exhibit focuses on the art, culture, languages, fashion and food of Southeast Asia.  It also features flyers for various study abroad opportunities through NIU which invite students to go on their own exploration of Southeast Asia. This exhibit was put together in conjunction with International Education Week.

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

Contact Us

Dean Fred Barnhart

Phone: (815) 753-1094

Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
217 Normal Rd
DeKalb, IL 60115-2828

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