Browse current exhibits on display in Musselman Library.
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Library Main Level
Robert W. Iuliano was appointed the 15th President of Gettysburg College in 2019. This exhibit features a selection of congratulations from fellow presidents from colleges and universities around the country. A timeline of past Gettysburg College presidents and photos of previous installation ceremonies are also featured.
West Point Class of June 1861
Special Collections Reading Room
"Point of Honor: West Point Class of 1861", curated by Julia Wall ’19, features stories and artifacts from our collections as well as from the private collections of Angelo Scarlato and Buck Zaidel. The exhibit follows the experiences of the cadets turned officers whose Civil War paths brought them from West Point to the Gettysburg battlefield.
In honor of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the “Voices from D-Day” exhibit highlights the recollections of those who participated in D-Day and its aftermath as soldiers, sailors, pilots, medics, and other support personnel.
Special Collections & College Archives
Professor Frank Kramer, Class of 1914, taught a popular Fine Arts elective designed to teach students how to examine jade, ivory, embroidered textiles, lacquer, and porcelain with the eye of a collector. Kramer allowed students to handle and analyze pieces from his extensive personal collection. In 1958 Kramer finished writing a textbook customized for the class. Many of the pieces displayed in this exhibit were discussed in the text and are remembered by students who took the class.
Life of Civilians and Military Personnel in Europe
Photographs by Sgt. Burdette J. Marker, Staff Photographer, 71st Division, U.S. Army
Library Lower Level
This exhibit features a collection of black and white photos taken by Sgt. Burdette Marker, the former father-in-law of Art and Art History Adjunct Instructor Brent Blair. History major Philip Pane, ’17 first encountered the negatives in Blair’s Introduction to Photography class. After graduating, Philip did further research on these negatives and selected some to print and display for this exhibit.
Sgt. Marker served as an official photographer of the 71st United States Infantry Division during World War II. He took these photographs in France, Germany, and Austria during the final months of the war. The 71st was a “rapid response” division serving as part of General Patton’s 3rd Army. The photos displayed show war-related activities, but also convey the daily life of the soldiers.
Library Apse, Main Level
This photography exhibit features a collection of images taken by Stephen Warner, Class of 1968, during the Vietnam War. The photographs and text on display are select reproductions from a collection of photographs, negatives, notebooks, diaries, and letters created by Warner. They were bequeathed to Gettysburg College by Warner, upon his death in Vietnam in 1971.
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