Exhibits

Summer 2022 Exhibit: Medieval Portland Explores the Nuremberg Chronicle

The Liber chronicarum or Weltchronik of 1493, more commonly known as the Nuremberg Chronicle, is a world history that is one of the most famous early printed books or incunabula. This summer, the PSU Library exhibit presents interpretations of leaves … Continue reading the article: Summer 2022 Exhibit: Medieval Portland Explores the Nuremberg Chronicle

Athanasius Kircher and Other Curiosities from Special Collections

Welcome to Special Collections’ Spring 2019 exhibit: especially for bibliophiles! “Master of a Hundred Arts” Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680) was regarded as a great intellectual during his lifetime. With insatiable curiosity, access to the expansive knowledge networks of the Jesuit order, … Continue reading the article: Athanasius Kircher and Other Curiosities from Special Collections

Origins of Modern Middle East Studies: Scholarly and Travel Writing Before 1900

Middle East Studies in the West is informed by centuries of intellectual exchange which includes seminal works by Middle Eastern historians, language and cultural studies developed by European scholars, and popular travel writing, including works by women who toured Egypt, … Continue reading the article: Origins of Modern Middle East Studies: Scholarly and Travel Writing Before 1900

Viking Yearbooks Digital Collection and Library Exhibit

Portland State University, founded as Vanport College in 1946, celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2016. This fall, University Archives presents the ultimate Portland State flashback: the complete collection of Viking yearbooks, from 1946 until 1995, can now be read online, searched, and downloaded … Continue reading the article: Viking Yearbooks Digital Collection and Library Exhibit

Spring 2016 Exhibit: The Personal Is Political

PSU Library Special Collections’ spring exhibit features Portland politician and activist Gretchen Kafoury (1942-2015). Through a wide range of materials curated from Kafoury’s papers, the exhibit connects the passion she brought to the causes she fought for to each role she played in … Continue reading the article: Spring 2016 Exhibit: The Personal Is Political