Area residents are encouraged to take a step back in time and experience “Revolutionary Decade: Reflections on the 1960s.” Booth Library will sponsor this exhibit that looks at what is arguably one of the most turbulent and eventful decades of the 20th century.
Although the programs in this series have ended, Booth Library is filled with exhibits exploring numerous aspects of this fascinating decade as Americans experienced it — including developments in the worlds of music, literature, visual arts, science and technology, politics, and social movements.
The public is encouraged to stop by and take a look!
Booth Library has a history of hosting traveling exhibits from the American Library Association, National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Library of Medicine. Topics have ranged from the life of Queen Elizabeth I to Harry Potter to our award-winning Frankenstein exhibit.
Library staff has also created many of its own major exhibitions, including Teachers Tame the Prairie and Revolutionary Decade: Reflections on the 1960s. Other grant-funded programs, including America’s Music and Muslim Journeys, have earned national recognition.
Faculty and students from throughout campus are encouraged to participate in our exhibit and program series. Stay tuned for updates and ways to get involved in future programming.
“Biblio Graphics” presents a selection of data visualizations and infographics that are book/literature-related in subject. On display in the Marvin Foyer of the library.
“The Bookish Type” is a book-themed typography display featuring various typefaces, alphabets and letterings made from or designed in the shape of books. On display in the Marvin Foyer of the library.
In the third-floor reference hallway, take a look at exhibits that document the history of Illini Girls State and Boys State at Eastern Illinois University. These programs for high school students are sponsored by the American Legion and held each June on the Charleston campus.
Jerry Van Dyke, in the back row second from left.
In the North Lobby of Booth Lobby, read about Famous Performers at EIU and Famous Former EIU Students, including Jerry Van Dyke and Tony Romo.