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Current and Upcoming Bancroft Exhibits

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Current Exhibits

Sustaining Grandeur: The First 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League

April 20 through August 2018

The Bancroft Library Gallery
Open 10am - 4pm, Monday - Friday

Marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is a collaborative exhibition between The Bancroft Library and the League. The exhibition explores the organization's first century protecting California's redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the League's continued efforts to steward these magnificent landscapes. The exhibition documents the League's acquisitions of land, beginning in 1918, and its partnerships and negotiations with local, state, and federal governments as well as the timber industry − work that resulted in the creation of some of California's unique and most treasured parks. The exhibition also showcases the League's science-based initiatives, which deepen appreciation of the redwood ecosystem and provide insight into how the League will continue to protect and care for these magical places in the future. The materials presented include founding documents, photographs, archival footage, campaign material, correspondence, and artifacts illustrating important moments from the League's history.


Fiat Yuks: CAL Student Humor, Then and Now

October 13, 2017 - June 3, 2018

Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library
Open during the operating hours of the Doe Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’ cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected from their humor magazines and other publications.



Bearing Light: Berkeley at 150

Through February 1, 2019

2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library
Open 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday

This exhibition celebrates the University of California’s sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.

Image citation: Official University Poster. Welcome Week, August 21-25, 1995. Jenne Mowry, designer.  BANC MSS 2016/119, Box 1, Book 3 of 3