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Past Bancroft Exhibits

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Present - 2000

October 2017 - February 2018
¡Viva la Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration
The Bancroft Library Gallery

April - September 2017
Teachers at the Center: The Story of the National Writing Project
The Bancroft Library Rowell Cases

April - September 2017
New Favorites: Collecting in The Bancroft Tradition
The Bancroft Library Gallery

September 2016 - July 2017
Guerra Civil @ 80
The Bancroft Library Corridor Cases

September 2016 - February 2017
The Gift to Sing: Highlights of the Leon F. Litwack & Bancroft Library African American Collections
The Bancroft Library Gallery

February - December 2016
Protecting the New Wonderland: The Origins of the National Park Service
The Bancroft Library Rowell Cases

May - July 2016
The Papyrus in the Crocodile: 150 Years of Exploration, Excavation, and Collection at Berkeley
The Bancroft Library Gallery

June - September 2015
From Waikiki to Half Moon Bay: A Brief History of Surfing from the Collections of The Bancroft Library
The Bancroft Library Helen Kennedy Cahill Reference Center

May - September 2015
Highlights and Shadows: Books on Photography from the Reva and David Logan Collection 
The Bancroft Library Gallery

October 2014 - March 2015
California: Captured on Canvas
The Bancroft Library Gallery

September 2014 - June 2015
Commemorating the Free Speech Movement 50th Anniversary
The Bancroft Library Corridor Cases

September 2014 - June 2015
The Originals: African American Faculty and Senior Administrators at Berkeley
The Bancroft Library Rowell Cases

October 2013 - May 2014
Berkeley Student Cooperative at 80
The Bancroft Library Rowell Cases

September 2013 - May 2014
Cartoons, Comics, and Funny Papers
The Bancroft Library Gallery

November 2013 - April 2014
Water and Culture: Recovering Owens Valley Paiute History
The Bancroft Library Alfred Bender Cases

August 2013 - February 2014
Clipper Ship Sailing Cards in The Bancroft Library
The Bancroft Library Corridor Cases

August - November 2013
Zines from the Bay Area
The Bancroft Library Helen Kennedy Cahill Reference Center

January - September 2013
Glorious Past, Glorious Future: Celebrating California Memorial Stadium
The Bancroft Library Rowell Cases

April - July 2013
The Colors of California Agriculture
The Bancroft Library Gallery

September 2012 - March 2013
David Ross Brower: A Force for Nature
The Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

September 2012 - March 2013
Fiat Lux Redux: Ansel Adams and Clark Kerr
The Bancroft Library Gallery

August - October 2012
Illustrating Allegory: William Kent's Engravings for Spenser's Faerie Queene
The Bancroft Library Helen Kennedy Cahill Reference Center

April - December 2012
All Hail to the Chief: A History of US Presidential Visits to Cal
The Bancroft Library Rowell Cases

August 2009 - August 2012
California Gold: The Nobel Tradition at UC Berkeley
The Bancroft Library Helen Kennedy Cahill Reference Center

May - August 2012
Artists' Books: A Selection from The Bancroft Library
The Bancroft Library Alfred Bender Cases

April - July 2012
A Place at the Table: A Gathering of LGBT Text, Image, and Voice
The Bancroft Library Gallery

August 2011 - June 2012
A Centennial Celebration: California Women and the Vote
The Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

March - May 2012
The Classic 17th-Century Folio Editions of Shakespeare's Works
The Bancroft Library Helen Kennedy Cahill Reference Center

October 2011 - March 2012
Women at Cal, 1910-1915: When California Passed the Woman Suffrage Amendment
The Bancroft Library Corridor Cases

September 2011 - February 2012
Bullets across the Bay: The San Francisco Bay Area in Crime Fiction
The Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

September 2011 - January 2012
California Crossings: Stories of Migration, Relocation, and New Encounters
The Bancroft Library Gallery

April - September 2011
Alma Mater Dear: A Century of Cal Souvenirs and Memorabilia
The Bancroft Library Rowell Cases

April - August 2011
Building Berkeley: The Legacy of Phoebe Apperson Hearst
The Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

May - August 2011
The San Francisco Examiner Archive: Life on the Home Front
The Bancroft Library Corridor Cases

March - July 2011
Gained in Translation: Jews, Germany, California circa 1849
The Bancroft Library Gallery

November 2010 - May 2011
The San Francisco Examiner Archive: The Sports Page
The Bancroft Library Corridor Cases

October 2010 - March 2011
Founder's Rock: The Origins of the University of California
The Bancroft Library Rowell Cases

September 2010 - January 2011
Celebrating Mexico: The Grito de Dolores and the Mexican Revolution: 1810 | 1910 | 2010
The Bancroft Library Gallery

June - November 2010
The San Francisco Examiner Archive: The Summer Edition
The Bancroft Library Corridor Cases

March - September 2010
Celebrating 150 Years: Bancroft and His Library
The Bancroft Library Corridor Cases

March - July 2010
Bancroft to the Core: The Bancroft Library at 150
The Bancroft Library Gallery

February - June 2010
The San Francisco Examiner Archive: Featuring The Bancroft Library
The Bancroft Library Corridor Cases

October 2009 - February 2010
The San Francisco Examiner Archive: The 1934 San Francisco Longshoremen’s Strike
The Bancroft Library Corridor Cases

May 2009 - February 2010
Amazing Gate: Rescuing a Campus Icon
The Bancroft Library Rowell Cases

August - December 2009
Darwin and the Evolution of a Theory
The Bancroft Library Gallery

September 2008 - October 2009
25 Years in Black and White: Negatives from the Fang Family San Francisco Examiner Photograph Archive, 1935-1960
Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

June - July 2009
A Modest Exhibition of Recent Acquisitions
The Bancroft Library Gallery

December 2008 - April 2009
Mark Twain at Play
The Bancroft Library Gallery

October 2008 - April 2009
A Century of Innovative Research and Teaching
The Bancroft Library Rowell Cases

March - August 2008
From Plugs to Bling: A Century of Cal Student Fashion
Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

February - August 2008
The Chinese of California: A Struggle for Community
California Historical Society

March 2007 - January 2008
Past Tents: The Way We Camped
California Historical Society

April - August 2006
1906: The Great Quake: The Legacy of a Disaster
Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

February - December 2006
The Bancroft Library at 100: A Celebration 1906-2006
Berkeley Art Museum

January - March 2006
1906: The Great Quake: The History of a Disaster
Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

October - December 2005
Creators, Teachers, and Practitioners of the Mathematical Sciences
Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

April - June 2005
Chinese in California, 1850-1925: Between Two Worlds
Bancroft Exhibition Gallery

April - June 2005
Our Collective Voices: The Extraordinary Work of Women in California
Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

December 2004 - March 2005
Celebrating Donors, 2003-2004
Bancroft Exhibition Gallery

September - November 2004
Memory Lines: Fifty Years of Oral History at the University of California, Berkeley
Bancroft Exhibition Gallery

April - July 2004
Breaking Through: A Century of Physics at Berkeley
Bancroft Exhibition Gallery

December 2003 - March 2004
Gifts to The Bancroft Library
Bancroft Exhibition Gallery

August - November 2003
Towards and Sustainable Earth: Issues, Challenges, and Leadership in the Environmental Movement
Bancroft Exhibition Gallery

March - July 2003
Then and Now: Student Photographs of the Berkeley Campus
Bancroft Exhibition Gallery

December 2002 - February 2003
Celebrating Donors: Gifts to Bancroft, 2000-2002
Bancroft Exhibition Gallery

August - November 2002
Bear in Mind: The California Grizzly at The Bancroft Library
Bancroft Exhibition Gallery

May - July 2002
Sites of Discovery: Art & Archaeology in 19th Century Photographs of the American Southwest
Bancroft Exhibition Gallery

January - April 2002
The Foundations of Anthropology in California, 1901-1960: A Centennial Exhibit
Bancroft Exhibition Gallery

August - December 2001
California Culinary Culture: Sampling the Collections of The Bancroft Library
Bancroft Exhibition Gallery

April - August 2001
PROTEST
Bancroft Exhibition Gallery and Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

December 2000 - April 2001
Gifts to the Library
Bancroft Exhibition Gallery

September - December 2000
Images of Native Americans
Bancroft Exhibition Gallery

August 2000
The Lehmer Family at Berkeley
Mathematics Department, 1015 Evans Hall

March - September 2000
Looking Backward, Looking Forward: Visions of the Future in the Golden State
Bancroft Exhibition Gallery

January - April 2000
Bridging the Bay: Bridging the Campus
Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

December 1999 - April 2000
Roma Pacifica: The Phoebe Hearst International Architectural Competition and the Berkeley Campus, 1896-1930
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


1999 - 1968

1999
Ancient Lives: The Tebtunis Papyri In Context
Biotechnology at 25: Perspectives on History, Science, and Society
The University at the Turn of the Century: 1899-1900

1998
Mark Twain at Large: His Travels Here and Abroad
"I am bound to stick awhile longer" - The California Gold Rush Experience

1997
Gifts to the Library
British Heritage in California

1996
Gifts to the Library
Beat Poets

1994
Gifts to the Library
Family Papers in The Bancroft Library

1993
Gifts to the Library

1992
Gifts to the Library
A Victorian Affair in Two Centuries: Harriet Matineau as Collected by Reinhard S. Speck
El Encuentro
Robert Duncan: A Poet's Art

1991
Gifts to the Library
Legacy of James D. Hart
Printing and the Book of Nature

1990
Gifts to the Library
Yosemite in the 19th Century
Fine Printing of the 18th Century

1989
Gifts to the Library
Rudyard Kipling in America 1889
The Books and Manuscripts of Elinor Raas Heller

1988
Gifts to the Library
The Mexican Heritage of the American Far West
Contemporary Danish Book Art

1987
Gifts to the Library
The Word in Many Languages, Eight Centuries of the Bible
Andrew Jackson Grayson, Audubon of the West
The Chinese and Japanese in California
400 Years of English Diet and Cookery, The Dr. and Mrs. John. C. Craig Collection

1986
Gifts to the Library
Bret Harte's 150th Birthday
Nineteenth-Century Illustrations of California Sights and Scenes
Spain in The Bancroft Library

1985
Gifts to the Library
The European Heritage of California
Huck Finn’s 100th Birthday
The Book as an Artifact

1984
Gifts to the Library
William Morris: the Sanford and Helen Berger Collection
Collector’s Choice: Books and Manuscripts Assembled by William P. Barlow, Jr.
Acquisitions in Memory of Theodore R. Meyer
Cobden-Sanderson's Bindings

1983
Gifts to the Library
The Work and Play of Adrian Wilson
The History of Science and Technology
The Illustrated Book

1982
Gifts to the Library
T. J. Cobden-Sanderson
California Fifty Years Ago: the 1930s
First Books by Notable Authors

1981
Gifts to the Library
Ecology and Conservation
Photographs by Johan Hagemeyer
American Humor
Before 1500 in The Bancroft Library

1980
Gifts to the Library
Modern Hand Bookbinding
Classic California Photographers
Les Jeunes

1979
Gifts to the Library
Robert Louis Stevenson in California
Sir Francis Drake
Great British Documents at UC Berkeley
Great Maps and Atlases of The Bancroft Library
Treasures from Friends of The Bancroft Library

1978
Gifts to the Library
Sources for Scholars: Rare Materials and Published Works Based on Them
Women Writers
Books in The Bancroft Library from the Collections of Famous People
The Joseph M. Bransten Coffee and Tea Collection

1977
Gifts to the Library
The Printed Book in America
Andrew Jackson Grayson
California Mission Music
Drama and Theater Collections in the Bancroft Library
French History and Literature
Lawton Kennedy, Printer
Hermann Hesse

1976
Gifts to the Library
The Nuremberg Chronicle and Adrian Wilson, Book Designer, Printer and Author
Sheldon Cheney
U.S. Senators from California
Campus Open House Exhibit
The Allen Press
Harriet Martineau, Radical Victorian Lady

1975
Gifts to the Library
One Hundred Sixteen Uncommon Books on Food and Drink
North American Indians
George R. Stewart, Historian, Biographer and Novelist
William Everson, Poet and Printer

1974
Gifts to the Library
Sean O'Faolain's Papers
John Baskerville, Printer and Typefounder
Gertrude Stein Centennial
Selections from Some Privately Formed Collections in The Bancroft Library
The Book as an Artifact
Harry Leon Wilson
Modern Fine Bookbinding in England and America

1973
Gifts to the Library
The Aldine Press
Frederick Remington
Some Treasures of The Bancroft Library

1972
Gifts to the Library
Mark Twain Papers
Theodore Dreiser: Collection of John Otvos
Bibles from the Near East to the Far Pacific
Giovanni Mardersteig, Modern Master Printer

1971
Gifts to the Library
Royal Deeds and Commoner's Works: Some Women Write History
Gertrude Stein, Her Family, and Friends
Western Americana
Rube Goldberg Memorial Exhibition

1970
Gifts to the Library
California
Centennial of the Birth of Frank Norris

1969
Gifts to The Bancroft Library
Manuscripts at Berkeley

1968
David Stacton Memorial