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Past Bancroft Exhibits

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For past exhibits that became digital exhibits, please see the Online Exhibits section of the Themed Collections page. 

AY 2016-2017

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 Exhibitions Dedicated to University History

AY 2015-2016

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

AY 2014-2015

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 Exhibitions Dedicated to University History

AY 2013-2014

October 2013 - May 2014
Berkeley Student Cooperative at 80
The Bancroft Library Rowell Cases Exhibitions Dedicated to University History

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

AY 2012-2013

January - September 2013
Glorious Past, Glorious Future: Celebrating California Memorial Stadium
The Bancroft Library Rowell Cases Exhibitions Dedicated to University History

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

AY 2011-2012

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

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

AY 2010-2011

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

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 Exhibitions Dedicated to University History

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

AY 2009-2010

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 Exhibitions Dedicated to University History

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

AY 2008-2009

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 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology:

AY 2007-2008

February - August 2008
The Chinese of California: A Struggle for Community
The Bancroft Library Corridor Cases

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