April 25 is opening reception for student-curated “1968” exhibit

To celebrate the launch of the student-curated exhibit “1968: Student Activism at Penn State and Beyond,” Penn State University Libraries and The College of the Liberal Arts are sponsoring an opening reception 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Barbara Hackman Franklin Atrium, Pattee Library. Donuts and drinks will be served.

Opening remarks will begin at 1 p.m., with speakers including Athena Jackson, Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair and Head of Special Collections, Lauren Nogay, Stelts/Filippelli intern and Paterno
Fellow, and Kathryn Salzer, associate professor of history.

The exhibit showcases various items from The Eberly Family Special Collections Library, including photographs, books and student publications. Lauren Nogay, a senior majoring in history and international politics, curated the exhibit with support from Clara Drummond, exhibition coordinator. Additional materials from the Eberly Family Special Collections Library will be on display during the reception.

The exhibit ties into a larger project, “Remembering ’68: Moments of Change”, which is spearheaded by the College of the Liberal Arts, specifically through the college’s Office of Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship. The college’s project includes new courses, film screenings, an oral history project with alumni, and numerous other events. For details and resources about the college’s project, visit 1968.psu.edu. The exhibit also is directly related to a new history course titled “The World of 1968: Moments of Change.”