From the Photographic Archive (URL: http://photoarchive.lib.uchicago.edu/), Identifier: apf1-02019.
September 18, 2017 – June 7, 2018
Location: Crerar Library First Floor
Over the years Crerar Library has used the newest equipment and technologies to make books, journals and other information accessible to patrons. These tools have evolved through the years. A library card system has been replaced with online catalog with significant collections available electronically. Early techniques for photocopying and microfilming materials have been eclipsed by digital scanning services. Displayed are objects and photos of some of these earlier technologies used by the Library.
A Web version of this exhibit is also available: https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/collex/exhibits/well-equipped-library-technology-days-past/
An archived web exhibit of the 2005 Crerar exhibit They Saw Stars: Art and Astronomy is now available. The physical exhibit was shown in the atrium of Crerar Library from June 2 — November 1, 2005.
Exhibit Description: For centuries humankind has gazed into the heavens with awe and wonder. For some, the night sky has tugged at their imagination and piqued their curiosity, resulting in art inspired by the beauty of the stars and the study of astronomy. This John Crerar Library exhibit highlights works of art and literature influenced by astronomy, either through scientific study, a fascination with the night sky, or as an inspiration for the literary imagination. Both contemporary and historical works are included.