Preserving Yesterday for Tomorrow
The Best of the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections
This virtual exhibition is based on the physical exhibition at the Canaday Center
from November 14, 2017 to July 27, 2018
The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections last presented an exhibit featuring the “best of” its collections in 2003. At that time, the Center was approaching its twenty-fifth anniversary. During that first quarter century, the Center had grown from a small rare books repository into a modern special collections department preserving thousands of feet of material. The exhibit was an opportunity to celebrate its growth and show off some of its most important collections.
Now, fifteen years later, the Center again is taking the opportunity to celebrate its growth and show off its most important collections. It does so as the Center prepares to celebrate its fortieth anniversary in 2019. [Read the full introduction]