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William R. Laurie University Archives and Special Collections

Current Exhibit: Sewanee's Historic Houses

Sewanee Historic Houses ExhibitUniversity Archives and Special Collections at the University of the South opened an exhibit of “Sewanee’s Historic Houses” with a talk and reception on Thursday, February 7th, in the Lytle Room in University Archives. Chris Van de Ven, GIS Instructor and Landscape Analysis Lab manager, and Molly Elkins, C’18, presented an interactive map of historic houses in Sewanee, along with an ArcGIS driving tour of these dwellings. Bran and Cindy Potter, Virginia Craighill, and Nancy Gailor Cortner spoke about their historic homes. The Sewanee Trust for Historic Preservation was a co-sponsor of the event. The exhibition runs from February 4th through July 31st, 2019.


Past Exhibits and Events

Under the Microscope

Under the Microscope: An Exploration of Sewanee's Scientific Past

Comprising unique and distinctive archival treasures, this exhibition uncovered Sewanee’s educational and research endeavors pertaining to geology, archaeology, medicine, and more. Visitors learned about various Sewanee science departments and the people who left their mark on science at the University of the South between 1870 and 1987. Curated by Introduction to Museum Studies students, Easter 2018. YSR! Yea, Science is Right!

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Digital Exhibits and Presentations

Prezi Presentations
The staff that manages and maintains the Permanent Art Collection has constructed several online presentations outlining the history of some of the works that are on display on campus.

Digital Exhibits

Founded to Make Men: Explorations of Masculinity at the University of the South
Guest curators Tanner Potts, C'15
Woody Register, C'80 - Department of History

Speaker Videos

Community, Royalty, and Artistry in Ancient Mexico
Dr. James Doyle, Speaker
September 26, 2016

Continuity in an Ever Changing World
Stephen Vollmer, Speaker
October 6, 2016

Discovering Artist's Intentions: The Challenges of Art Conservation
Craig Crawford, Speaker
Febrruary 23, 2017