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Berkeley's Ivory Tower: The Campanile at 100
Berkeley's Ivory Tower:  The Campanile at 100

February 16 - November 2, 2015
Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between Doe and Bancroft
Open 10am - 4pm, Monday - Friday

Sather Tower, also known as the Campanile, looms large as a physical structure and as a widely recognizable symbol for the UC Berkeley campus. This exhibition celebrates the centennial of the landmark through photographs, letters, architectural drawings, illustrations, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and other holdings from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library manuscript and pictorial collections.

October 8 - March 6, 2015
The Bancroft Library Gallery
Open 10am - 4pm, Monday - Friday

This visually compelling exhibition showcases The Bancroft Library’s collection of more than 300 paintings, a number of which have never been exhibited before. It presents California as both a vast landscape of mountains, ocean, and forests, and as an intimate place that has been home to its many different inhabitants.

Commemorating the Free Speech Movement 50th Anniversary

September 22, 2014 - May 29, 2015
The Bancroft Library Corridor Cases
Open 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday

This exhibition revisits some of the key events of the Free Speech Movement through photographs, letters, publications, handbills, and other materials housed in the University Archives and Bancroft manuscript collections.

May 12 - December 2014
The Bancroft Library Rowell Cases
Open during the operating hours of The Doe Library

This exhibition highlights the Regional Oral History Office (ROHO)'s recently completed project to conduct interviews with 18 pioneering African American faculty and senior administrators who joined Berkeley before the advent of affirmative action policies in the 1970s. By their example, achievements, and professional work these leaders helped lay the groundwork for diversity and access at the university, opening doors of opportunity and economic uplift for all traditionally disadvantaged and underrepresented groups in the state.

To view the interviews that inspired this exhibit, please visit:

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