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Previous Exhibitions

2010 - Present
2000 - 2009
1990 - 1999
1980 - 1989
1970 - 1979
1968 - 1969

October 2014 - March 2015
California: Captured on Canvas

May - December 2014
The Originals: African American Faculty and Senior Administrators at Berkeley

September 2013 - May 2014
Cartoons, Comics, and Funny Papers

October 2013 - May 2014
Berkeley Student Cooperative at 80

November 2013 - April 2014
Water and Culture: Recovering Owens Valley Paiute History

August 2013 - February 2014
Clipper Ship Sailing Cards in The Bancroft Library

August - November 2013
Zines from the Bay Area

January - September 2013
Glorious Past, Glorious Future: Celebrating California Memorial Stadium

April - July 2013
The Colors of California Agriculture

September 2012 - March 2013
David Ross Brower: A Force for Nature

September 2012 - March 2013
Fiat Lux Redux: Ansel Adams and Clark Kerr

April - December 2012
All Hail to the Chief: A History of US Presidential Visits to Cal

August - October 2012
Illustrating Allegory: William Kent's Engravings for Spenser's Faerie Queene

August 2009 - August 2012
California Gold: The Nobel Tradition at UC Berkeley

May - August 2012
Artists' Books: A Selection from The Bancroft Library

April - July 2012
A Place at the Table: A Gathering of LGBT Text, Image, and Voice

August 2011 - June 2012
A Centennial Celebration: California Women and the Vote

March - May 2012
The Classic 17th Century Folio Editions of Shakespeare's Works

October 2011 - March 2012
Women at Cal, 1910-1915: When California Passed the Woman Suffrage Amendment

September 2011 - February 2012
Bullets Across the Bay: The San Francisco Bay Area in Crime Fiction

September 2011 - January 2012
California Crossings: Stories of Migration, Relocation and New Encounters

April - September 2011
Alma Mater Dear: A Century of Cal Souvenirs and Memorabilia

April - August 2011
Building Berkeley: The Legacy of Phoebe Apperson Hearst

May - August 2011
The San Francisco Examiner Archive: Life on the Homefront

March - July 2011
Gained in Translation: Jews, Germany, California circa 1849

November 2010 - May 2011
The San Francisco Examiner Archive: The Sports Page

October 2010 - March 2011
Founder's Rock: The Origins of the University of California

September 2010 - January 2011
Celebrating Mexico: The Grito de Dolores and the Mexican Revolution: 1810 | 1910 | 2010

June - November 2010
The San Francisco Examiner Archive: The Summer Edition

March - September 2010
Celebrating 150 Years: Bancroft and His Library

March - July 2010
Bancroft to the Core: The Bancroft Library at 150

February - June 2010
The San Francisco Examiner Archive: Featuring The Bancroft Library

October 2009 - February 2010
The San Francisco Examiner Archive: The 1934 San Francisco Longshoremen’s Strike

May 2009 - February 2010
Amazing Gate: Rescuing a Campus Icon

August - December 2009
Darwin and the Evolution of a Theory

September 2008 - October 2009
25 Years in Black and White: Negatives from the Fang Family San Francisco Examiner Photograph Archive, 1935-1960

June - July 2009
A Modest Exhibition of Recent Acquisitions

October 2008 - April 2009
The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology: A Century of Innovative Research and Teaching

December 2008 - April 2009
Mark Twain at Play

February - August 2008
The Chinese of California: A Struggle for Community

March 2007 - January 2008
Past Tents: The Way We Camped

April - August 2006
1906: The Great Quake: The Legacy of a Disaster

February - December 2006
The Bancroft Library at 100: A Celebration 1906-2006

January - March 2006
1906: The Great Quake: The History of a Disaster

April - June 2005
Chinese in California, 1850-1925: Between Two Worlds

December 2004 - March 2005
Annual Gifts to The Bancroft Library

September - November 2004
Memory Lines: Fifty Years of Oral History at the University of California, Berkeley

April - July 2004
Breaking Through: A Century of Physics at Berkeley

December 2003 - March 2004
Gifts to The Bancroft Library

August - November 2003
Towards and Sustainable Earth: Issues, Challenges, and Leadership in the Environmental Movement

March - July 2003
Then and Now: Student Photographs of the Berkeley Campus

December 2002 - February 2003
Celebrating Donors: Gifts to Bancroft, 2000-2002

August - November 2002
Bear in Mind: The California Grizzly at The Bancroft Library

May - July 2002
Sites of Discovery: Art & Archaeology in 19th Century Photographs of the American Southwest

January - April 2002
The Foundations of Anthropology in California, 1901-1960: A Centennial Exhibit

August - December 2001
California Culinary Culture: Sampling the Collections of The Bancroft Library

April - August 2001

December 2000 - April 2001
Gifts to the Library

September - December 2000
Images of Native Americans

March - September 2000
Looking Backward, Looking Forward: Visions of the Future in the Golden State

September - December 1999
Ancient Lives: The Tebtunis Papyri In Context

March - September 1999
Biotechnology at 25: Perspectives on History, Science, and Society

September - December 1998
Mark Twain at Large: His Travels Here and Abroad

March - August 1998
"I am bound to stick awhile longer" - The California Gold Rush Experience

Gifts to the Library

April - June 1997
British Heritage in California (Doe Library)

Gifts to the Library

Beat Poets

December 1994 - April 1995
Gifts to the Library

May - November 1994
Family Papers in The Bancroft Library

December 1993 - April 1994
Gifts to the Library

December 1992 - April 1993
Gifts to the Library

April - November 1992
A Victorian Affair in Two Centuries: Harriet Matineau as Collected by Reinhard S. Speck

June - November 1992
El Encuentro

February - May 1992
Robert Duncan: A Poet's Art

December 1991 - January 1992
Gifts to the Library

June - November 1991
Legacy of James D. Hart

February - May 1991
Printing and the Book of Nature (including items loaned by Stanford)

December 1990 - January 1991
Gifts to the Library

June - November 1990
Yosemite in the 19th Century (Speaker: David Brower)

February - May 1990
Fine Printing of the 18th Century (Speaker: William P. Barlow, Jr.)

December 1989 - January 1990
Gifts to the Library

June - November 1989
Rudyard Kipling in America 1889 (Speaker: Prof. Thomas Pinney, Pomona College)

February - May 1989
The Books and Manuscripts of Elinor Raas Heller (Speaker: James E. O'Brien)

December 1988 - January 1989
Gifts to the Library

May - November 1998
The Mexican Heritage of the American Far West (Speaker: Regent Vilma S. Martinez)

February - May 1998
Contemporary Danish Book Art (loan exhibit, Speaker: Poul Steen Larsen)

December 1987 - January 1988
Gifts to the Library

October - November 1987
The Word in Many Languages, Eight Centuries of the Bible (Speaker: Prof. Robert B. Alter, UCB)

April 1987
Andrew Jackson Grayson, Audubon of the West (opening of TBL traveling exhibit at Oakland Museum, Speaker: Andrew Hoyem)

June - September 1987
The Chinese and Japanese in California (Speaker: Maxine Hong Kingston)

February - May 1987
400 Years of English Diet and Cookery, The Dr. and Mrs. John. C. Craig Collection (Speaker: Dr. John C. Craig, UCSF)

December 1986 - January 1987
Gifts to the Library

October - November 1986
Bret Harte's 150th Birthday (Speaker: James D. Hart)

June - September 1986
Nineteenth-Century Illustrations of California Sights and Scenes (Speakers Round Table: John Berggruen, Lawrence Dinnean, Joseph Goldyne, Therese Heyman)

February - May 1986
Spain in The Bancroft Library (reinstalled, Fall 1987 for the visit of King Juan Carlos, Speaker: Prof. Charles B. Faulhaber, UCB)

December 1985 - January 1986
Gifts to the Library

October - November 1985
The European Heritage of California (exhibit topic selected for the visit of the International Association of Bibliophiles to California, Speaker: James D. Hart)

May - September 1985
Huck Finn’s 100th Birthday (Speakers Round Table: Alan Dundes, Victor Fischer, Robert H. Hirst, Wright Morris)

February - April 1985
The Book as an Artifact (Speaker: Anthony Bliss)

December 1984 - January 1985
Gifts to the Library

October - December 1984
William Morris: the Sanford and Helen Berger Collection (joint exhibition with the University Art Museum, Speaker: Sanford Berger)

April - May 1984
Collector’s Choice: Books and Manuscripts Assembled by William P. Barlow, Jr. (displayed in Administrative Offices, Speaker: William P. Barlow, Jr.)

March - May 1984
Acquisitions in Memory of Theodore R. Meyer (Speaker: Roger Heyns)

January - February 1984
Cobden-Sanderson's Bindings (exhibition adapted from Oct-Dec 1982, Speaker: John Dreyfus)

December 1983 - January 1984
Gifts to the Library

October - November 1983
The Work and Play of Adrian Wilson (Speaker: Adrian Wilson)

June - October 1983
The History of Science and Technology (Speaker: Jonathan Miller, reinstalled July-August 1985 for the visit of International Congress of History of Science)

February - May 1983
The Illustrated Book (Speaker: Prof. Jacques de Caso, UCB)

December 1982 - January 1983
Gifts to the Library

October - December 1982
T. J. Cobden-Sanderson (Speaker: Norman Strouse)

May - September 1982
California Fifty Years Ago: the 1930s (Speaker: Jessamyn West)

February - April 1982
First Books by Notable Authors (Speaker: Wright Morris)

December 1981 - January 1982
Gifts to the Library

October - November 1981
Ecology and Conservation (Speaker: Norman Livermore)

June - August 1981
Photographs by Johan Hagemeyer (Displayed in University Art Museum)

May - September 1981
American Humor (Speaker: Art Hoppe)

February - April 1981
Before 1500 in The Bancroft Library (Speaker: Elbert W. Wall, Papyrologist, The Bancroft Library)

December 1980 - January 1981
Gifts to the Library

September - November 1980
Modern Hand Bookbinding

May - August 1980
Classic California Photographers (Speaker: Ansel Adams)

February - May 1980
Les Jeunes

December 1979 - January 1980
Gifts to the Library

October - November 1979
Robert Louis Stevenson in California (Speaker: Normal H. Strouse)

June - September 1979
Sir Francis Drake (Speaker: Prof. David B. Quinn)

April 1979
Great British Documents at UC Berkeley

March - June 1979
Great Maps and Atlases of The Bancroft Library

January - February 1979
Treasures from Friends of The Bancroft Library

December 1978
Gifts to the Library

October - November 1978
Sources for Scholars: Rare Materials and Published Works Based on Them

June - September 1978
Women Writers (Speaker: Joan Didion)

March - May 1978
Books in The Bancroft Library from the Collections of Famous People

January - February 1978
The Joseph M. Bransten Coffee and Tea Collection. (Speaker: Joseph M. Bransten)

December 1977
Gifts to the Library

October - November 1977
The Printed Book in America

July - August 1977
Andrew Jackson Grayson (Displayed in University Art Museum)

August 1977
California Mission Music (a small exhibit for the International Musicological Society)

May - August 1977
Drama and Theater Collections in the Bancroft Library (Speaker: William Saroyan)

April 1977
French History and Literature (a small special exhibit for the Society for French Historical Studies)

March - April 1977
Lawton Kennedy, Printer

January - February 1977
Hermann Hesse (with slide show on Hesse)

December 1976
Gifts to the Library

September - November 1976
The Nuremberg Chronicle and Adrian Wilson, Book Designer, Printer and Author (Speakers: Joyce and Adrian Wilson)

June 1976
Sheldon Cheney (a small special exhibition)

May - August 1976
U.S. Senators from California (Speaker: Sen. Alan Cranston)

April 1976
Campus Open House Exhibit (a selection of unusual Bancroft materials)

March - April 1976
The Allen Press (Speaker: Lewis Allen)

January - February 1976
Harriet Martineau, Radical Victorian Lady (Speaker: Dr. Stanley Speck)

December 1975
Gifts to the Library

September - November 1975
One Hundred Sixteen Uncommon Books on Food and Drink (from the collection of Marcus Crahan, Speakers Round Table: Marcus Crahan, Harry Levinson, R. Gordon Wasson)

May - August 1975
North American Indians (Speaker: N. Scott Momaday)

March - April 1975
George R. Stewart, Historian, Biographer and Novelist

January - February 1975
William Everson, Poet and Printer (Speaker: Wm. Everson)

December 1974
Gifts to the Library

November 1974
Sean O'Faolain's Papers (Speaker: Sean O'Faolain)

September - October 1974
John Baskerville, Printer and Typefounder (Speaker: William P. Barlow, Jr.)

July - August 1974
Gertrude Stein Centennial

May - June 1974
Selections from Some Privately Formed Collections in The Bancroft Library (Speaker: James Thorpe)

April 1974
The Book as an Artifact

February - March 1974
Harry Leon Wilson (Showing of the film, Ruggles of Red Gap)

January 1974
Modern Fine Bookbinding in England and America

December 1973
Gifts to the Library

October - November 1973
The Aldine Press

August - December 1973
Frederick Remington

May - July 1973
Some Treasures of The Bancroft Library (Speaker: Charles Hitch)

December 1972
Gifts to the Library

May 1972
Mark Twain Papers (Speaker: Henry Nash Smith)

April 1972
Theodore Dreiser (Collection of John Otvos)

March 1972
Bibles from the Near East to the Far Pacific

January - March 1972
Giovanni Mardersteig, Modern Master Printer

December 1971
Gifts to the Library

November 1971
Royal Deeds and Commoner's Works: Some Women Write History (Speaker: Natalie Davis)

September - October 1971
Gertrude Stein, Her Family, and Friends

May 1971
Western Americana (Speaker: Wallace Stegner)

January - February 1971
Rube Goldberg Memorial Exhibition (University Art Museum)

December 1970
Gifts to the Library

May 1970
California (Speaker: George R. Stewart)

March - April 1970
Centennial of the birth of Frank Norris (screening of Von Stroheim's Greed)

December 1969
Gifts to The Bancroft Library

July 1969
Manuscripts at Berkeley (Arranged for the meeting of The Manuscript Society)

November 1968
David Stacton Memorial

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