University Libraries' Earth Archives exhibit curators host Nov. 19 virtual tour

November 02, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State University Libraries invites attendees on a virtual curated engagement experience on Nov. 19 with the Eberly Family Special Collections curators of “Earth Archives: Stories of Human Impact” exhibit.

Join Clara Drummond and Ben Goldman will offer a virtual behind-the-scenes tour and conversation about the making of the project and how the University Libraries and the Eberly Family Special Collections teams shift to meet students and researchers where they are during the pandemic.

An exploration at the intersection of the environment, human activity, and the documentary record, the “Earth Archives” project examines Penn State’s archival and rare book collections. Themes include:

  • Arctic exploration
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change
  • Environmental disasters and pollution
  • History of energy extraction
  • Preservation and activism

Attendees also will be the first to hear of an exciting new acquisition that will be added to the “Earth Archives” project and made available to support the teaching and learning mission of the University.

Advance registration is required for 3 to 4 p.m. ET Nov. 19 Zoom-hosted event.

First conceived as a physical exhibition, “Earth Archives” was reimagined and presented virtually and is viewable online through Dec. 23.

Last Updated November 02, 2020