The University of Oklahoma strives to develop and implement meaningful and engaging exhibitions and displays in a manner that reflects the values of the university as a diverse community of students and scholars. Our work closely aligns with the evolving strategic plan of the University of Oklahoma Libraries by enhancing the public experience of the libraries and building collaborative partnerships with other university academic departments as well as with experts across campus. University Libraries’ exhibitions highlight the diverse nature of the libraries’ collections and engage the interests of the communities that we serve while fostering intellectual curiosity that stems from interdisciplinary research and scholarship.

Current Exhibitions

The Indians for Indians Radio Show: Sports and Recreation

 

Broadcast over OU’s WNAD radio station, the Indians for Indians Hour radio program aired from 1941 through the mid-1970s. The Indians for Indians Hour radio show was a popular intertribal forum for sharing announcements, including those for athletic events or recreational gatherings. The exhibition is on display in Monnet Hall, room 300, through Jan. 3, 2020.



The Academy of the Lynx and Natural History: Old Science, New Discoveries, and Strange Creatures

The Academy of the Lynx and Natural History: Old Science, New Discoveries, and Strange Creatures represents the astonishing complexity of natural history and the formidable challenges faced by early naturalists in their attempts to comprehend it. The exhibition begins with the Academy of the Lynx, one of the earliest scientific societies, and continues up through the global voyage of a young Charles Darwin.