Past exhibits

The Handmade Book

Materialia Lumina: Contemporary Artists' Books from the Codex International Book Fair

Precession: R. Buckminster Fuller's Creative Connections

Between: Artist Books, Albums, and Portfolios from the Mark Ruwedel Photography Archive at Stanford

Work and Social Justice: The David Bacon Photography Archive at Stanford

The Illuminated Page: Manuscripts from the Burke Collection, 1150—1550

Leonardo's Library: The World of A Renaissance Reader

Scholars Select: Special Collections in Action

New on the Shelf: Rare Books and Artists' Books

The Baltic Way: History and Culture in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania 1918–2018

Facing the World: Type Design in Global Perspective

Peter Koch Printer: A Forty-year Retrospective
Terraforming: Art and Engineering in the Sacramento Watershed
Stanford Stories from the Archives
A Universe of Maps | Opening the David Rumsey Map Center
Joseph Goldyne: Books, Prints & Proofs
Beasts & Books
Movements for Change: The Bob Fitch Photography Archive at Stanford Libraries
After Hours: Creative Pursuits of Stanford University Libraries Staff
The Circle of the Sun: Secular Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts
Art Meets Technology: Core Samples from Nine Archives
Writing in Books
Scripting the Sacred: Medieval Latin Manuscripts
The Hand Bookbinders of California 40th Anniversary Members' Exhibition
Things that Dream: Contemporary Calligraphic Artists' Books | Cosas que Sueñan: Libros de artistas caligráficos contemporáneos
Monuments of Printing I: From Gutenberg through the Renaissance
Monuments of Printing II: From Caslon through The Book Arts Revival
The Stanford Prison Experiment: 40 Years Later
The American Enlightenment: Treasures from the Stanford University Libraries
Celebrating Mexico: The Grito de Dolores and the Mexican Revolution 1810 | 1910 | 2010
Mary Webb: Neglected Genius
Dream Factory on the Nile: Posters & Memorabilia from the Golden Age of Egyptian Film
Recent Arrivals: Rare Books, Manuscripts & Archives
The First Hebrew City: Early Tel Aviv Through the Eyes of the Eliasaf Robinson Collection
All of this I have seen: Leigh Ortenburger, Mountaineer and Photographer
Notable Campus Canines (with a nod to cats): Stories from the Stanford University Archives
American Primers & Readers | Featuring the Words and Collection of Richard L. Venezky
Experiments in Navigation: The Art of Charles Hobson
Zuancho in Kyoto: Textile Design Books for the Kimono Trade
The Vico Collaborations: 1972 | 2003 | 2006
California Printers in the Fine Press Tradition, 1975-2006 View the online exhibition |
Charles Dickens & Show Biz
The Earthquake of 1906: Stanford University & Environs
Herbert Matter: Modernist Photography and Graphic Design
The Rise and Fall of the Slide Rule: 350 Years of Mathematical Calculators
Facets of French History: Resources for Research in the Stanford University Libraries    
The Pleasures of Edo Period Books: Illustrated Volumes from Stanford's East Asia Library
Ira Nowinski: The Photographer As Witness   |  View the online exhibition |
The Rediscovery of Africa, 1400-1900: Antique Maps & Rare Images
Felipe Ehrenberg: A Neologist's Art & Archive
In Folio: Rare Volumes in the Stanford University Libraries
Early to Modern: New Acquisitions in Special Collections and the Stanford University Archives
José Guadalupe Posada & the Taller de Gráfica Popular: Mexican Popular Prints
Making Books in the Woods: The Yolla Bolly Press
Johannes Lebek: The Artist As a Witness of His Time
Fuller and Sadao: Partners in Design
Matt Phillips: The Magic in His Prints
The Great Art of Knowing: The Baroque Encyclopedia of Athanasius Kircher
Cultural Landscapes: Gilbert White & the Natural History of Selborne: The Bicentennial Exhibit Revisited
In Company: Robert Creeley's Collaborations
No Guts, No Glory: A History of the Stanford Alpine Club
John Steinbeck: From Salinas to Stockholm
Building and Rebuilding 1989-1999: Collections and Architecture for the 21st Century