Rutgers through the Centuries: 250 Years of Treasures from the Archives

Thursday, November 12, 2015
through Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Alexander Library, Special Collections and University Archives


Tom Frusciano

This historical exhibition, which will be on display in Gallery ’50 and the Special Collections and University Archives Gallery in Alexander Library, features important historical documents; vivid photographic illustrations; and interesting, compelling, and often whimsical artifacts from the collections of the Rutgers University Archives.  Among the treasures on display are the original printed copy of the 1770 Queen’s College Charter, portraits of past presidents and faculty, documents relating to Rutgers College becoming a land-grant institution in 1864, photographs and artifacts depicting 19th- and 20th-century student life, and other items related to the historical development of Rutgers from a colonial college founded in the 18th century to a comprehensive public research university in the 21st century.

The exhibition will be on display from November 12, 2015 to November 30, 2016.  It can be viewed Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays during the academic year, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Alexander Library
Special Collections and University Archives