Digital Exhibits

Black @ Barnard: Analyzing How Black Barnard Students Exist On Campus
Black @ Barnard is a research project that aims to provide more of an understanding & accessibility to the historical legacies of Black student life at Barnard. This project has several goals: to collect all of the names of Black students who have existed on campus, to understand where Black students came from, to help understand some of the challenges that Black students faced on and off of campus, to recognize Black students who have had extraordinary success after and on campus, and to make information about Black Barnard students more accessible. Exhibit created by Corinth Jackson '20 as part of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (exhibit will open on an external site).

Rooming at Barnard
This project tracks Barnard housing's relationship to protection, personal freedoms, the broader neighborhood, and student action. It presents historical moments and a set of themes which remain relevant today: Students continue to enforce and resist housing policies. The administration works to foster an image of safety and acceptable femininity as the identity of the college shifts. University development continues northward and threatens Harlem residents' ability to stay in their homes. This project opens these questions for further research into, engagement with, and challenging of Barnard College, our community members, and ourselves. Exhibit created by Maya Garfinkel '19 (exhibit will open on an external site).

Barnard’s most well known student publications are its most enduring, including the the Barnard Bulletin and the Mortarboard. But throughout Barnard’s history, its students have created dozens of short run and single run publications, often raising issues not addressed in the more well known publications. This exhibit highlights three themes found among these small run student publications housed in the Barnard Archives and Special Collections: Arts and Literature, Student Orientation Guides, and Politics and Activism.

Highlights of the collections' documentation of women's movements, curated by Heidi Winston.