Friends of the Library

The Friends sponsor an exciting series of programs and events featuring prominent researchers at Dartmouth.

Established in 1938 by Dartmouth Professor Herbert Falkner West, the Friends have been a source of enrichment to our resources ever since. Our Friends regularly enjoy lectures and other programming that exposes them to the research nurtured by the rich holdings of the Dartmouth College Library, holdings they help to create. All Friends sponsored events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

  • Civil War Object Lessons: Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War as Relic, Monument, and Narrative
    A half-day symposium to celebrate Rauner Special Collections Library's acquisition of the 1866 edition of Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War, the most powerful and most well-known collection of photographs from the Civil War.
    Monday, September 25, 2017
    12:45pm - 7:00pm
    Kreindler Conference Room (Room 41) in the Haldeman Center
    More information and complete schedule
  • Arts of the Book and Book Artists in Mexico: A Panoramic View,
    A lecture by Clemente Orozco ’85

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Baker Library, Current Periodicals Room
    Reception to follow 

    Clemente Orozco ’85 is the director of Impronta Casa Editora, an independent book publisher and cultural venue in Guadalajara, Mexico, specializing in hand-printed books.  In addition to overseeing design and production, Clemente illustrates many of the books published by Impronta and has many years of experience as a printer, book designer, and artist in the United States and Mexico.  He is the grandson of José Clemente Orozco, the painter/muralist. 


Executive Committee 

Richard Thorner, '86, Chair
John Freund, '54
Louise Hamlin, Professor of Studio Art
Richard Sheaff, '66
Sue Mehrer, Dean of Libraries (ex officio)
Jay Satterfield, Special Collections Librarian (ex officio)
Morgan Swan, Special Collections Education and Outreach Librarian

The Library Bulletin (1989-2002)
Stephen Harvard Lectures