Browse Exhibits (3 total)

100 Years Ago at Trinity

A portrait of Trinity in 1914: its buildings,  student life, curriculum, and athletic. All materials are taken from the college yearbook the Ivy, and the student newspaper, the Tripod.  The complete run of these publications is available in the Trinity College Digital Repository

Selections from Trinity College Art Collection


The mission of the Trinity College Art Collection is to support teaching using original works of art, to preserve works of art entrusted to the Trustees of Trinity College, and to document and make such works accessible for study to students, faculty and the public.

 Assembled largely from gifts by alumni and other donors, the Trinity College Art Collection spans a diverse range of objects and time periods.  Represented primarily by individual permanent collections, holdings encompass more than 4,000 objects.

 Included are 14th-16th Century European paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Study Collection, 18th-19th Century Japanese woodblock prints from the Philip Kappel Collection of Prints, Trinity College Presidential Portraits, the Edwin Blake Memorial Collection, the George Chaplin Collection, and the Edith A. Graham Collection of Haitian Art.

 Various works from the Collection are on view in public buildings throughout campus and in special exhibitions in the College’s Widener Gallery.

The Books Behind History 219: Planet Earth: Past, Present, and Future

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This exhibit showcases the books that influenced the creation of a Trinity College class “Planet Earth.”

The class explores the effect of the natural world on human history and of humans on the natural world. Our focus is on the earth as a global system. We begin with a consideration of human and natural histories in deep time, well before the written record, and offer an argument for why those histories matter. We then examine how the historical past can be understood in the context of these planetary themes, reframing familiar events and periods in ancient and modern history by highlighting major natural changes that accompanied them, such as the redistribution of various plants and animals, the fluctuation of climate, and the development of planet-altering technologies. The course culminates in a consideration of the future planetary conditions that past and present actions may cause.  


Most of the books listed here are also on exhiit in the Trinity College Library on Level A near the circulation desk. They are available to be checked out and read. A few are also available online.