Darwin exhibitions

Originally posted at ouhos.org, the now-discontinued blog of the OU History of Science Collections. Neither this post nor any of its content should be taken as an official communication of the University of Oklahoma.

Darwin@theLibrary, a new exhibit in the lobby of the History of Science Collections, opens today in recognition of the Evolution Conference at OU (beginning June 17th).

Darwin2009-logo.jpgA complete set of first editions of printed books by Charles Darwin were displayed for public viewing throughout the fall of 2009 in Darwin@the Museum, a joint exhibition with the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. With this Darwin@the Library special exhibition, we are pleased to again make the Darwin holdings available to the public.

To view all of Darwin’s printed volumes in their first editions yields an unforgettable impression of the breadth and beauty of Darwin’s work.

Charles Darwin, Zoology of the Voyage of HMS BeagleBlog posts related to this exhibit:

  1. Darwin@the Library: Exhibit announcement (this post).
  2. Works of Charles Darwin: Breadth and Beauty
  3. Darwin First Editions
    • Includes: What is a “first edition”?
  4. The OU Darwin collection
  5. H.M.S. Beagle
  6. Charles Darwin, Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle (1838-1843)
  7. Charles Darwin, Journal of Researches (1839), and Voyage of the Beagle (1890)
  8. Charles Darwin: Geologist (1842, 1844, 1846)
  9. Darwin and Barnacles (1851, 1854)
  10. Darwin, Origin of Species (1859)
  11. Darwin on Orchids (1862)
  12. Darwin, Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication (1868)
  13. Darwin, Descent of Man (1871)
  14. Darwin, Expression of the Emotions (1872)
  15. Charles Darwin, Botanist
  16. Charles Darwin, Soil Ecologist (1881)

Download an exhibit brochure (pdf, 68 MB).

No appointment is necessary; the exhibit will be available for viewing through June and July 2011. The exhibit is open during the regular hours of the History of Science Collections, which is located on the 5th floor of Bizzell Library. For accommodations on the basis of disability, call 405/325-2741.

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