October 19, 2011 § Leave a comment
Our library holds the college’s archival collection. Today I put up a display on Eastern Bible Institute, which was the name of our college before it moved to its current campus.
Inspiration: Since this weekend is Homecoming, I wanted to create a display that would be interesting to our returning alumni.
Item Selection: I went through our small archival display and pulled out some photographs and documents that dealt with life on the EBI campus. I based my choices on variety and interest.
Creating the Actual Display: I used a cloth from my display supplies to line the bottom of the display. I also used some acrylic sign holders that I placed underneath the cloth to prop some of the items up. Usually I create captions for archival displays, but in this case, the documents and photographs were either pretty self-explanatory or we didn’t have any additional information to include. This made the display very quick to create.
Cost for the Entire Display: Although this is a new case, this display did not cost anything. Everything I used we already had in our display supplies or in the archives.
Since the archival displays usually take longer to create and attract the interest of visitors, not just students, I usually leave archival displays up for quite a while.