Exhibits and instructional resources at the James Ford Bell Library
Exhibits offer a unique teaching and learning opportunity. At the Bell Library we offer exhibitions in our gallery at least once each year. We also offer a variety of online exhibitions and instructional resources for all ages.
The Bell Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Elmer L. Andersen Library, suite 15. Gallery hours correspond to building hours. No appointment is necessary to view the exhibits, but if you would like a guided visit by a curator, please make an appointment.
Our digital resources provide insight into our collection and into the premodern world in a variety of ways. We have incorporated a variety of primary source materials from our collection into digital exhibits, many of which have learning components tailored to college and K-12 students. We also have included links to exhibits using Bell resources, and links to digitized source content as well. These exhibitions and instructional resources were created on several different platforms. By selecting one of the items listed below, you will be taken away from this web site. To return to this website, hit your back button.
(*Indicates K-12 content)
- Rapunzel, Peanuts & Thousand-Year Eggs: Global Premodern Food Cultures and their Legacies
- Early Atlases and How They Shaped the World
- Exploring the Historic Mississippi River
- Mary Read and Anne Bonny: Two of England's Most Notorious Pirates*
- Martin Waldseemüller and the Map that Named "America"
- Nagasaki Harbor, 1741: Navigating the Many Dimensions of a Map*
- Olaus Magnus' 16th-Century Map of Scandinavia
- Portolan Charts
- Ptolemy's World
- Captain Cook's Voyages of Discovery
- Celebrating Venice: On Land and Sea
- "A Long, Troublesome, and Dangerous Passage" from England to India*
- Trade and Commerce in 17th-Century England: Proclamations*
Other exhibits that include Bell Library materials
Primary Source Documents