Alkek Library Exhibitions & Displays
There are exhibit and displays found throughout the library. Learn more about reservable display areas in the library.
Below is what is currently on display in the library.
Alkek 2nd Floor
Alkek Maker Day: 'Yes Ma'am' Anniversary & Zine Workshop
Come celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the 'Yes Ma'am' zine created by Alumni artists Elle Minter & Suzy Gonzales. Alkek Library is proud to be the place where Elle and Suzy made their first issue of their 'Yes Ma'am' zine. You will learn what a zine is, where to find them at zine fests and libraries, and how to make your own zine.
If you would like to make a zine, here are some supplies that can help you get started:
• Letter computer paper (white or colorful) /construction paper/whatever paper you have on hand
• Markers, pens, pencils (any drawing materials)
• Magazines, glue stick, scissors for collaging
• Stapler (optional)
Art & Design Librarian, Tara Smith, will host with guest presenters 'Yes Ma'am' zine creators, Elle Minter & Suzy Gonzales (Texas State alumni artists). Exhibition to accompany the Anniversary Workshop on 2nd floor.
The Zine Workshop is open to everyone. This a hybrid session which you may attend in person or virtually. TXST-affiliated attendees should sign up here to receive the Zoom link. Attendees who are not affiliated with Texas State should email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
Alkek Third Floor
Color & Design
This exhibit is about color and design and includes books from the library's collection on color and interior design, graphic design, and the visual arts.
Juvenile Collection Exhibit
The Juvenile Exhibit showcases new children’s and young adult material for the Juvenile Collection. The Juvenile Collection supports the needs of student educators and the Education & English departments. Titles also support K-12 content areas as well as various award winners. Material is available for checkout to all Texas State University students, faculty, and staff.
See the permanent Juvenile Collection Exhibit near the Juvenile Collection on the 3rd floor.
Alkek Fourth Floor
Nuestra Latinidad: The Forgotten Americans in las Colonias on the Border 20 years Later
Now on exhibit on the 3rd floor is personal memorabilia belonging to Dr. T Jaime Chahin gathered during his work on the las colonias research project and subsequent filming of the documentary, The Forgotten Americans. Included in the exhibit is newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs of some of the subjects of the project, and other noteworthy archives.
This exhibit accompanies the upcoming Research Spotlight panel session, Nuestra Latinidad: The Forgotten Americans in las Colonias on the Border 20 years Later.
More information can be found on the Research Spotlight guide.
Alkek Fifth Floor
Texas State Sports History
Play ball! Or any other sport you’d like. Sports have been a part of Texas State’s history since the first basketball team graced the pages of the 1904 Pedagog. Stop by the 5th floor of Alkek Library to see some sports-related highlights from the University Archives. The exhibit covers sports from the early 1900s through the 1990s. Items displayed include photos, trophies, and equipment. See a jacket worn by a member of the 1960 championship basketball team and a helmet worn by a football player in the 1920s!
If you have any questions about any of the items on display, about the history of sports at Texas State, or suggestions for future exhibits, feel free to contact the University Archives: UnivArchives@txstate.edu
Visit https://www.univarchives.txstate.edu/ to see the University Archives’ online exhibits.
Puzzles, Mysteries and Hidden Messages
Train your brain with an exhibit about puzzles, mysteries, and hidden messages. Get a mental workout with mazes and picture puzzles, logic and word puzzles, math, science, and chess puzzles, and more. Check out a selection of mystery-related books and DVDs. And after you've honed your puzzle skills, try to solve our armchair treasure hunt puzzle for the chance to win a prize!
This exhibit is on the 5th floor near the elevators and will be on display from November 2, 2020 - January 11, 2021.
Alkek Sixth Floor
African-American Materials Exhibit
This exhibit includes materials that support the new African-American Studies program. Read more about the African-American Studies program and library resources available related to it on the African-American Studies Research Guide.
Latina/o Materials Exhibit
Alkek Seventh Floor
The Wittliff Collections
A museum-within-a-library, The Wittliff Collections’ seven exhibition galleries are free and open to the Texas State community and the general public. Check out the current exhibitions!