Current Exhibits/Events


 Fun with a Purpose: Highlights and its Contribution to Childhood Education.
Thompson Library Gallery
May 4-September 4, 2016.
This interactive exhibition offers viewers an opportunity to learn the history of Highlights magazine as it celebrates its 70th year in publication.



Good Grief!: Children and Comics
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
June 4 - October 23, 2016
From the Yellow Kid to Calvin, this exhibit examines the history and role of child characters in comic strips and comic books.



Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
June 4 - October 23, 2016
Contemporary cartoonists pay tribute to the great Winsor McCay through their interpretations of his masterpieceLittle Nemo in Slumberland exhibited alongside McCay’s own work from the collection of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.


Digital Exhibits

poster image for exhibit - civil rights march

Remembering the Act: Archival Reflections on Civil Rights
This exhibit reflects on the 1964 Civil Rights Act by recounting the political, historical, and cultural aspects of the struggle for civil rights through the lens of the OSUL Special Collections.