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Library Exhibits


Exhibit Name: New Student Family Weekend
Dates: October 1, 2015 - December 1, 2015

Providence College, Phillips Memorial Library, Special and Archival Collections are pleased to offer for your enjoyment our new Library foyer exhibit celebrating New Student Family Weekend, October 30 – November 1, 2015.

The exhibit features images along with memorabilia of Freshman/Parents’ weekends from prior years.  Please take a moment to view the exhibit the next time you come to the Library. Phillips Memorial Library extends a very warm welcome to the Class of 2019 and their Parents.

Exhibit Name: Freshman Now and Then

Dates: September 1, 2015 - December 1, 2015

Providence College welcomes the new Freshman Class of 2019. Back in the day, when Providence College was an all male school, Freshmen wore beanies and were required to remove them when meeting a Senior. At the end of the school year, an elaborate celebration was planned including the finale, the burning of the beanies!  Today's freshman have it so much easier!

Within the display are photographs, Parent's Day/Parent's Weekend programs, a 1967 beanie, and more.

Exhibit Name: Arthur Ryan '63 Businessman and Philanthropist
Dates: September 1, 2015 - December 1, 2015

Located in front of the "sunken lounge," on the main floor of the library, one of two of our current exhibits is honoring Mr. Arthur Ryan '63.  From Project Manager in Data Processing at Chase Manhattan Bank to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Prudential Insurance Company, Arthur is "one of the most successful businessmen who ever came out of PC" said Father Brian J. Shanley, O.P.

The display documents the philanthropy of Arthur and Patricia Ryan.
All Library exhibits are free and open to the public during normal hours.
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