Exhibits in archives and special collections function as an important outreach tool for these specialized, sometimes formidable repositories. Exhibits increase public knowledge of available collections, promote engagement with those collections, reach new audiences, and provide opportunities to build bridges across campus units. This case study looks at a rotating exhibition titled Moon at the University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections created to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20, 2019. This article covers exhibit design, programming and events that accompanied the exhibit, and coordinated efforts across the University of Arizona campus to celebrate this milestone anniversary in spaceflight. Collaboration played a key role in the success of this exhibit, with shared expertise and relevant items on loan from other university units adding depth and complexity to the wealth of Moon-related items held by Special Collections.
Stothert-Maurer, Molly and Johnson, Julie Swarstad
"Aim High: Pushing Collaboration and Outreach Limits for the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11,"
Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies: Vol. 8, Article 9.
Available at: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol8/iss1/9