Protest! Exhibition of Selections From The Karen DiGia Collection

Through the month of November the Hampshire College Archives will be exhibiting materials from the Karen DiGia collection. The exhibit will take place in the exhibit cases on the Hampshire College Library’s first floor and on the Library’s Magic Board. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Karen Digia, an activist and gallery owner, collected the bulk of the materials in this collection during the 1960s and 1970s. In November 1991, she donated them to Hampshire College. The collection consists of posters, photographs, calendars, buttons, banners, and related monographic and periodical material representing anti-war and other protest movements of that time. Of particular note are the many posters in the collection by Sister Corita (Sister Mary Corita Kent).


The Magic Board features video created from the buttons of the DiGia collection.

Staff from the Archives and Media Services produced the video of the protest buttons from the DiGia collection with assistance from John Bruner. Come and take a look at the video and then see the materials in the exhibit cases as well. If you are unable to make it to the Hampshire Library to see the Magic Board video presentation in person, you can view it (as one continuous video stream) here. The materials in the cases represent only a fraction of the objects in this collection. For more information please contact the Archivist at or stop by the Archives on the Library’s 3rd floor.



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