THE JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY staff and invited curators prepare public exhibitions of material selected from the collections.

The exhibition, Pamphlet Wars: Arguments on Paper from the Age of Revolutions, marks the 250th anniversary of Great Britain's issuance of the Stamp Act, a law that required most printed materials in North America to be printed on paper bearing a revenue stamp. The justification for this tax was to pay for the quartering of English troops in America following the end of the Seven Years’ War. The law ignited a pamphlet war on both sides of the Atlantic. The exhibition also highlights two bibliographies compiled by Thomas R. Adams, Librarian of the John Carter Brown Library from 1957 to 1983, on the pamphlets of the American Revolution.

Recent exhibitions may also be visited virtually. The online version serves as a record of an exhibition and ensures that our audience will be able to view the treasures of the John Carter Brown Library from any place on earth with internet access. Many of these books may be seen in their entirety online on the JCB's Internet Archive site.

October 2015-January 2016
Dennis Landis, Kim Nusco, Neil Safier, and Kenneth C. Ward
April 2015-August 2015
Heidi Scott, with assistance from Kenneth C. Ward
December 2014-April 2015
Kenneth C. Ward
April 2014-October 2014
Jeremy Mumford, with assistance of Susan Danforth and Kenneth C. Ward
January 30, 2014-April 2014
Malick W. Ghachem (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), guest curator, assistance from Susan Danforth (Curator of Maps and Prints, John Carter Brown Library)
September 2013-October 2013
Kimberly Nusco
September 2013-December 2013
K. Dian Kriz, with assistance from Elena Daniele and Susan Danforth
May to September 2013
Dennis Landis
September 2010
Caroline Frank
January 2013 to April 2013
Amy Turner Bushell, Independent Research Scholar, and Susan Danforth, Curator of Maps, John Carter Brown Library.