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.

January 2007-May 2007
Ken Ward and Adrián López-Denis with a team of ten Brown students.
May to August 2012
James Delbourgo, with Susan Danforth
September 2011 to December 2011
Dennis C. Landis
April 2010 to October 2011
Kenneth C. Ward
October 2010 to March 2011
Dennis Landis
July to October 2011
Kenneth C. Ward
May to June 2011
Susan Danforth
January to April 2010
Susan Danforth