Alfred State College staff members and current and retired faculty have contributed items for the featured exhibit in the Hinkle Library Gallery and Reading Room entitled "Student Life, Technology & Trends: 1908 - 2008." Part of the College's Centennial Celebration, this exhibit showcases images of student life over the past century, and is paired with a collection of everyday and specialized items introduced over the same time period. Funds for the exhibit were provided by an ASC Centennial Committee grant which covered the reproduction and professional mounting of photographs, as well as the purchase of two new exhibit cases. The exhibit features many items that present-day students have never seen, including vacuum tubes from the 1940s, rotary phones, an early transistor radio, early computer storage media from punch cards to eight-inch floppies, and a galvanometer used at the College during World War II. 1970-era equipment and records from WETD, the College radio station, and several early Brownie cameras are also included. The exhibit will run until the middle of January.
The exhibit will be available during regular library hours: Mondays - Thursdays 8 a.m. - midnight; Fridays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturdays from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 p.m. - midnight.