In the Spring 2022 semester, the Ringling College Archives created its first exhibition to celebrate Ringling College of Art & Design’s ninetieth anniversary. The exhibition, titled “90 Years in the Ringling College Archives,” provided a decade-by-decade glimpse into campus history through the lens of the Archives’ holdings. By showcasing primary sources related to some administrative happenings, campus planning developments, and student life activities, the exhibition traced the trajectory of the College as a pillar of the art and design community in Sarasota.
The exhibition now lives on as an interactive, illustrated timeline, created in Northwestern University Knight Lab’s TimelineJS platform. Users can explore a selection of materials from the exhibition along with added interpretation and context from the Archivist. Links to finding aids are included in the timeline to encourage further discovery within the Ringling College Archives’ collections.
The “90 Years in the Ringling College Archives” digital timeline can be found here: https://bit.ly/3SwraOq