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Arader Galleries Collection

The Arader Galleries Collection brings a variety of historically significant maps, John James Audubon prints, and botanical watercolors to the Northeastern community.  The prints are the gift of Graham Arader and generous donors to the Arader Galleries.  The first prints arrived at Snell Library in 2011.


Marina Leslie teaches using a historical map



View the Arader Prints

This collection is accessible for public viewing in Snell Library's classroom wing located on the west side of the building, situated within glass gallery cases on the classroom walls.

View the prints online in our repository or in our Picturing the World Online Exhibit, designed by Northeastern student Colleen Curtis under the supervision of the NU Libraries. 



Bringing History into the Classroom

The Arader prints are sought-after teaching tools that have been incorporated into various academic courses, allowing students to explore the invention of the natural world as an object of scientific study. 

Here are some of the courses that have utilized the collection in their curriculum:

  • Picturing the World, Professor Georges Van Den Abbeele and Professor Beryl Schlossman
  • Opening the Archive, Professor Marina Leslie
  • Introduction to Shakespeare, Professor Erika Boeckeler
  • Introduction to English Studies, Professor Nicole Aljoe
  • Inquiries: Discovering Lost and Invented Ecosystems, Professor Kathleen Kelly
  • Advanced Writing in the Disciplines for Environmental Studies, Professor Kathleen Kelly
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