Berkeley’s Ivory Tower: The Campanile at 100

Campanile with the Big C in the background, UARC PIC 08:205, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Sather Tower, also known as the Campanile, looms large both as a physical structure and as the most widely recognized symbol of the Berkeley campus. A new Bancroft Library exhibition celebrates the centennial of the landmark with photographs, letters, architectural drawings, illustrations, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and other holdings from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library manuscript and pictorial collections.

The exhibit includes a timeline of the tower’s construction and history, documenting the repairs, improvements and additions to the Campanile as well as important events. Background information about the benefactors, Peder and Jane Sather, the master architect John Galen Howard, and the carillon are also on display.

When: February 16 – November 2, 2015; Open for viewing during regular Doe Library hours.
Where: Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between Doe and Bancroft