Eyewitnesses to History

During Winter Study in January 2017 seven Williams students participated in History 13, “Eyewitnesses to History: American Treasures in the Chapin Library”, taught by Charles Dew, Ephraim Williams Professor of American History; Lori DuBois, Research Services, Williams Libraries; and Wayne Hammond, Chapin Librarian. For a final project, each student selected one or more historical items from the Chapin collections, from which was produced a paper, an oral presentation, and a label for a collaborative exhibition in the Special Collections Instruction Gallery (Sawyer 408). This display of a variety of documents, books, maps, and prints, from Paul Revere’s engraving of the Boston Massacre (1770) to Theodore Roosevelt’s correspondence regarding Standard Oil (1904), is on view through February 10th.