News and Exhibits

Students Write on Wright

Students in Michael Lewis’s Modern Architecture course (ARTH 262) have written labels for a small exhibition on Frank Lloyd Wright now in the Special Collections Instruction Gallery (Sawyer 408), complementing the Wright exhibition currently in the Chapin Gallery. The student display, an exercise in how to concentrate art historical… Continue reading »

Fall intern: Remy Gates

Special Collections welcomes Remy Gates as our Simmons Archives Management intern for the Fall semester. Remy is currently enrolled in the Simmons College Masters Program in Library and Information Science, with a concentration in Cultural Heritage Informatics. He is a 2016 graduate of Williams College with a degree in Japanese. Continue reading »

Shred Day

Nov 2 2017, beginning at 8:30am (Thursday) ProShred, a professional confidential disposition company, will shred (on-site at the Library Shelving Facility) records in need of destruction. In order to store material in preparation for confidential disposition, you must have a label and an accession number. How it works: Email… Continue reading »

Learn How to Organize and Cite Sources Using Endnote

Are you working on an in-depth research project? Need help with keeping track of your research materials and formatting your citations and bibliographies? Attend an EndNote workshop to learn how it can help. Workshop Schedule Tuesday, October 10 Sawyer Library Option 1: 11:00 a.m. – noon Option 2: 8:00 – 9:00… Continue reading »

Hands Up – Antigone in Ferguson

Created by Christine Tamir ’18, the display features Sawyer Library materials depicting the major themes from Antigone in Ferguson: tragedy, race-based violence, the interaction between citizens and the law, and the sentiments surrounding those themes.  The display is organized in three sections: the classic Greek tragedy, the political climate, and… Continue reading »

Antigone in the Library

The Antigone of Sophocles is being discussed in multiple venues on the Williams campus this semester. The Antigone Project, a course in comparative literature and theater, explores the richness and meaning of the play by understanding it as a performance, social practice, text, translation, and adaptation. On Saturday September 30,… Continue reading »

Frank Lloyd Wright on Display

Frank Lloyd Wright: Building the Williams Collection is now on view in the Chapin Gallery (Sawyer Library Room 406). This autumn exhibition marks the 150th birthday of the renowned American architect and celebrates the growth of the extensive collection devoted to Wright held in the Chapin Library. Featured designs… Continue reading »

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Williams Reads Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, is a moving account of the work of the Equal Justice Initiative founded by the author. The work of obtaining justice for those wrongly imprisoned by a system that has not moved forward from the time of To Kill a Mockingbird is extremely challenging and frustrating. Continue reading »

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