News and Exhibits

Williams Reads Display

image of book cover of Exist West

Companion exhibit to Exit West, the 2019 Williams Reads book. Designed by Research Services Summer Student Nasir Grissom, the display is organized around three central themes in the book: nativism, imaginary borders, and connection . Read the Curator's Statement Copies of Exit West are available at Sawyer Library, Schow Library and the Williams bookstore.  Continue reading »

Williams Presidential Records processing

Over the past eight weeks the presidential records interns for summer 2019 arranged and described the papers of William College’s ninth and tenth presidents, Tyler Dennett and James P. Baxter III. Though our primary goal was to make these papers accessible by standardizing titles, delineating the papers into series,… Continue reading »

Theatre Festival actors read the Declaration of Independence

This year’s reading will take place inside Sawyer Library. On July 4th the Chapin Library and the Williamstown Theatre Festival will once again mark Independence Day with readings of the Declaration of Independence and other American documents. Sawyer Library, 1:30 p.m., admission free. Actors (Priscilla Lopez, Warner Miller, Thomas Sadoski,… Continue reading »

New all-gender restrooms in Sawyer

We are pleased to announce the conversion of one set of multi-stall restrooms in the Sawyer Library to all-gender restrooms. We hope this small change contributes to making the libraries more inclusive and supportive of all members of the Williams community. Continue reading »

Exhibit: Arts of the Book in Asia

From palm-leaf manuscripts to Chinese handscrolls and Islamic codices, books have long served as vehicles of religious, cultural, and artistic expression in Asia. Owing both to their portability and status as vehicles of knowledge, books have acted as agents of exchange in the continent for centuries,… Continue reading »

It’s thesis time!

Thesis students and advisors: remember that theses are submitted electronically using our online form. Paper release forms are no longer required. Further details on submitting your thesis and obtaining a personal copy can be found on the Special Collections website. In order for your thesis to appear in… Continue reading »