News and Exhibits

BasicSearch: a workshop series for beginning researchers

Bold black text announces BasicSearch: a workshop series for beginning researchers, September 20 through October 12, Wednesdays 4:30-6pm Thursdays 7-8:30pm on a chartreuse background with a grey outline of a flower.

This workshop series is intended for first-year students and anyone who would like an introduction to researching at Williams. Workshops build off one another, but can be taken individually as well. Sessions will be held on Wednesday afternoons (4:30-6pm) and Thursday evenings (7-8:30pm), September 20 through October 12. Continue reading »

Exhibit : German-language Comics

German-language comics purchased by students in GERM 202 (Spring 2023) are now in display in the New Acquisitions area of Sawyer Library. This display coincides with the campus visit of German comic author and Illustrate Reinhard Kleist, Wed. 9/20 4:30 PM. Continue reading »

Special Collections Open House 9/15 3-5

  Join the librarians, archivists, staff, and student employees of Special Collections to celebrate the new academic year with tea, cookies, and activities in the Chapin Gallery. Experiment with historic technology by typing on a typewriter, using a quill, and playing a vintage record. Plus browse our picture frame… Continue reading »

Now on Display: Black & White Analog Photography

Students in SHSS-23 Introduction to Black & White Analog Photography taught by Daniel Goudrouffe learned the mechanics of the analog 35mm camera, the process of developing films into negatives, and the technique of printing in the darkroom. Through a study of Thomas Allen Harris’ documentary Through a Lens Darkly: Black… Continue reading »

Fourth of July Readings

The Chapin Library of Rare Books at Williams College will host its annual July 4th reading of historical documents by actors from the Williamstown Theatre Festival at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Readers at this year’s event include actors Kevin O’Rourke & TL Thompson,… Continue reading »

Recent Publications on Display

What are they thinking?

The publications from the end-of-year Dean of Faculty / Library reception are now on display in the libraries. Sciences publications are in Schow; Humanities and Social Sciences are in Sawyer.  The accompanying bibliography is available for pick-up on site, or you can view it online. The displays will be on view… Continue reading »

On Display: The Ishmael Titus Project by Africana Studies 235

Curated by students in Dr. Allison Guess’ Africana Studies  235: Thinking About Race, Land, and Dis/Possession, this display overturns the erasure of Ishmael Titus, a black patriot of the revolutionary war. Following the war, Titus settled in the White Oaks community in Williamstown. Over decades, his pension for serving in… Continue reading »