News and Exhibits

Portraits by Daniel Chester French

Pastel portrait of Margaret French by Daniel Chester French

Five lovely pastel portraits by Daniel Chester French (1850–1931) are on display through December in the Steven Schow ’81 Gallery (Sawyer 455), Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They are only a few of nearly 350 drawings, paintings, and prints given to the Chapin Library… Continue reading »

Confidential Disposition (Shred) Day

November 2 2018, beginning at 8:30am. ProShred, a professional confidential disposition company, will shred (on-site at the Library Shelving Facility) records in need of destruction. If you have materials to shred, see full post for details. Continue reading »

Williams Foodways

Food is ubiquitous but such a meaningful part of our lives.  Williams Foodways presents photographs, letters, menus, yearbooks and account books to uncover what we ate, where it came from, where we ate and with whom from the 1790s to the present.  Come experience salmon wiggle on rusk as well… Continue reading »

Keeping up with library catalog enhancements

Since we launched the new library catalog in July 2016, we’ve been gathering feedback from users about what works, and what doesn’t. In response to what doesn’t work, we’ve made a number of enhancements to improve the user experience. Visit our catalog enhancements page to see what we’ve… Continue reading »

A World of Comparisons

A World of Comparisons documents European efforts to make sense of the diversity of humankind during the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. Writing in a wide variety of genres, from dictionaries and grammars to histories, geographies, travel accounts, and costume books, Europeans sought to understand other people… Continue reading »