News and Exhibits

Foundations of the Earth

“Foundations of the Earth: The Literature of Geology” presents rare books of the 15th to 19th centuries from the Chapin Library’s collections to celebrate 200 years of teaching Geosciences at Williams. Complementing the Archives exhibition in the Steven Schow ’81 Gallery (Sawyer 455), the new display looks at the larger… Continue reading »

Congratulations Student Thesis Writers!

Student theses from 2017 are now available online in Unbound: Williams Digital Collections. Note: Some theses require a Williams username and password to read them. For assistance, Ask A Librarian, contact College Archives, or stop by Special Collections on the 4th floor of Sawyer Library (… Continue reading »

Faculty Scholarship @ Williams

New exhibits at Sawyer Library and Schow Science Library showcase recent creative and scholarly works by Williams professors that were submitted for the Dean of Faculty’s end of year reception. Stop by the lobby and Lippman Atrium at Sawyer to view What Are They Thinking, featuring materials by professors in the arts,… Continue reading »

Imagining American Union

America has always been in search of a more perfect union. The sheer diversity and size of the country, while a great blessing, is also a constant source of strife: how can so many different people agree on the common good? Who is allowed to craft this myth? How do… Continue reading »

Our Sun

Now on display at the Schow Science Library, books featuring the topic of our sun and eclipses. Presented in conjunction with Professor Jay Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy, and the Sigma Xi Spring Lecture Series, these books have been selected by and from the personal library of Professor Pasachoff. … Continue reading »

“Take Due Notice” of Native presence and absence

In this Chapin Gallery exhibit on view until May 12, 2017, Library Special Collections contributes to the campus-wide dialog sparked by the Log mural depicting Ephraim Williams and Hendrick Peters Theyanoguin, and contextualizes the relationship between Williams College and Native Americans. Library collections reveal the presence of Native Americans in… Continue reading »

The Map as Narrative

We’ll always have Paris . . . at least until the end of March, in the exhibition The Map as Narrative: Cartographic Evolution of Parisian Space, 1836–2015. Now on view in the Special Collections Instruction Gallery (Sawyer 408), this display stems from the honors thesis of Hannah Benson, Class of… Continue reading »

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… Continue reading »

Celebrating 200 Years of Geology at Williams

Map of northwestern Massachusetts, 1819 The latest exhibition in the Steven Schow ’81 Gallery in Special Collections highlights 200 years of Geology at Williams. Specifically, it recognizes four nineteenth century professors who were pioneers in the study of the local area and in the pedagogy of their emerging… Continue reading »

How to renew your books

A few days before books are due, you will receive a notice telling you which books are due. Books that are available for renewal can be renewed online in your Library Account. Continue reading »