News and Exhibits

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 »

CES Celebrates 50 Years!

The Center for Environmental Studies turns 50 this year! To honor this milestone, the College Archives has curated an exhibit highlighting the Center's history since its founding in 1967. Visit the exhibit in the Schow Gallery in Special Collections, fourth floor of Sawyer Library. Continue reading »

Turkish missionary papers available for research

This summer, Brieanna Chillious served as an Archives Intern for Williams College Special Collections in Sawyer Library, and processed a recent donation of the Luther Richardson Fowle (Williams 1908) Papers. Fowle was a missionary and treasurer for the American Board of Commissioners on Foreign Missions. Continue reading »

The Great American Eclipse

Before (or after) viewing – safely! – the Great American Eclipse on August 21st, be sure to visit the Special Collections Instruction Gallery for a display of related works from the 1476 Calendarium of Regiomontanus to Mark Twain’s Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1889), drawn from the collections… Continue reading »

Check out the new look!

Our library catalog is getting a makeover in August!  The new interface incorporates a flat, responsive design that provides a more intuitive user experience.  This allows users to get to the information they need more quickly. You can get a sneak preview* of the new look, and make sure… Continue reading »