News and Exhibits

The Haystack, Mission Park, and Institutional Histories

The College Archives invites the Williams community to reflect on our evangelical heritage and add new perspectives to the historic context of our public monuments in the Stetson lobby exhibit, “The Haystack, Mission Park, and Institutional Histories.” In 1806, as a summer storm approached, five Williams students sought shelter by… Continue reading »

Fifty years of Africana Studies at Williams

This Spring's exhibit in Schow Gallery celebrates fifty years of Africana Studies, an interdisciplinary field of study that emerged during the 1960s Freedom Movements, and that expands our knowledge of the vast experiences of people of Africa and the African Diaspora. Commemorating Africana Studies at Williams College is a recognition that, even in the rural hills of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Black Lives have always and continue to matter. Continue reading »

New: Campus Access to Wall Street Journal

Williams Libraries now offers campus-wide access to the Wall Street Journal web site. This includes unlimited access to,  WSJ mobile and tablet apps,  and membership in WSJ+. The service is available to all students, faculty, and staff. It is accessible from anywhere in the world.  Get started at Send questions to Ask A Librarian Continue reading »

Reading by Ocean Vuong – Friday, November 9th, 7:00 PM, Sawyer Reading Room

Promotional poster for 11/9 reading by Ocean Vuong. 7:00 p.m. Sawyer Reading Room.

Ocean Vuong is the author of a forthcoming novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, and of the critically acclaimed poetry collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, which was awarded the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. A Ruth Lilly fellow from the Poetry Foundation, his honors include fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, The Academy of American Poets, and the Pushcart Prize. Born in Vietnam, he is currently an Assistant Professor at UMass-Amherst. Continue reading »