News and Exhibits

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 Steven Schow '81 Gallery in Special Collections, fourth floor of Sawyer Library. Continue reading »

Audubon’s Birds of America

The Chapin Library’s display of Audubon‘s Birds of America in the original double elephant folio presents a different plate once every two or three weeks, on view in the Steven Schow ’81 Gallery (Sawyer 455), during regular Special Collections hours. 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 »

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… 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 »