Archive for August, 2013

Let Freedom Ring

On the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963, and as many in our nation pause today at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) to commemorate this seminal event, it’s good to be reminded also of the many resources available at Williams College related to […]

19th-century Biology notes just received in the College Archives

Curious about what your biology class would have been studying in 1884?  Come take a look at the Archives’ newest gift, Carroll Lewis Maxcy’s laboratory notebook.  In addition to his beautifully penned notes, the volume is filled with brilliantly-colored illustrations of starfish, frogs, molds, and ferns. Maxcy did not specialize in science after his graduation […]