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Seeing the Light

The Chapin Library has opened its winter exhibition, Seeing the Light: Color in Theory and Practice. Seeing the Light was inspired by a presentation given last term by Chapin Librarian Wayne Hammond with faculty member Beverly Acha for her Studio Art course in painting. Ms. Acha wanted to introduce her students to ways color has […]

Teaching with Rare Books

Since its inception one hundred years ago, the mission of the Chapin Library has been to support teaching and research at Williams College with rare books, manuscripts, and other special materials. As an early donor, Carroll Atwood Wilson (Class of 1907), wrote, every item in the Chapin Library “has been placed there for an educational […]

The Gettysburg Address

On the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s address at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the Chapin Library is proud to have in its collections, and in current use by students in both Professor Spero’s History 252 and Professor Dew’s History 456, the printing of the Gettysburg Address as it […]

Anthropology of Currency

Last week, the Chapin Library and Williams College Archives & Special Collections welcomed Visiting Assistant Professor Llerena Searle’s Anthropology class, “Financial Lives”, concerned with aspects of finance and investment. The collections of the Chapin Library and College Archives hold many examples of ancient and modern coinage, bills, ledgers, and other financial accounts, as well as […]

The Good Gray Poet

The National Archives recently announced the discovery of nearly 3,000 documents written by Walt Whitman while an employee of the federal government. A resident of Washington, D.C. from 1863 to 1873, Whitman had already established himself as a poet, but to support himself and to help fund his work in aid of soldiers, he took […]

Welcome Visitors

Once again this term, the Chapin Library and College Archives have had many visitors to the Southworth Schoolhouse from the College community. Although our excellent collections by themselves attract students and faculty, we also have been reaching out to let people know how we can support learning at Williams, both in general and for specific […]