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Season’s Greetings

The staff of Special Collections (College Archives and Chapin Library) in the Williams Libraries send all of our readers Season’s Greetings and best wishes for the coming year. We are presently closed for Williams College’s winter break, but will re-open on January 3, 2017. Shown is Winter Sleigh Ride, a Russian scene drawn by Pauline […]

The Federalist No. 68

The recent presidential election, in which the winner of the popular vote did not also win a majority of potential votes in the Electoral College, has revived interest in no. 68 of the Federalist papers published in 1787–88 by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay in favor of the proposed federal Constitution. No. 68, […]