Amherst Magazine

Henry Steele Commager and the Commager Project

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With the support of former students, family, and friends of Henry Steele Commager, the Amherst College Library's Archives and Special Collections undertook a year-long project (November 2006-October 2007) to arrange and catalogue the papers of Henry Steele Commager. The papers were a gift to the Library from his widow Mary Powlesland Commager. Information about Henry Steele Commager Papers is found at http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/amherst/ma173_main.html.

Alumni and friends are welcome to share memories of Professor Commager with others via the blog Recollections of Professor Commager. Information about Professor Commager developed through the project is also available: Commager Chronology and Commager Resources (identifying primary sources located at other repositories).

Henry Steele Commager

The Library is grateful to Mary Powlesland Commager for her gift of Henry Steele Commager's papers. Thanks to Rob Hawkins '71, Wyatt Haskell '61, and Bill Alford '70, all former teaching assistants of Professor Commager, for their support for the project.