This is a body of work produced during the summer of 2010 through a 100 Projects for Peace Grant. Bessie traveled throughout the United States interviewing senior citizens about achieving inner peace in later life and photographing them in their homes. These are selected moments from that journey.
Read more about Bessie.
Robert Frost Library, Friendly Periodicals Reading Room, Saturday May 28, 2011, 1:30PM
In celebration of our 65th Reunion and to commemorate the remarkable service of our class and Amherst College during World War II, the Class of 1946 has funded and will dedicate a new study room in the Frost Library, to communicate to a new generation the story of Amherst and its students and faculty during WWII. Our keynote speaker is Jacob Worrell ’12E, combat veteran of the Iraq War. He is among the first veterans supported by Amherst College’s Veterans Scholarship Fund, and an active leader of the Amherst College Veteran’s Association. A brief tour and light refreshments will follow. Architectural plans and a selection of images from the Archives chosen to decorate the room also will be on view. Presented by the Class of 1946.
Congratulations to our graduating seniors! Even though you're leaving Amherst, the library is still here for you. Alumni have access to JSTOR by logging in with your username and password, and we've put together a list of alumni services that includes freely available databases, e-book collections, and recommended resources. Our reference librarians are always happy to help with research questions or point you to libraries in your area that offer public access. Best of luck in your new endeavors; A-level misses you already.
The Archives and Special Collections will be open for Reunion Weekend:
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
All items loaned to students from libraries outside the Five Colleges (i.e., books with orange bands on the front cover) will be due back at Frost on May 6. New requests for loans from libraries outside the Five Colleges will be processed only through April 29. If you’ll be on campus after May 6 and need to negotiate holding on to materials a little longer, please contact ILL. We’ll continue to process student requests for articles, as they usually arrive a lot faster.
Used thesis binders in good condition are available for $5 each in Archives & Special Collections, located on Level A of Frost Library. We accept cash, checks, or AC dollars. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9AM-4PM.
Join us on Tuesday, April 12th @ 4 p.m. in the Periodicals Area to celebrate the publication of A Transforming Vision: Multiethnic Fellowship in College and in the Church (Doorlight Publications, 2011), a new book edited by Amherst College Director of Religious Life Paul Sorrentino.
Free and open to the public, the gathering will feature readings and a discussion with Sorrentino and contributing author the Rev. Tim Jones, who graduated from Amherst in 2005.
To learn more, read the full press release.
Books will be available for purchase as well, for a discounted price of $10, cash or check. Refreshments will be served.
Don't forget to take some time to unplug this Friday, April 8, joining the College community in disconnecting from technology for part of the day. We'd be happy to help you find the perfect book, like Sherry Turkle's Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, to take to some cozy corner. And don't worry—our databases, e-books, and research guides (and librarians to help you navigate it all) will be here waiting whenever you're ready to return to the online world.