"The Consecrated Eminence" blog

1821 College on the Hill

Visit our blog for regular posts that tell the story behind interesting items in the Archives & Special Collections.

 

"Shakespeare, Folger and Amherst:" an exhibition drawn from the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

1907 Mar Twelfth Night
1907 Amherst College production of Twelfth Night

On view in the Frost Library

Henry Clay Folger (1857–1930) graduated from Amherst in 1879 and spent much of his adult life successfully building the greatest Shakespeare collection in the world. In conjunction with the First Folio on view at the Mead Art Museum, May 9–31, Archives and Special Collections presents a small exhibition about Henry Clay Folger’s time at Amherst, including selections from the College's rare book collection and Amherst’s copy of the Second Folio (1632). Free and open to the public.

More First Folio events

Art & Exhibitions in the Library

Additional permanent and temporary exhibitions are on display throughout the Robert Frost Library   View more information on current art and exhibitions in the Library.

Online Exhibitions

 
Carolyn "Biddy" Martin

Presidential Gallery

An exhibition of Amherst College Presidents from 1821 to the present.

Organizing for Social Justice: the Jerry Cohen '63 Papers

Organizing for Social Justice: The Jerry Cohen '63 Papers

A digital collection of selected documents and photographs from the papers of a labor lawyer for the United Farm Workers.

[Oct 2008]

Noah Webster 250th

An Exhibition Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Noah Webster, 1758-1843

Buildings and Grounds

The Buildings and Grounds of Amherst College:
A History in Photographs of the Campus, 1820-2007

A Power Point presentation by M. Barnes Taft (AC 1957)
[Dec. 2007]

Commencement traditions

Amherst College Commencement Traditions

An exhibition of photographs and documents from the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections.
[Dec. 2007]

 

Photographs from the Esty-Tuckerman family

Photographs from the Esty-Tuckerman Family

A gallery of 12 images from the Archives and Special Collections.
(July 2007)

   
The Hurricane of 1938

The Hurricane of 1938

An exhibition of photographs from the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections.
(May 2005)

 

Calendar Shots, 2004-2005

Calendar Shots, 2004-05

An exhibition of 18 photographs from the Archives and Special Collections that are featured in the College's 16-month calendar for 2004- 2005.
(August 2004)

The President and the Poet: John F. Kennedy at Amherst, 1963

The President and the Poet: John F. Kennedy at Amherst, 1963

From an exhibition in the John William Ward Exhibition Room, October 15-December 12, 2003

 

The Play's the Thing: Dramatic Amherst

The Play's the Thing: Dramatic Amherst

From a Library exhibition documenting dramatic activities at Amherst College (October 2002-January 2003).

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

41 bookmarks created by the Student Advisory Committee of the Friends of the Amherst College Library
(April 2002)

Archives and Special Collections celebrates 150

Archives & Special Collections Celebrates 150

From an Exhibition in the John William Ward Exhibition Room in 2001.

Coeducation: Looking Back

Coeducation: Looking Back Over the Years

Over fifty photos chronicling the ordinary and extraordinary of Amherst College life from the past 25 years.

Images of Coeducation: 25 Years

Images of Coeducation: 25 Years

 

An Exhibition of 20 Photographs from the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections and Office of Public Affairs. Exhibited in the McCaffrey Room, Keefe Campus Center, September 12-20, 2001, and now on permanent exhibition in Valentine Dining Hall.

Terras Irradient: 175 Years of the College Seal

Terras Irradient: 175 Years of the College Seal

The origins and evolution of the seal since 1825, based on an exhibition in Archives and Special Collections in 2000.

Many Voices: Student Publications at Amherst

Many Voices: Student Publications at Amherst

Selections from the Student Publications Collection.

Amherst College: A Place of Learning

Amherst College: A Place of Learning

The landscape of Amherst College in the late 1880s, depicted in photographs with accompanying text. From an exhibition in Frost Library.

Scenes From Amherst Life: Part 1

Scenes From Amherst Life: Part 1

Historical photographs of student life at Amherst. 
Currently on display in Valentine Dining Commons.

Scenes from Amherst Life: Part 2

Scenes from Amherst Life: Part 2

More historical photographs of student life at Amherst. Currently on display in the Frost, Keefe Science, and Morgan Music libraries.

Scenes from Amherst Life: Part 3

Scenes from Amherst Life: Part 3

More historical photographs of student life at Amherst. Currently on display in Porter Lounge in Converse.

Scenes from Amherst Life: Part 4

Scenes from Amherst Life: Part 4

More historical photographs of student life at Amherst.