Henry Steele Commager: Celebrating One of Amherst’s Legends

On Saturday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. in Pruyne Auditorium (Fayerweather 115), Amherst College honored the life and career of one of America’s most important historians and teachers with a symposium on “Henry Steele Commager: Celebrating One of Amherst’s Legends.” Featuring prominent historians, lawyers and others who knew Commager well, the event marks the end of a year-long special project by the Amherst College Library’s Archives and Special Collections to arrange and describe Commager’s papers, making them available for the public.

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.