Amherst College Library Names T. Michael Kelly Head of Archives and Special Collections

March 6, 2009               
Contact: Emanuel Costache ’09
Media Relations Intern

AMHERST, Mass.—T. Michael Kelly, associate curator of the Fales Library and Special Collections at New York University, has been named head of Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College’s Frost Library. His appointment is effective April 1.

15 Things to Do at Amherst in 2015

By William Harvey ’18


The Amherst campus from above (© 2015 AboveSummit)

This year, make it your goal to do the unexpected and break the habits of your everyday life. Whether you’re visiting Amherst for the first time or hoping to find something new on campus, here are 15 things you should do in 2015 at Amherst.

Amherst College’s Frost Library Wins Prestigious Excellence in Academic Libraries Award

Submitted on Tuesday, 2/3/2015, at 1:08 PM

January 29, 2015


A student works at a table in Frost Library

The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) has named Amherst College’s Frost Library a winner of its 2015 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. The prestigious prize honors one college library, one university library and one community college library as “outstanding in furthering the educational missions of their institutions.” 

The Best of 2013, Amherst Edition

January 2, 2014

Now that 2014 is upon us, the members of the college’s Public Affairs staff decided to take a page from many newspapers, magazines and websites and look back at the year that was at Amherst. Here are some of our favorite stories from 2013.

Two Exhibitions Mark President Kennedy's Visit to Amherst 50 Years Ago

By Peter Rooney

The photos are atmospheric, historic and dramatic, some in color, some in black and white, capturing the historic day on Oct. 26, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy visited Amherst College to receive an honorary degree and preside over the groundbreaking for the Robert Frost Library.

Love Letters on the Bathroom Wall

By Eric Goldscheider

[Mischief] Late  last semester, missives between two turn-of-the-20th-century European intellectuals mysteriously appeared on bathroom walls in Frost Library, just yards from the German literature stacks on B Level. Grout between the cinder blocks served as lines on a page for permanent-marker-wielding truants.

Tuesday March 12 — "Art in Research / the Place of Research in Art"

Please join us Tuesday afternoon, 4:30 pm, in the Reading Room of Amherst College's Frost Library, with Copeland Fellows Idan Cohen, Eric Leonardson, Matana Roberts, & Artist in Residence Rebekah Tolley.

The panelists will discuss varying modes of “research” in their multidisciplinary work, exploring how their creative process shapes the works they produce.

AiR promo photo

Idan Cohen, Eric Leonardson, Matana Roberts & Rebekah Tolley

No Shushing Required