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By Emanuel Costache '09 Longtime Amherst public affairs officer Douglas C. Wilson ’62 is the editor of a new book, Passages of Time: Narratives in the History of Amherst College, published in November by Amherst College Press. The volume is the first wide-ranging book about Amherst history to appear in more than 50 years.

Passages of Time: Narratives in the History of Amherst College

Edited and with several selections by Douglas C. Wilson ’62. Amherst, Mass.: Amherst College Press, 2007. 298 pp. $25 hardcover.

Notes and Remembrances: Douglas C. Wilson '62

Douglas C. Wilson ’62, longtime Amherst College public affairs officer and editor, died May 5 at his home in Amherst. He was 67. We welcome your notes, stories or remembrances of him. To add something, please leave a comment using the link below. You will need to log in using your Amherst College username and password. 

In Memoriam: Douglas C. Wilson ’62

May 5, 2008

Douglas C. Wilson ’62, longtime Amherst College public affairs officer and editor, died May 5 at his home in Amherst. He was 67. A former Washington journalist, he served his alma mater for 27 years before retiring in 2002.

Prior to joining the college’s administration in 1975, Wilson worked for 13 years as a reporter for The Providence Journal, first in Rhode Island and later as Washington correspondent. On Aug. 7, 1974, he was the first newsperson to report Richard Nixon’s decision to resign as president – a breaking story for which he received the Merriman Smith Memorial Award from the White House Correspondents’ Association.  

Wilson edited Passages of Time: Narratives in the History of Amherst College, an anthology of essays on the college’s history, which was published in December 2007 by Amherst College Press. He wrote eight of the 28 essays, most of which appeared in Amherst, the alumni magazine which he had edited.

Douglas C. Wilson ’62 Publishes an Anthology of Writings on Amherst College History

Submitted by Patricia M. Allen
December 12, 2007 Contact: Emanuel Costache '09 Media Relations Intern 413/542-2321 Caroline Jenkins Hanna Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

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